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Spare some change? 4

Today I spent the better part of my day sorting and rolling years of coins I’ve been saving in a “piggy bank”. My plan was always to use this change to pay for a flight to Europe or a flight to Asia.

Well I figured that money is probably better off in a real bank so I can start earning a little bit of interest, so I decided to roll it all up today. Here are the results:

Pennies (1 cent) – 2650 x $0.01 = $26.50
Nickels (5 cents) – 686 x $0.05 = $34.30
Dimes (10 cents) – 1268 x $0.10 = $126.80
Quarters (25 cents) – 1100 x $0.25 = $275.00
Loonies (1 dollar) – 217 x $1.00 = $217.00
Toonies (2 dollars) – 129 x $2.00 = $258.00

Grand total: $937.60 (If you’re thinking about robbing me on my way to work tomorrow, good luck. I’ll just whack you with the 50 pound bag of change) 😉 See below for some pictures.

On a separate note, I was playing paintball yesterday and as I was crawling on my stomach on the ground to avoid being hit, I accidentally pulled the trigger and unloaded 4 rounds of paint balls on Stu’s ass at point blank. He was only 8 feet in front of me, also laying on his stomach, so it must have hurt like a son of a bitch. I felt bad for the poor fellow; wish I could somehow make it up to him.





4 thoughts on “Spare some change?

  1. iBrett Oct 23,2006 12:47 pm

    Wow. That’s an impressive display of coinage. I always find that rolling change is like stumbling upon money that wasn’t yours in the first place. I deposit my coins in my piggy bank, and then I roll them every few months. Usually I roll about $30 to $40, which I turn into real (or paper) currency and enjoy a bit of extra spending money that week.

    Your plan, to save for a flight to Europe, is a much better idea, and it has obviously beared more fruit. Good luck hauling that heavy bag to the bank tomorrow.

    Nice bar and sofa, btw.

  2. Jay Oct 25,2006 11:04 am

    How many hours did it take you to roll all of that? I used to roll coin every few months but I hate the dirty feeling my hands always got. Now I just dump my coins on the floor of the car, and away we go.

  3. Jim Oct 25,2006 1:43 pm

    Jay, it took me several hours. I’m thinking it probably took a total of about 6 hours. I washed my hands about 50 times during that 6 hours, my fingers became black very quickly, it’s pretty gross. Maybe that’s why I waited so long to do it 😉

  4. Anonymous Oct 26,2006 5:27 pm

    Hey that’s my change!!!!

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