Sunday, June 4, 2017

Money, change

Little known facts:

Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors
Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable. 
No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple. 
Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and
ears never stop growing. 

Now an exciting entry into the Shipslog.

 Since our internet here is sorta scattered, I have no idea when this will be published. I am trying to read and comment on blogs, I am trying to smile, maybe LOL at the situation.  I have made an outside antenna out of an inside device.  :-O.

Do you remember when you could read the dates on coins, immediately!  I remember as time went on I had to study a coin carefully to get the date. When you are young you can even read the mint letter where it was coined. That is not something that is necessary in life, but it was sure nice.  I have always been fascinated in coin dates for some silly reason.

I just received some coins in change, they looked uncirculated.  I dropped them in a drawer where I have some coins I like.  I have several coins worth maybe $25 and $50, but none in the $100-$1000 range.  Certainly none in the many Thousands range. My dad gave me a silver dollar about 1956, Sherry and I kept it for many years, I do not know if it is among the ten or fifteen silver dollars I have or not.

I have mentioned here that I enjoy giving the ‘gold colored’ dollars to kids. Today Sherry and I ate breakfast out. A kid about 7 or 8 held the door for us. I did the ‘trick’ and gave him one.  I wish they were really worth more than a dollar. In my opinion they never will be, but for kids they are unique.
A Question that has bugged me, Are we becoming a cashless society fast?  It seems to me that it is coming much faster than I thought.  I have a grandson who just turned 30 along with his twin. He wrote his first check a few weeks ago, and required some assistance to do that!

Will coins go extinct before the paper money, or will they go together.  I cannot imagine a cashless society, but it could happen before my demise.

Do coins interest you? If you see a penny on the ground, do you pick it up?
Nite Shipslog


Mevely317 said...

My dad was somewhat fascinated by coins in the 60's ... but nothing really came of it that I can recall. Yes, looking for the date and Mint was a regular pastime, I'd forgotten! (Shoot, anymore my eyesight requires a magnifying glass.)

Yep. Come to think of it, I think we are well on the way to being 'cash-less.' Both DH and I carried cash on vacation last month and came back with 99% of it unspent. I've not given it much thought, but suspect credit cards (not debit) are safer.

Have a beautiful day!

Rick Watson said...

I have a sack full of old coins that I've had for years. I have a silver dollar that I won in a baby beauty contest. My mom kept it for me and gave it to me before she died.
I have coins I brought home from Panama and some we picked up in Ireland when we traveled there.
Also, I never pass up a coin on the sidewalk.

shirl72 said...

There was a program on TV asking the kids who's name was on the 1/2 dollar.
I thought for a minute and said I don't think I know. So I got my purse and see if I had some change hoping I had a 25 piece. I think it was Jefferson
is that right? I don't have any old coins... The same face is on the dime looks like the same face on the nickel. It is OK who Face is there I know how to spend the money. spend spend spend

Paula said...

Yep I do pick a penny up. In fact yesterday at Whataburger I picked up a shiny one off the floor and handed it to John and said "Good Luck". He put it in his pocket too.


i would hate to think we become a cashless society. but if my husband is an example we will. he alwys uses his credit card, never cash for even the smallest purchases. me on the other hand pays cash.

betty said...

We have coins here from other countries from when hubby's dad was in the Navy. We have lots of other coins too; not sure of their value other than their "face" value. It can be fun to look at them. I had an aunt who on our birthdays would try to give us a penny, nickel, dime, and quarter from our birth year. I'm sure she kept track of what she needed for all her nieces and nephews through the year as she got coins back in change, etc.

We rarely use cash here. Hubby's place of work doesn't have an automatic withdrawal type of thing from his paycheck for the cafeteria so he pays cash for food purchased there. Its so bad about not having much cash on us that when we walk by some group selling candy or Girl Scout cookies during their season that I have to ask hubby if he has cash on him before I say I'll buy something.

I can see us some time down the lane be charged a fee for using cash.


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I always pick up a coin when I see it on the ground, although they say you should only pick up the ones with heads up. Times are changing and more and more is done on the internet. I wouldn't really ever need to carry cash, but I do and prefer making what payments I can that way. Sometimes like you we don't always have the internet to rely on. Your habit of gifting a coin to the young ones is to be admired. Enjoyed your facts today.

Dar said...

Bill has at least 25 silver dollars, I have one from my birth year as well as a couple others, several $2 dollar bills, silver certificates, a black nickel, and a lot of foreign money, including money used only in the military to buy food and clothes, laundry supplies, etc. You know what I mean. Anyway, it will be a sad day when the ' real thing ' is gone for good. I'm glad our grandkids all collect coins and paper money. I'm afraid it will become a thing of the past someday. You're awesome, sharing your gold money with the kids. They must love it.
love n' hugs from up north where the weather finally feels like summer.

Lisa said...

I always pick up pennies I find. I didnt used too but when I see a piece of copper on the ground with the words "In God We Trust", I cant pass it by as it reminds me whose in charge.

A penny for your thoughts