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"Please bring lots of $1.00s and $5.00s" or "Please bring lots of $1.00's and 5.00's"?

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    ...lots of one and five-dollar notes! – user66974 Feb 11 '16 at 20:07
  • Georges...Abes...Benjamins, Benjamins, Benjamins... – Rob_Ster Feb 11 '16 at 20:08
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    Please address them all to me! :) I would go with the first over the latter, but might say, "1's and 5's" if we'd already established enough context to do so. – Kai Maxfield Feb 11 '16 at 20:31
  • What do you mean by "lots"??? – Hot Licks Feb 11 '16 at 21:25
  • How about, "Please bring lots of one and five dollar bills." – MegaMark Feb 11 '16 at 22:25
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It's often recommended to write out small numbers in full, and in this case it makes sense and is clear.

"Please bring lots of one dollar and five dollar bills".

If it's already clearly established that you are talking about dollar currency:

"Please bring lots of ones and fives"

  • Use of a style guide is recommended. DJ's solution is consistent with The Chicago Manual of Style. Some more examples: 747s, 1970s, and Roaring Twenties – Stu W Feb 11 '16 at 22:33

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