The Problem of Coin Snipping, English Physicist Sir Isaac Newton’s Solution to Coin Snipping and the Reason Modern Day Coins Have Ridges, and the English Government Stopping Coin Snipping All Together

In the early age of coins trading, after coins were struck, some would excise small pieces from the edge of the coin, and after doing this over and over they would amalgamate large quantities of silver. It was such a problem the English government began searching for a solution. Sir Isaac Newton came up with the ridged coin as a resolution for this problem, which is why modern day coins have ridges. The English government proclaimed and made it law that if any of the ridges were missing from any...

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