wrangled and wrinkled.

Saturday, August 02, 2008

The quarter, followed closely by the Susan B. Anthony dollar is my favorite coin.

Sometimes (ok most times) when I get quarters in change I look at their dates. For some reason, I try to imagine where they have been and who have spent them. I try not to think about how dirty money is, but of nuance of an inanimate object. They don't know where they've been or anything. They just are. They are a necessity to society and have impact in economy by just being in existence.

I think the oldest quarter I have gotten in awhile is a 1962. Think about the historical happenings of those times and apply it to the quarter it's self. It's kind of a neat reflection on the state our lives are in.

Why can't we all be as stalwart a quarter?


Amanda said...

Yay! Thank you for posting again finally. It has made my day. Very good thoughts. Bravo.

I've never been into the checking the dates stuff but when I was about four I put a quarter in my mouth and let me tell you, they do not taste good.

jeff said...

Ew sick! Yeah quarters aren't synonymous with tasting good. But I would encourage you to check and see what year you get. I was actually thinking about collecting them from year to year. I don't know what I would do with them afterwards, but it would indulge my OCD nature.

Amanda said...

Yeah, I think that's annoying to be checking the dates all the time.