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Old 02-27-2017, 05:49 PM   #31
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and yet the USA persists with $1 bills.... can we please enter the 21st century and shift to coins?
You might have missed the last election when "the overwhelming majority of american voters" (sic) decided the make america "great" again by jettisoning it into the 15th century where we will soon be blissfully free of those pesky encumbrances like reason or rational thinking.
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Old 02-27-2017, 07:13 PM   #32
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We should probably adopt a system of farthings, shillings, guineas etc to keep Juan Foreigner confused and unable to sneak our cash out to use abroad
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Old 02-27-2017, 07:54 PM   #33
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Yes, and adopt Whitworth measuring system to prevent manufacturing jobs from, from, from manufacturing.
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Old 02-27-2017, 08:59 PM   #34
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Lat's get Betsey on to edjumacating our chilldrin about it immedi8ly
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Old 03-02-2017, 03:51 PM   #35
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In Guernsey they still have 1 notes

I have one in my purse from when I went to see Carrot for the first time.


(assuming they haven't stopped using them in last five years)
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Old 03-02-2017, 06:42 PM   #36
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The USA still has $2 bills; but, they're in low production and seldom seen in circulation. That's why we still need $1 bills, so we can place our $2 bets all day long at the horse-racing track without tying up the line waiting for change. That many coins would be a drag.
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Old 03-02-2017, 09:31 PM   #37
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I get $100 worth of $2 bills at the bank. I usually have to wait 2 or 3 days for them. I read recently the original series which ended in 1966, won't pass the pen test all the stores use. The twos from 1976 up will.
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Old 03-02-2017, 09:40 PM   #38
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I tried to use a half dozen Sacajawea gold dollars at the farmer's market once and the guy didn't know what they were and wasn't sure they were US currency. He was really torn between not wanting to lose the sale, not wanting to be taken advantage of, and not wanting to look like an ignoramus. He reluctantly sold me the bread. A moment later his wife showed up, who knew me and the kids from their play group.

Her husband was visibly relieved that his wife knew me, he showed her the coins and sheepishly admitted that he had never seen them before, and asked her if she had. (still not 100% sure I wasn't a con artist) She rolled her eyes at him.
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Old 03-02-2017, 10:09 PM   #39
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y'know you're in trouble when SWRHEAY does it in front of other people.

poor bastard
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