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raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-09-08 08:53 AM
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Why did the US government quit making 50 cent pieces?

Saw one from the early '70's yesterday. It was the first one I'd seen in ages.
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gmoney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-09-08 09:02 AM
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1. I think they still make them...
just nobody ever uses them... next time you're at a bank, ask them for $5 worth to spend around, and see the weird looks you get from cashiers...
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mainegreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-09-08 09:05 AM
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2. I like to spread around the two dollar bills.
Drives cashiers nuts.
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AllegroRondo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-09-08 09:58 AM
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3. They're still made, and still out there
my mom works at a restaurant, and buys them from the register whenever they pop up. that, and $2 bills, Eisenhower $1 coins, or older paper money like silver certificates. Youd be amazed how much is still out there.
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