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...
Argentinian Station

How many people live in Antarctica?

The population of Antarctica fluctuates between 1,000 and 4,000 people, depending on the time of the year. For the most part, there are two types of...
The Golden Gate Bridge at night

How did the Golden Gate Bridge get its name?

Contrary to popular belief, the Golden Gate Bridge is not named for its nighttime golden appearance. The Golden Gate Bridge is named after the...
Syrian refugees in a UN camp

What is the difference between refugees, asylum seekers, immigrants, emigrants, and migrants?

These terms are often used to mean the same thing, but each has a distinct meaning that carries different international consequences and obligations. REFUGEE A refugee...
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...

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