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|Date:||September 7th, 2008 03:03 pm (UTC)|| |
Y'know the weirdest part of that? You have to pick up the change to throw it out. Just ... why?
|Date:||September 7th, 2008 03:58 pm (UTC)|| |
Actual silver or just silver colour? I ask because there was a distinction when I was a kid (for US currency at least), but I haven't seen any silver coins in circulation in years. IIRC, pre-'55 quarters and dimes (just googled, it's pre-'65) had a bit of silver in them. You can tell if a quarter is silver by looking at the side; the silver coins did not have the band of copper. Dimes you could tell simply because the way silver ages looks different from whatever metals they made the coins out of later.
Getting back on topic, wtf people? Put the money in a jar and it adds up, if for no other reason than that people don't like to dig through a jar for the right coins. Then you'll have a few bucks when it's full. At least give the jar to a homeless guy if you don't want to sort it yourself.
Or just go to the office supply store and get a coin sorter! I've got a simple one with no moving parts. It's just four plastic trays with different-sized holes in them. All I have to do is keep them stacked together, pour in the coins and shake them, and they sift the different kinds of coins apart.
|Date:||September 7th, 2008 11:45 pm (UTC)|| |
There've been a few times when I've thrown out change, but that's usually after I've cleaned out my car and come up with some nasty-grime covered coins that're all stuck together and that I'd really rather not touch.
The way that I've found all the silver coins that I've found hasn't been by looking at them, it's been by hearing them ring when dropped or tapped against something. The ring is distinctly different.
|Date:||September 8th, 2008 05:01 pm (UTC)|| |
I meant silver as in the silver-colored coins. (That 140-character limit at Twitter does occasionally force a preference for poetry over clarity.)
I didn't see any old coins. So I guess it's good that at least there's a level to which Neighbor has not yet sunk.
Maybe it was evil pocket change.
|Date:||September 8th, 2008 07:16 pm (UTC)|| |
Now I'm picturing all the American presidents with goatees
|Date:||September 7th, 2008 07:12 pm (UTC)|| |
The Royal Mint really doesn't like that, iirc :) I presume same is true of your local equivalent. It costs money to make money, as they say...
|Date:||September 8th, 2008 05:06 pm (UTC)|| |
*cringes* I'm packrattish, I hold on to bits of string... Aw, man, it may not be worth much, but that's money! (I once freaked out in Girl Scouts when someone tore up a twenty dollar bill to show us that it was just paper. I was a sad kid.)