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What is money made out of.

Paper money is made from 75% cotton and 25% linen fibers. It takes about 4,000 double folds (first forward and then backwards) before a paper bill will tear. Learn more about U.S. paper currency.

Coins contain a range of metals. Pennies are made from copper-plated zinc and dollar coins of manganese-brass. Nickels, dimes, quarters, and half-dollars are made of cupro-nickel. Learn more about the composition of circulating coins.