Hey, I actually got something strange in change..

Hey, I actually got something strange in change..

Post by Harv Lase » Wed, 16 Jan 2002 04:30:10



A 1966 Panamanian Balboa, given in change to me the past few days.. maybe F
or VF.. I found it in my pocket while emptying it.  These are made by the
U.S. Mint on regular Quarter planchets aren't they?  Funny how it got this
far without anyone noticing it.. Washington's wig and a Conquistador Helmet
really don't resemble each other all THAT much ;) ..

Harv

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Post by John Maso » Wed, 16 Jan 2002 04:55:40


Harv,.

I used to own laundry stores and had a real problem with this particular coin
in my machines. They are so exact to an American Quarter that they will work in
a pay phone. I still have probably 3-4 rolls of them somewhere in one of my
coin boxes. Maybe I should start using the pay phones a lot more huh? Only
kidding if any Fed's are monitoring this NG.....<G>

John

Quote:

> A 1966 Panamanian Balboa, given in change to me the past few days.. maybe F
> or VF.. I found it in my pocket while emptying it.  These are made by the
> U.S. Mint on regular Quarter planchets aren't they?  Funny how it got this
> far without anyone noticing it.. Washington's wig and a Conquistador Helmet
> really don't resemble each other all THAT much ;) ..

> Harv

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Post by John Baumga » Wed, 16 Jan 2002 07:03:08


Quote:

> Harv,.

> I used to own laundry stores and had a real problem with this particular coin
> in my machines. They are so exact to an American Quarter that they will work in
> a pay phone. I still have probably 3-4 rolls of them somewhere in one of my
> coin boxes. Maybe I should start using the pay phones a lot more huh? Only
> kidding if any Fed's are monitoring this NG.....<G>

Howabout toll roads? :)  Way back in the late 70s, my dad worked for
the phone company and they'd get lots of Mexican 5c, and assorted
Australian, NZ, Singapore, Fiji, and I'm sure other south Pacific 1c
coins used as dimes.  The Mexican 10c and Japanese 10 Yen showed up as
quarters.  No Canadian stuff, though.  The phones were fitted with a
magnetic device that blocked the coin slot if one attempted to insert
a Canadian coin.  I'd have to assume that payphones and most other
coin-operated devices are much more discriminating now, but I'm sure
that there are change counters and sorters that date back to the 70s
that are still in use here and there.  As recently as about 5 years
ago, there was a guy where I work that would get German 1 Pfennig
coins to use in certain CTA turnstyles in Chicago.

John Baumgart

 
 
 

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Post by TCP » Wed, 16 Jan 2002 09:27:32


: A 1966 Panamanian Balboa, given in change to me the past few days.. maybe F
: or VF.. I found it in my pocket while emptying it.  These are made by the
: U.S. Mint on regular Quarter planchets aren't they?  Funny how it got this
: far without anyone noticing it.. Washington's wig and a Conquistador Helmet
: really don't resemble each other all THAT much ;) ..

I have a friend whose mother lives in Panama.  On one of the mother's
norteamericano visits, she surprised me with Balboa coins of 1, 5, 10, and
25 denominations.  (Yes, their coins are similar to ours by design.)

Made me wonder, do they have a "noncirculating" 50-balboa coin analagous
to out half dollar?

 
 
 

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Post by Stujo » Wed, 16 Jan 2002 09:42:06



Quote:

> : A 1966 Panamanian Balboa, given in change to me the past few days.. maybe F
> : or VF.. I found it in my pocket while emptying it.  These are made by the
> : U.S. Mint on regular Quarter planchets aren't they?  Funny how it got this
> : far without anyone noticing it.. Washington's wig and a Conquistador Helmet
> : really don't resemble each other all THAT much ;) ..

> I have a friend whose mother lives in Panama.  On one of the mother's
> norteamericano visits, she surprised me with Balboa coins of 1, 5, 10, and
> 25 denominations.  (Yes, their coins are similar to ours by design.)

> Made me wonder, do they have a "noncirculating" 50-balboa coin analagous
> to out half dollar?

I don't know whether it circulates or if it is still minted but my
1966 set contains a 40% silver half Balboa (My SCWC says they went to
clad ones in 1973) as well as a 90% silver One Balboa. Mine is a
proof set but Unc versions of both were made in 1966.

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Post by Michael G. Koerne » Wed, 16 Jan 2002 10:03:17


Quote:

> Harv,.

> I used to own laundry stores and had a real problem with this particular coin
> in my machines. They are so exact to an American Quarter that they will work in
> a pay phone. I still have probably 3-4 rolls of them somewhere in one of my
> coin boxes. Maybe I should start using the pay phones a lot more huh? Only
> kidding if any Fed's are monitoring this NG.....<G>

> John


> > A 1966 Panamanian Balboa, given in change to me the past few days.. maybe F
> > or VF.. I found it in my pocket while emptying it.  These are made by the
> > U.S. Mint on regular Quarter planchets aren't they?  Funny how it got this
> > far without anyone noticing it.. Washington's wig and a Conquistador Helmet
> > really don't resemble each other all THAT much ;) ..

I once got a Panamanian 'Decimo de Balboa' at work about 12 years ago.
Other than for the heads and tails designs, it was a USA Dime (10
piece).  Panama uses the USA Dollar as their money, BTW.

IMHO, they relate to USA Dimes and Quarters sort of like the Euro coins
of one country relate to another.

---------

On that thought, perhaps ALL of the countries that use the USA Dollar as
their local scrip (*INCLUDING* the USA) could do their coins on a Euro
model, with a design 'common' to all of the countries on one side and
'national' designs of the issuing countries on the other.

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Post by Alan & Erin William » Wed, 16 Jan 2002 13:53:32


Quote:

> Harv,.

> I used to own laundry stores and had a real problem with this particular coin
> in my machines. They are so exact to an American Quarter that they will work in
> a pay phone. I still have probably 3-4 rolls of them somewhere in one of my
> coin boxes. Maybe I should start using the pay phones a lot more huh? Only
> kidding if any Fed's are monitoring this NG.....<G>

> John


> > A 1966 Panamanian Balboa, given in change to me the past few days.. maybe F
> > or VF.. I found it in my pocket while emptying it.  These are made by the
> > U.S. Mint on regular Quarter planchets aren't they?  Funny how it got this
> > far without anyone noticing it.. Washington's wig and a Conquistador Helmet
> > really don't resemble each other all THAT much ;) ..

> > Harv

Interesting and intriguing.  44 Years old and I've never gotten anything that
'***' in a transaction and of course I always look, I'm a coin freak....he he
he    hey man... he he got any...got any...got any Wheats?/? hu hu hu

Alan

 
 
 

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Post by Coin Sav » Wed, 16 Jan 2002 14:46:03


Quote:
>From: TCP tcp
>Balboa coins of 1, 5, 10, and 25 denominations Made me wonder, do they have a

"noncirculating" 50-balboa coin analagous to out half dollar?  >

I believe they do ... and, it circulates IIRC.

Coin Saver

 
 
 

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Post by John Maso » Thu, 17 Jan 2002 00:18:54


Micheal,

Yeah if they all had the same value there wouldn't be a problem. But what happened to
me was a person would get a load of clothes washed for coins with a value of .05 and
I was loosing .70 every load. So it would take me 3 load of clothes to make up just
for the lose of the one load. Now you figure somebody comes in once a week and does
5-6 loads of clothes, now I have a real problem. Multiply that by all his friends and
then I have a major headache. In the end I had to covert 3 of my stores to a system
of tokens. Where a person would use my money machine to get my specific tickets that
would only work in my machines. Cost me a lot of money for the upgrade, but in the
long run, well you understand. I hate to say this, and will probably sound
discriminatory, but it definitely was the lower class minorities that were tasking
advantage of this system, especially Latins.........sorry to any latin descent person
here, don't mean to be rude, but that's just the way it was. I sold them all about 7
years ago, and don't have the headaches anymore.

IMHO, they relate to USA Dimes and Quarters sort of like the Euro coinsof one country
relate to another.

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Post by Steve Gran » Thu, 17 Jan 2002 01:44:03



Quote:

> it definitely was the lower class minorities that were tasking
> advantage of this system, especially Latins

The machines in my apartment building used to be even less reliable than
they are now, eating quarters very aggressively.

My friend Marty, who used to run a laundromat, used to get Dominican
"quarters," which I would buy from him & use.

I'm a low-class guy, although probably not anybody's idea of lower class :)
Definitely not Latin, though.

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Post by Harv Lase » Thu, 17 Jan 2002 01:44:38




Quote:

> > Harv,.

> > I used to own laundry stores and had a real problem with this particular
coin
> > in my machines. They are so exact to an American Quarter that they will
work in
> > a pay phone. I still have probably 3-4 rolls of them somewhere in one of
my
> > coin boxes. Maybe I should start using the pay phones a lot more huh?
Only
> > kidding if any Fed's are monitoring this NG.....<G>

> > John


> > > A 1966 Panamanian Balboa, given in change to me the past few days..
maybe F
> > > or VF.. I found it in my pocket while emptying it.  These are made by
the
> > > U.S. Mint on regular Quarter planchets aren't they?  Funny how it got
this
> > > far without anyone noticing it.. Washington's wig and a Conquistador
Helmet
> > > really don't resemble each other all THAT much ;) ..

> > > Harv

> Interesting and intriguing.  44 Years old and I've never gotten anything
that
> '***' in a transaction and of course I always look, I'm a coin
freak....he he
> he    hey man... he he got any...got any...got any Wheats?/? hu hu hu

> Alan

Actually, yah, I do. I've got a ten pound box fulla wheats as the result of
picking through a bunch of "unsearched since Dinosaurs roamed the Earth"
eBay auction wins from a couple years ago. They've been searched. By me.
Want'em?  If there was something as *** as a 1917 Doubled Die that
slipped past me because my eyes weren't good enough to make it out, or the
coin(s) were worn down so far that you couldn't tell they were DDd anymore,
then maybe treasure lurks within that box, Matey, har har har..  I guarantee
you can pull at least one or two rolls of 1919 Wheats outta that box..
probably 1/3 of it is pre 1936..

Make me an offer I can't refuse..

Harv

 
 
 

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Post by Padraic Brow » Thu, 17 Jan 2002 06:52:22



Quote:
>>From: TCP tcp
>>Balboa coins of 1, 5, 10, and 25 denominations Made me wonder, do they have a
> "noncirculating" 50-balboa coin analagous to out half dollar?  >
> I believe they do ... and, it circulates IIRC.

I have one from 1980 - it's circulated.

Quote:
> Coin Saver

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Post by Michael G. Koerne » Thu, 17 Jan 2002 07:23:27


Quote:

> Micheal,

> Yeah if they all had the same value there wouldn't be a problem. But what happened to
> me was a person would get a load of clothes washed for coins with a value of .05 and
> I was loosing .70 every load. So it would take me 3 load of clothes to make up just
> for the lose of the one load. Now you figure somebody comes in once a week and does
> 5-6 loads of clothes, now I have a real problem. Multiply that by all his friends and
> then I have a major headache. In the end I had to covert 3 of my stores to a system
> of tokens. Where a person would use my money machine to get my specific tickets that
> would only work in my machines. Cost me a lot of money for the upgrade, but in the
> long run, well you understand. I hate to say this, and will probably sound
> discriminatory, but it definitely was the lower class minorities that were tasking
> advantage of this system, especially Latins.........sorry to any latin descent person
> here, don't mean to be rude, but that's just the way it was. I sold them all about 7
> years ago, and don't have the headaches anymore.


> IMHO, they relate to USA Dimes and Quarters sort of like the Euro coinsof one country
> relate to another.

I was referring to the Panamanian coins.  They circulate freely at
'par', side-by-side with regular USA coins in Panama.

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Post by Fred A. Murph » Thu, 17 Jan 2002 13:21:58



Quote:
> I have a friend whose mother lives in Panama.  On one of the mother's
> norteamericano visits, she surprised me with Balboa coins of 1, 5, 10, and

> 25 denominations.  (Yes, their coins are similar to ours by design.)

> Made me wonder, do they have a "noncirculating" 50-balboa coin analagous
> to out half dollar?

If you'll look closely, you'll find those coins are centesimos or fractional
Balboas (Medio = half, quarto = quarter, etc).  There are multiple Balboa
denominations but they are large silver pieces, or gold.

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Post by Padraic Brow » Fri, 18 Jan 2002 07:21:12



Quote:
> If you'll look closely, you'll find those coins are centesimos or fractional
> Balboas (Medio = half, quarto = quarter, etc).  There are multiple Balboa
> denominations but they are large silver pieces, or gold.

Or FRNs. ;)

Anyone know if US coins (incl. the brassbuck) circulate there?

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