If it has a picture of Queen Elizabeth on one side and a caribou on the other, it's Canadian.
Otherwise, you can do your laundry with it. This includes bisons (Kansas), palmettos (South Carolina), Minutemen (Massachusetts), ships at Jamestown (Virginia), peaches (Georgia), and the Statue of Liberty (New York).
Note to the United States Mint:
OH FOR FUCK'S SAKE PEOPLE.
Is there some sinister plot by Al-Qaeda to flood the American economy with worthless counterfeit twenty-five-cent pieces? Perhaps Osama bin Laden wants to plunge the innocent people of the United States into an abyss of abject misery with a lifetime of expired parking meters, jammed vending machines, and wet underwear.
Or maybe the good people at the Treasury Department just have way too much time (and money - duh) on their hands. I'm betting on the latter.
Is it oxymoronic to say that "the Mint is making too much money"?