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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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This was just a catch question. One of the coins is really not a nickel because nickel is the other coin. So it is a fifty cent piece and a nickel -- it said ONE isn't a nickel, but the OTHER ONE IS!

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

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• 3 weeks later...

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

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• 1 month later...

haha, trick questions. answer: half dollar and nickel.

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• 4 weeks later...

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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1 is a 50 cent piece and 1 is a nickel

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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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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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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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50C and 5C,,,,

Cause one is nickle already and another one is not nickle

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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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• 2 weeks later...

yea in fairness this is an old one folks and an easy one too but it has created a bit of a stur around here..

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Here I drew a Diagram:

this is a very simple topic and you should understand after this>

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to DanieltheWise:

lol, wonderful

I hope everyone gets it now

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• 1 month later...

one is a 50cent peace and the other is a nickel

i heard that a while ago

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First off the question makes no sense ikf there are two coins totalling 55 cents & one isnt a nickle , thats just not possiable with out adding a 50 cent piece & some pennies. Those who think the 50 cent piece dosent exist obviously dont live in the US. Ill educate you people on some US coin currency facts.

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Walking Liberty Silver Half-Dollars

In 1915, United States Mint Director Robert W. Woolley welcomed three noted sculptors to design templates for three silver coins that would become the Mercury dime, the Standing Liberty quarter, and the Walking Liberty half-dollar (also referred to as the "Liberty Walking" type, or "Walker" for short).  A. A. Weinman was awarded the designs for both the dime and the half-dollar.

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• 4 weeks later...

(50) and (5) coins

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Not the nickel.

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THIS IS SO OLD!!!!!!!!! THE HALF DOLLAR DOES EXCIST AND IT WOULD HALF DOLLAR AND A NICKEL BECAUSE 1 ISN'T A NICKEL, SO THE OTHER ONE CAN BE!

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Let me start by saying that there is indeed a $.50 piece in the United States currency which started with the Ben Franklin half and went to the Kennedy half dollar. To you naysayers out there, go to wiki and discover for yourself. As a coin collector myself, any Half Dollar coin would likely be worth more than$.50 because of its age. if it was in mint condition, (no scratches, mold. . .) than it would be worth even more than 50 cents.

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• 3 weeks later...

a fifty cent coin and a nickel. (the other one is a nickel.)

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• 2 weeks later...

it is indeed a half dollar, and a nickel. i have a rather large book of riddles, and that is the answer in that book also.

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the one that is not a nickel it is a half dollar. and its counter part is a nickel.

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lol i heard that one yesterday so i got it right away W00T

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