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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.