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  1. mlov43 liked CaptHenway's post in the thread Have vending machines motivated the issue of certain coins?.

    Yes. The clad sandwich was chosen because it was compatible with existing vending machines.

    Oct 24, 2020 at 11:02 AM
  2. mlov43 liked Jaelus's post in the thread Have vending machines motivated the issue of certain coins?.

    In 2009 a new Hungarian 200 forint coin was introduced to account for inflation, as the 100 forint coin had lost about half of its...

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  3. mlov43 replied to the thread Have vending machines motivated the issue of certain coins?.

    Awesome, thank you! Anyway, this clad composition could fool vending machines that used to accept silver-composition coinage, right?

    Oct 23, 2020 at 4:21 PM
  4. mlov43 liked CaptHenway's post in the thread Have vending machines motivated the issue of certain coins?.

    Actually, on the cu-ni clad dimes, quarters and halves, the net nickel content is 8.333% of the total weight. The proportions of the...

    Oct 23, 2020 at 4:20 PM
  5. mlov43 liked beaver96's post in the thread Have vending machines motivated the issue of certain coins?.

    Not a chance, too many companies and people make their money a quarter at a time. I know a lot of things have went cash less, even...

    Oct 23, 2020 at 4:19 PM
  6. mlov43 replied to the thread Have vending machines motivated the issue of certain coins?.

    Well, isn't that a given by now? I mean, five cents just CAN'T buy the metal used to make a nickel! Is negative seigniorage...

    Oct 21, 2020 at 8:00 AM
  7. mlov43 replied to the thread Have vending machines motivated the issue of certain coins?.

    Well, the new coining metal will "be seamless" in operating vending machines. That's SUCH a great idea. What could go wrong..?

    Oct 20, 2020 at 4:56 PM
  8. mlov43 replied to the thread Have vending machines motivated the issue of certain coins?.

    I haven't seen a cigarette machine since the late 1970s...

    Oct 20, 2020 at 4:53 PM
  9. mlov43 replied to the thread Have vending machines motivated the issue of certain coins?.

    ooof.

    Oct 20, 2020 at 4:51 PM
  10. mlov43 liked Burton Strauss III's post in the thread Have vending machines motivated the issue of certain coins?.

    Because it would have had to be 88% copper 12% nickel (that's the NET proportions of the clad sandwich). It's not just weight, it's the...

    Oct 20, 2020 at 4:51 PM
  11. mlov43 liked Conder101's post in the thread Have vending machines motivated the issue of certain coins?.

    The first coin payphone wasn't introduced until 1889 and the three cent piece was already on its way out or gone by then. That was for...

    Oct 20, 2020 at 8:01 AM
  12. mlov43 replied to the thread Have vending machines motivated the issue of certain coins?.

    So much for expecting people to read legends on coins...

    Oct 20, 2020 at 8:01 AM
  13. mlov43 liked Kentucky's post in the thread Have vending machines motivated the issue of certain coins?.

    I kind of had the opposite occur. In a 99+ cent store, a lady pan-handled me for a dollar to get a soda. I gave her two Kennedy...

    Oct 20, 2020 at 8:00 AM
  14. mlov43 liked onecenter's post in the thread How many will you buy ??.

    I purchased one, my usual requirement.

    Oct 19, 2020
  15. mlov43 liked White Ger. Shep. Lover's post in the thread Have vending machines motivated the issue of certain coins?.

    Boy, that opening pic of the cigarette vending machine sure rekindles memories. Eight quarters would do the trick. I can still feel...

    Oct 19, 2020