Why do coins have dates?

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by hotwheelsearl, Jul 12, 2016.

  1. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    This is going to sound stupid but why do coins have dates anyways?

    Besides making some coins more valuable than others, there doesn't seem to be a pressing need for dates on coins.
    The mint could just as easily make dateless coins. This would save a bit of time and money as they would not have to change the die for the next year.
    But I guess it wouldn't be as fun for collectors.
     
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  3. Marine1

    Marine1 Active Member

    Great idea, NOW how do we get rid of Monday :-(
     
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  4. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Why are these toys called Hot Wheels?
    I have touched them and they don't feel hot at all!
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  5. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

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  6. Hommer

    Hommer Curator of Semi Precious Coinage

    .... sitting in a tree, k i s s i n g, first comes love, then comes marrage, then comes
     
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  7. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    These Coins dated once... now look what happened!
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  8. Onofrio Bacigalupo

    Onofrio Bacigalupo Well-Known Member

    Coins have dates so they won't feel lonely.
     
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  9. longnine009

    longnine009 Most Exalted Excellency Supporter

    Why do some coins have square holes instead of round holes? Or vice/versa.
     
  10. dwhiz

    dwhiz Collector Supporter

    I prefer round holes
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  11. Ericred

    Ericred Active Member

    I case your watch stops
     
  12. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Why do we have birthdays? It makes me feel older every year.
     
  13. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    Folks this is getting pretty existential...
     
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  14. longnine009

    longnine009 Most Exalted Excellency Supporter

    If we only exist in some great cosmic dream, will our coins disappear when the Great Dreamer wakes up?
     
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  15. Onofrio Bacigalupo

    Onofrio Bacigalupo Well-Known Member

    It has to do with psychological testing. If a patient tries to fit a square hole coin into a round hole coin spot, then something's not right. If the patient puts the coin in its matching hole then everything is just peachy keen.
     
  16. Onofrio Bacigalupo

    Onofrio Bacigalupo Well-Known Member

    No my coins, which number in the thousands, are always there when I wake up. Sales are slow. I've learned how to use a digital camera and now that's helped some. Now here's a thought to ponder. The French philosopher, Herbert Marcuse said: "Life is the unpleasant interruption of peaceful non-existence." I wonder if he had a coin collection or even some francs or centimes around his place when he died. Were they still around after he went back to peaceful non-existence?
     
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  17. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    Why dates?

    Because they don't have figs.
     
  18. longnine009

    longnine009 Most Exalted Excellency Supporter

    That would explain waffled coins. They're really a Rorschach ink blot test?
     
  19. Onofrio Bacigalupo

    Onofrio Bacigalupo Well-Known Member

    Why not?
     
  20. cpm9ball

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    Quote: I don't believe either of you! I demand a DNA test.

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  21. slackaction1

    slackaction1 Supporter! Supporter

    Hotwheel these are the nice existential... people wait till the others weigh in..........
     
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