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View Poll Results: Have you paid any atention to what's depicted on the banknotes and coins that you hold?
Never. I'm only interested in sniffing and spending the cash 2 12.50%
Only denominational numbers, digits with an occasional security feature 2 12.50%
Occasionally I pay attention to faces, plants, animals, buildings, heraldics, texts etc. 7 43.75%
I thoroughly inspect every note and coin I receive and can tell the difference 2 12.50%
I'm an avid collector of banknotes and/or coins 5 31.25%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 16. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-03-2018, 11:44 AM
 
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Has anyone paid any atention to what's depicted on the banknotes and coins that you hold in your wallet, secure safe or even inside of books of your library and even in an occasional collectible album?

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Old 06-03-2018, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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Here is a test. Without looking, what inscription on US coins states the value of the coin? I bet not one person in a hundred can answer that question with respect to all four US coins in common circulation.l
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Old 06-03-2018, 04:32 PM
 
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Here is a test. Without looking, what inscription on US coins states the value of the coin? I bet not one person in a hundred can answer that question with respect to all four US coins in common circulation.l
Hmm...are they "one cent, five cents, one dime, one quarter dollar"?

I remember reading somewhere that people tend to think that "dime" is a slang word when it is actually the official name of that coin.
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Old 06-03-2018, 05:04 PM
 
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Here is a test. Without looking, what inscription on US coins states the value of the coin? I bet not one person in a hundred can answer that question with respect to all four US coins in common circulation.l
One Cent, Five Cents, One Dime, Quarter Dollar, Half Dollar, One Dollar.
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Old 06-04-2018, 05:28 AM
 
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US banknotes or bills: USA OVERVIEW

Philippine banknotes: PHILIPPINES OVERVIEW

US coins in circulation: https://www.usmint.gov/learn/coin-an...culating-coins
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Old 06-04-2018, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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Right. When I was born, George Washington's picture was on Philippine money.
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Old 06-05-2018, 10:20 PM
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I collect coins and watch out for those with precious metals in them (like silver) and wheat cents.
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Old 06-12-2018, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Sector 001
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I used to collect coins before the US mint started overdoing it with all the designs and at the same time the Chinese started to produce clones of older coins that are very good, and even tried to start to clone the holders. The coins might not pass certification but they'll pass scrutiny of the novice collector and effectively act to dilute the supply of coins and the demand for certain dates. It makes it more important to get coins certified if you're in the hobby. As far as I'm concerned if it's not certified, there's a good chance it's fake.

I do have a PCGS registry set I don't plan to complete. I do own a 1913-s but it's certified by NGC.

https://www.pcgs.com/SetRegistry/qua...ltimeset/44570

I just enjoy the look of non cleaned XF grey barber quarters and halves. I got my fix with what I have.
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Old 06-14-2018, 06:12 AM
 
Location: Prepperland
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I've noticed since America stopped using lawful money and shifted to worthless IOUs and counterfeit coin, things have gone downhill.
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Old 06-15-2018, 01:11 PM
 
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I've noticed since America stopped using lawful money and shifted to worthless IOUs and counterfeit coin, things have gone downhill.
Not for those of means. But for everyone else they generally stayed the same or grew only slowly.

The real money is energy and that's hardly gone up at all over many many decades...even less so when measured against increased efficiency.

Correlation is not causation.

Tax rates under IKE were as high as 90%. Now they are well less than 1/2 that, so the very wealthy have a good reason to take every dollar they can make. Whereas before a CEO might have been very happy with 500K a year, these days they want millions....plus stock which could be worth millions or tens of millions. Since they now get to keep most of all they pay themselves, the sky is the limit.

And, the less they pay the regular folks, the more they can take home.

Surprise...people respond to the incentives provided.
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