Strange Coins and Currency of the World

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04 Dec 2019, 9:48 am

The famous 1943 steel pennies, struck to save copper for WWII use.

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04 Dec 2019, 11:01 am

Some hoodoo practioners in the south believe they can cure warts by buying off the warts with copper pennies. The afflicted hands you a penny and you rub the penny on their warts to make them go away. My mom wiuld tell me how my great grandmother used to do that as a home remedy.


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12 Dec 2019, 2:46 pm

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17 Dec 2019, 7:45 pm

Speaking of money rendered worthless, as we were in another thread...

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18 Dec 2019, 5:30 am

^I take it they are collectibles now?

This is a White Fiver, they didn't go out of circ till 1957 but are very collectible now.

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I think they're pretty (minimal changed from 1793) but maybe not so practical, here's a comparison pic with a modern fiver.

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Although, £5 today is less than min wage per hour (£8.21) where as when the White Fivers came out in 1793 it was enough to employ a head house maid for a full year although you still had to house and feed her on top of that.



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18 Dec 2019, 5:34 am

When you change presidents do you issue new notes with them on or do only previous (long dead) presidents go on your money?



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18 Dec 2019, 6:11 am

fluffysaurus wrote:
When you change presidents do you issue new notes with them on or do only previous (long dead) presidents go on your money?


No. We Americans don't change the faces on our money every four or eight years just because there is a new president.

No living person is allowed to have their face on US currency. And in my half century plus lifetime the faces on the paper money have not changed at all. Same damned faces: Washington, Lincoln, Hamilton, etc.

They don't put faces of living folks on coins either. But there is one coin in the US currency that keeps on dying out, and being reborn, and on that coin they do experiment with new faces. That coin is the whole dollar coin. We used to have silver dollars (with miss liberty), then we had Susan B. Anthony (the suffergette), and for a while we had Sackajewa (the First Nations woman who helped Lewis and Clark).



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18 Dec 2019, 7:53 am

^Thanks. Other than the monarch everyone has to be dead on ours. Same with stamps.



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18 Dec 2019, 11:50 am

fluffysaurus wrote:
When you change presidents do you issue new notes with them . . .

Good heavens no. You monarchists do that sort of thing; we republicans do not. In fact, no actual person of any kind appeared on US coins until the Lincoln (centennial) cent in 1909, and that was initially intended to be temporary.

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02 Jan 2020, 3:35 pm

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02 Jan 2020, 5:52 pm

fluffysaurus wrote:
When you change presidents do you issue new notes with them on or do only previous (long dead) presidents go on your money?


Some of them aren't even presidents.



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02 Jan 2020, 5:56 pm

Only 5 of these are known to exist iirc


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02 Jan 2020, 8:09 pm

EzraS wrote:
Only 5 of these are known to exist iirc

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Correct! Well, correct apart from the two I have in my underground vault, yes.


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02 Jan 2020, 8:15 pm

EzraS wrote:
fluffysaurus wrote:
When you change presidents do you issue new notes with them on or do only previous (long dead) presidents go on your money?

Some of them aren't even presidents.

ALERT: We interrupt this thread for an important national security alert. I have this evening uncovered the nefarious plot being orchestrated by Fluffy and her minions to undermine the entire US economy!

There I was in the store buying my discount meatloaf dinner, and as I left and looked at the change I received, what did I find but this counterfeit, masquerading as a dime! The plan is obvious: they are infiltrating these worthless tokens into our system, and then once all the American money has been replaced, they will expose the plan and all we have in our banks will be declared worthless. The whole global elite is controlling this at Fluffy's direction, I am sure. Wake up sheeple! 8O 8O

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03 Jan 2020, 4:19 am

Darmok wrote:
EzraS wrote:
fluffysaurus wrote:
When you change presidents do you issue new notes with them on or do only previous (long dead) presidents go on your money?

Some of them aren't even presidents.

ALERT: We interrupt this thread for an important national security alert. I have this evening uncovered the nefarious plot being orchestrated by Fluffy and her minions to undermine the entire US economy!

There I was in the store buying my discount meatloaf dinner, and as I left and looked at the change I received, what did I find but this counterfeit, masquerading as a dime! The plan is obvious: they are infiltrating these worthless tokens into our system, and then once all the American money has been replaced, they will expose the plan and all we have in our banks will be declared worthless. The whole global elite is controlling this at Fluffy's direction, I am sure. Wake up sheeple! 8O 8O

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Well played!
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