One Billion Pennies

One billion, eighteen thousand, one hundred and seventy-six Pennies
[ Five school buses. ]
Each of these blocks represents one 9x11x41 foot school bus - as seen below. If you were
to stack all these pennies in a single pile, one atop the other, the stack would reach nearly one
thousand miles high. For comparison, note that the Space Shuttle typically orbits only 225 miles
above the Earth's surface.
Only in North America and the general scientific community is this number (1,000,000,000) called
a "billion". Most European countries call this number either "one thousand million" or,
in some cases, a "milliard". Enough international confusion, let's move on to ten billion.

value  $10,000,181.76
(Ten million, one hundred eighty-one
dollars and seventy-six cents)
width  45 feet
height  11 feet
thickness  41 feet
total weight  3,125 tons
height stacked  987 Miles
area (laid flat)  3,906,321 square feet (89.7 acres)

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