# Some of them would say I'm half a duck

Some of them would say I'm half a duck
I may be used if you want to try your luck
I inspired your sweetest dreams, will say the most accurate
But for only 15 of them, it was worth a rate
Some of them tend to collect me
Even if I'm usually just worth a few penny

Ilia L found the good answer, but I need a good explanation for the 'rate-riming' lines.
So here is a hint

line 3 refers to a famous song from the 80s, maybe I should have added a tag, but it's only my second puzzle on this site so I don't really know how it works

• "Quack Overflow is listening..." Commented May 21, 2018 at 13:16
• @Chowzen Unfortunately, I think he is sleeping until april 2019
– Nank
Commented May 21, 2018 at 13:29

You are a

Coin

Although this is the same answer with Ilia's, I have different reasons

Some of them would say I'm half a duck

in French, duck sounds not "quack" but "coin coin" (I didn't read comment section before, so I didn't know that DevMoutarde has answered it before)

I may be used if you want to try your luck

Same with Ilia's, you flip a coin to try your luck

I inspired your sweetest dreams, will say the most accurate

I think it refers to your last puzzle, which the answer is Coin and the question is inspired by a song lyrics "Sweet Dreams" (answer the hint)

But for only 15 of them, it was worth a rate

There are 15 values in French coins

Some of them tend to collect me Even if I'm usually just worth a few penny

Some people collect coin (Coin collector) even it has small value in it

• the 15 was about the upvotes of the linked puzzle, but everything else is what I was looking for
– Nank
Commented May 21, 2018 at 23:08
• @Nank That seems like a questionable choice of clue given that the vote count can change. Commented May 21, 2018 at 23:09
• ah.. I see, but the upvote can change from time to time :) Commented May 21, 2018 at 23:09
• @noedne I now, but my previous puzzle is a bit old now, and I was ready to change this one in case the vote count changes
– Nank
Commented May 21, 2018 at 23:11
• @Nank I think puzzles on this site are intended to be self-contained and remain solvable for future visitors long after they are initially solved, but the clue will only make sense if you edit this puzzle whenever the other one is upvoted. Just my two cents :) Commented May 21, 2018 at 23:15

I think you are a:

A Coin

Some of them would say I'm half a duck

Canadian dollar coin has a duck on one side

I may be used if you want to try your luck

You can flip a coin to try your luck

I inspired your sweetest dreams, will say the most accurate

Some people dream about being rich

But for only 15 of them, it was worth a rate

something about exchange rates I presume or 15 dollars for a night at a hotel?

Some of them tend to collect me Even if I'm usually just worth a few penny

people collect coins and some of them have vary low monetary value

• You got the good answer, but part of your explanation is wrong, the first line is not what i intented, but i could accept this one, but the 'rate-riming' lines are wrong, those are the ones justifying the 'enigmatic-puzzle' tag and I won't accept an answer that does not find these
– Nank
Commented May 21, 2018 at 14:13
• Half a duck could be rot13(ovyy) Commented May 21, 2018 at 14:25
• @user2397282 No, the real explanation requires some knowledge of french language
– Nank
Commented May 21, 2018 at 14:29
• Should possibly tag with language? Commented May 21, 2018 at 14:38
• the Canadian dollar does not have a duck on it. That is a loon. Hence the nickname loonie for the coin. Commented May 21, 2018 at 16:04

Are you a

HORSESHOE

Because Some of them would say I'm half a duck

A horseshoe looks like half a circle (duck = zero)

I may be used if you want to try your luck
I inspired your sweetest dreams, will say the most accurate

Horseshoes are a symbol of luck
And are interpreted as such in dreams as well

But for only 15 of them, it was worth a rate

Game of horseshoes

Some of them tend to collect me
Even if I'm usually just worth a few penny

Horseshoe collection as a hobby

• This is a nice answer, but unfortunally, not the one intended
– Nank
Commented May 21, 2018 at 9:56
• I'm not following on the "duck = [spoiler]" thing. Why is "duck" a [spoiler]? Commented May 22, 2018 at 9:19
• In British English/cricket, a duck is a zero. Cutting a zero in half gives you the shape of [spoiler]. Hope that clarifies, @Flater Commented May 22, 2018 at 9:23
• @Phylyp: Yeah I'm from a no-cricket country; that's what I was missing :) Commented May 22, 2018 at 9:34

Is it

a DECK OF CARDS

Because

Some of them would say I'm half a duck

Deck, duck... (half of duck, kind of...)

I may be used if you want to try your luck
I inspired your sweetest dreams, will say the most accurate

Trying luck in cards ? Or games like Poker... games of luck. I dont know about the dreams tho :(

But for only 15 of them, it was worth a rate

I was thinking of a 15 cards game... like 'Quinze' (french game)

Some of them tend to collect me
Even if I'm usually just worth a few penny

Some people collect cards !

My first try here :)

• nice answer, but despite being french, I've never heard of a game called 'Quinze'
– Nank
Commented May 21, 2018 at 10:37
• me neither, had to google that :) Appears that the origin is actually Spanish, and it is considered as a forerunner of the French 'Vingt-et-un' (que tu connais :) ) @Nank Commented May 21, 2018 at 12:09

You are a:

Bob?

Some of them would say I'm half a duck

A synonym for duck is bob. I would consider ducking something thrown at you to take more time than a bob. So, I guess a bob might take half the time as a duck...? ;-)

I may be used if you want to try your luck

Bobbing for apples or cherries.

I inspired your sweetest dreams, will say the most accurate

The Eurythmics wrote and sang the song "Sweet Dreams" shortly after the break up of their prior band called "Tourists", who had a member named Robert Görl. Robert is often shortened to Bob.

But for only 15 of them, it was worth a rate

In the classic Charles Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol,” Bob Cratchit makes 15 shillings each week.

Some of them tend to collect me

The UK changed their currency in 1971, so the shilling (aka bob) is no longer in circulation. As such, they are probably only kept by collectors.

or

A bobbin might be collected by tailors/seamstresses or DIYers/crafters for various reasons. I know some people use empty bobbins as flatcar cargo in model railroading.

Even if I'm usually just worth a few penny

The shilling (bob) was one of the smallest denominations of currency the UK had, so were only worth the equivalent of a few American pennies. The current pence is also referred to as a penny and is also the smallest denomination for the UK.

Even if this isn't correct, it sound good.... right?

• yep, it isn't the exepected answer, but it still sound good
– Nank
Commented May 22, 2018 at 7:15

It is a

pro-duc-t

Explanation:

Some of them would say I'm half a duck

If you read it phonetically (missing k)

I may be used if you want to try your luck

I inspired your sweetest dreams, will say the most accurate

Sounds like marketing...

But for only 15 of them, it was worth a rate

I'm stuck here where to get a proper data from but for some expensive products like cars or real estate it can be more profitable to take a consumer loan/mortgage

Some of them tend to collect me

If you have a particular hobby... but we can stand from a mathematics or physics point of view and calculate work (integral over vector product of force and movement)

Even if I'm usually just worth a few penny

like matches (or postage stamps if we are still talking about collecting something)