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American cents!

Postby Francy » 2005-08-24, 14:58

HAYA!!!

I need help for a translation I'm working at! How do you call the 25 cents coin in American? (I remember the dime and the nickel but I don't know if there's a special name for this coin too!)

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Postby kibo » 2005-08-24, 15:06

A quarter. (easy to remember because it's a quarter of a dollar. ;))
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Postby JackFrost » 2005-08-24, 17:22

Just a conplete list

0.01¢ - penny
0.05¢ - nickel
0.10¢ - dime
0.25¢ - quarter
0.50¢ - half-dollar
$1.00 - dollar

In case of Canada, they would call the $1.00 one as "loonie" because there is a loon (kind of a duck) on the coin. For $2.00 coin, "twoonie".
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Re: American cents!

Postby Stan » 2005-08-24, 19:13

Francy wrote:HAYA!!!

I need help for a translation I'm working at! How do you call the 25 cents coin in American? (I remember the dime and the nickel but I don't know if there's a special name for this coin too!)

Thank you very much!! :D


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Postby MikeL » 2005-08-24, 20:32

JackFrost wrote:Just a conplete list

0.01¢ - penny
0.05¢ - nickel
0.10¢ - dime
0.25¢ - quarter
0.50¢ - half-dollar
$1.00 - dollar



I vaguely recall hearing some time ago about a "mil" - presumably 1/10 of a cent. When was this ever in use?

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Postby Stan » 2005-08-24, 20:37

MikeL wrote:
JackFrost wrote:Just a conplete list

0.01¢ - penny
0.05¢ - nickel
0.10¢ - dime
0.25¢ - quarter
0.50¢ - half-dollar
$1.00 - dollar



I vaguely recall hearing some time ago about a "mil" - presumably 1/10 of a cent. When was this ever in use?


I can only think of mil being possibly short for "million".
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Postby JackFrost » 2005-08-24, 22:14

MikeL wrote:
JackFrost wrote:Just a conplete list

0.01¢ - penny
0.05¢ - nickel
0.10¢ - dime
0.25¢ - quarter
0.50¢ - half-dollar
$1.00 - dollar

I vaguely recall hearing some time ago about a "mil" - presumably 1/10 of a cent. When was this ever in use?

To be honest, I never heard of it. :wink:
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Postby Kirk » 2005-08-24, 22:33

JackFrost wrote:To be honest, I never heard of it. :wink:


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Postby Stan » 2005-08-25, 0:58

I've heard of a half-penny though :P
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Postby JackFrost » 2005-08-25, 8:31

Stancel wrote:I've heard of a half-penny though :P

That only existed back in the first half of the 19th century. ;)
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Postby Francy » 2005-08-25, 13:09

THANK YOOUUUU!!!

Thank You JackFrost for your list, really useful! :D
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Postby Moonshadow » 2005-08-28, 22:21

MikeL wrote:I vaguely recall hearing some time ago about a "mil" - presumably 1/10 of a cent. When was this ever in use?


There's never been an actual coin called a "mil". It's used as a name for the amount $0.001 in financial calculations ("a 2-mil tax levy", for example).

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Postby Cro Magnon » 2005-08-29, 17:58

It seems to me that there should be a coin worth two pennies. How do they expect us to put our 2¢ in? :)
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Postby Saaropean » 2005-08-29, 18:17

Here in Europe, we have 8 coins:
1¢, 2¢, 5¢, 10¢, 20¢, 50¢, 1€, 2€

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Postby ZombiekE » 2005-08-29, 18:17

Cro Magnon wrote:It seems to me that there should be a coin worth two pennies. How do they expect us to put our 2¢ in? :)


The 2 euro cents coin sucks imho, if something costs 4 euro cents, give 5 cents and get one :D

I suppose it'd be the same in USD.
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Postby Cisza » 2005-08-30, 8:41

ZombiekE wrote: The 2 euro cents coin sucks imho, if something costs 4 euro cents, give 5 cents and get one :D

I suppose it'd be the same in USD.


And if you want to buy something for 1 cent and have only a 5 cents coin - will you be happy with getting four 1 cent coins as a change? :-)
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Postby JackFrost » 2005-08-30, 20:38

Cisza wrote:
ZombiekE wrote: The 2 euro cents coin sucks imho, if something costs 4 euro cents, give 5 cents and get one :D

I suppose it'd be the same in USD.


And if you want to buy something for 1 cent and have only a 5 cents coin - will you be happy with getting four 1 cent coins as a change? :-)

I don't mind a few pennies in my pocket, but when I have a handful, then I get annoyed and try to get rid of them. :wink:

In some European countries, the one and two cent coins are rarely used, like Finland for example.
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Postby kibo » 2005-08-30, 22:05

Cisza wrote:
ZombiekE wrote: The 2 euro cents coin sucks imho, if something costs 4 euro cents, give 5 cents and get one :D

I suppose it'd be the same in USD.


And if you want to buy something for 1 cent and have only a 5 cents coin - will you be happy with getting four 1 cent coins as a change? :-)


What on earth costs 1, 2, 4 or 5 euro cents? :P

I do find coins annoying, as they make my wallet very thick, but on a few occasions they saved my skin (and yes, even those 2 cent coins. :P)

I guess the two euro cent coin is there to mirrow the 2 euro coin.
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Postby Car » 2005-08-31, 8:28

Daniel wrote:But people want a 99p coin because prices in shops always end in 99p and they are getting sick of it. :lol:


:lol: Do you also have prices ending in 95p? Those two (in cents and before that in Pfennig) are the most popular around here.
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