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What's the largest number of U.S. coins you can have without having even change for a dollar?

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Considering that there is a \$1 coin, the maximum is limited only by the availability of the \$1 coins. Without using \$1 coins, I don't see how you can have more than 99.

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Depending on how you parse the question, wouldn't it either be \$.99 or \$.98...hmmm, oh, I see.... \$1.49

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i see that my first post is wrong. How about \$1.19

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What's the largest number of U.S. coins ...

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99 (all pennies)

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lol

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Alternative answer is more than that.

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Can you clarify - are you looking for highest number of coins, or the highest total value of coins? Are you including coins out of circulation?

The answer is infinity (or at least, however many dollar coins are in circulation). A \$1 coin is not providing change for a dollar, so no matter how many \$1 coins I have, I cannot give you change for your dollar.

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Considering that there is a \$1 coin, the maximum is limited only by the availability of the \$1 coins. Without using \$1 coins, I don't see how you can have more than 99.

There is also a \$10 gold piece. Although it's no longer minted, it's legal tender.

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Can you clarify - are you looking for highest number of coins, or the highest total value of coins? Are you including coins out of circulation?

See post #4

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The smallest US coin ever minted was the half cent.  So you could have 199 of these coins and still not have even change for a dollar.

Although, I wouldn't recommend it .  Coin collectors will pay from \$30 to \$18,000 per coin depending on the type, year, and condition.

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The smallest US coin ever minted was the half cent.  So you could have 199 of these coins and still not have even change for a dollar.

Although, I wouldn't recommend it .  Coin collectors will pay from \$30 to \$18,000 per coin depending on the type, year, and condition.

- Would you have change for half-cent?

- Sure! How would you like it? Is all in hundred dollar bills ok?

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