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A Few Coins

While sorting through antiques and coins to use for last Thursday’s (April 9th) post. I pondered some of the other coins and snapped some photos of them before taking most of the old loot back to the safe deposit box … Continue reading

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Contemplating Coins

Last month I separated a couple of hands full of coins from the stash drawer in my desk. (See the bluejayblog post from March 17th.) Well, I finally got around to looking up their values. It turns out that the … Continue reading

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Free Money Day!

I stopped at the bank yesterday to withdraw cash as several small denomination notes from my checking account to give away to  random people today.  I wish the currency could have been larger denomination bills, but I must try to get by on … Continue reading

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The Big Bills Are Pulled

Once upon a time, the US Treasury issued $100,000 currency notes. These were the highest denomination banknotes ever issued by the government.  The notes were not placed in general circulation; they were intended for internal transactions, like bank transfers. The … Continue reading

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The Dollar Becomes Official

Like many kids, I was taught about money and that it “doesn’t grow on trees”.  Because dad’s hobby was numismatics, the collecting of monetary objects, I received thumbnail histories of the major forms of money. I think I was seven … Continue reading

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Nickels And Half Dimes

I’m sure that the vast majority of people living in the United States associate the name “nickel” with five-cents. We learn the names of coins early in our lives. Pennies, nickels, and dimes are the first money we handle. The … Continue reading

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