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Description
English: Cobble encrusted with halite from the western shore of the Dead Sea, Israel. The coin (1 Israeli New Shekel) has a diameter of 18 millimetres (0.71 in).
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Author Wilson44691

Photograph taken by Mark A. Wilson (Department of Geology, The College of Wooster). [1]


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Common coin diameters for reference:

  • U.S. dollar:
    • 1¢: 19.05 mm , 0.75 in
    • 5¢: 21.21 mm , 0.84 in
    • 10¢: 17.91 mm , 0.71 in
    • 25¢: 24.26 mm , 0.94 in
    • 50¢: 30.61 mm , 1.22 in
    • $1: 26.5 mm , 1.02 in
  • Canadian dollar:
    • 1¢: 19.05 mm , 0.75 in
    • 5¢: 21.2 mm , 0.83 in
    • 10¢: 18.03 mm , 0.71 in
    • 25¢: 23.88 mm , 0.94 in
    • 50¢: 27.13 mm , 1.07 in
    • $1: 26.5 mm , 1.02 in
    • $2: 28 mm , 1.1 in
  • Pound sterling:
    • 1p: 20.32 mm , 0.8 in
    • 2p: 25.91 mm , 1.02 in
    • 5p: 18 mm , 0.71 in
    • 10p: 24.5 mm , 0.96 in
    • 20p: 21.4 mm , 0.84 in
    • 50p: 27.3 mm , 1.07 in
    • £1: 22.5 mm , 0.89 in
    • £2: 28.4 mm , 1.12 in
  • Euro:
    • 1c: 16.25 mm , 0.64 in
    • 2c: 18.75 mm , 0.74 in
    • 5c: 21.25 mm , 0.84 in
    • 10c: 19.75 mm , 0.78 in
    • 20c: 22.25 mm , 0.88 in
    • 50c: 24.25 mm , 0.95 in
    • €1: 23.25 mm , 0.92 in
    • €2: 25.75 mm , 1.01 in

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