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Answer to last weeks quiz

A Coin Puzzle from 1928 -- Answer

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

Author: Stack's Bowers Galleries / Thursday, April 02, 2020 / Categories: Test Your Knowledge

Last week we offered the following coin puzzle:

H.A. Sternberg showed a very clever coin puzzle in The Numismatist in 1928.. "The trick is to take seven coins—half dollar, quarter dollar, nickel and four pennies, totaling 84 cents—and arrange them in two rows, five coins in each row, each row totaling 82 cents. Sounds impossible, but it can be done. Try it."

Today in 2020 can you figure it out? Answer in next week's blog.

Our answer: Stack the nickel, quarter and half dollar and place the cents, one each to the north, south east and west – 82 cents in each direction (see image).