World of Coins

Modern coins, pseudo coins and trade tokens of other continents => Sub-Saharan Africa => East Africa => Topic started by: villa66 on February 05, 2012, 04:33:32 AM

Title: 1964 Reunion 1-franc
Post by: villa66 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....
Title: Re: 1964 Reunion 1-franc
Post by: villa66 on February 05, 2012, 04:34:24 AM
It does. So we have the island of Reunion, “afloat” in the Indian Ocean!

 :) v.
Title: Re: 1964 Reunion 1-franc
Post by: gerard974 on February 05, 2012, 08:09:22 AM
hello
fortunately  it floats my island
Have a good day  Gerard