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Topic: Money-Coins

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    1. Why is it that Lincoln is the only President of all US Coinage who looks to the Right? (Contributed by Lance)
    2. How many quarters make a whole dime? (Contributed by Mathew)
    3. A buck is a dollar and dough is money. Why are deer called a buck and a doe? Does this mean we should call our loose change fawns? (Contributed by W.J. Newhart)
    4. Is the reason it's called cold cash because it's never in your pockets long enough to get warm? (Contributed by Jim Poserina)
    5. Why is a quarter called 'two bits'? (Contributed by MailBits.com)
    6. Why do they call it 'spare' change? (Contributed by Tom Harmon)
    7. Why is it that if you drop coins at a vending machine they will always roll under the machine ? (Contributed by Don F.)
    8. Have you ever wondered how much money in pennies is lying in the streets of the world? (Contributed by Don F.)
    9. When checking your coins to see if they are valuable how do you know if the heads and tails are on the wrong sides? (Contributed by Don F.)
    10. Do you think that when they asked George Washington for ID in the United States that he just whipped out a quarter? (Contributed by Bman)
    11. Is there anything wrong with a country where you can have nothing but coins after breaking a five dollar bill? (Contributed by Sarah D.)
    12. If $1 and $2 coins are so great, why does Canada call them 'Loonies' and 'Queen with a Bear Behind'? (Contributed by John Foster)
    13. Why don't U.S. coins have any numbers of value on them instead of ONE, FIVE, TEN, and TWENTY FIVE? (Contributed by John Foster)
    14. How can you tell the rare 1961 pennies, with the date upside down, from the ordinary ones? (Contributed by John Foster)
    15. If the British threatened to draw and quarter George Washington if they caught him, isn't it ironic that Americans drew him on a quarter? (Contributed by Patsy)
    16. Why are the least valuable units of money made the most durable? (Contributed by Sonic)
    17. Why are pennies bigger than dimes? (Contributed by The Duke of Endor)
    18. Now that Canada has the 'Loonie' and 'Toonie', why is it that when we look in our billfold and see hardly any bills, even though our change purse is full of the 'oonies', we feel like we have no money? (Contributed by Janis G.)
    19. Who gets to keep the pennies in a wishing well? (Contributed by Carl)
    20. Okay, so how big are looney bins? And how many looneys does one hold? (Contributed by Evaonne Hendricks)
    21. Why are nickels bigger than dimes? (Contributed by Pete J.)
    22. Are pennies still lucky? Or has inflation ruined that too? (Contributed by Jason L.)
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