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1. The American penny and the Canadian penny are the same in diameter and thickness. However, they are not made of the same materials. In addition, the materials have changed over the years. If a magnet was used on a mixture of American and Canadian pennies, which ones would stick to the magnet?
2. What happened to Canadian pennies in 2012 that did not happen to American pennies in that year?
3. Which of these coins did NOT change at all for World War II?
4. Which country removed silver from its dimes and quarters first: the United States or Canada?
5. In the 1970s, both the United States and Canada had large dollar coins. In 1987, the "loonie" was made, which was a smaller Canadian $1 coin that was gold-colored. It took several more years for the United States to make a $1 coin that was gold-colored. In what year was the first modern gold-colored American $1 coin made?
6. The Canadian loonie and the American Presidential dollars have some similarities and some differences. They are both worth $1 in their local currencies, and they are both gold-colored. Their diameters and thicknesses are also similar. However, there are also some differences. Which of these is NOT a difference?
7. Canada has a bimetallic $2 coin, commonly called a "toonie". There is no equivalent coin in the United States, unlike the lower-valued coins. The toonie's first year of production was 1996. What does the denomination say on the coin itself?
8. Canadian coins usually have the denomination as a number, like "25 cents". American coins usually have the denomination in words. Additionally, not all denominations are shown in cents. Which of these denominations is shown on its respective American coin?
9. The United States switched from large cents to small cents in 1856, and silver 5¢ coins were changed to nickel 5¢ coins in 1866. Canada also made both of these changes. In which decade were these changes made in Canada?
10. The Canadian centennial was in 1967, while the American bicentennial was in 1976. Both of these caused changes in the designs of coins. Which coins were kept the same?
Source: Author hotdogPi
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