Why Does a Coin Have a Milled Edge?

Answer

A coin has a milled edge as a measure that was introduced to block the making of illegal coins. This measure was introduced when coins were made from gold and silver. The practice has been maintained up to date though presently it is more or less a decorative feature.
Q&A Related to "Why Does a Coin Have a Milled Edge"
So it can fit into your pocket and your wallet!
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_does_a_coin_has_a_mi...
1. Place the edge finder in a collet so that you can secure it into the spindle of a milling machine. Slide it into the loose collet and tighten the draw bar, located at the top of
http://www.ehow.com/how_7675244_use-edge-finder-mi...
The term was coined by the 1980s hardcore punk band Minor Threat in the song
http://www.chacha.com/question/who-coined-the-term...
The. edge. of a coin is sometimes called the "third side. Experts call the. heads. side the. obverse. and the. tails. side the. reverse. reserving the term. edge. for the third
http://coins.about.com/od/coingrading/f/coin_edge_...
Explore this Topic
The ten pence coin is a British decimal. Its value is 10.0 pence sterling. The diameter of the coin is 24.4 mm. The edge of the coin is milled. It is made up of ...
The 50 cent coin from Kenya weighs 4.50 grams, has a round shape with milled edge and it is made of nickel plated steel. The first coins in Kenya were issued in ...
Coins are not square because if they were there would be sharp edges to the coins that would be allot easier to break than a round coin. It would also be more ...
About -  Privacy -  Careers -  Ask Blog -  Mobile -  Help -  Feedback  -  Sitemap  © 2014 Ask.com