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Old 09-17-2020, 05:37 PM   #41
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Dad gave me three of these before he passed away. Never knew he had them and told me to pass them on to my boys.

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Old 09-17-2020, 05:49 PM   #42
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I have not used anything but plastic since Covid struck, don't want to touch money. About the only thing we used cash for prior to that was convenience stores.
I read an article several months ago about bacteria. Your shoes, especially tennis shoes and sandals have 10 times more bacteria on them than coins.

I can't tell you the number of times I've seen folks at the dump stations wearing sandals.
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Old 09-18-2020, 04:46 PM   #43
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It costs the feds 1.99 cents to mint a penny
It cost the feds 7 cents to mint a nickle

they don't make money until you get a dime.
Dropping pennies would cause a lot of political backlash. Dropping nickels may be insurmountable.
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Old 09-21-2020, 07:02 PM   #44
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I wish the feds would kill the penny and pick a dollar coin to standardize on. It would save us, as taxpayers, a lot, and there would still be 4 coins in common circulation to match the 4 coin bins in most cash registers.

Coin vending machines can be adjusted. Electronic and credit card payments are common, anyway.
Would be simpler if the bill was rounded to the nearest 5 cents and we could do away with pennies.
Most pennies l have go in my grandkids piggy bank.
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I wish the feds would kill the penny and pick a dollar coin to standardize on. It would save us, as taxpayers, a lot, and there would still be 4 coins in common circulation to match the 4 coin bins in most cash registers.

Coin vending machines can be adjusted. Electronic and credit card payments are common, anyway.
Many vending machines already take $1 coins. I use $1 coins in Coke machines or snack machines all the time. The $1 coins minted after the IKE dollar coins are already all the same size.

The penny's have not been copper in years......

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I have returned more incorrectly returned change than any person should have to. Sometimes it is met with astonishment that you would return it and other times they are gracious. But more than once they have said they didn’t want it back. One place said well the drawer balanced so I was wrong ($20). And another said they couldn’t open the drawer to put it back in ($5).
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Old 09-21-2020, 09:23 PM   #47
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Free gold coin or king-sized Snickers bar?

Mark Dice did an experiment awhile ago where he had 1/10th oz gold coins in a plastic baggie in one hand and a box of Snickers in the other.

IDK if he edited it out but no one took a gold coin. Currently gold is trading for a bit more than $1900/oz.

https://youtu.be/BgUxF7gvYeE
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Cool recreational - cash only

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I have not used anything but plastic since Covid struck, don't want to touch money. About the only thing we used cash for prior to that was convenience stores.
The only thing I use cash for is to buy some (legal) adult herbal medication.
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I was at Subway and told the guy that I only wanted minimum lettuce and was told they only have iceberg lettuce.
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I think that this all goes back to Monopoly and the card that read “Bank error in your favor. Collect $200.” It helped spread the impression that errors by others can be a windfall for the recipient.

Not legally. Banks routinely (when they know of a mistake) collect the money back any way that they can. That $20 belongs to BK, not to the customer.

My wife tells the story of a member who had a couple of grand erroneously credited to their account. They withdrew all the money. The credit union discovered the mistake, and took the money out, sending the account into the negative. Ultimately, the member took out a loan to make things right.
I was active duty USN stationed in Hawaii. I used Bank of Hawaii as there were convenient locations to me and on base. I deposited a government check in person, something along the lines of $1,150. Well I did my business and got my stub and went to my truck. Well they deposited $11,500,000 into my account. I hit the ATM and took $20 and got the balance on the ATM receipt. It was in the neighborhood of $11,525,000. They didn't honor that number. Lol I went in the next day and spoke to the manager and got it corrected. I couldn't afford the taxes on that number.
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Old 09-21-2020, 11:29 PM   #51
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I actually had a Wendy's threaten call the police when I used a $2 and a dollar coin. I told them go a head, I'll wait, but the Secret Service deals with counterfeit money. They just stood there with a stupid look on their faces. An older guy behind me paid for my meal for the 2 and coin. Still waiting for the police lol
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The younger generation proves over and over they don't know how to give change on purchases. Giving the correct change should be an employer's test before hiring....and if the employee is repeatedly losing company money, they should be fired. Business is not in the business to lose money.
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The penny's have not been copper in years
Trivia: The United States has never minted a penny.
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In 1986 the United Kingdom came out with £2 coins. I picked up a roll of them at the bank the day before they were put in use. I used them the next day at the Airport when I was shipping out and boy were people confused. When I got stationed back in the UK in 1990, you couldn't find the £2 coins, they were now collectable and worth more than face value. Sure wish I had kept them rolls, I still have one coin left. Ron
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Another story. Last year when we went to Niagara Falls and then Canada, we were at a camp ground on the US side. The vending machines would not take Canadian quarters but the change machine gave Canadian quarters. Go figure. Ron
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Trivia: The United States has never minted a penny.


Are you referring to the fact that the official name for the coin is "cent?
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Okay, just one more. I started collecting coins in 1962, pennies, nickles, dimes and quarters. After a short time, I realized I could only afford to save the pennies and dimes. Still have all the pennies One day I needed some money so I took the dimes, 30 Mercury Head, and spent them. It was years before I ever saw one in circulation again. About 5 years ago my wife came out of a store and said look here. She had some Mercury Head dimes. I went back in and got the rest that the cashier had. All different dates, somebody must have gotten hold of someones collection.

Around 2000, wheat pennies started showing up around here in circulation. I was working at a parts store and I opened a roll that were nearly all wheat pennies. When cashing in rolled coins you have to put your phone number on them. I went to the bank where we got our change and asked for all the rolls of pennies with that phone number. Someone must have been saving his change because there were some newer '59 + pennies still shiny.
It wasn't til quite a while later that I said to myself, "Dummy, why didn't you ask for all the rolls of coins with that phone number?" From the time frame of the penny dates, if this person was saving all their change, how many silver coins did I miss out on? Lol. Live and learn, Ron
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When I was stationed in Germany we had a bunch of two dollar bills dumped on us. They spent well but are certainly worth a lot less today.

Getting rid of the gold coin was a mistake. It was 'worth a pretty penny'.
I bet the manager laughing in the back ground thought the same thing and knew what it was and made sure it was in his pocket by the end of the day.
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Can't figure out how to edit, but in my above post, I meant Mercury Head Dimes. Not Indian Head. Sorry, Ron
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Can't figure out how to edit, but in my above post, I meant Mercury Head Dimes. Not Indian Head. Sorry, Ron
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