The opening sentence, "The Lydians minted the first coins in 10 BC " is incorrect. I believe Lydian Lions were produced around 600 BC. 10 BC would be right around the date of the first coin toss. I know this because I've got the very first coin that was used and it's dated 10 BC.
Gar Travis writes:
The link below may be of some interest. Note the section labeled "Coin Flipping" and then to the Acknowledgements page for Help with Coin Pictures. http://www.random.org/
Gar provided some images for the site. Where else can you decide a bet by flipping a 1913 Liberty Head nickel? -Editor -Editor
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