Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Change The World

We had a lot of change lying around. Can't tell you why we had that much change but we did.

So after a year of saying I would, I finally lugged it all to the bank yesterday.
Luckliy, it was already sorted into bags of 5, 10 and 50 Agarot pieces.

They have a scale at the bank which knows the weight of the various coins so you tell it which denomination coin you are plonking on it and based on that it can tell you the value.

There was a 2.50 shekel commission on each 100 coins. By the time we were done that was 77.50 in commission.

The final tally was exactly 250 shekel in 10 Agarot pieces, 24 shekel-something in 5 Agarot pieces and 109 shekel in half-shekel coins.

Made me think, there must be billions of shekels in coins floating around out there; sitting between sofa cushions and rolling around washing machines which are lost to the economy.

The five agarot coin is hardly used so do away with it and round up/down. For intents and purposes this is what is done anyway.


Blogger BagelUndertheCouch said...

i took a lot of shekels home...never bothered to count them...i tried to put some in something called a coinstar machine, once--it counts it out and gives you back bills and larger coins. it didn't take it, though.

7:23 PM  
Anonymous Kmelion said...

I once was able to buy an air conditioner with 5 years-worth of change that had been collected in the tube casing single malt scotches come in... we had over $600 in loose change.

11:49 AM  

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