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...
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Why is the word colonel pronounced like it has an “r” in it?

The American word, colonel, was derived from the French word, coronel, through a process called dissimilation. In the 1500s, English borrowed a handful of military...
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Why is it called THE Ukraine and not just Ukraine?

When Ukraine was part of the Soviet Union (USSR), some Soviets referred to the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (UkSSR) as "the Ukraine." However, since...
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...
Is it illegal to not fill out the census form in 2020?

Is it illegal to not fill out the census form in 2020?

Under Title 13 of the U.S. Code, you can be fined up to $100 for refusing to fill out a census form and $500...

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