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# How tall is a stack of one million pennies?

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A stack of one million pennies reaches approximately 4,986.88 feet tall, or just a little higher than 831 6-feet tall men. The stack is 1,662.29 yards or 0.944 miles tall.

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The stack is also the equivalent of almost four Empire State Buildings stacked one on top of the other without the antenna. This is a total of over 400 stories. A penny is 0.06 inches thick and weighs approximately 0.088 ounces. That same stack of one million pennies weighs 5,500 pounds or 2.75 tons. This is more than a rhinoceros typically weighs. The monetary value of the stack of pennies is \$10,000.

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