# Check Out The Year

## Turn of the Century Puzzle

Your grandfather, determined to start the year 1900 off right, went to bed at 7 p.m. on December 31, 1899, setting his alarm clock to wake him at 8 the next morning. He slept like a log. How many hours sleep did he get?

## Ancient Coin Puzzle

A thief went to a shop that sold antique coins. He stole a coin from Emperor Alexander’s time that had 326 B.C. inscribed on it. These rare coins were worth \$ 100 for every year of their age (years from date of minting till now). So how much did the thief get for his stolen coin?

Both the puzzles above have some similarity. There is a clue hidden in the title of the post itself.

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## 13 thoughts to “Check Out The Year”

1. A more seriouse answer. Coins weren’t introduced until around 700 BC

2. He got caught and received life for stealing the coin. LOL

3. Thank for posting this. This information really inspires me on coins collecting.

4. Anand.k says:

i agree with mohit for the coin puzzle..but hw its possible to say that ther’s no digi clock at that time

5. Check out Mohit’s answers – both the answers are correct –

“1. 1 Hour – There were no digital clocks back then
2. The coin was fake as Christ wasn’t born till then!” – Mohit

6. Manish says:

When can we expect an answer for these ?

7. satish says:

233700\$ right???

8. M y grandfather slept for 11 hours only.Because 31st dec 1899 was the last day of century.counting from 7pm to 8am it comes to 11 hour

9. noone says:

268000?????

10. Mohit says:

1. 1 Hour – There were no digital clocks back then
2. The coin was fake as Christ wasn’t born till then!

11. Mohit…..congratzzz!!!!!! your are right again.

12. Mohit says:

1 Hour? Because they did not have digital clocks back then?