I know, right? I actually had filled my hands with a bunch of quarters as well. He looked them over and said "Oh, those aren't twenty cents because they're...." and he looked them over for a good minute while I stood in the cold "...fifty pence each." Wrong, not only the value "fifty," but also in their country of origin. I tossed them back and went with the $1 coins. To be fair, he seemed to specialize in only Austrian/German coins and many coins around the world show a numerical value on them (though the $1 coins clearly show it).