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  1. #1
    Oct 2009
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    Another Bank Teller Anecdote

    I posted a thread last week about a call I received from the bank that orders my weekly half dollar box.

    Let me preface this post with some background info ...

    Every time I pick up or dump halves, I ask the tellers if they have any more halves (standard procedure for many of us CRHers) and also if they have any 'big' dollar coins.

    It's not that I think I'll get any silver dollars, but because my wife and I always tip the waitstaff and bartenders in cash and I like to use Ike dollars (and two dollar bills) as part of the tip. Typically it's one two and a couple of Ikes, not the entire tip. They'll remember us as good tippers who tip in cash and use 'strange' money.

    Yesterday, I got another call from the same bank : an elderly woman came in with a lot of big dollar coins and a few half dollars -- would I be interested?

    I asked how many dollar coins. Answer : 137.

    I thought about it for a few seconds and then said that I'd be there shortly.

    My logic is that I don't want these calls to stop and that one day I might hit the mother lode.

    Upon arriving, sure enough it was all Ike dollars and a dozen clad Kennedys.

    I asked the teller what he would have done with the Ikes had I not taken them off his hands. He just gave me a forlorn look and said he would have to dump them in his drawer and deal with them.

    Looks like I've got a lot of tipping ahead of me.

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    I one time used all Ike’s at a convenience store which is owned by a Hindu family . The bill was around 10$ so I gave ten Ike’s she looked at me like I was crazy pushed them back at me and said “ no no no only American sir” I said it is US currency. She had to get other people to look them over before excepting them ! It’s always fun to see people’s reactions to odd money !!
    where ever you go their you'll be !

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