Plastic pennies: 100 for $3.49




Hahahaha,best thing I’ve seen today :smile:


And so cheap, too!


Real pennies aren’t safe for younger kids because they don’t have the choke warning.


I was looking for play money bills the other day. They, at least, are cheaper than the instruments they portray.

Idea: Candyland, but you lay the color cards out in a pool instead of drawing them. Kids have a hand of play money and bid on the cards.


Apparently far more costly than a bag of real pennies…


Maybe the savings are realized when you need 100 plastic quarters for only $3.49…?


A street huckster conned me into buying a silver 5 dollar Canadian coin, for 10 bucks. Seemed like a fair deal. Days later I took it too a bank and asked about its actually worth. “Five dollars” the teller replied. Immediately I bray laughter exclaiming “I paid 10 for it!”



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[quote=“Lightningwaltz, post:8, topic:23904, full:true”]
A street huckster conned me into buying a silver 5 dollar Canadian coin, for 10 bucks.[/quote]

That’s an impressive con… how did it work? What did they say to make you think it was worth more than $5CAN? Or were you just not aware the exchange rate is (roughly) 1-1?


Think of them as an investment. Who knows how much they’ll be worth in a few years?


I think the term you’re looking for is seigniorage.

Mr. McGuire: I just want to say one word to you. Just one word. Benjamin: Yes, sir. Mr. McGuire: Are you listening? Benjamin: Yes, I am. Mr. McGuire: Plastics. Benjamin: Exactly how do you mean? Mr. McGuire: Plastic Pennies - invest now.


Well, there are enough memorial/jubilee/etc coins that have a nominal value below the metal (and collectors) value.


It almost certainly did sell for more than $5, but that doesn’t mean anyone else is going to give you more than that for it.


I use tools such as these in my classroom all the time. Now I feel insecure and fragile because of your snarky post about the price of plastic money.


I see what you didn’t do there…


Our Snarkometers ™ must be calibrated differently - mine wasn’t triggered by this. In my mind this met the"wonderful thing" test.


Yes? Isn’t petroleum more expensive than zinc?


Well, was it a Silver Maple Leaf? Those have a $5 face value, but contain an ounce of silver, which is worth a little over $20 these days. Hopefully a bank teller would have known that. Or maybe this happened when an ounce of silver was worth about $10 (not that long ago.)

Edit: I should add that the bank teller would still not give you more than $5 for it, but a coin shop or a collector would pay you for the value of the silver.