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South African Wood Nickel Coin


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The "Nickel" comes from the supplier! The company calls it a "nickel" and everybody on the geocaching forum calls it a nickel as well!

Size: 38mm

The old expression was, "Don't take any wooden nickels!"


Banks and other outfits in the old west apparently produced their own "coinage" ("woodage?") when necessary, but often their value fluctuated (that is, fluctuated to zero!).


Hence the warning. So now those wooden slugs are called wooden nickels.


I'm sure a Google search wood turn up the full story, but I wooden know.


[pun alert]



July 2, 2005 @ 12:43 PM

N40° 46.565' W073° 58.756'

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