
It's about as big as a Postage Stamp.
(average; United States dimensions)
A typical postage stamp measures an average of 800,000 circular mils. One of the most prized stamps among collectors is the USissued "Inverted Jenny" stamp printed in 1918, which features an upsidedown image of Curtiss JN4 ("Jenny") airplane; a single stamp sold for $977,500 at a 2007 auction.
It's about ninetenths as big as a Quarter.
In other words, 800,000 circular mils is 0.8770 times the size of a Quarter, and the size of a Quarter is 1.140 times that amount.
(United States quarterdollar coin) (a.k.a. Quarter dollar, a.k.a. Washington quarter, a.k.a. two bits)The George Washington quarter, in circulation in various forms since 1932, has a diameter of 24.26 mm (0.955 in) and an area of 912,200 circular mils.
It's about oneandonetenth times as big as a Nickel.
In other words, 800,000 circular mils is 1.1470 times the size of a Nickel, and the size of a Nickel is 0.87180 times that amount.
(United States fivecent coin) (a.k.a. Jefferson nickel)The nickel, in its current design since 1938, has a diameter of 21.21 mm (0.835 in) and an area of 697,200 circular mils.
It's about oneandtwofifths times as big as a Penny.
In other words, 800,000 circular mils is 1.420 times the size of a Penny, and the size of a Penny is 0.7040 times that amount.
(United States onecent coin) (a.k.a. Lincoln penny, a.k.a. Cent, a.k.a. One cent piece)The Lincoln penny, in its current design since 1909, has a diameter of 19.05 mm (0.75 in) and an area of 562,000 circular mils.
It's about oneandthreefifths times as big as a Dime.
In other words, 800,000 circular mils is 1.6090 times the size of a Dime, and the size of a Dime is 0.62150 times that amount.
(United States tencent coin) (a.k.a. Roosevelt dime)The dime, in its current design since 1946, has a diameter of 17.91 mm (0.705 in) and an area of 497,100 circular mils.
It's about half as big as a Secure Digital (SD) card.
In other words, 800,000 circular mils is 0.530 times the size of a Secure Digital (SD) card, and the size of a Secure Digital (SD) card is 1.90 times that amount.
A Secure Digital (SD) card measures 3.2 cm by 2.4 cm for a total area of 1,500,000 circular mils. SDXC Cards, the latest standard for the technology, will allow the cards to hold up to 2 terabytes of data.
It's about five times as big as a Nailhead.
In other words, 800,000 circular mils is 5.2140 times the size of a Nailhead, and the size of a Nailhead is 0.19180 times that amount.
(for 11gauge wire nai)An 11gauge nailhead measures 153,400 circular mils. Nails have been used since ancient times; archaeologists have discovered Ancient Egyptian nails that are over 5,000 years old. 
