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Old 04-01-2017, 05:26 PM
 
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i always thought that canada was still technically part of england; they still have queen elizabeth on their quarters.
Canada is a sovereign state that is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. Canada is fully independent of England, just as Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, and other Commonwealth countries are.
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Old 04-01-2017, 05:31 PM
 
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in the small possibility this is serious, is it really worth it to go to the bank to swap pennies ?
Maybe if they had thousands of pennies, but not for a few dollars worth of pennies. I'd stick them in those plastic Easter eggs and throw them outside. Kids always seem to like collecting money from other countries.I still have some coins from Israel, Hong Kong, Canada, Italy, and a probably a few other countries that I was given as a child.
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Old 04-01-2017, 11:19 PM
 
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Of course you can use them in the US. I used to use them as bus fare, just toss them in the fare box.
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Old 04-01-2017, 11:20 PM
 
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WOW! You can not just mix them in with U.S. money! Foreign money is NOT accepted here for payment
lol Theory and practice are two different things. Of course you can mix them in with US change. SHOULD you? Well, that's a different question.
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Old 04-02-2017, 01:41 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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Sure you can use them in the US, depending on the state, it may be very common. Used to see CA coins all the time in MN, MI & OH. No one would blink an eye. Though now that I'm thinking about it, I don't see them too often now that I live in CO, but it was super common in border states, even hundreds of miles from the border.
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Old 04-02-2017, 04:33 AM
 
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WOW! You can not just mix them in with U.S. money! Foreign money is NOT accepted here for payment


You have to find a U.S. Bank that will exchange it for you. Some of the larger banks such as Wells Fargo and Bank of America do exchange foreign currency. All you have to do is call.


Where to Exchange Foreign Currency for U.S Currency | USA Today
Not so easy if you are a traveler just passing through as most banks wont change foreign currency unless you have a bank account with that particular bank.
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Old 04-02-2017, 05:47 AM
 
Location: Kansas/China
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If you have just a handful of Canadian coins, just mix them in with American coins. If you have a lot of them, take them to the bank and exchange them. As a business owner I don't care about getting some Canadian change, the bank will still take it in the deposit, never had a problem. Mexican change is a completely different story as it's worth much less. If Canadian money drops a lot in value, then it might start to matter. Actually, I enjoy getting different types of change. I've gotten Canadian, Thai, Chinese, German, British Pound, and probably some others I'm forgetting about. Some of the currencies haven't been in circulation for sometime.
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Old 04-02-2017, 07:25 AM
 
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If you have just a handful of Canadian coins, just mix them in with American coins. If you have a lot of them, take them to the bank and exchange them. As a business owner I don't care about getting some Canadian change, the bank will still take it in the deposit, never had a problem. Mexican change is a completely different story as it's worth much less. If Canadian money drops a lot in value, then it might start to matter. Actually, I enjoy getting different types of change. I've gotten Canadian, Thai, Chinese, German, British Pound, and probably some others I'm forgetting about. Some of the currencies haven't been in circulation for sometime.
yeah, canadian cash is now considered more valuable than u.s.a. cash for some reason.
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Old 04-02-2017, 07:39 AM
 
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i always thought that canada was still technically part of england; they still have queen elizabeth on their quarters.
1) No. Obviously, no.

2) England is just a part - albeit the largest part, physically and population-wise - of the United Kingdom. Queen Elizabeth is the sovereign of the United Kingdom, not England. She's also the Queen of Canada, but that does not make Canada subordinate to the United Kingdom.
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Old 04-02-2017, 08:41 AM
 
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Back on topic please - this thread isn't about Canadians and whether they tip well

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