$1.19 (3 quarters, 4 dimes, 4 pennies). If you had 5+ dimes along with 2+ quarters, you could make $1)

4 thoughts on “Using ONLY U.S. COINS, what is the LARGEST amount of money you could have without being able to make exact change for a dollar?”

Nilal says:

$1.65, 3 quarters and 9 dimes

Nilal says:

and 4 pennies .

Valerii says:

Having 3 quarters and 9 dimes (and 4 pennies) one can prepare a change for one dollar exactly. It is needed to take 2 quarters from 3 and 5 dimes from 9. This will be exactly one dollar.

However, it would be impossible to make the same having 3 quarters, 4 dimes, and 4 pennies. This is 1 dollar and 19 cents. It would be also impossible to give change having 1 quarter, 9 dimes, and 4 pennies. This is again 1 dollar and 19 cents.

Dan B. says:

Incorrect – you could make a dollar from 2 of those quarters and 5 of those dimes.

## Nilal says:

$1.65, 3 quarters and 9 dimes

## Nilal says:

and 4 pennies .

## Valerii says:

Having 3 quarters and 9 dimes (and 4 pennies) one can prepare a change for one dollar exactly. It is needed to take 2 quarters from 3 and 5 dimes from 9. This will be exactly one dollar.

However, it would be impossible to make the same having 3 quarters, 4 dimes, and 4 pennies. This is 1 dollar and 19 cents. It would be also impossible to give change having 1 quarter, 9 dimes, and 4 pennies. This is again 1 dollar and 19 cents.

## Dan B. says:

Incorrect – you could make a dollar from 2 of those quarters and 5 of those dimes.