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Coin quiz!

While sorting through our change jar, I found coins in 12 different currencies. How many of the countries can you identify? (Click for full size.)

Bonus question: which of these coins is worth most? least? :-)


May. 24th, 2010 11:06 pm (UTC)
Wow, I'm embarrassed to admit how few I know. The one on the right bottom is probably from Scotland (I guess they mint their own coins?) and the one above it is possibly Italy. Also, there is a Franc and a Czech, uh, kronamacallit. Oh, and I guess that's a quarter. State quarters are cheating!
May. 25th, 2010 06:41 am (UTC)
The Bank of Scotland does indeed print its own banknotes, but this pound coin is just generically British; they have traditionally alternated designs to honor each of the member countries of the UK, so this is from a Scotland year.

Italy is correct, that's 10 eurocents.

The franc is a franc, but where is it from? France doesn't have francs anymore. :-)

The Czech Republic is right.

And it's actually a wacky nickel, not a quarter. Are they doing something weird with nickels now? I'm going to have a lot to learn when I get back to Pittsburgh! :-)