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A question of physics 3

With modern technology, how does a 10 pence piece get through to block the washing machine ?
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Re: A question of physics 3

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With modern technology, how does a 10 pence piece get through to block the washing machine ?
And on a similar line, who thought plasticised bank notes were a good idea. You try to fold them to go in your wallet and they slip and slide as if they're coated with Teflon.
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And on a similar line, who thought plasticised bank notes were a good idea. You try to fold them to go in your wallet and they slip and slide as if they're coated with Teflon.
They better take lessons from Australia then! They stick together here.
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Re: A question of physics 3

It's because the 10p piece was hiding inside the one odd sock that always goes AWOL.
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Re: A question of physics 3

Is a 10p piece the same size as it was or have they shrunk it like they did to the 50p piece. I remember trying to pay for something with the old 50p piece at Thiefrow Airport only to be told they hadn't been legal tender for years.
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They better take lessons from Australia then! They stick together here.
So you either lose them when they slip out of the folded notes or you risk over paying when they stick together.
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Is a 10p piece the same size as it was or have they shrunk it like they did to the 50p piece. I remember trying to pay for something with the old 50p piece at Thiefrow Airport only to be told they hadn't been legal tender for years.
About the same size as an old halfpenny, but thinner.
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About the same size as an old halfpenny, but thinner.
So they are smaller, IIRC the 10p piece was the same size as the 2 shilling coin originally.
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Re: A question of physics 3

Most of our coins have shrunk, presumably because the face value became less than the cost of minting them!
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Re: A question of physics 3

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Most of our coins have shrunk, presumably because the face value became less than the cost of minting them!
Oh, I thought it was because the Queen has shrunk as she's got older.

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Re: A question of physics 3

Or maybe they shrunk in the wash ...

I'm always surprised when I see an old penny or half-crown how large they were!
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Most of our coins have shrunk, presumably because the face value became less than the cost of minting them!
They did away with the 'penny' (1 cent coin) in Canada a few years ago. Since then there's been rumours that the nickel (5 cent coin) will be done away with and that a $5 coin will replace the $5 note.
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They did away with the 'penny' (1 cent coin) in Canada a few years ago. Since then there's been rumours that the nickel (5 cent coin) will be done away with and that a $5 coin will replace the $5 note.
We lost our 1 & 2 cent coins decades ago & I guess it won't be long when we may lose the 5 cent too.
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Re: A question of physics 3

It's a Schrodinger 10p piece, obviously. Close the door on the washing machine and, as long as you're not looking through the porthole, the 10p piece becomes a probability wave so it's easy to jump the drum. Once the drain filter thing is opened and you eyeball inside, the wave function of the 10p piece collapses. Bingo!
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Re: A question of physics 3

The coins have got smaller due to washing them the 'lost' 10 pence is payment for softener to assist with the shrinking process.
We had plastic notes in Northern Ireland but did away with them for all the above reasons plus the images slowly wore off with use, I think it was our Northern Bank that introduced them not sure if the George Best note was a plastic version.

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