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January 16th, 2020 at 09:57 pm

Drum roll please... that's the big total of the pennies I just counted. We will be taking them to the credit union at some point and stashing them in the vacation fund.

On its own, it wouldn't take us very far, but little drips and drabs all add up. I did find three wheat pennies in the total and I looked them up. They might be worth a little more than face value and you can bet I'll be walking over to the pawn shop when we go someplace near it for something else and see what they give me. I won't be making a separate trip, but hey, even if they give us 15 cents for each one, that's a pretty decent return. I looked them up on line and they said 15 cents to $4. I figure the $4 is for mint condition. Believe me, they are not mint condition. This is not included in the total.

I remember reading stories where people would save their change for years and then make a big purchase. I remember locally one guy bought his new pick up truck with quarters...he had them saved in buckets at home. Now days, I'd be afraid to keep that kind of money at home sitting out. People tend to think it is OK to break in and steal stuff, although lugging around buckets of quarters wouldn't be easy. Perhaps that's a deterrent.

I realize most of society prefers using credit cards and their phones for purchasing stuff. I bought a prescription today and my copay was $6.01. I paid cash simply because I didn't want to put that on my credit card. Guess I'm old fashioned.

As I was sitting there putting the pennies in stacks of ten, I thought most kids won't have the pleasure of counting out pennies, estimating how much they have before, and realizing what they counted. This amount isn't going to make or break us, but it is just a simple way to save a few bucks here and there and then put it in a designated account.

We are fortunate to have a credit union that accepts coins. We don't have to roll them, just bring them in. I guess I'm weird because I want an idea of how much we have.

After all, Ben Franklin would be proud of us.

7 Responses to “$7.16”

  1. Carol Says:

    My like of pennies needs to be dealt with-- you are insuring me.

  2. Carol Says:

    Yikes, that got really changed. It should be "pile" and " inspiring ."

  3. rob62521 Says:

    Gotta love "autocorrect"...not. Smile Have fun counting, Carol.

  4. Wink Says:

    I have a big jar of pennies I need to cash in. I just can't get motivated to do it!

  5. Butterscotch Says:

    Oh no! Have you experienced break-ins and theft in your home? How awful!

  6. mumof2 Says:

    Over here we no longer have pennies haven't for years so the smallest we have is 5c....I keep a jar with all my change and put it in the bank when it is full but I have everything from 5c to $2 it adds up

  7. Bluebird Says:

    Several times a year we roll our coins and my boys help, they're now 14 and 13! And we each guess how much is in the jar before rolling 😂

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