Pocket Change


     Posted By: Paul - Tue Jan 07, 2014
     Category: Excess, Overkill, Hyperbole and Too Much Is Not Enough | Money | Europe | Seventeenth Century

Copper is trading today for $3.33@lb so at the coin is worth $103.23.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 01/07/14 at 09:55 AM
Yes, that is why the petty thieves around here steal the copper pipes out of all the empty foreclosed houses.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 01/07/14 at 10:40 AM
Only out of empty foreclosed houses? You're bloody lucky, then. Over here they nick it from everywhere, including railway overhead cables and church roofs.
Posted by Richard Bos on 01/07/14 at 11:55 AM
We have had a couple of electrocutions from idiots trying to steal copper from electric sub stations over here. Darwin award winners.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 01/07/14 at 12:00 PM
I propose that money be made from refined uranium. A number of benefits would be had from this:

1) Money would circulate quickly. No one could afford to hold on to any coinage for health reasons.
2) No one could hoard large amounts of money. Even in a lead lined vault, large amounts would eventually reach critical mass.
3) As a result of #1 and #2, money would be distributed evenly among everyone, thereby fulfilling the Utopian vision of fuzzy thinking liberals.
Posted by KDP on 01/07/14 at 05:53 PM
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