I've got $2.38 in Canadian coins BUT I'm not in Canada

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by rte, Mar 27, 2021.

  1. rte

    rte Well-Known Member

    They have showed up in random change over the last 20 years, What should I do with them?
    Would it be bad karma to pass some at the drive thru window now and again till they are gone?
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  3. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    Keep them whatever you do don't put them in rolls,bad karma will come your way.
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  4. atcarroll

    atcarroll Well-Known Member

    Where are you? They usually pass at face in Michigan, nobody really cares.
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  5. Beardigger

    Beardigger Well-Known Member

    I grew up in Michigan , and yep......lots of canadian money (coins) there passed at face. Nobody really noticed or cared.
  6. baseball21

    baseball21 Well-Known Member

    Put them in a coin star reject bin or donate them to Salvation Army or something. There’s a ton of ways to give something away without trying to short a business
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  7. willieboyd2

    willieboyd2 First Class Poster

    Leave them in the reject tray of a Coinstar machine.

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  8. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Well-Known Member

    Mail them to a Canadian charity.
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  9. rte

    rte Well-Known Member

    We have a Canadian member of the coin club that comes down winter visiting, but didn't come this year.
    I'll save them for him
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  10. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    Down here in GA, in my experience, nobody ever seems to even blink at them here either. Especially in the last 22 years, since the Statehood quarter program started. People have gotten so accustomed to seeing a variety of designs on any quarter sized coin that appears in their change, they seldom bother to look any closer.

    Only the vending machines seem to care. And who inserts coins in vending machines anymore? Even it doesn't have a card reader, most people put bills into a machine. The coins come out of it.
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  11. John Burgess

    John Burgess Well-Known Member

    I pitch them in the park for people with metal detectors to find. It's not rare but I bet it beats a bottle cap.
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  12. scottishmoney

    scottishmoney Buh bye

    I spend them, in Canada. Well I did until last year when the border closed.
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  13. CoinJockey73

    CoinJockey73 Well-Known Member

    (Oh, you'd be surprised...!)
  14. CoinJockey73

    CoinJockey73 Well-Known Member

    I have over 70 bucks in loose change from the Great White North. I figure, if i ever head up that way, all meals at the automat are on the house, Woo hoo!
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  15. atcarroll

    atcarroll Well-Known Member

    I use my debit card whenever possible when I go to Canada, that way i get the bank exchange rate and don't pay a fee at the currency exchange places.
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  16. scottishmoney

    scottishmoney Buh bye

    I don't exchange currency. I have a lot of Canadian dosh, at the moment I have over C$200. I get it various ways.
  17. fullhart

    fullhart Junior Member

    I don't think paddyman wants to find those :)
  18. Hamilcar Barca

    Hamilcar Barca Well-Known Member

    Remember a line from the South Park "Blame Canada".

    "It's not even a real country anyway"
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  19. Jeffjay

    Jeffjay Well-Known Member

    We see a fair amount of Canadian coins here in Minnesota. I have been saving every one since the 70s.
    At some point I'll go through them and see if there's anything collectible there.
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  20. Papeldog

    Papeldog Member

    Look for the modern day rarities there are a few in Canadian coins
  21. Jim Dale

    Jim Dale Well-Known Member

    There was another thread about Canadian coins and I mentioned in the thread how much I like Canadian coins, but got very few in the backwoods of North Carolina that we live in. I do have a few pennies, a nickel, a dime and a quarter. I keep all of them that I can find or even buy. I got a PM that he has a few coins he could send to me. I won't say his name without his permission, but he sent he some beautiful coins, several of the coins were commemorative and a few that were older coins. All of them were beautiful. I want to publicly thank him for his kindness.
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