ridged quarters or reeded edges

Why do quarters have ridges on their edges?

According to the U.S. Mint, ridges were added to the edges of quarters (aka reeded edges) to help prevent fraud and counterfeiting. Up until...
Halloween Jack O Lanters

Where did Halloween come from and why do we celebrate it?

Halloween started as an ancient Celtic festival called Samhain where people would wear costumes to scare off dead spirits and ghosts. If all you want...
Why is there a coin shortage during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Why is there a coin shortage during the COVID-19 pandemic?

The current national coin shortage is primarily due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Because so many businesses, including banks, have had to close or...
Why are there so many fires in California?

Why are there so many fires in California?

California has an unusually high number of fires due to its dry climate, hot weather, and poor forest management practices. As trees and vegetation...
What is the difference between maize and corn?

What is the difference between maize and corn?

There is no difference between corn and maize. In fact, according to Merriam-Webster, the definition of maize is quite literally “corn.” Also, corn and...

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