I don’t think I’ve ever seen a US quarter dollar coin before, but I got one in change yesterday evening, in southern Sydney. Reckon it was from the fish & chip shop.
This one’s got a dude (Washington?) with a bad haircut on one side, and what looks to be a couple of bison on the other, with North Dakota 1889 - 2006. I guess it’s a commemorative thing. Around the edge, the plating seems to have worn off, as there is a definite coppery strip, all the way around.
I’d always imagined a quarter would be bigger, more the size of our 20¢, but it’s closest to our 10¢ (maybe a mm larger in diameter), which is what I’m guessing it was posing as in my change. The best part is, with the current exchange rate (US67¢ to the AU$), I paid 10¢ for a coin worth 37¢. I must eat more hamburgers and dim sims, I’ll be rich, rich I say!
Now, if anyone in the US wants to send me all their bank account details and passwords, I’d be happy return this quarter to it’s country of origin.
chicken wire?, I was over in your land this summer (very nice country btw) and I was quite fascinated by your bills. The are all plasticy. Very nice except if your trying to fold up a few extra to fit in your neck wallet.
reads Wikipedia, finds childhood tales shatteredLooks like we weren’t told the truth! If the sources are correct, he powdered his hair, and his false teeth were never wooden, usually mixes of ivory and real teeth.
He had a long history of dental pain, and the article references apparent visible discomfort in portraits of him.
I work somewhat near San Francisco Airport, and have recieved, as a cashier, change from nearly 50 different countries. I love it - if it’s a country or denomination I don’t have, I buy it from the register and add it to my collection.