Adventures of a Modern Day, Middle-Aged Hero, on the Glory Road(to family security)



One of my tasks for Saturday involved swinging through Safeway and cashing in our coins that had been rounded up around the house.  I won't even begin to try to guess the weight of our collected coins, but I DO know it was over 2 quarts worth of coins. 

Now, the hardcore money savers out there are going to flinch over this, but I'm not ashamed to admit that I pay the 9.8% fee to use the Coin Star machine at the store.  I just don't consider it worth my effort to cash coins in on my own.

One of the entertaining things about using the Coinstar machine is trying to convince the machine to take every coin, which can sometimes mean feeding the rejected coin through 3 or 4 times before giving up. 

Saturday, I had one dime sized coin that out stubborned me, forcing me to take a closer look at it, and boy, am I glad I did. 

Obviously upon closer examination, it was easy to tell that the coin was Canadian...a common enough find up here in this border state.  What was tougher to figure out is who the joker was on the other side of the coin...it certainly wasn't Queen Elisabeth.  Instead, it was King George VI, because the coin was 1952.  That means it wasn't just any dime, but rather an 80% SILVER dime, having a value of roughly $2...

I am SOOOOOO ready for the zombies....

1 comment:

  1. Our credit union charges 0% if deposited in your account. Great deal.