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Sticky Money!

Postby universitylad » Fri Jun 15, 2007 2:02 pm

It's no secret that bank tellers despise stacks of new money. The bills tend to stick together making it harder to count and more likely for errors to occur.

What do you do if you end up with a cash withdrawal that ends up being in all new bills?

Are you just very careful when you spend it, making sure bills are not stuck together?

I paid for a museum entry recently with several brand new bills. The clerk actually crumpled up each bill to make it wrinkled to they wouldn't stick together!

Now when I get a stack of brand new bills, I fold or crumple every other bill to wrinkle it to make errors less likely to happen.

*queue the "More You Know" theme music.
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Postby depinmad » Fri Jun 15, 2007 2:04 pm

STOP THE PRESSES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Postby Oprah » Fri Jun 15, 2007 2:09 pm

K - Y
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Postby Frank Booth » Fri Jun 15, 2007 2:32 pm

Just get your change at strip clubs, problem solved.
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Postby Paco » Fri Jun 15, 2007 2:34 pm

i crumple them too. It's obvious isn't it?
Or I ask for $1 coins, the jingle-jangle makes me feel rich.
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Postby universitylad » Fri Jun 15, 2007 2:55 pm

Paco wrote:i crumple them too. It's obvious isn't it?
Or I ask for $1 coins, the jingle-jangle makes me feel rich.


I just got a roll of dollar coins recently and in one of the rolls, a 1971 English Two Pence coin was mistakenly put into the roll. It's virtually the same size as the dollar coin and similar in appearance to a tarnished Sacagewa. It seems I lost money on the transaction, because even with the 2 to 1 Pound to Dollar exchange rate, it's only worth 4 cents. So I lost 96 cents. I wonder if they would believe me if I tried to return it. Why would the English make a two penny coin so large?
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Postby lordofthecockrings » Fri Jun 15, 2007 3:43 pm

universitylad wrote: Why would the English make a two penny coin so large?
I think you just learned the answer yourself, sucker. :twisted:
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Postby universitylad » Fri Jun 15, 2007 3:46 pm

lordofthecockrings wrote:
universitylad wrote: Why would the English make a two penny coin so large?
I think you just learned the answer yourself, sucker. :twisted:


1971 was before the Susan B. Anthony dollar came out. Up to the point, dollar coins were much larger.
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Postby Paco » Fri Jun 15, 2007 5:18 pm

most of their money is pretty big if I recall. Most coins over there are nice and thick too. I like that. Except for the little ones, they are easily twice the width of a quarter.
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Postby snoqueen » Fri Jun 15, 2007 5:24 pm

In Iceland I remember one of their coins was no bigger than an itty bitty shirt button.

Why are we talking about this?
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Postby Paco » Fri Jun 15, 2007 5:29 pm

Denmark has holes in their coins. You can string them up like fish. It's easy to tell them apart.
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Postby universitylad » Fri Jun 15, 2007 6:41 pm

Paco wrote:Denmark has holes in their coins. You can string them up like fish. It's easy to tell them apart.


I have a Danish coin tacked to my bulletin board through the hole :) Danish money over all is pretty cool and nice to look at. When you take into account the poor exchange rate and the hefty VAT, things are quite expensive there for Americans.
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Postby white_rabbit » Fri Jun 15, 2007 7:08 pm

Frank Booth wrote:Just get your change at strip clubs, problem solved.


Stripper money isn't sticky?
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Postby Frank Booth » Fri Jun 15, 2007 7:33 pm

white_rabbit wrote:
Frank Booth wrote:Just get your change at strip clubs, problem solved.


Stripper money isn't sticky?


Sticky but crumpled. If only George Washington could talk...
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Postby Henry Vilas » Fri Jun 15, 2007 8:32 pm

Paco wrote:Denmark has holes in their coins. You can string them up like fish. It's easy to tell them apart.

When I first went to Greece, circa 1970, they had the drachma. Fractional units were called lepta. Small, cheap aluminum coins with holes in the middle. Remember getting them as change when a purchasing subway ticket. Even back then they were worth next to nothing.

They usually ended up in the tip cups of the old women who cleaned the public pissers.
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