While I'm not a RevGal, I've been reading blogs on their list for some time now. I saw this Friday Five, and thought that this would be a fun one to play:
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?
I believe it was about a month ago, it was for a joke, but I pulled out a quarter and flipped it. Settled the small disagreement too!
2) Do you have any foreign coins in your house? If so, where are they from?
I have a number of foreign coins, and paper bills. A British 2 pound coin, along with 1, 10 and 50p coins. A 5 punt note from Ireland, which I picked up in 2001 before they went to the Euro. I also have coins from Saudi Arabia, and Greece, as well as a 100 dinar note from Oman.
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?
Well .. I do know that they used to congregate in jars on my dresser until my wife yelled about possible dents in the wood from the jars. Now they proliferate in and over the small tray on the dresser. I won't swear by it, but it sure looks like they're taking the Biblical exhortation to go forth and multiply much like wire hangers do in closets.
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.)
No kids of my own, but when I was a child back when Eisenhower was president, I got 10 cents, later my sisters made 25, and they were only 2 and 4 years younger than me. I claimed age and sex discrimination, but due to the times I was labeled a pinko and told to shut up.
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?
I looked at the idea, then thought, that there'll be so many in circulation, even if I got all 50 coins, they would not be worth any more than face value in my lifetime.