Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by JeffC, Jul 6, 2019.
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Yes, and it reflects the general apathy towards numismatics. Oh well, I suppose that's how it is. After all, it's been more than 2 months since this Buffalo nickel was planted during National Coin Week without anyone noticing and pulling it from circulation again.
Awhile back i gave the young lady at my bank(teller) a 1998 and 2000 Wam. To give to her fav customers. Checked back with her. She did just that.
I wonder if the customers appreciated what they had. Hope so!
Did you spend it at a vending machine or with a live cashier. If the latter, did they do a double-take?
I fully agree. When someone who is not into coins find one of your Buffalo Nickels, he or she would probably notice that it's old. But then, they'll just stash it away somewhere as a momento - and will unlikely be motivated enough to start a new hobby. That's what I feel is deficient in the idea underlying the Great American Coin Hunt. Your distribution to the LCS would certainly be a more effective catalyst.
What I have had happen is cashiers refusing to accept $2 bills, $1 coins, and even .50 cent pieces because they were "fake money." Not surprised at the ignorance, as I live in South Florida and most cashiers are foreign born and usually recent arrivals. I had to have them call their managers and that usually cleared up the problem.
The worst I ever experienced was when I paid a fast food cashier with several $1 coins that I had received as change from a parking lot machine. She told me I didn't have enough money, and I tried to tell her they were $1 coins. She got argumentative and said she would call the police. I parked my car, went inside, and asked to see the manager, who then had to explain to her they were $1 coins, and not .50 cent coins, which is what she thought they were.
Pretty sad. But couldn't you have told her to look on the coin where it said One Dollar?
Believe me, I tried. But this lady got so heated up that I couldn't get anything past her thick skull.
At least I wasn't arrested for "fake money" like what's happened to some people trying to use $2 bills.
Which reminds me that I probably should go to my bank and get $500 in $2 notes and spend the next two weeks spending it around town at different establishments....just to raise awareness. Maybe I should get a few $1 coins and 50 cent coins while I'm at it just to make it more interesting.
Imagine a hidden camera following you around as you try to spend them and see the reactions.
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