OK, in all honesty, this theme has absolutely been one of the toughest.
I have no idea what to write.
I could write about the 1937 dime a friend gave me when my father died. That was the year my dad was born, so it was a very cool gesture.
Or what about crappy coins in some board games? There are way better ones – thicker cardboard, plastic, or metal (rare), but it seems there’s often cheap ones.
Then there’s looking at the overuse of coins in society. Look at the United States – penny, nickel, dime, quarter, half-dollar, full dollars etc. There are even some higher denominations, I believe, but they may be more for collectors. In Canada, you have the two- and one-dollar coins.
If you have too many coins, it can really weigh you down!
However, I got a gift a few years ago that makes coins not too bad. It’s basically a small bank and when you put a coin in, it counts out how much you have (until you reset it). It’s pretty cool.
I saw a show – one of those pawn show ones – where a guy brought in some really old coin. Something from the 1870s or something, and the coin was really rare if it had a marking on it.
Apparently, the wife of this person decided to clean off the coin and screwed up some of the markings. If it had the markings needed, the coin would probably worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
From what the pawn shop owner was saying, it likely wasn’t that coin anyway.
But still – could you imagine? In the end, he didn’t even sell it.
Jerry Maguire was the Master of Coin, though pronounced Master of Kwan, if you remember that movie.
In the end, coin to me rarely gets used. I let it build up and eventually cash it in when I want to use it and it often gets me a couple of hundred bucks. So I can’t complain about coin, besides when it weighs me down!
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