Coin collectors who spend Halves, Dollar coins, and Two Dollar bills.

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by alcochaser, Dec 13, 2007.

  1. bigjpst

    bigjpst Well-Known Member

    After I search a box of halves I always keep a couple dollars worth for spending. I usually give them to my son for the bus.
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  3. Fifty

    Fifty Master Roll Searcher

    I'll spend anything that doesn't have a preimum in the secondary market. It is fun to see the reactions.
  4. hamman88

    hamman88 Spare some change, sir?

    I just got in order from One of the $15 items I ordered was sold out, so they gave me $16 in $2 bills instead. I guess I'll spend these on campus. Dumb kids will think I'm trying to pull something over them.
  5. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    I spent halves for a while, but the lunch lady at work gave me such an attitude that I stopped. On the other hand, it's not all bad that she's aggressively ignorant about coins -- she gave me a nice F IHC in my change.

    I don't spend halves at the grocery, because (a) I like to clean them out of halves that other people have left -- much better silver ratio than at the banks, and (b) the self-checkout machines won't take them.
  6. devildogpride8

    devildogpride8 New Member

    Being the juvenile I am I spend halves and dollars all the time. Two dollar bills not so much. I had a roll of uncirculated Monroes (Which I could find no buyer for) so I tore them open and have been letting these bad boys roll. That Coke I paid for yesterday was mighty tasty ;). Hope some lucky person receives a pretty little gift in there change sometime.
  7. coinman0456

    coinman0456 Coin Collector

    I really like giving them to the gum snapping cashiers and they have to all but put them between their teeth to see if they are real . One girl actually did. She removed her gum, and tried to bite on the coin.
  8. edpdx

    edpdx New Member

    I like leaving tips in $2.00 increments. When you lay 5 of 'em down and the waitress walks by, She shows up in a flash with coffee refills to get a better look.

    Once I had a young girl at Sears grin and hand one back. She just smiled and waited- apparently for me to give her real money. I handed it back and she said " I can't take this" I asked why not, to which she responded: "there's no such thing as a two dollar bill". The lady working with her whipped around, took one look and said: "sure, you can take it, they make $2 bills" The girl shrugged and handed me the receipt.

    QUESTION: Do you guys order your coins by the roll at your bank. That is where I order up $2's, $200.00 at-a-time; but I never asked for specific coin rolls. Anyone have problems with their bank doing this?
  9. rockyyaknow

    rockyyaknow Well-Known Member

    I know this is an old thread, but last year me and my girlfriend drove down to Disney World from New hampshire and paid all of our tolls with halves and ikes. We also brough $200 in 2's to spend at the park. We got a lot of weird looks and smiles out of people as well.
  10. illini420

    illini420 1909 Collector

    I spend two dollar bills all of the time. Also spend Ike dollars, small dollar coins and halves when I have them.

    My favorite is to go to one of the local fast food joints that has a dollar menu... purchase three items and then pay with the "trifecta" of a $2 bill, Ike Dollar and a Kennedy Half. Not a spot in the cashier's drawer for any of them, hahahaha!
  11. Urban_Lawyer

    Urban_Lawyer Half dollar nerd

    I love dead threads!

    I have been spending $2.00 notes and half dollars quite often. People around here seem to be OK with it, but that might just be because Chicago is a fairly large town and odd things get floated around. About once a year I get an old silver certificate back in change.
  12. Dennis68

    Dennis68 Member

    I pick out the nice ones,halves,dollars,and spend the rest. Same with the $2's I keep the stars and spend the rest wich my wife hates,she hoards those $2's i'll never know why.
  13. BUncirculated

    BUncirculated Well-Known Member

    I'll get Sac or POTUS dollars from banks and our credit union just to spend.

    Mostly to circulate them, but the hidden reason is to see the look on the kid's faces at the checkout and drive through. They haven't a clue what they are.
  14. rockyyaknow

    rockyyaknow Well-Known Member

    I had an old $1 bill floating around in my car for like 2 years and I kept it because it was old. Then I actually looked at it like a week ago and it is a silver certificate, which I thought was exciting.
  15. rockyyaknow

    rockyyaknow Well-Known Member

    This seemed like a fun thread at one point, glad I woke it up!
  16. MVC

    MVC Senior Member

    Whenever I am at the bank, which is not often, I ask for and almost always get $2 bills, sometimes half dollars. And I spend them at fast food places, etc. The reactions are across the board and quite entertaining.
  17. buddy16cat

    buddy16cat Well-Known Member

    Maybe they search halves and have some available. I don't know how otherwise they would have them unless they specially order them to put them back into circulation.
  18. Raibeart

    Raibeart New Member

    I use Ikes, halves and twos with the kids for their allowance. They love it.
  19. Kirkuleez

    Kirkuleez 80 proof

    I don't get many halves, dollar coins or two dollar bills, but I put them back in circulation whenever I do. I also like to spend wheat cents and dateless buffalo nickels. I hope that someone will find them and it will spark a new collector.
  20. coinguy-matthew

    coinguy-matthew Ike Crazy

    When i look through mint sets for Ikes I cut out the ones that are really bad and spend them on my coffee!!!
  21. MVC

    MVC Senior Member

    Mine used to love it also, but now that they are older (13/12), they want 5's and 10's :(
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