Chump Change

No, Uncle Sam, none of this is taxable…

After three years of filling cups up with all of my spare change, I finally decided today that enough was enough.  The coins had to go.  And go they went…

I’d already consolidated several large soda cups into the one gallon ice cream bucket and stowed it away in my closet.  I took the two cups that were now overflowing on my nightstand and dumped them each into two plastic containers like what you’d put Christmas cookies in.  I hefted all of that coinage into my bank this morning and cashed that shit in.

How much had I nickel and dimed myself for, you might ask?  Well……. take a guess.  Seriously, in the comments below.

Thursday, when I post my Share Your World answers that I’d normally run today, I’ll announce what that two tons of metal added up to.  Whoever comes closest to the total (in absolute terms…. in other words, this isn’t The Price Is Right, so going over is just as good as being under) will get the opportunity to prompt one of my future posts.  Yes, I’ll post about whatever you want me to…

Unless it has something to do with Justin Bieber.

For my international readers, the buckets contain only quarters (25 cents), dimes (10 cents), nickels (5 cents) and pennies (1 cent)..


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33 Responses to Chump Change

  1. Okay, I’ll give a guess. In the past six months I’ve taken two zip loc baggies (gallon size) of coins to the bank, and the first time I garnered myself $150, the second I garnered $85.10; and my containers were a LOT smaller than what you show in your picture. I’m going to guess $800. At least.

  2. That’s a nice stash. $752.

  3. draliman says:

    I’m assuming in the picture the silver coins are worth more than the copper coins and the bigger silver coins are the “quarters”?
    In which case USD 127.47. On the nose.

    • American coins are weird in that the sizes don’t quite match up with the denominations. The quarters are the largest of the four, just barely longer in diameter than the nickel. And our dimes are smaller than the pennies.

      As for your guess…… well, you never know.

  4. draliman says:

    I’ve just looked at other people’s answers and feel I may have undershot.
    USD 15,365.98. On the nose.

  5. My son and his partner call that change “the dinner out” fund. When there’s enough money, they go out somewhere they usually can’t afford. We never have any change because we pay for almost everything except newspapers with our bank card. I never have any money in my wallet.

  6. Merbear74 says:

    I’ll guess $1,997.00.

  7. franhunne4u says:

    305.27 And yes, we are talking US-Dollars, not Euros.

  8. Arlene says:

    Check, Please! Pay to the Order of: Our Retired Life $953.53 April 10, 2019
    Nine Hundred fifty three dollars and 53 cents.

    MEMO: Contest Winner Signed: Evil Squirrel

  9. we say $$ 887… guess what happened once to the mama? she brought a big bag with 1 cent shrapnell to the bank… it was something around 20 euros… and this a-hats kept 3.50 for the effort!!!! scandalous! moneeh -sharks!

    • I thought my bank might charge for it too since I know they used to have a fee for coin counting even for people with an account. Thankfully, my bank is slightly less evil than most banks…

  10. Hmm…….I say $521.37. More or less……….HAHAHA

    Pam and Teddy

  11. ghostmmnc says:

    We do save up coins and cash them in sometimes. They usually add up to more than you think. Yay!
    For my guess I’m going with today’s date (that I’m seeing your post) which is 4/10/19 … so $410.19. 🙂

  12. I’m never good at guessing these kinds of things. But I am certain you got some serious bag of dough after the exchange. Minus bank fees of course. 💰

    • Trisha says:

      I was going to guess but then I realized I’m so behind in reading that you’ve probably already posted the answer. I don’t know what’s wrong with me. I can’t keep up with anything these days!

      • Yeah, I posted the answer Thursday. It’s alright, I’m glad you’re still able to come around sometimes! I hope it has nothing to do with all of the evil nightmares my gang has given you over the years…

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