How many rare coins are in our pile of 100,000 one-yen coins?

Originally published on Sora News by Master Blaster

One-in-100,000 to find a rare coin seem like reasonable odds.

It was New Year’s 2018. A plucky young start-up named The Walt Disney Company had just bought out 20th Century Fox, and thus completed their ownership of every movie ever made. Meanwhile, the head of this website, Yoshio, graciously headed over to his local bank to withdraw 100,000 yen (US$910) as an added gift for his hardworking staff.

However, in his desire to make it a memorable bonus, he misguidedly decided to distribute it entirely in 100,000 one-yen ($0.009) coins.

Needless to say, it did not go

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