Yay! Stamp Math!

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Did you know a US Postage Stamp costs 41 cents? Yeah, so did I. Did you know that 41 cents ends up being one of each of the commonly used US coins? ME NEITHER!

Things like that are super cool for me. I have no idea why. Unfortunately, when the postage rate goes up again, there won’t be such a cool permutation of coins. The next coolest (and cheapest) would be the 64 cent stamp. I’ll leave it to the reader to figure out why that would be cool.

(I’m open to other cool permutations, but let’s be cost sensitive people. And 82 cents is too boring, so don’t even bother.)

4 thoughts on “Yay! Stamp Math!

  1. I knew about the one-of-each thing, but never connected it to current stamp prices (I never buy just one).

  2. It’s funny, I never realized just how rarely I need stamps at all. Almost all of my professional correspondence is done with email, and my wife usually does the Christmas cards. 🙂 I actually needed this stamp to send in a contract for a freelance writing gig. (Yay! Money!) The coin thing amused me greatly.

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