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There is Just no Humor in Coin Collecting

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Cold Sea

After a long day, I thought I would share a bit of light relief I stumbled upon.

 

 

“Coin Collectors are just a bunch of stodgy old men and women who spend their days examining coins through a magnifying glass.” A quote like this gives one the mental image of a group of people in Victorian dress, sipping tea, and regaling over some minor variation found on the surface of a coin. Oh, what fun! This cannot be further from the truth. Coin Collectors or Numismatists have a fantastic sense of humor. They are no different then anyone else. They laugh, tell jokes, and have fun, each in their own way. In order to prove my point, I scoured the countryside to find just one thing Coin Collectors do to have fun. In a large metropolitan area, I found a nice pub that was built around the coin collecting theme. It was called ‘Loose Change.’

 

I decided to enter this establishment. It was wonderful. The pub was filled with customers. There was what appeared to be World War II vintage coin pin-up art on the walls; the dance floor was full with couples dancing to the old standards like “Pennies from Heaven” and “Three Coins in the Fountain;” and, the bar top was covered in coins under glass. It looked like a great place to meet other people with the same interest in Coin Collecting, too. Having seen this bar, I thought I should get a woman’s perspective on this place. I called a woman I know, let’s call her Penny, and I asked her to check the pub out.

 

Penny is a tall lady about 5’10” tall, with long blonde hair and baby blue eyes, and all the curves in just the right places, but above anything else, she has this insatiable desire for collecting coins. It seems she just hasn’t met the right kind of guy for her.

 

It took about an hour and a half to talk Penny into a visit of this quaint little pub. I escorted her there the next evening, but once we were inside, she was on her own. It was for research. I had a great time, but Penny got into a little trouble towards the end of the evening when she hit one of the patrons. I’ll tell you more about that later. Penny just didn’t seem to have as nice a time as I did. At the end of the evening, she told me that all these guys kept trying to pick her up, and she just couldn’t believe some of the lines these men were using. The following are just ten of the worse pick-up lines she heard that evening.

 

#10 – Your name is Penny? So, if I pick you up, I’ll have good luck?

 

#9 – A 1995 double die penny for your thoughts.

 

#8 – You’ve just moved to the top of my ‘Want List.’

 

#7 – If I help you catalog your coins, will you whiz my Saint?

 

#6 – Want to get Certified?

 

#5 – I’m not really this tall, I’m just sitting on my wallet.

 

#4 – Hi, I’m from PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Services), and I’m here to see if you make the grade.

 

#3 – You must be the model for the ’07 Saint Gaudens’ $20 gold piece because you’re definitely high relief.

 

#2 – I could just have a roll of Silver Dollars in my pocket, or maybe I’m just glad to see you.

 

And, the #1 worse pick-up line used in the Coin Collecting pub was: I bet you were the model for the Standing Liberty Quarter....Show me your right breast, and I’ll know for sure.

 

I guess Penny didn’t have as much fun as I did, but I did promise to tell you about the trouble in which she became ensnarled.

 

Seems this non-coin collecting fellow wandered into the pub. Seeing Penny, he immediately fell head over heels for her. He approached, spoke, and that’s when she hit him. She hit him so hard, he flew over two tables, and landed flat on his back, a knock out to you boxing fans. I rushed her out of there before the police showed up, and asked her what happened.

 

She said, “That guy told me I was worn, and well used and lacked detail and luster. He said I had no real definition, and I was just average. Kind of middle of the road.”

 

“Penny,” I replied, “he wasn’t standing there long enough to say all of that before you hit him. Just what exactly, did he say?”

 

He said, “Baby....you look fine.”

 

“Honey,” I said, “he was wrong, you are definitely Mint State.”

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PBGold

#5 – I’m not really this tall, I’m just sitting on my wallet.

 

I have to remember that one, its good.

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Guest Guest

Very funny....

 

The mind boggles when you consider the pick up lines you could use if Penny's surname was "Pond".....

 

Kaal, Veld....

 

Kind regards

 

Scott Balson

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mellowred
#5 – I’m not really this tall, I’m just sitting on my wallet.

 

If I were single, sitting in a pub, in my present financial situation, that one just might just catch my ear :biggrin:.

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lilythepink

Now, now. Is Kit W also a stodgy old man? Kit, where are you?

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Kit W
Now, now. Is Kit W also a stodgy old man? Kit, where are you?

 

Kit W is not too far away - enjoying the good humour. Good thing that "Penny" isn't well circulated :laugh:

 

Thanks for the smiles

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Dulal
After a long day, I thought I would share a bit of light relief I stumbled upon.

 

 

 

“Honey,” I said, “he was wrong, you are definitely Mint State.”

 

Hi Cold Sea

You are lucky/unlucky ,you did not told us. If you would say 'Choice Grade' (rather than Mint state) you may -------------------.

 

Dulal

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Pierre_Henri

Afrikaans Limerick for poor Penny ...

 

Daar was ‘n meisie genaamd Pennie

So mooi, jy kan haar looks net nie wen nie

Seg Pennie, ai tog, mans soek mos net een ding ...

En dit is not-a-damn ‘n ring ...

Net munt-kondisie en ongesirkuleerd, anders wil hulle jou nie ken nie.

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Guest Guest

or an English alternative...

There was an Unc Penny in the pond

Who could not raise the equity for a bond

 

So she threw off all her clothes

as men poured around her in droves -

Alas she was a common year and sold for a song!

 

Kind regards

 

Scott Balson

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Pierre_Henri

What Penny's did with her last Cent ...

 

A girl called Penny from Mount Breeze

Had her kicks each time she sneeze

To the druggist she went

And laid down her last cent

Said she, "A barrel of snuff, if you please."

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Guest Guest

Who flipped Penny?

 

This pretty Penny had for many years lived the perfect life

in a lady's top drawer free of scratching, touching or strife

 

Along came young Johnny wide eyed and free

grabbed poor Penny and put her up against the tree..

bang bang went the hammer and now she looks like the blunt end of a knife :(

 

Kind regards

 

Scott Balson

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lilythepink

Oh dear, Scott. Seems the "Johnnies" in Australia are as rough as some of the thugs in SA. lol

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Hi Janet...

 

You have no idea :)

 

Hugs...

 

Scott

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lilythepink

Okay folks. Now for a laugh at my expense ... yesterday I found what looked like a really rusty, valuable ancient token in the local PnP parking lot. Naturally I picked it up without looking at it too closely and brought it home for MrAerospace to pass an opinion on it (wondering whether I should take a picture and post it on the forum). Got a cloth, cleaned it up and what was it but two old coke bottle tops that had been driven over by many cars, many times! :embarrest:

 

It's so difficult to be an ignoramus ...!!

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Grahamstown

 

Hi Janet

 

I have to tell you I have very fond memories of beautiful Grahamstown... but this photo I took in 2006 is my favourite..

 

http://www.griquas.com/2006/15Sep/034.jpg

 

See if you can work out the location!

 

I can understand why the Coke bottle tops are so "old and collectable" there, and maybe the odd donkey driven cart was to blame for their condition!

 

Kind regards

 

Scott Balson

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