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Nate

Ah, scotch and soda. These 20 centavo pieces have a non-pecuniary secret life in the USA, too, also (strangely enough) incorporating at least the semblance decision making. For years, the 20 centavo was the coin of choice for the close-up magic effect of trading places with the half-dollar, being, as they were, almost exactly the same diameter. As a consequence, I have in a desk drawer what could only be described as thirty centavos' worth of twenty centavo pieces, minted in 1971. Of course, given what half a coin is worth, the decision-making step in the exchange cannot genuinely be left to chance. I'm told that the diameters of today are smaller, challenging the coin magicians of today to either find another copper-clad doppleganger, or to abandon the half dollar entirely -- which is probably what they do, since no one carries half-dollars around anymore, either.

misschrisc

Wow that seems pretty. I'll have to add that to my growing list.

Have fun!

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