What is ‘much money’
A lot of money is a slang term used to describe a significant but nonspecific amount of money. Amount means, as a rule, depends on the person, company or situation. For example, if a person wants to buy a luxury car but can’t afford it, he/she can say: “this car is worth a lot of money.”
Breaking down the ‘pile of money’
We all have different ideas about what constitutes a “bunch of money”, but according to the Bureau of engraving and printing, tons of $1 bills amounts to $908,000 — nearly $ 1 million!
If you’re talking about a bunch of coins, then that’s another story. 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 cash, scratch, bread, dough, lettuce, cabbage, dollars, coins and Simoleons.