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Updated 08/07/2016
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Quarter, computer

Test the Fairness of US State Quarters

Test for the fairness of the new state quarters.
Flip quarters and report your heads and tails.

If you flip a quarter many times, it should land heads up just about as often as it lands tails up, assuming the coin is fair. But with so many different state designs, it's not clear that all U.S. quarters are fair. Help us check by taking a few moments to flip some quarters and report the results below.

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