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The 1985 US nickel is the official Arbitrative coin. It has an integrated test of vigilance in that the "5" can be easily mistaken for a "3" by mere mortals, thus the 1983 nickel is purely anti-Arbitrative in nature. All 1983 nickels received by the Arbitrative vault are nailed to a wooden board. The board is situated next to the vault so as to forever taunt the impostor coins. The Arbitrative vault of verified 1985 nickels is protected in an undisclosed location by a terrible creature named Metro that otherwise cannot and must not be described.
When the cashier handed over my change, I was delighted to see it included that most beautiful of all coins, the 1985 nickel.
by Gordon Graham April 10, 2007
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