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Old 06-19-2018, 07:10 PM
 
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Here in Michigan all Canadian coins are accepted just like US coins, with the exception of Loonies and Double Loonies (aka Twoonies). These are Canadian $1 and $2 coins, the $1 being famous for its relief engraving of Loons on the coin face.


It always struck me as odd that US citizens expected that all Canadian businesses would accept US bill currency, but US business would never accept Canadian bill currency. the Canadian bills are much prettier too.
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Old 06-20-2018, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Warwick, RI
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All of my change gets dumped into a jar at the end of every day and rolled up a few times a year. US, Canadian, etc doesn't matter, it all gets rolled and deposited. Change is not worthless, it just takes a while to build up to a respectable level.
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Old 06-20-2018, 02:53 PM
 
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If the possession of a few Canadian pennies poses a problem, the problem isn't the Canadian pennies.
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Old 06-20-2018, 02:53 PM
 
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How many pennies are we talking about? My general rule for pennies is i toss em as they are worthless and just end up as useless pocket or jar fillers.
Worthless?
I've been making four cent washers for decades out of pennies.
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Old 06-21-2018, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Oceanside, CA
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I have an old coffee can somewhere with interesting coins in it. Canadian coins, a Swedish kroner I got as a substitute for a quarter, other odds and ends.

I don't use much cash any more, but I used to always sort out my change. First, I'd check for silver (haven't found any in years, but hey!). Pre '82 pennies went into another bucket. You almost never find Indian head pennies or buffalo nickels, but I do find WWII-era nickels, wheatback pennies, etc.

I probably have a roll or two of '40s and before pennies, a couple more of '50s, and a bunch from the '60s and '70s. They're neat, getting scarcer all the time (I heard that the Treasury will sort them out of circulation, like the Vegas casinos used to sort out silver) and are technically worth more than one cent.
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Old 06-21-2018, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Oceanside, CA
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I've been making four cent washers for decades out of pennies.
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18 U.S.C. 333 - Mutilation of national bank obligations

Whoever mutilates, cuts, defaces, disfigures, or perforates, or unites or cements together, or does any other thing to any bank bill, draft, note, or other evidence of debt issued by any national banking association, or Federal Reserve bank, or the Federal Reserve System, with intent to render such bank bill, draft, note, or other evidence of debt unfit to be reissued, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than six months, or both.
Sounds like you're subject to imprisonment for about eighty million years
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Old 06-21-2018, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Take them to Canada and buy weed.
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Old 06-21-2018, 09:55 AM
 
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Wishing well.. take a penny / leave a penny tray.... or melt for commodity value.
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Old 06-23-2018, 09:37 AM
 
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The US penny will NEVER be discontinued.

Who's face is on that coin?
The face doesn't matter. Pennies aren't going away until the zinc lobby stops spending money to keep it around.
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Old 06-25-2018, 01:44 PM
 
Location: The South
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If I need a washer about the size of a penny, I use a penny and drill the proper hole size. Washers typically cost two cents or more at the hardware store.
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