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to me Charlie Roper's death is the most shocking of all of the deaths in the Alex Rider series, to those who don't know, Damien Cray lures him into a sealed room and dumps $2 million in quarters on to him until he was crushed and/or suffocated but I've always wondered and I'm sure other people have, how many landed on him and what was the exact weight? 

while I don't know how much weight it takes to crush a human body, I do know how much weight fell on him

According to the Guide Book of United States Coins, by R.S. Yeoman, the modern US quarter weighs 5.67 grams

and as we know eight million quarters fell on Mr. Ropier, using a weight calculator, I have discovered that the total weight of the quarters is 45360000 in grams, 45360 in kilograms and 45.36 in tonnes 

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