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About SmokeMonkey

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  1. thats exactly where i bought one yesterday. i bought a 2003 uncirculated 20 francs note.
  2. where does one acquire those? the missus would love to have those, especially the first note. i like rhinos so that'd be my pick.
  3. whats amusing is nickels are worth 6 cents in metal. 6 cents per 5 cents. technically...they're losing money making those too but noone ever complains about the nickel. quit picking on the penny. i never thought i'd see the day that people would hate money and yet here we are bashing on the penny like the red headed stepchild.
  4. the metal composition between those and those before and after are not really that different to be honest so dropping one wont give you a different sound like a silver quarter and a clad quarter would. this is from wikipedia.org: History of composition Further information: Lincoln cent Years Material 1793–1837 copper 1837–1857 bronze (95% copper, 5% tin and zinc) 1857–1864 87.5% copper, 12.5% nickel (also known as NS-12) 1864–1942 bronze (95% copper, 5% tin and zinc) 1943 zinc-coated steel 1944–1946 brass (95% copper, 5% zinc) 1946–1962 bronze (95% copper, 5% ti
  5. i hate introductions! im new to the forum and fairly new to collecting. im in this for fun, not profit. its not an investment and i dont treat it like one. since my budget tends to be tighter than a snare drum i usually stick to really easy to find stuff, change at the store and rolls at the bank. i collect wheats and copper cents, i love mercury dimes and im into paper currency. i also collect coins and notes from around the world.
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