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This is a discussion on Coins within the Economic, Precious Metals, Investing, Finance forums, part of the General Discussion category; I have a 5 gallon bucket I've been tossing change into for over 20 years. It's almost full...I can't lift it anymore. Can you think ...

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    I have a 5 gallon bucket I've been tossing change into for over 20 years.

    It's almost full...I can't lift it anymore.

    Can you think of a use for all these pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters for a post SHTF situation?

    It comes in real handy for a poker game...But I'm wondering if I should continue saving them or cash them in.
    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

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    Cash em in while still worth something! Maybe save the copper coins and the rare but still occasionally happening silver coin.
    Check the dates on everything!
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    No silver or collectables..I checked.

    But boy...if I needed copper 2 years after TSHTF, it would be great to still have my nickels!
    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

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    If you reload you can use the dimes in your shotgun. Billy the kid shot the town marshal with a couple of 9 dime loads when he was busting out of jail and he said it was the best buck eighty he ever spent
    We don't rent pigs

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    Turn the useless metal into something useful, quick before you can't.

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    I have a 5 gallon water jug I toss my change into at the end of the day. Every now and again I cash it in and buy a gun.
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    I've got a bucket almost full at home and thinking about cashing them in and using the money for prepping. Think I may get some fire extinguishers with the money
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    We don't rent pigs

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    see if you can buy junk silver coins with it. More likely to hold value if traditional cash is worthless. US silver coins have a reputation for a specific amount of silver per denomination.
    Blessed be God, my rock who trains my hands for battle, my fingers for war. Psalms 144:1

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    I've saved my coins in a large jar for many years. When our 2 boys were young, once a year usually on a rainy Saturday morning, I would ask them to separate and roll the coins. For their work, they could split the bounty. BUT...

    First they had to save 10%,
    Then they were to give 10% to Jesus
    Then they paid 30% to the Tax Man...Me.
    The rest they could spend as they wished or save.

    We would go to the bank to cash them and each boy would deposit their savings. They then would pay the Tax Man his 30%. The Tax Man would then pull into the Liquor or Beer Store. It took the boys a few years to figure out the Tax Man was not spending his money very well.

    I was so proud of the great lessons (Math, Savings, Charity and Over Reaching Foolish Government Spending) that I taught them...


    True story and one that I tell many young parents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hag View Post
    If you reload you can use the dimes in your shotgun. Billy the kid shot the town marshal with a couple of 9 dime loads when he was busting out of jail and he said it was the best buck eighty he ever spent
    mythbusters did the dimes out of a shotgun thing.... it proved to be a bad idea... they do not travel well and have little to no penetration.... you are better off with small round pieces of metal...go figure
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