US Currency

posted Aug 16, 2012, 9:13 AM by Jalandhari Kom

These are common names denomination for US currency:

Dollar   100 cents
Quarter   25 cents
Dime       10 cents
Nickel    5 cents
Penny    1 cent

Initially there is some confusion since the quarter is exactly of the same size and shape as the Indian 50 paise coin.

In addition less common terms are:
The $5 bill has been referred to as a "fin" or a "fiver" or a "five-spot;" 
 $10 bill as a "sawbuck," a "ten-spot," or a "Hamilton"; 
 $20 bill as a "Jackson", also a "dub"; 
 $100 bill is sometimes called a "single," or a "buck," ,"Benjamin," 
 The dollar has also been referred to as a "bone" or "bones" (i.e. twenty bones is equal to $20) or a "bean". 
$1000 notes are occasionally referred to as "large" in banking. "twenty large" being $20,000, etc.
G" or "grand" refers to $1,000
Dollar is also referred to as greenback.