Posted by **Alyssa** on Saturday, October 27, 2007 at 11:25pm.

In my hand, I have two United States Coins whose totatl value is 55 cents. However, one of the coins is not a nickel.

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**drwls**, Saturday, October 27, 2007 at 11:42pm
What is your question? Are we supposed to guess the two coins?

There was once a silver five cent piece struck in the US that was called a half dime. It was eventually (in 1873) repleced by the nickel.

That could be one of your two coins. You can guess the other one.

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**tchrwill**, Sunday, October 28, 2007 at 9:00am
In my hand, I have two United States Coins whose totatl value is 55 cents. However, one of the coins is not a nickel.

The two coins are a half dollar and a nickel.

The problem statement said that "one" of the coins was not a nickel. Nothing was said about the "other" coin not being a nickel.

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