Neat Magnetic Find

The kids have been playing with Magnetix lately and today I saw my son playing with them and what appeared at first glance to be a penny, yet the coin was sticking! I thought it might be an old penny (?) and picked it up to check it out. Then I noticed the aardvark…

I remembered that a bunch of coins came with a book we got from the thriftstore called “Earthsearch”.
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Sure enough, on the back cover we found this:
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Our coin turned out to be a Zambian 1 Ngwee coin.

I decided to check some of our other coins with a magnet as well and found that some of our Mexican coins and a few other country’s coins also had iron in them.

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