Is it legal to sell money for a profit in the United States? For example:

  • Selling 100 rolls of pennies for $100 ($50 profit)
  • Selling 1,000 rolls of quarters for $12,000
  • Selling 1,000 dollar bills for $1,200
  • etc

Would one violate any laws by doing so?

  • The second paragraph of this answer sketches a currency exchange fiction that is lawful and encompasses the transactions you outline here. Dec 16, 2022 at 11:47

1 Answer 1


Yes, it’s legal

Any major city will have any number of coin and currency traders. Foreign exchange traders do this all the time.


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