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Penny Poll: Do You Pick Up Pennies When You See Them On The Ground?

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 Posted 02/22/2020  6:26 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add HoboNickelCarver to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Poll Question
Now well into 2020, a Penny doesn't buy very much.

My Poll question is:

Do You Pick Up Pennies When You See Them On The Ground?

I welcome your comments and votes.
Thanks!

Poll Choices
 Yes
 No

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 Posted 02/22/2020  6:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CitationSquirrel to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Once in a great while I don't .... But typically I do.
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 Posted 02/22/2020  6:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Only if I can tell it's a Wheat cent which it hardly ever is . My bad back and knees says don't even think about it !
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 Posted 02/22/2020  7:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Of course I do! It's free money!
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 Posted 02/22/2020  7:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DeputyMax to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I do if I can beat my wife to it.
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 Posted 02/22/2020  7:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add oriole to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
While the one cent coins no longer circulate here, other denominations hit the ground. I rarely pick up anything on the ground because of sanitation concerns (OK, I am a mild germaphobe). If I could wash my hands right away I would pick up larger denomination coin.
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 Posted 02/22/2020  8:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
oriole, so that means you'll not touch any coins a store clerk hands you? I'm not certain, but I think germs don't/can't survive "in the wild" for very long. Am I saying coins are germ free? Of course not, but I can't imagine a coin laying on the pavement being more germy than any other coin. And no offence, but aren't you in the wrong hobby to be germophobic? I sincerely don't want to make light of this if it is something you struggle with... I'm just curious how you handle (no pun intended) this issue?
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 Posted 02/22/2020  9:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MrPink2018 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
i have a large container for found pennies. later this year i'll dump, count & wrap them, then haul them to the bank.
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 Posted 02/22/2020  10:08 pm  Show Profile   Check BrandaBob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BrandaBob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I mean, I generally don't like to pick up pennies in front of a crowd as to not look greedy, but otherwise yeah I go for them, because you never really know what you might find. Just a few months ago I scored a 1956-D Wheat cent, couldn't believe my eyes when I picked it up
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 Posted 02/22/2020  10:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add westernsky to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If it's money and it's easy and safe to pick up it will go in to my pocket.

I've picked up everything from cents to $100 casino chips! I do not discriminate!
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 Posted 02/22/2020  11:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I find at least a few cents every time I go for a walk. I pick up everything. Heck free money is free money.
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 Posted 02/23/2020  12:09 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Tunnioc to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I pick up most coins I see on the ground, but not all of them. Found a road rash 2019P RONR quarter today.
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 Posted 02/23/2020  12:54 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Errorunknown to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Penny's , pretty rocks , sticks , bit of a pack rat I'm afraid : ()
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 Posted 02/23/2020  6:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add oriole to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@merclover:

Those are very good questions, and no offense taken. The concern is not the coins but the filth on the ground, especially city streets and sidewalks. My "germaphobia" is quite mild and does not cause any problems with my life.

You are quite correct that germs do not survive on metal. Silver especially is a potent germicide. Silver is good for your health!

I use credit most of the time now so I rarely get coins from clerks, but before that it was not a problem. I can happily handle coins for a long time, provided that I can wash my hands before eating or using tissues.
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 Posted 02/24/2020  08:38 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes I do, unless I drop them around my place in which case they stay there. I know where they are.


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 Posted 02/24/2020  08:54 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jason39305 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, I pick up any hange I find on the ground.
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