Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Coins

Yesterday, we went to the store to buy a few items for dinner and other items that made it to our "must have" list. My usual routine is to check the change when it gets into my hand, and I noticed a particularly old nickle.


Then I realized it was my birth year! Nothing like an odd observation to put things into perspective.

Take Care and Keep Right On Prepping - K

10 comments:

  1. Hard for me to find many that old. When I was little the coins used to be worn down from constant use as they were valuable. Today you don't see many that have wear on them even from the 60s. The things just aren't worth carrying around and kind of make trips to jars then the bank then back to jars. It takes well over 10 dimes to buy what one did 45 years ago.

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    1. With the Fed printing money 24/7, it's not going to get any better either.

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  2. I throw change into a big jar, and then use it at the car wash or something like that. I always check mine for real silver but of course I never find any.

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    1. The last one that I found was a silver nickle (1942 or 41) about two jars ago.

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  3. We do the change jar, too. Occasionally find wheat pennies and found 1 silver dime and 1 silver nickel last year. After a big rain, I found a silver dime in a road rut. So I guess checking change is about as productive as wild luck!
    MM from the road

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    1. Yeah, we love the wheat pennies too!

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  4. I put my change into a sorter and then roll it up and deposit it when the rolls get out of control. Except nickles I keep all of them. I stopped checking my change for silver a few years ago as it seemed pointless these days. However when I worked a second part time job as a convenient store clerk a few years ago I would get massive amounts of silver dimes and quarters. The number of people who steal em from relatives to put in their tanks is unbelievable. I had one kid pay for 10 bucks in gas with a roll of quarters all of them pre-1965's. I asked the kid three times if he was sure and then even offered to loan him 10 bucks so he could return the quarters even though he swore they were his own.

    After he left I bought the whole roll.

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    1. Some people have no idea, but at least you tried to offer a loan.

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  5. I always check my change for 64 and earlier quarters, nickels, and dimes but I have noticed they are harder to come by now. I guess the secret is out. All my spare changes goes once a year to the bank for cash out for XMAS.

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    1. Agreed, the secret is out about silver. I still get excited about a pre-1964 nickle but then realize that no silver is in them.

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