What is 'A Ton Of Money'

A ton of money is slang term used to describe a significant but nonspecific amount of money. The amount implied typically depends on the person, company or situation. For example, if a person wants to buy a luxury vehicle but can't afford it, he/she might say, "That car costs a ton of money."

BREAKING DOWN 'A Ton Of Money'

We all have a different idea of what constitutes a "ton of money," but according to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, a ton of $1 bills amounts to $908,000 — nearly $1 million!

If you're talking about a ton of coins, then it's a different story. A ton of quarters is worth $40,000, and one ton of pennies (363,000 pennies to be exact) is worth $3,630.

The English language is rich in slang terms for money, including lucre, scratch, bread, dough, lettuce, cabbage, smackers, ducats and simoleons.

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