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Strange Coins


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#1 rookie1ja

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 04:01 PM

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I have two US coins totaling 55 cents. One is not a nickel.
What are the coins?

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Posted 17 April 2007 - 09:48 AM

This one's pretty old, but still a nice suprise to those who never have come across it before. :D Just had to check since I'm unsure of American currency.
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#3 larryhl

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 08:49 PM

haha, trick questions. answer: half dollar and nickel.
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#4 vennelaaaa

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Posted 28 June 2007 - 12:38 AM

There is no half dollar..
designations of the coins r cents, nickels (2 cents), dime (10 cents), quarter( 25 cents!)
u shud probably consider changing ur question to 30 cents instead of 5!
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#5 lukegaru

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 08:16 PM

1 is a 50 cent piece and 1 is a nickel
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#6 Odhinn

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 09:03 PM

There is no half dollar..
designations of the coins r cents, nickels (2 cents), dime (10 cents), quarter( 25 cents!)
u shud probably consider changing ur question to 30 cents instead of 5!



As a citizen of the United States of America, raised by a father who collects coins, I hereby attest to the fact that a "Half Dollar" does in fact exist and is still commonly used in daily purchases. The question is correct. The Math is correct. The actual value of a nickel is 5 cents. (Just a little side note: The designations of U.S. coins are not only cents. There is the sacajawea dollar, morgan dollar, Kennedy Half-Dollar, Susan B. Anthony Dollar, and Eisenhower Dollar.) I don't intend to be rude but please consider doing some research before claiming the admin is incorrect. I have been reading random Brain Teasers today and haven't found him/her/it/them/etc to be incorrect. Thanks.
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#7 seubs05

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 05:33 PM


There is no half dollar..
designations of the coins r cents, nickels (2 cents), dime (10 cents), quarter( 25 cents!)
u shud probably consider changing ur question to 30 cents instead of 5!



As a citizen of the United States of America, raised by a father who collects coins, I hereby attest to the fact that a "Half Dollar" does in fact exist and is still commonly used in daily purchases. The question is correct. The Math is correct. The actual value of a nickel is 5 cents. (Just a little side note: The designations of U.S. coins are not only cents. There is the sacajawea dollar, morgan dollar, Kennedy Half-Dollar, Susan B. Anthony Dollar, and Eisenhower Dollar.) I don't intend to be rude but please consider doing some research before claiming the admin is incorrect. I have been reading random Brain Teasers today and haven't found him/her/it/them/etc to be incorrect. Thanks.



AMEN Odhinn! What are you talking about vennelaaaa? By the way, there are also all those new dollar coins that are being issued with the various presidents on them.
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#8 baybayisinthehizouse

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 10:48 PM

THIS IS SO OLLDD!!!!
one of them is a half dollar and the other one is a nikel..
the one that u said was not a nikel is the half dollar and the other one is a nikel
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#9 thutanyi

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Posted 10 July 2007 - 02:58 PM

50C and 5C,,,,
Cause one is nickle already and another one is not nickle
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#10 papamike74

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Posted 17 July 2007 - 04:04 AM

Let me start by saying that there is indeed a $.50 piece in the United States currency which started with the Ben Franklin half and went to the Kennedy half dollar. To you naysayers out there, go to wiki and discover for yourself.

The answer to this question is quite simple: one coin is indeed the $.50 piece and the other one is indeed a nickel. The $.50 piece being not a nickel, but a $.50 piece.
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