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I do, I have carried it in my wallet for about 10 years now. I brought it with me to show my Great Grandmother. I liked it because it was made the year she was born, in 1905. Now that she is gone, I keep it in memory of her.

 

It is a 1905 Indian cent, it is not a fancy piece, but rather well circulated and shows from having been in my wallet for so long. Now this year would have been her 100th and this coin is now 100 years old.

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I keep a WLH in my pocket all the time. Hasn't really started to get extra wear yet (only been two months). Interested to see how the old coins wear compared to modern coins. My other pocket contains a Kennedy Half of roughly the same grade.

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They come and go. Currently, I carry a one-ounce silver round commemorating the Texas Rangers, in a plastic "airtite" case. I carry it when I am on patrol as a safety officer. It is in my top shirt pocket over my heart.

 

I have a sport coat with a French 5 Franc from 1830-something. The outer breast pocket of a sport coat does not get much use, of course, so the coin sits there, toning.

 

In my checkbook, at the top of the register, under the plastic, is a Moroccan banknote: "Bank of Maghrib." It has been there for about 10 years.

 

Also, right now, I have been carrying One Traverse City Bay Buck in my wallet -- sometimes it gets pretty lonely, but sometimes it has federal friends. :ninja:

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I carry three coins representing the three traditional mainstream coin metals.

 

A battered British Charles II gold half guinea from the 1670s. A low grade and counterstamped 1697 British William III Silver halfcrown and a bronze Roman Follis of the Emperor Licinius minted in the early 300 CE era.

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I have a box of poket pieces that I carry on and off. Many end up being given away and are then replaced with something else from the box.

 

Current is a Canadian Large Cent - well worn.

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I carry one off and on, an 1890 UK Victoria Jubilee Head Crown.

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I have a number of them that I rotate. I also lost one not too long ago up in North Dakota or South Dakota. I can't remember which Dakota it was. It was a '99 SAE that I had been carrying around for 6 years. Ticked me off. :ninja:

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There are the ones I use on and off.

 

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That pic is a couple of years old and the SAE is no more. I am also not sure where the Kennedy, the SBA and the Sackie are but I think they are still around the house somewhere. :ninja:

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I have shoe wheaties! One wheatie each in ma penny loafers. Every time I get new loafers I have to transfer the pennies. Been wearing those pennies about 20 years now.

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I don't, I sometimes think I should take one of the barely recongnizable uncleaned slugs and see if carrying it makes any improvements.

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I usually have a couple of halves in my pocket which I spend pretty regularly (I like supporting the underutilized denominations), and occasionally I carry another more interesting coin with me. I just spent a few days down in Louisville on business and was carrying a 1924-S Peace dollar in my pocket while I was there. Now it's back on my desk.

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I have a bunch of silver coins I rotate into and out of my watch pocket: 1925 Lithuanian 5 Litai, George III sixpence, 1925 Latvian 2 Lati with three crosses cut into the obverse, Walker half w/date missing, typeI SLQ w/ date missing, various young head Victoria silvers, all worn nearly smooth, and a dozen or so others from various periods of history.

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