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U.S. quarter

This image has currency in it to indicate scale.

Using coins for scale is discouraged as it will require people unfamiliar with them to look up the dimensions or guess, both of which defeat the purpose of the object in the first place. Coins can also reinforce a geographical bias, and some coins' designs are copyrighted.

Ideally, a photograph should include a ruler with the subject (example) or an added scale marking (example). SI ("metric") units are the most commonly used worldwide (see meter and centimeter).

Images with coins to indicate scale

A tape measure


Common coin diameters for reference:

  • U.S. dollar:
    • 1¢: 19.05 mm , 0.75 in
    • 5¢: 21.21 mm , 0.79 in
    • 10¢: 17.91 mm , 0.71 in
    • 25¢: 24.26 mm , 0.94 in
    • 50¢: 30.61 mm , 1.22 in
    • $1: 26.5 mm , 1.02 in
  • Canadian dollar:
    • 1¢: 19.05 mm , 0.75 in
    • 5¢: 21.2 mm , 0.83 in
    • 10¢: 18.03 mm , 0.71 in
    • 25¢: 23.88 mm , 0.94 in
    • 50¢: 27.13 mm , 1.07 in
    • $1: 26.5 mm , 1.02 in
    • $2: 28 mm , 1.1 in
  • Pound sterling
    • 1p: 20.32 mm , 0.8 in
    • 2p: 25.91 mm , 1.02 in
    • 5p: 18 mm , 0.71 in
    • 10p: 24.5 mm , 0.96 in
    • 20p: 21.4 mm , 0.84 in
    • 50p: 27.3 mm , 1.07 in
    • £1: 22.5 mm , 0.89 in
    • £2: 28.4 mm , 1.12 in
  • Euro
    • 1c: 16.25 mm , 0.64 in
    • 2c: 18.75 mm , 0.74 in
    • 5c: 21.25 mm , 0.84 in
    • 10c: 19.75 mm , 0.78 in
    • 20c: 22.25 mm , 0.88 in
    • 50c: 24.25 mm , 0.95 in
    • €1: 23.25 mm , 0.92 in
    • €2: 25.75 mm , 1.01 in

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The template is used on files if they depict a coin or other object to give a hint of scale which is discouraged in preference of actual measure scales.

Note: Do not use this template for images where coins are solely used for color comparisons, such as metal luster comparisons, where the sizes of the compared items are irrelevant.

The template automatically sets the following categories: Category:Images with coins to indicate scale

Usage

{{NoCoins}}

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