MayorofMonkeytown wrote: »
It sure is a sign of a debased currency that your 25c coin from some years back is a 7.50 coin today.
buddha wrote: »
^ same here with our penny, the copper value was $.024 not too long ago, but back in 1982 they changed the composition from 95% copper to some other crap. About half the pennies you get in change are still the old type though.
Lysdexic wrote: »
I know we used to have a "melennium" $10 note that people would buy for $20, I got a few of them as change.
In the UK, the scrap value of a 2p coin is currently a little over 3P, finding someplace willing to melt one down is the problem.
Dark Kaiser Redux wrote: »
Why do the shopkeepers/tellers give them to you then? Unless they miss it. If I were them I'd go through my till and exchange all the silvers I found with the usual ones of my own.
JeffersonDavis wrote: »
Gotta love silver. I got 90 bucks the other day from a pawn shop for 3 silver forks.