Plastic pennies: 100 for $3.49


#1

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#2

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


#3

And so cheap, too!


#4

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


#5

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.


#6

Apparently far more costly than a bag of real pennies…


#7

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


#8

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!”


#9

Advantages:

  1. You don’t have to take them out of your pockets to go through airport security
  2. …

#10

[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?


#11

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


#12

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


#13
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.

#14

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


#15

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.


#16

OMFG HILARIOUS MARK. WAY TO MAKE FUN OF INSTRUCTIONAL TOOLS.
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.


#17

I see what you didn’t do there…


#18

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


#19

Yes? Isn’t petroleum more expensive than zinc?


#20

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.