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richcon
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#21 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.11
If you see Raspberry Ginger Ale, get it. I also second the butter tart idea, although I have no idea if they are unique to Canada.
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#22 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.69
My favorite canadian delicacy is Cookie Crisp candy bars. Closely followed by Milk in a bag.



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Teapot
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#23 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.88
    Originally posted by Mr. Boffo
    * other coinage include (from Europe: £.25 British, .20 Swiss franc, €.16) (from the Caribbean: $.35 Cayman Islands, $.54 Bahamas, $.2 Barbados, $.05 Bermuda, $.10 East Caribbean) (other: $.11 Australian, $.20 Singapore, 2.50 Mexican nuevo pesos, .50 first-edition Mexican pesos (worthless), .01 Panamanian Balboa, .25 Seychelles Rupee, $.10 Ecuador, $.05 New Zealand, 5 3rd-edition Polish zlotys (worthless), ₩200 (South Korea), .2 Russian ruble, and various presumably worthless pre-Euro currencies (France, the Netherlands, Germany, Ireland)).


It certainly is interesting how much foreign coinage retail establishments take in. I've certainly worked more than my fair share of time at the register, and I always made sure to cull out anything abnormal (including stuff like silver certificates, steel pennies, Mercury dimes and buffalo nickels). You can find some really weird stuff that way.

Foreign coinage I've found (and some that were given to me):
ASIA: China: 1 yi yuan; South Korea: 100 won; Japan: 165 yen; Hong Kong: 4.10 dollars; Singapore: 10 cents; Oman: 55 baiza
AFRICA: Mauritania: 10 ouguiya
EUROPE: Russia: 2 rubles; Ukraine: 10 kopiyok (obsolete coinage: France: 1.2 francs; Belgium: 1 franc; Hungary: 10 forints; Spain: 25 pesetas; Portugal: 10 escudos; Germany: 3.93 Deutsche marks; Ireland: 10 pence; Iceland: 17 kronur)
SOUTH AMERICA: Ecuador: 1100 sucres; Colombia: 50 pesos; Brazil: 5 centavos
NORTH AMERICA: Mexico: 20 pesos (1984); Belize: 5 cents; Costa Rica: 5 colones; Honduras: 5 centavos; Panama: 1 centesimo; Aruba: 1.5 florins; Cayman Islands: 1 cent; Barbados: 1 cent; and 1 East Caribbean cent

Not counting Canadian change, or Bahamian, British, and Euro coinage, as they're actually places I've been to.

Kind of flabbergasted I've never found any Australian coinage.



Zeruel
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#24 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.05
    Originally posted by Teapot

    It certainly is interesting how much foreign coinage retail establishments take in. I've certainly worked more than my fair share of time at the register, and I always made sure to cull out anything abnormal (including stuff like silver certificates, steel pennies, Mercury dimes and buffalo nickels). You can find some really weird stuff that way.



When I worked retail, I had a very old lady pay for her video with a $10 1936 silver certificate. I didn't realize what it was until well after she left. The ink on it was a weird shade of green. Lighter than what we use now.

I examined it, and it was pretty much near mint for a bill. She pulled it out of a bill sized wallet, so it wasn't folded or creased at all. It's one of my prized "register finds" along with my silver quarters, silver half dollars, steel pennies, early 1900 Mercury dimes, and buffalo nickles.

We used to get alot of Canadian quarters (this is back in early the early 2000s when they were worth about 2/3rds the value of our money) from the bank. I'd crack open a roll of quarters I got from making change at the local Citibank (where we had our account) and there would be an average of two Canadian quarters per roll.

I don't know why, but I'd exchange them for American quarters out of my pocket. It was a silly move then, but since Canadian money has been doing better than ours...



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#25 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.24
I do have some old US coinage as well. Not like the people who collect every wheat penny (or two dollar bill) they come across. My rule is coins before 1940 and bills before 1970, and even if the stuff is hardly worth anything above face value, I find it interesting.

Sadly one of the best I had ever seen didn't go to me. It was a Morgan Dollar, minted in the US from 1878 to 1921, in very good condition. I do have one, though it's not in as good of condition as that one was. I also have a Peace Dollar, though it's even more worn than the Morgan dollar I have. Also have 3 Mercury dimes. Then a bunch of US Bills: from 1934-A series to 1963 series, some of which are $1 silver certificates, some are $2 United States notes, and the rest are just Federal reserve notes.
Bullitt
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Since: 11.1.02
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#26 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.04
Your clear choice is $106 worth of Alexander Keith's India Pale Ale.

Those who like it, like it a lot.
Zeruel
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#27 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.05
    Originally posted by Sec19Row53


    In the interest of all this exchanging, I should offer someone the $3.40 or so I have left on a DC Metra ticket. Any takers?


Depending on how far one has to go and if it's rush hour fare or not, that's enough for one trip somewhere. If it's a short non-rush trip, one might have $0.50 left over.

If I still worked in the city (or you had more left) I'd offer to take it off your hands. Ebay maybe? Does it have Obama's face printed on it?



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#28 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.21
The last time I took a trip ino the US, the Golden Dollar was just released. Has it officially replaced the dollar bill? I recall talking with some folks there who weren't especially pleased with it.



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Since: 24.3.02
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#29 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.24
No.

You probably saw the Sacagawea dollar. That started in 2000.

In 2007, they started a different golden dollar series featuring the US presidents. Every 3 months, another presidential dollar coin is released. It's modeled after the 50 State Quarter Program, which got all these people willing to remove $12.50 worth of coins out of the money supply.

I don't think the Presidential $1 Coin program is working nearly as well, but it won't be finished until at least 2016.

I don't think a dollar coin will ever catch on in the US unless they decided to discontinue the dollar bill, which I doubt they'll ever do. They won't stop making pennies even though each one costs 1.7 cents to make, so something as generally unpopular (in the short term) as no longer making one dollar bills seems very unlikely.
The Goon
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#30 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.97
    Originally posted by AWArulz
    My favorite canadian delicacy is Cookie Crisp candy bars. Closely followed by Milk in a bag.


Do you mean Coffee Crisp? Or Crispy Crunch?

Both are awesome.
Sec19Row53
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#31 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.95
    Originally posted by Zeruel
      Originally posted by Sec19Row53


      In the interest of all this exchanging, I should offer someone the $3.40 or so I have left on a DC Metra ticket. Any takers?


    Depending on how far one has to go and if it's rush hour fare or not, that's enough for one trip somewhere. If it's a short non-rush trip, one might have $0.50 left over.

    If I still worked in the city (or you had more left) I'd offer to take it off your hands. Ebay maybe? Does it have Obama's face printed on it?

Nah, just a panda.
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#32 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.69
    Originally posted by The Goon
      Originally posted by AWArulz
      My favorite canadian delicacy is Cookie Crisp candy bars. Closely followed by Milk in a bag.


    Do you mean Coffee Crisp? Or Crispy Crunch?

    Both are awesome.


My bad - coffee crisp. It's been a bit since my last visit to your exotic domain.



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#33 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.15
If Boffo takes all of our advice, he'll be spending more than his allotted spending limit.

With that said, two Canadian restaurant franchises that are very much worth your time to visit: Swiss Chalet (a sit down chicken place) and Harvey's, a great charbroiled burger place, where they custom make your burger in front of you.




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Since: 20.1.02
From: Quebec City, CAN

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#34 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.58
Most Québécois say the best poutine is Ashton's, but in reality you really need to visit the small local diners that serve their own kind of poutine. Most will make their own special version and in most cases they really do taste superior.



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