I thought there should be another thread, specifically for those of us who have no coins to trade.
I found this to be a fascinating article. I had no idea there were so many variances in coins over the last couple hundred years. Thanks for the great information, Jon.
Know what I really can't stand?? All those State quarters. I like the feel of the old ones, especially with the ribbed edges. You could know it's a quarter without having to look to be sure. I sometimes have to decide whether it's a quarter or a nickel before I spend it. Is it just me??
I know what you mean, Nancy. Maybe I'm just used to them and don't notice anymore, but it seems the state quarters aren't around as much as when they first came out.
When my son was born, my SIL gave him a piggy bank with pennies from the year he was born. I did the same thing for my daughter. When the state quarters came out my MIL bought us a map. So for years I collected 5 of each quarter ~ one for the map and 2 for each bank (just in case the kids spent one, hopefully they would keep one).
DH has a Time magazine from the week he was born, he bought them for our kids too. It is fun looking at that stuff. I have formula boxes for each of my kids. They are filled with favorite rattles, cards etc.. from when they were infants.
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I ended up putting other coins in those banks too. Silver dollars, Susan B Anthony dollars, loonies & toonies too.