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Offline villa66

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1964 Reunion 1-franc
« on: February 05, 2012, 04:33:32 AM »
I had read that the Japanese 1-yen, an aluminum coin, would float if it was placed in water gently enough. (Water’s surface tension.) I wanted to test the idea, so I found a 1973 (Showa 48) Japanese 1-yen and gently placed it in a bowl of water. Sure enough—it floated. So I tried several other aluminum coins, very much at random. A 1955 Italian 5-lire floated. So did a 2006 Chinese 1-fen.

A few evenings later when I saw this envelope, and thought of the island of Reunion, alone in the middle of the ocean, I knew I had to see whether this coin—the 1964 Reunion 1-franc—would float too....
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Offline villa66

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Re: 1964 Reunion 1-franc
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2012, 04:34:24 AM »
It does. So we have the island of Reunion, “afloat” in the Indian Ocean!

 :) v.

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Re: 1964 Reunion 1-franc
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2012, 08:09:22 AM »
hello
fortunately  it floats my island
Have a good day  Gerard