On 24 Oct (a Wednesday in 2012) around 1258 hours, tian did utter:
Our currency is fractal - ie, the denominations are always 1,2,5,
> >I had a mild obsession with moneyboxes as a kid - the adult echo of
> Fascinating. We don't have 20c coins here. The 50c coin exists but not
regardless if you're talking in cents, tens of cents, hundreds of cents,
thousands of cents... 10,000 cents ($100) is the current max. The only
places that currently down is that we got rid of 1 and 2c coins many years
My theory as to the relative non-use of the US 50c coin is that it's
> Many years ago I would put the change that was inGold coins ($1 and $2) stay in my coin purse. Silver shrapnel
> my pocket when I got home in a peanut butter jar. The jar was full when
> I went through a period of unemployment. One of the things I found out
> was that retailers rebel when you try and use lots of small change to
> buy anything. Since then I've carried a coin purse and recycled change
> as fast as it came in. That means no emergency stash, but oh well...
(5,10,20,50) all go into moneyboxes at home. At one point I had a jar of
20c in the freezer - it was "cold hard cash". When I added a second jar,
that was "frozen assets". By the time I got to a third jar, I decided to
abandon that... :)
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