Pretend You've been Teleported Back To 1930.

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Augustine1992, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. Augustine1992

    Augustine1992 New Member

    I just thought of something pretty cool. Look into your wallet and count your cash. Now, picture you were sent back to the year 1930 with only the cash in your wallet and you had to buy rolls from a bank.

    1. You can obviously only use the amount of cash you have in your wallet.
    2. You can pick between pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, and half dollars.
    3. You have to get AT LEAST 1 of each

    Example: I have $67 in my wallet right now. I would pick:
    3 rolls of halves ($30)
    2 roll of quarters ($50)
    2 rolls of dimes ($60)
    2 rolls of nickels ($64)
    6 rolls of pennies ($67)


    What would you end up with?
    :D
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  3. JCB1983

    JCB1983 Learning

    LOL I just looked in my wallet and realized I had one penny. Gave my last 5 dollars to the church collection plate. I guess I would settle for a penny.
  4. jcakcoin

    jcakcoin New Member

    Well, I have $42 right now, so here's what I'll get:

    25 MS67 Morgans (scratch that out) Barber Halves from the bank

    1797 MS65 1909 S VDB Cents from the bank

    1 Nickel
    1 Dime
    1 Quarter


    I'll be rich!!
  5. Augustine1992

    Augustine1992 New Member

    DARN! I forgot to add dollar rolls!
    Remember, your getting rolls though, so you dont know what your getting in them.
  6. jcakcoin

    jcakcoin New Member

    Ok, I'll redo it then.....

    2 rolls of half dollars
    1 rolls of quarters
    1 rolls of dimes
    2 rolls of nickels
    6 rolls of pennies
  7. Augustine1992

    Augustine1992 New Member

    lol, nice. I do like your original plan too :D
  8. Shoewrecky

    Shoewrecky Coin Hoarder

    can I use my 2 credit cards I have? :)
  9. chip

    chip Novice collector

    I am a little low on cash right now, I have 78 dollars in my wallet, with that I buy A roll of silver dollars, a roll of half dollars, 3 rolls of quarters, 2 rolls of dimes, and 16 rolls of pennies.

    The great recession is going full steam, people have been digging into their little coin savings to make payments, The silver dollars are all 1927 peace dollars unc, the half dollars are mostly walking liberties, a couple in nice shape with the obverse mm, a couple well worn barbers, the quarters are almost all slq.s no 1916 in their but some nice pre 1925, and some newer ones in unc shape. the dimes I am finding lots of 1923's and 1929s, the cents are all over, I find 6 indian heads in the 16 rolls, my best find is a 22 no d.

    I am glad the teller did not notice that my cash looked different than the notes that were circulating in 1930
  10. cciesielski01

    cciesielski01 Laced Up

    i only have some lint in my wallet so.... some 1930 lint!!!
  11. Animosity

    Animosity Member

    *looks in wallet* looks like I'm going back to 1930 and not coming back with anything!

    However, would the bank tellers in 1930 be suspicious at our money from the future and refuse to exchange it for rolls? Since, you know.... our current currency may look slightly different than the currency in 1930


    EDIT: And since we were only sent back with *ONLY* the cash in our wallets, and can only purchase rolls, we might be getting some strange looks from people... a bunch of people going to the bank, naked, with handfuls of cash
  12. scottishmoney

    scottishmoney Nothing hotter than well armed women.

    I have a bit over $300 in my wallet - I would buy up all rolls of cents. Forget the gold, the silver etc. Cents pack the best return on long term investment over time.
  13. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball Cannot Re-Member

    You guys are so small-time it's pitiful! LOL!

    First of all, most banks didn't carry rolls in those days. Coins were in bags. Secondly, you would probably be escorted directly to jail for trying to pass counterfeit bills. A 199x note in 1930? Yeah! Right! The third problem is that you would upset the entire time/space continuum of the planet by altering history.

    If teleportation was possible, I'd rather go into the future and get the winning lottery numbers for a $300 million Powerball ticket. You wouldn't be altering history and you could afford to buy just about any coin you wanted.

    Chris
  14. kaosleeroy108

    kaosleeroy108 The Mahayana Tea Shop & hobby center

    i onoy have 1 dollar in my pocket in pennies 1909 s vdb's
  15. Tyler G.

    Tyler G. Active Member

    I have this dream everynight
  16. Lincoln Cents

    Lincoln Cents Cents not pennies

    I have $104 in my wallet.
    I would get
    2 rolls of halves
    2 rolls of quarters
    2 rolls of dimes
    5 rolls of nickels
    88 rolls of cents
    I would definitely get more cents than anything else.
  17. DM1

    DM1 who**

    I just checked in the glove box and under the seats in my DeLorean. I can't find any money at all :(
  18. ikandiggit

    ikandiggit Currency Error Collector

    You need be be checking under the seats of '40 Fords, '57 Chevys; any old Caddies....
  19. rodeoclown

    rodeoclown Dodging Bulls

    I think you failed to catch the reference in that post. ;)
  20. rodeoclown

    rodeoclown Dodging Bulls

    Forget coins, with the knowledge I have in today's world, I'd just end up ruling the world and be one of the greatest inventors of all time. ;)
  21. Collect89

    Collect89 Coin Collector

    I suspect that most of us have had this same or similar thought. First, I would go to a bank or coin show to exchange my new money for old money. Then I would bet it all on the Philadelphia Athletics in the 1930 World Series. I might spend the proceeds at the San Francisco mint & purchase a roll of mint state 1930-S $10 Indian gold coins.

    US red cents might be a better bet on paper but the return teleport might turn them brown & cents are so much more bulky than $10 gold coins :D

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