Little practical application exists for making change for a dollar using 50 coins. It is a fun math problem, though. Ask Dr. Math notes two possibilities -- one with 40 pennies and another with 45 pennies. The simplest approach is with 45 pennies.

### Count 45 pennies

Count out 45 pennies, and set those aside. This step leaves five coins for the remaining $0.55.

### Add a quarter

Add one quarter to the pennies to reach $0.70. A quarter is necessary because five dimes is only $0.50.

### Add dimes and nickels

Dimes and nickels cover the remaining four coins for $0.30. Since three dimes is $0.30, only two dimes are possible. Thus, two dimes and two nickels complete the 50 coins for $1.