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Anyone Have A Circulated $20 For $20?

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 Posted 01/01/2017  11:17 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add jack jeckel to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
When I first heard about the $20 for $20 program I thought it was a good idea as you had nothing to lose in case silver went down to $1 / ounce.

Then the truth came out where it was nearly impossible to redeem them or spend them.

After finding the facts out I still bought a couple more for the designs and as gifts for friends who were into the themes they represented.

I wish I would have bought another Bugs Bunny as I am a fan.

Here is my $20 for $20 (actually only cost me US$15 shipped ) pocket piece after 1 year.

Anyone else ever successfully spend or wear down a $X for $X issue?



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01/01/2017 11:20 pm
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 Posted 01/02/2017  03:13 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Looney4Numi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Anyone else ever successfully spend or wear down a $X for $X issue?
Not worn down, but worn around my wife's neck. She loves Bugs.
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 Posted 01/02/2017  07:20 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add purelywasted to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have stories of people spending them, but have not done it myself. I have cashed them in 4 times at my bank, never an issue, it usually takes a few minutes, but otherwise pretty straight forward process. Cash available same day.
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 Posted 01/02/2017  09:45 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I don't know why you would do this to that poor coin intentionally. It went from nice to drab.
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 Posted 01/03/2017  09:48 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Redzapsid to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I cashed in every $x for $x issued at my local bank with no problems.
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 Posted 01/05/2017  6:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add NeoSpec to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting experiment.... it really reveals how the NCLT "coins" are not designed as coins at all, but as art-to-be-hermetically-sealed-only. (Not that I'm personally saying there's anything wrong with treating it as you have, merely taking note). I wonder exactly how many days it was in your pocket before "Canada" vanished.... :)
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 Posted 09/10/2017  7:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jack jeckel to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
After 1 year and 8 months in my pocket.




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 Posted 09/10/2017  8:22 pm  Show Profile   Check canadian_coins's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add canadian_coins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Amazing how coins degrade in pockets. I'm keeping my only sample safe, thank you.

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 Posted 09/10/2017  11:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add quasarito to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Pure silver is a soft metal and would not stand a chance being jostled around with other metallic alloy objects in your pockets that are much harder in composition.
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 Posted 09/26/2017  12:52 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bigchip22 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
love bugs but not the way the mint is over producing all this worthless junk
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 Posted 11/25/2017  12:37 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jack jeckel to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Pure silver is a soft metal and would not stand a chance being jostled around with other metallic alloy objects in your pockets that are much harder in composition.


Everything in the pocket is 90% or .999


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 Posted 07/16/2018  10:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jack jeckel to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
How it currently looks.





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 Posted 07/16/2018  11:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the update.

I'm surprised by the amount of wear/metal loss on the coin.

I have carried a few silver coins in my pocket for years and have not experienced the same level of wear.


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 Posted 07/17/2018  12:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add KHatt to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Jack, is your goal to get it graded as a G-4?
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 Posted 07/17/2018  7:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add HoboNickelCarver to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting post. That is wearing very quickly as it is a 2015 coin.
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 Posted 07/17/2018  8:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Earle42 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Bugs me to see this coin in this condition.
- When I value " being right" more than what IS right, I am then right...a fool.
- How much squash could a Sasquatch squash if a Sasquatch would squash squash?
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