Last week's item on the inventor who detects counterfeit coins by the sound they make brought several comments from readers. -Editor
Tom DeLorey writes:
Considering the flood of counterfeit British round pound coins, anything that promotes "sound money" is a good thing.
Joe Boling writes:
In the article on detecting counterfeit coins by sound, one line ends "would allow computer analysis of each coin vended." That is the second time in a week that I have seen a coin inserted into a vending machine being referred to as a coin being vended. Not so - the product that the machine sells is vended, but the money used to buy it is not.
I found that a bit jarring, too. The coin may be "deposited" or "tendered", but it's not "vended". -Editor
Wayne Homren, Editor
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