National Coin Shortage

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by TNPIRATE, Sep 29, 2020.

  1. mitchr

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    Yeah. Had one item so decided to go thru the self check out. Didn't notice the sign until I started, but machine only took credit or debit cards. Could have probably got someone to cancel it, but figured what the heck. Credit card for $2.48 & there went their profit, to the bank!:p
     
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  2. shanebrews

    shanebrews G&G Evangelist

    It's my fault. I have an almost full Mason jar of coins on my kitchen counter. I have almost single handedly caused this 'shortage' by hoarding coins.
     
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  3. Huey Rider

    Huey Rider G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    Shame on you!!:p:D:p:D:eek::eek:
     
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  4. Huey Rider

    Huey Rider G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    Change your avatar to SHAMEBREWS:p
     
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  5. shanebrews

    shanebrews G&G Evangelist

    I learned it from my great grandmother. When she passed some years ago she had nearly $600 in change hidden away in various cans and jars all around her house; every room.
     
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  6. mitchr

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    One of our favorite memories is from the first year of our marriage when I was a E2, living in a 2 room efficiency cottage, no car, not even a TV. End of month, we could usually scrounge up enough change from the couch, her purse, etc, to walk a few blocks to a drug store & buy a one scoop ice cream cone. We'd walk back home, sharing it.:p

    Today, we have a couple mason jars full of change!
     
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  7. NRAJOE

    NRAJOE YOU TALKIN' TO ME!? Forum Contributor

    I just cashed in $387 dollars worth of change...
     
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  8. chesterwin

    chesterwin G&G Evangelist

    Are they looking for the new crap? Silver is going to stay buried.
     
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  9. blue fox

    blue fox G&G Evangelist

    Been there done that only with kids.
     
  10. My brother called his ex-girlfriend 2 bit trash and she hit him with a bag of quarters!
     
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  11. blue fox

    blue fox G&G Evangelist

    If the shoe fits her. :p
     
  12. ACfixer

    ACfixer Global Warming Enthusiast Forum Contributor

    It's horsecrap. Like others have said, a move towards a 100% cashless and traceable monetary system.
     
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  13. mitchr

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    There have been hints of getting away from pennies for years, because it costs more to mint them than what they are worth. I suspect the same may apply to other coins, or beginning to get there.
     
  14. rando

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    I have jars of change also. I guess I should be called a hoarder.
     
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  15. rando

    rando G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

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    I just went to the store and exact change on the coin. They have paper money
     
  16. Alex Roderick

    Alex Roderick G&G Regular

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    I've used CC for the past 3 months and all my coins are sitting in my jar :D:cool: