2010-08-20

The Logic

For some reason, I thought it would be a nice idea to donate all of my nickels to the wonderful fighters for digital freedom at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a non-profit organization that promotes Free Speech, Privacy, and Fair Use in this digital age.

My 3 gallon coin jar was full, and my custom change holder thing, although not full, was certainly heavy, so I figured the EFF would get 20 or so bucks, and I'd get a bit of a workout by hauling that cold hard heavy cash around.

The Pile

The first thing I needed to do was to dump all of the coins on the floor in a big pile.

Speaking of big piles... Well surprise surprise, there is my Toshiba for a size comparison.

Time to start sorting those coins....

A Few Nights of "sorting while watching episodes of Star Trek" Later

Hey look at that! A box of pennies, a plastic bin of nickels and my three gallon jar with quarters, dimes, 50¢, and dollar coins.

While sorting, I did remove some of the coins because they either didn't belong, or they needed to be added to my "semi-unique" coin collection.

The removed coins:

  • 6 pre 1964 Nickels: for some reason I think they have a high amount of silver and will be worth something in a few years.
  • 5 Wheatback Pennies: perhaps I should do more than just add them to the wheatback pile
  • 2 Bicentennial Quarters: yes, I have a few of these as well
  • 2 Canadian Pennies: what's the exchange rate?
  • 1 British Penny: That's like 1.5 US cents! woohoo!

That's the Way I Roll...

This morning I walked to the bank and I carried a very heavy bag with me. Originally, I thought it would be best to get a money order for the EFF and then I remembered this thing call The Internet that would make it easy for me to donate money; so I deposited the money in the bank and, upon returning home, I donated an equal amount of money to the EFF.

Boy were my calculations off.
Total amount of nickels: $52.30

Next stop: Pennies for the Free Software Foundation

Now quit reading, and help those that help you.

Comments
2011-02-22 Anonymous:
Gimme british penny! I'll pay the conversion rate twice! :D
2011-02-22 jezra:
If you really want the penny. send me a post card with your address on it.
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