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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-04 10:24 PM
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I have 29,691 pennies. Ask me anything.
Edited on Sat Feb-28-04 10:28 PM by northwest
No I'm not bullshitting, no I haven't been Saturday night binge-drinking, and no I haven't been taking Saturday night acid. God's honest truth.

I just got done rearranging and re-wrapping my pennies, and I only need 309 of them (roughly about a pocket full) to reach 30,000.

And I feel comfortable in telling you this, because no one would ever want to steal them, even if they found out where I live. Too inconvenient. They way over 120 pounds, and you would need a Dolly to cart them around, and you can't spend 30,000 pennies anywhere. And I can't think of any bank that would except that many pennies in exchange for three C-notes.

Oh, and one more thing: A man who had 26,000 pennies was featured in a national news special interest story a few years ago. Another man who had a couple thousand more than me was invited onto Good Morning America last year. But I'm not accepting any media invitations.;)
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JohnLocke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-04 10:25 PM
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1. Can I donate?
:D
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-04 10:30 PM
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8. I only entrust DUers that I've met with my address.
But if you really want to, you can. :D
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AndyP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-04 10:39 PM
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11. I wounder if the DU would take them
as a donation? I'll donate 50 pennies for the cause.
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Zhade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-04 10:25 PM
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2. How long to count them all?
NT!

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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-04 10:27 PM
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4. I haven't counted them all at once in years.
I have them wrapped in rolls of 50, bundled into bricks of 20 rolls, or 1,000.

And I'm 99.998 percent sure that every roll has 50. Every new 50 pennies I get, I put into a roll and seal up.
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Auntie Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-04 10:30 PM
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7. What are you going to do with them? Will them to your children?
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-04 10:30 PM
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9. They'll probably go into my will.
Edited on Sat Feb-28-04 10:31 PM by northwest
I'm counting on having 100,000 by my 40th birthday. Hopefully 250,000 when I die. That is, if pennies still exist.
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gmoney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-04 10:27 PM
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3. Pretty sure a bank has to take them...
as long as they're properly rolled. They'll ask you to write your name and phone number on them though, or don't they do that anymore?
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-04 10:30 PM
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6. My bank didn't - $500 in quarters and dimes
My bank didn't want my account # or name on the rolls I brought in b/c they just turn around and give them right back out to a merchant for change. So you don't want your name and account info going to the wallyworld down the street.

I still have about $150 in pennies and nickels here at home.
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Qanisqineq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-04 10:27 PM
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5. I have over 309
but I am very stingy with my pennies!
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Dob Bole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-04 10:31 PM
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10. Way to not sell out...
Wow, a DU exclusive...
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flowomo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-04 10:49 PM
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12. You're the kind of person...
for whom the appropriate form of the old question is: A thought for your pennies?
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Dogmudgeon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 04:14 AM
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13. Bad news!
You know, killer asteroids are attracted to large concentrations of pennies.

Something about etheric magnetism. The government is keeping it hush-hush to avoid panic.

:)

--bkl
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 04:34 AM
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14. LOL!!!
I shoulda figured...:)
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LastKnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 04:36 AM
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15. you know...
copper isnt magnetic...lol only have to worry about that with nickel, cobalt, and iron... so only coins that will attract large concentrations of any magnetic anything is nickel... i know you were joking, but i thought id just chime in cause... well, its a vanity post, thats all

-LK
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Exultant Democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 04:40 AM
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16. I am a compulsive penny dropper
I think it comes from when I was a little kid (4) I was able to buy a Lego set I really wanted with money that I had picked up off of the street. Now whenever I get pennies I place them (face up) in places where little kids, or anyone who needs some good luck will find them (I don't belive in the luck part, but they might.)
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I AM SPARTACUS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 04:44 AM
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17. don't will them...bury them all together...
...create the mystery of a lifetime for some future archeologist.
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LastKnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 04:47 AM
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18. and write a note...
laminate it or otherwise preserve it for whoever finds it...

why? well just cause but make the note sometin real obscure, like 'hey, you better give this back or there'll be hell to pay.' or something lol

-LK
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Onlooker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 06:16 AM
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19. Are you sure it's only 29,691 pennies?
I'd count them a couple more times if I was you. You might have 29,693 or even 29,694 pennies.
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 06:22 AM
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20. See my post, #4.
...
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