Shine on, you coiny diamond.

I know this is a weird thing with which to get preoccupied, but little mysteries drive me nuts.

What is the deal with this worn nickel?  Why does it sparkle the way it does?  Is it the work of an oblique prankster?  A faulty counterfeiter?  A chemical agent?  A sparkly vampire?

Occam’s razor suggests that it’s just a thin, undetectable acrylic paint or something.  But I swear doesn’t feel painted; it feels like an ordinary nickel.  And what kind of prank is that, anyway?  Who sits around painting nickels?  And why?



2 thoughts on “Shine on, you coiny diamond.”

  1. That’s cooooool. Which reminds me, there’s a really neat trick you can do with a £2 coin. First, rest it carefully on your thumb nail and then flick it up into the air. Next, whilst it’s spinning and just as it reaches optimum altitude, shout “BREXIT!” Watch as it disappears before your very eyes…

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