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Friday, October 17, 2008

Friday Five Coin Toss Edition


Friday Five: Coin Toss Edition
Well, Gals and Pals, this weekend we'll be rendering unto Caesar what is Caesar's, and that has me thinking about coinage.


1) When was the last time you flipped a coin or even saw one flipped in person?
Actually, yesterday we had a meeting with the Queens office of our organization on naming a new consortium. The toss, on whose name came first, Brooklyn or Queens. Queens won. I work for Brooklyn ;-(

2) Do you have any foreign coins in your house? If so, where are they from?
We have euros, Loonys and Twoneys from Canada, and misc. paper money that my mother had saved from my fathers travels during WWII.

3) A penny saved is a penny earned, they say. But let's get serious. Is there a special place in heaven for pennies, or do you think they'll find a special place in, well, the other place?
I used to toss pennies in a jar then once in a while, take them to the bank. Now that the price of copper exceeds one cent per weight, I'm saving those damn pennys!

4) How much did you get from the tooth fairy when you were a child? and if you have children of your own, do they get coins, or paper money? (I hear there may be some inflation.)
I vaguely remember a quarter, but it could have been a dollar. I may have inflation of the brain.

5) Did anyone in your household collect the state quarters? And did anyone in your household manage to sustain the interest required to stick with it?
Uh, no.

12 comments:

EmJayDee said...

I heard from someone that it costs the US 1.7c to make every penny. You are onto something with collecting them!

Sally said...

:-) to saving those pennies! Great play.

Sally said...

:-) to saving those pennies! Great play.

Songbird said...

Yes, that's very wise. (Where, oh where, did I put the pennies from my car?)

Presbyterian Gal said...

Very smart about the pennies.

Auntie Knickers said...

Good point on the pennies, when any empty house is in danger of having its copper plumbing stripped. Just make sure you hide them well!

revcrystalk said...

great play! way to stay strong in the midst of numismatic madness! (#5) ;)

Jan said...

Glad you played.

SpiritMists said...

I had NO idea there was coin called a loony!!

Muthah+ said...

My retirement savings is my penny jar after the past few weeks!

1-4 Grace said...

I will gladly teach you to flip quaarters off your elbow, come see me in the South or maybe I will be in NYC one day. It is all in the wrist!
Thanks for dropping by...
Oh, and ncie collection of int'al coins!

Barbara B. said...

Hahaha! I love your "Uh, no" answer!