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1936 Penny [Jan. 13th, 2007|01:59 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick

Refilling my parking meter quarter bag from my bin of coins, I found a 1936 Penny. I only noticed it because the back is all different, saying "ONE CENT UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" big in the middle, instead of the Lincoln Memorial.

I doubt it's worth anything, but it's still cool.

[User Picture]From: henry
2007-01-13 10:09 pm (UTC)
in circulated condition it's worth about 25 cents. jackpot!
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[User Picture]From: brad
2007-01-13 10:16 pm (UTC)
New business model.... exchange bills for coins and coins for coins, looking for valuable ones, resell, repeat.

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[User Picture]From: kot_begemot
2007-01-13 11:38 pm (UTC)
It would be funny if it were not a huge business already.
People do pay many times over nominal value for rear coins and bills, not necessarily particularly old ones. For instance, a $2 bill, depending on the year of issue and condition may be sold for $10 to several hundred bucks...
At the same time, not everybody is aware of this (to say the least), and on top of it people do not normally inspect their change for anything other then a nominal value.
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[User Picture]From: henry
2007-01-14 01:43 am (UTC)
I use 2 dollar bills all the time as legal tender; you can request them at any bank. I wouldn't call that rare. Or rear.

Of course it's a different story with uncut sheets or special prints/serial numbers, but then that's true for any denomination of bill.
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[User Picture]From: scosol
2007-01-14 11:50 pm (UTC)
i keep a $2 bill in my wallet at all times-
because it's Jefferson.
and he doesn't take any shit.
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[User Picture]From: gaal
2007-01-14 06:02 am (UTC)
At the same time, not everybody is aware of this

This makes the special tender easier to get, but also keeps its price down...
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[User Picture]From: mcfnord
2007-01-13 11:50 pm (UTC)
Sell for scrap. Bigger score!
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[User Picture]From: taral
2007-01-14 05:51 am (UTC)
Recently made even more illegal.
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[User Picture]From: uke
2007-01-14 01:34 am (UTC)
Just automate it.... Wait a sec: perhaps that's the secret business model for those coin counting machines in the supermarkets!
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From: gerbary
2007-01-13 11:02 pm (UTC)
Brad,I dont speak english,but you very very nice.
Может быть ты все же знаешь русский?
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[User Picture]From: brad
2007-01-13 11:35 pm (UTC)

I can say Nyet...

нет. Я начала изучать русский язык в 22.01.
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From: gerbary
2007-01-13 11:43 pm (UTC)

Re: I can say Nyet...

Здорово! А я пытаюсь выучить английский,но пока не очень получается. Кстати,ты первый кто мне ответил,я здесь впервые. Спасибо.
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[User Picture]From: scsi
2007-01-14 12:24 am (UTC)
Thats why you think he's very nice! :)

<3 Brad

Try to look for silver quarters. You can tell because they dont have the copper edge on them and make a very distinct 'clink' when hit against other quarters. I heard they range from .50 to 1.00. We get a few a month at the pharmacy.

Also be on the lookout for Susan B Anthony silver dollars almost always passed off as quarters. Get a ton of those at the pharmacy as well.
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-01-14 12:41 am (UTC)
Nice-значит понравился,дальше извени понять не могу
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[User Picture]From: k48
2007-01-14 05:26 am (UTC)
What is that language? Albanian?

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[User Picture]From: lacey
2007-01-14 12:56 am (UTC)
I had one of those years ago. I gave it away to someone who enjoyed coin collecting more than I do shortly thereafter, but every few years I'll run acros old coins like that. I like it when that happens. Kinda' made me want to get into coin collecting, but I don't have the time, and I don't know anything about it.
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From: d_flat
2007-01-14 01:41 am (UTC)

Wheat Pennies!

I used to collect these.

my favorite is the 1943 steel penny. they quite using copper for the war effort.

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[User Picture]From: dpb
2007-01-16 01:48 am (UTC)
Wait...san fran doesn't have credit card meters? It is rare to find coin meters in major cities anymore!
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