On Thu, 28 Aug 2003 14:38:36 GMT, Alan & Erin Williams
>> On Thu, 28 Aug 2003 14:30:04 GMT, Alan & Erin Williams
>> >> The "new" dollar coin?
>> >That's a definite candidate. Like the Bicentennial $2 note, it was
>> >released and vanished. I spend my Sacabucks, but many times when I do,
>> >the cashier asks "Do you really want to use this?" as though I had just
>> >handed him a $20 Gold Piece. ;-/
>> >Even the SBAs I get from 'Post Office Slot Machines' are greeted that
>> >way...as though I need to make a keepsake of a circulated 1979 SBA!
>> >I think that many households intentionally hoard the Sacabuck.
>> >'papoose pile'
>> Kennedy halves. Most people seem to think they stopped making them in the 1960's
>> and everybody seems to think they're all silver.
>They didn't? They're not?? ;-)
>I didn't consider the Half Dollar, and I'm willing to bet most people
>don;t either. It's the one coin most likely to be rejected by cashiers
>as 'not legal tender' in my experience. There are obviously great
>vanished piles of these since they do not circulate, stores do not give
>them as change, typically. But I think those piles are at the Federal
>Reserve and My Local Bank's vault.
>In a house to house search, I'd bet on the Half to finish near the
>bottom in both total numbers and percentage of households.
Maybe I was confused by the massive pile of kennedy halves I just found. That
pile was likely started by my parents and I got it amongst other things when my
Mom died. Just kinda sat in the box for the last 10 years or so. Fwiw, out of
200 halves there were two 1964's and ten dated before 1968. Almost all of the
hord was 1968 or 1969.
Bruce (Tip money)