E Pluribus Unum

by solaris2001

The quarter was minted in 1955, indistinguishable from any other coin with which it was stamped. After shipping from the Federal Reserve in Minneapolis, it circulated between cash registers and pockets throughout the Midwest until 1978, when it paid for a play of “Lay Down Sally” in a tavern in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin to dance in celebration of an accepted proposal. From the jukebox, it reentered circulation in Eau Claire and Chippewa Counties in various bars for booze, music, pool, and pinball until 1993, when it paid for a two-minute call to a wife who would tearfully demand a divorce.