What is a mizpah coin?

Answer In the Old Testament, Mizpah, also spelled Mizpeh, was a pile of rocks that served as a witness to Jacob and Laban settling an argument. When reading the Genesis 31:44-49 passage it explains that y... Read More »

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How to Simulate a Biased Coin Toss With a Fair Coin?

We often use a coin toss to choose from two equally preferable outcomes, but can also use one to break a three way tie, or in other situations where you want a probability distribution other than 5... Read More »

How to Take Advantage of Junk Coin Bins at Coin Shops?

If you've ever visited a coin shop, you've seen them. Dealers like to have bins of mixed foreign coins, oftentimes at around 15-20 cents each. These bins can be a goldmine for bullion and foreign c... Read More »

How to Simulate a Fair Coin Toss With a Biased Coin?

Coin tosses are a popular way of picking a random winner. Usually it suffices to simply nominate one outcome heads, the other tails, and flip the coin to decide, but what if one party to the disput... Read More »

How do you take a picture of a coin with a small digital camera so I can get a close up and not the glare the coin is silver I cannot afford special equipment?

Answer Use polarizing plastic sheets you should be able to cut down on the glare reflected back from the coin for photography. You should be able to find something like that a your local museum st... Read More »