I'm curious. Do you take the time to pickup a penny??
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I know years ago I wouldn't even waste my energy to bend over and pickup a cent. Now if I even see something that resembles a coin in any fashion, I'll pick it up. If it's too dirty to see dates, I'll take it home and magnify it the best I can to see what it is. Does anyone here do the same?

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NO :sorry:

 

Silver and gold Silver and gold ... "And thats the rest of the story"

 

 

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I always pick up change, regardless of denomination. For cents, if it is a wheatie, I have a bank made from an old PO box I put those in. If it is a pre-1982 Memorial cent, then I put them in tubes--except for the S mint which are saved separately. The rest gets dumped into an old pitcher on my dresser. When the pitcher fills up, I take it to a local bank and dump everything in the coin counting machine. After I remove $50 of those proceeds (dinner out for me and the wife), the balance goes to charity--usually around $175.

 

I sometimes trade the late 60s early 70s S mints for wheaties to fill up folders. Nowadays, I am using the trades to fill up new coin boards. It's just fun!!

 

Scott :hi:

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The best places to find change on the ground in my area are convenience stores with or without an automated carwash. If it doesn't have a car wash, you can usually find change along the side of the building where day laborers pitch pennies at lunchtime. If it does have a carwash, the best place to look is near the vacuum and/or trashcan.

 

Once when Mom and I were returning from a trip near Orlando, we stopped at a convenience store/gas station with a car wash. Next to the vacuum was a semi-planted plot of dirt. Mom and I found $2.98 in cents, nickels and dimes.

 

I'll even pick them up if they are in the street as long as the light isn't green.

 

Chris

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I stop and pick up every coin I see!! The wife thinks I'm insane.

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I grab every coin that I see.

 

 

I usually go to the bank and get 5 rolls of pennies each week.

I have 9 lincoln coin albums that I am working on for all of the

kids in the family this christmas. Last year I gave them all

Jefferson nickel folders with all of the coins filled from 1962 to

present. They all really like the folders so I decided to do it again

this year.

 

While searching the pennies rolls I often find about 10-15 wheaties

and I found one 1945-D Dime. I don't know how it got in the penny

roll but I will take it.

 

Happy Hunting!! (:

 

 

 

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If heads show...yes (good luck) :grin:

 

tails...no (bad luck) :cry:

 

nickels, dimes and quarters are fair game.

 

Only time I ever picked up a 50 cent piece was the time after the carnavel left and we kids were scrounging for change.

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I pick up all the coins I see. If someone wants to give me something of value for free, I'll take it no matter how small it is.

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You never know when an '83 DDR will turn up on the sidewalk!

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If I'm just taking a nice comfortable walk, yes, definitely, everytime.

 

If I'm moving at a fast walk with my 20 lb backpack on trying to get to class and I'd have to bleed a lot of momentum in order to stop, no. If I'm in a crowded area and it would disrupt traffic flow for me to stop, no.

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If I'm just taking a nice comfortable walk, yes, definitely, everytime.

 

If I'm moving at a fast walk with my 20 lb backpack on trying to get to class and I'd have to bleed a lot of momentum in order to stop, no. If I'm in a crowded area and it would disrupt traffic flow for me to stop, no.

 

Safety First!! lol

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No. I don't bend over for anything less than a nickel.

 

If you think about it, it takes about 3 seconds to bend over and pick up a penny. That works out to about $12 an hour, averaged out. If you value your time at more than $12 an hour, its not worth it to pick up a penny.

 

For a funny pseudo-scientific satire on the penny picking problem, see this link

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No. I don't bend over for anything less than a nickel.

 

If you think about it, it takes about 3 seconds to bend over and pick up a penny. That works out to about $12 an hour, averaged out. If you value your time at more than $12 an hour, its not worth it to pick up a penny.

 

For a funny pseudo-scientific satire on the penny picking problem, see this link

 

I wonder how many of my tax pennies it took to come up with all that logic. That's too funny Physics! (thumbs u

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If I'm just taking a nice comfortable walk, yes, definitely, everytime.

 

If I'm moving at a fast walk with my 20 lb backpack on trying to get to class and I'd have to bleed a lot of momentum in order to stop, no. If I'm in a crowded area and it would disrupt traffic flow for me to stop, no.

 

I'm with him. I'm not going to pick up a coin in the crowded hallways at school. ;)

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wish I could pick up 20 penny's per minute but my back NO WAY now i could make a pole with a carbide point and stab 20 per minute maybe ?

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wish I could pick up 20 penny's per minute but my back NO WAY now i could make a pole with a carbide point and stab 20 per minute maybe ?

bad idea if i started with penny's on the street who knows where that would take me and when you take off for viagra payments what would I have left

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I picked up one this afternoon while touring Bellingrath Gardens near Mobile, AL. - a '64D in XF. :)

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Yes. Its mony and its free. I once heard why look up in the clouds, the money is there on the street.

 

 

Its harded now with my bum legs, but I manage or have the wife or kid do it.

 

 

Never understood the whole, why bother thing, ITS MONEY!!!

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I wish I seen some of that laying on a sidewalk Mike!!!

 

Aint worth my back pain .. I do however point it out to a YN :)

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You would be surprised what you find on a boat ramp. :insane:

 

We are talking about MONEY not Women :):makepoint:

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You would be surprised what you find on a boat ramp. :insane:

 

We are talking about MONEY not Women :):makepoint:

 

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There was a news crew that placed 50 shiny, mint-fresh pennies on a city street, then filmed it. After one hour, only one person, a tourist, had bent down to pick up a penny.

 

Says something.

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