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Trade me your currency!

d3k0yd3k0y Loveland, OH Icrontian
edited Aug 2015 in The Pub

So I don't necessarily like to collect things for rarity or worth, I like things that look cool. One thing I think look cool are coins and dollars. Would anyone from a country other than the USA be interested in either trading or selling me some of your money?

Depending on what the exchange rates are would give me the amount I'd be OK with spending. I'm hoping to keep it around $20USD, but that might fluctuate depend on shipping and how cool your money looks.

I've checked different banks online and most charge over 8 bucks in shipping our have a minimum of a few hundred dollars.

*edit - actually read the rules and realized this should be in the pub

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  • oni_delsoni_dels Drunk French Canadian Montréal, Québec. Icrontian

    slightly illegal to ship currency int'ly, but i have some monopoly canadian funny looking coins. (there's at least 4 different quarters every years, sometime one every months). i've been collecting coins since i was a little kid and my gram' would give me old coins from ye olde time, so i have some doubles

    Garg
  • GHoosdumGHoosdum Icrontian

    It's slightly over your $20 limit, but I find the $5 silver Canadian maple leaf to have a really great level of detail for a minted coin.

    oni_dels
  • JokkeJokke Bergen, Norway Icrontian
    edited Sep 2015

    I could send you a variety of Norwegian, Swedish, Danish and Euro coins (and also Norwegian paper money). However, with the shipping costs I'll doubt we'll get under $20..

  • d3k0yd3k0y Loveland, OH Icrontian

    @EMT said:
    Yes! I have old currency sitting around from travels. I'd rather have usable money and make an Icrontian happy!

    Chinese Yuan
    Hong Kong Dollars
    Euros
    Jordanian Dinars
    UAE Dirham
    Egyptian Pounds

    [coin only]
    Macau Patacas
    Mexican Pesos
    Japanese Yen
    Israeli Shekels

    Let me take a few photos and get back to you, d3k0y.

    • In any individual currency, you'd be interested in buying much less than $20 worth, right? Just to check my understanding.

    Yeah. So I figured I can spend 20 bucks at once to buy shipping plus whatever the exchange rate is on the money. So if shipping from you to me would cost 10 bucks, I got 10 bucks to spend on trading money.

  • d3k0yd3k0y Loveland, OH Icrontian

    @oni_dels said:
    slightly illegal to ship currency int'ly, but i have some monopoly canadian funny looking coins. (there's at least 4 different quarters every years, sometime one every months). i've been collecting coins since i was a little kid and my gram' would give me old coins from ye olde time, so i have some doubles

    Is it illegal in Canada? The US just requires a customs report for values over 10k.

  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX Icrontian

    Same for CAD.

  • edcentricedcentric near Milwaukee, Wisconsin Icrontian

    d3k0y, I have a bunch of low denomination (worth little) bills and coins from China, Korea, Japan and India.
    I'd be glad to send them if you pay the shipping.
    Ed

  • d3k0yd3k0y Loveland, OH Icrontian

    Let me know where you live and a guesstimate of weight/size and I'll figure out the shipping. If it be easier if you do the calc my zipcode is 45140

  • BobbyDigiBobbyDigi ? R U #Hats ! SoCal Icrontian

    I don't have anything cool to offer up currently but I used to ship and receive coins/currency all the time. If you get to the point of sending handfuls of coins, weight becomes the killer on shipping. Within the US, USPS flat rate is the way to go. Doesn't matter how much it weighs, if it fits, it ships.

    -Digi

  • d3k0yd3k0y Loveland, OH Icrontian

    I know when I got a guy in Australia to ship me some coins, he sent me maybe 15 or so it was about 5 bucks to ship it from over there. I did request big (sized) coins.

    I like odd shaped/sized/looking coins for flipping, I want one with a hole in the middle.

  • edcentricedcentric near Milwaukee, Wisconsin Icrontian

    I'll have to dig for the Chinese ones with holes. I think that I still have a few around.

  • TeramonaTeramona Consulting Tea Specialist Best Coast! Icrontian

    Me too! I've been collecting different currencies for about a year now. I'll post pictures of what I have so far if anyone's interested!

  • CBCB Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Der Millionendorf- Icrontian
    edited Sep 2015

    Oh man. If this prompts Digi to make a currency collection photo thread, I'm in...

  • d3k0yd3k0y Loveland, OH Icrontian

    That thread to show off what you want to keep. This thread to show off what you want to sell/trade

    =)

    Also after reading a reddit post about blind people and money, I am impressed by how many countries use different sized bills so you can more easily distinguish what the bill is without having to look.

    oni_dels
  • CBCB Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Der Millionendorf- Icrontian

    @d3k0y said:

    Also after reading a reddit post about blind people and money, I am impressed by how many countries use different sized bills so you can more easily distinguish what the bill is without having to look.

    Yes. US needs this. also to stop printing 1$ papers.

    oni_dels
  • EMTEMT Seattle, WA Icrontian

    Here's my stuff! My roommate left me some currencies so it's up to 12 countries. Lots more info in the captions, and be sure to zoom in for detail!

  • EMTEMT Seattle, WA Icrontian
    edited Sep 2015

    edit: can't seem to get images to embed... just see above link

  • EMTEMT Seattle, WA Icrontian

    The pictured currency is on its way to @d3k0y! I'll try posting it in the currency thread when I get back from vacation.

  • edcentricedcentric near Milwaukee, Wisconsin Icrontian

    OK, here is a bunch of misc stuff.
    The old looking ones are fake antique Chinese.
    Going clockwise from there, modern Chinese, Costa Rica, Chinese 1 cent bills, Korean coins, Hong Kong (with funny edges), Korean 1000 Won note, a Philippine coin, and some Japanese coins.
    I have a bunch of Chinese paper money also (and Singapore and a few others).

  • edcentricedcentric near Milwaukee, Wisconsin Icrontian

    EMT
  • edcentricedcentric near Milwaukee, Wisconsin Icrontian

    I meant to toss a quarter in for size ref.
    The 500 Colones, the two HK dollars (wavy edges), and the 500 Yen are all larger than a US quarter.
    The One HK dollar is the same size as quarter, but twice as thick.
    The shiny 1 Yuan are about the same size, but made from Al so they weight nothing.
    The "antique" ones are brass and fairly thin, but they feel nice.

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