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Sunday, April 19, 2015

The Second Great Penny Hunt

Hullo!! A couple of years ago, I did the Great Penny Hunt when Canada was phasing out the copper penny. Bob T. Bear's saving for a big trip and was counting his pence. I thought we might have a few to contribute so... went on a hunt to see what I could find.

This is my little treasure chest... let's see what I can find.

Hmmm... ***rummage, rummage***... let's see...

Jackpot!! 20 Euros and a Fiver. It's always good to have a bit of cash on hand for countries you visit often you know.

What else... old passports... meh... Hmmm... what's this?

A whole bunch of little baggies... someone is organized you know.

First up, some aluminum coins from the old East Germany. They are very lightweight and feel a bit like funny-money!

These ones look weird... at first I thought they were from France but...

I think now, they are old Italian coins.

A few from Mexico...

A bunch of Euro coins!! There are a fair few coppers in here but I don't think Bob T. Bear is looking for those.

Ah-hah!! British coins!!! Let's see... a 20p, 2 x 10p and a single solitary 1p!!! Well... phooie.. that's not worth sending!

Oh... there's more!

Heh-heh... this is Canada's other "official" currency - Canadian Tire money!!! Every time you pay with cash, you get a percentage back in Can Tire $$. They can add up to a fair bit. This is an old-fashioned looking one.

Ah-hah!!! A few coins rolling around the bottom of the tin.

Hmmm... two American 1/2 dollars... I don't think those are all that common. Mind you, when we were in... Cambodia 2 years ago, some vendor tried to give us a US $2 bill in change and we refused it because we thought there wasn't any such thing. Turns out there is!! Nobody ever uses it though I think... Maybe Jerry & Ben or Ajdin or Little Fox could explain this???

Finally... a couple of really yucky looking nickels and three pennies. Sigh... so much for this year's great penny hunt!

8 comments:

  1. Love your outfit! I like watching coun from different countries, we didn't like it when they made e erything Euro, we loved changing money into different money before going on a holiday and calculate when you want to buy something! But the good part is that now we get French coins in our wallet even if we didn't go to France:-)!

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    1. Thanks Hammie!! It is a beary fetching shade of Hammie Red - very much in fashion this year. It is fun looking at different coins! The Euro does make it more convenient to travel - not having to bring 5 different currencies along for the trip. I like how we can be in Holland and get an Italian Euro coin!

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  2. 2$ bills were released to celebrate the US bicentennial in 1976 (we think), so there are still some floating around out there. Ben says that 1976 was a long time ago, "yeah" adds Jerry, "Thatz when Papa was yung, bak in the Middul Agez."

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    1. Thanks guys! I didn't know the $2 bills were that younger than your Papa...

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  3. what a world traveler you are Sandy! I also have some coins from Bosnia. Are you investing wisely in honey and salmon commodities?

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    1. Oooh... Bosnian coins - that's pretty cool! I am definitely investing in honey stocks and salmon bonds!

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  4. I don't have any information on the 2 dollar bill. They still print the 2 dollar bill but according to the internet they don't print it as much as other denominations. Periodically, you might get one passed to you....but I haven't seen a 2 dollar bill in years. Ajdin...Jerry...Ben, what about you guys when was the last time you saw a 2 dollar bill?

    Can you still redeem the Canadian Tire money?

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    1. Hmmm... so we should have taken the one that was given to us as change in Cambodia! Hmph...

      Oh yes, Canadian Tire money is still good - that bill I have was an anniversary edition. I should go dig out the wad of bills and see how much we have. Maybe enough to buy a jar of honey!

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