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26 Aug

So what does the tooth fairy give out these days?

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The picture you see above is my 6-year-old daughter, Audrey. She's my oldest, and she has her first loose tooth. I'm expecting it to fall out in the next week or so. 


So, once that thing falls out and she puts it under her pillow, what should the tooth fairy (i.e. me!) leave in its place? I'd like to come up with something that won't end up getting spent when I'm not looking, so I've already ruled out an America the Beautiful quarter. I don't want to give her anything slabbed, either, since that just doesn't seem like the kind of thing the tooth fairy would do for her other friends (If I said "slabbed coin" to any of her friend's parents, they'd have no idea what I meant). 

So, what's a good coin that won't get spent, can serve as a longtime keepsake, and won't make her question why the tooth fairy gave her something completely different from what her friends receive? I'd love to hear your advice. 

Oh, and one more caveat -- she has a little brother who will lose his first tooth someday too, so I'm thinking it might be best to get two of the same item. It will save me from having to hear "but that's not fair" in a couple of years (I hear that a lot right now -- they're just at that age). 

Comments

coinsbygary

Level 4

You can't go wrong with classic silver! How bout a few Mercury Dimes, or maybe a Walking Liberty Half. If you go with Kennedy, how about a 1964 half-dollar? If you want something more modern how about some uncirculated coins from her birth year. Personally, if the tooth-fairy were to visit me I'd like the classic silver coins and you can bet that they wouldn't get spent. My daughter is much older (she'll be 30 this year) but I got a 2009 50th Anniversary of Barbie Tuvalu dollar coin to represent her in my collection. I don't know if your daughter likes playing with Barbies but my daughter just loved them. In the end, I'm sure you'll make the right choice. Would you let us know what you decide and how your daughter received it? Have fun and cherish the moments. Gary

VKurtB

Level 4

I'm still trying to figure out who my kid's bio-dad is, 'cuz compared to him, his mom and I were both beaten by an ugly stick.

VKurtB

Level 4

Hey Jake, your wife must be a stunner, 'cuz the kid's cute, and well....,,we've seen you. HAHAHAHA!

Jake Sherlock

Level 4

Kurt, as much as I'd like to tell her that at times, she is only 6. I'm waiting until she's at least 10 before she gets the Dreamcrusher treatment.

user_9998

Level 4

But in hindsight, she might spend it. Maybe one of those gold ones (roll eyes here)!

user_9998

Level 4

How 'bout a nice 1877 Indian Head Cent, or an 1804 Silver Dollar. Oh, wait... : ) A real idea: a nice Kennedy Half Dollar.

VKurtB

Level 4

You certainly can't go with Federal Reserve Notes, at least until after Pat Heller's promised imminent collapse of the U.S. Dollar has transpired. Then you can give them all you want, because they won't be spendable any more. (Geez, talk about "fairy tales"!!!) Can you pick up my derisive snicker on your PC's speakers?

VKurtB

Level 4

I guess going with "whoever told you life was fair ... LIED" is completely out of the question, huh?