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15 Sep 2014

You know you're truly a coin nerd when...

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You know you're truly a coin nerd when...


...you cringe and feel forced to correct anyone who calls cents, "pennies" (US coinage.)

...you look for better stuff for your collection - in the collection plate at church!

...you willingly spend a Saturday night looking through a $25 bank-sealed box of circulated pennies (or is it pronounced, cents?!)

...you don't realize the increasingly angry stares from people as you carefully check for star notes when you get your change back in the line at McDonalds.

...a "trip to the bank" usually means you are not just going to the ATM for some quick cash.


(Feel free to come up with any/many more!!)

Comments

iccoins

Level 4

When you see a spot on the sidewalk, get really excited and run to it, then realize...it's just a piece of gum stuck to the sidewalk.

When you look inside the donation box for Dollar General. I actually saw a couple silver quarters, a buffalo nickel, and a few wheaties. Too bad they don't let you exchange for them.

Mike

Level 7

When someone ask you what is a steel cent made of.

Mike

Level 7

Four year old blog are we that bad?

Mike

Level 7

No just some people who want points. This is a great blog I even contributed to it but I won't do it again to nd old one. This is an exception.

Jonas's Coins

Level 5

Yes

CoinLady

Level 6

When you cringe when people call the Pres coins "gold dollars."

Jonas's Coins

Level 5

When you cringe when people say $2 bills are rare.

Mike

Level 7

September now I know I have some type of problem .

user_7180

Level 5

These are to funny. LOL!!!!

ShriekenGriffon

Level 5

when you ask your mom right after a ttransaction at a store to look at her change when you get money in the mail from your grandma and ask to look at your siblings' bills for rare serial numbers when you hav a handmade cigar box from the Dominican Republic filled with 18 rolls ( 900 cents, $9) and counting of copper "pennies"

Kellen

Level 5

When you think that the letter S means San Francisco.

user_5225

Level 5

When you look for coins on the street.

Jonas's Coins

Level 5

I definetly do that

Dollar Guy

Level 5

"We are leaving for another trip, this time you will not stop an ask every merchant on the strasse if there is another elongating machine in the area, can't we enjoy a few days of scenery and pleasant dining?" That is what I was greeted with this morning when we dragged out the suitcases for our ten day trip. Maybe I should not have gotten almost 25 elongated cents in Germany and France last August and November that infuriated her no end.

Dollar Guy

Level 5

My best one from my wife was "Rick, our guest bedroom is not a display case for your junk!" (my coin display for the next coin show exhibit) Also there is where I have put up on the wall things that are "test displayed " but have now become permanent. She also said 'we' are not going coin shop hunting again this time when we go a trip.

user_6683

Level 4

When you see someone paying with and old bill and you rush to prevent the transaction, so you can get it not the cashier.

BossX

Level 5

When your mother says "You paid how much for a nickel?!'' (this has happened to me a few times)

Numinerd9

Level 5

"When your mother says "You paid how much for a nickel?!'' (this has happened to me a few times) " Man, Razar, I thought that only happened to me when I was a kid! And if I had a nickel for every time my parents said that to me, I'd have a huge sack of nickels by now. That reminds me - you know you're truly a coin nerd when your non-collector father repeatedly tells you while growing up that you can't eat coins, can't live in a house made of coins, or drive a car made of coins... ...at least until it's years later and you wind up realizing some nice profits on stuff you'd collected for a while that you decide you don't really need anymore - that's when I had to take the old man out to dinner, and upon his first bite, I just had to let him know that he was able to eat that dinner because of my coins - so I had to prove that yes, you can "eat coins" for dinner, and that sometimes when people are shocked by your collecting habits, just think to yourself, "maybe I'm the one who's right, and they're wrong!" Ah, sweet redemption!!

Dollar Guy

Level 5

I thnk its when your wife refers to the room with coins laid out on the spare bed and also on the carboard cover laying over the open top of the baby crib in the same room covered with the latest acquisitions as the "Dingy Coin Corner."

numi613

Level 4

When you see a friend holding a bill you run over hoping to find an older bill or a star note.

CMCC

Level 5

...when you find yourself looking on cement and around picnic tables for change.

Mr. Wheatie

Level 5

when the bank refuses to sell you any more rolls. every penny roll in town has your initials on them. the Vault keeper is out every time your at the bank even though the person in front of you and behind you were able to talk to do business requiring the vault keeper.

Numinerd9

Level 5

...the vault manager at the bank runs and hides (and probably cries) when they see you walk thru the door... ...with a $500 face value box of non-silver half dollars you've already picked through. ....when you bring uncut sheets of currency to dinner at a restaurant, and cut out the amount you want to leave with a pair of scissors right there at the table. ..you realize you have a habit of sneaking a peek at cash register drawers to see if there are any Ike Dollars you might be able to get at face value (or even older silver dollars or halves!) ...you get busted for trying to trade your post-1982 cents for the pre-1982 cents lying in the "Take-a-penny, Leave-a-penny" tray at the convenience store. ...you hand out wheat cents for Halloween instead of candy.

Kepi

Level 6

When you walk into your bank and the teller already has a "special" box of pennies/ cents on the counter for you.

Washlady

Level 2

"Bust Coinage" presents a potential threat to your marriage :)

Cassie

Level 4

You know you are a NEW numi nerd when...... you walk with your friends, see a circular spot on the ground, DART DOWN thinking it is a coin! "oh I work at a money museum, that's all"

BossX

Level 5

When you pick thru coins in a fountain.

user_9998

Level 5

When you look for errors in your chocolate coins.

Jonas's Coins

Level 5

I do That

Longstrider

Level 6

When you are so happy that the Coinstar machine at one bank doesn't charge to count the cents you got from a bank box at a different bank. No more rolling!

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