Re: Different prejudices and $.02

Legend (jackechs@EROLS.COM)
Wed, 24 Apr 1996 21:29:00 -0400

Neither nickels nor pennies are legal tender last I heard and yes they still
make them. While both are excepted they do not have to be. If you walk
into a store with 500 hundred pennies or 100 nickels the store can refuse to
except them ... however, if you give them 50 dimes that's another matter. I
do not know why they are not legal tender, but my guess would be to enable
businesses/governments from being the victums of smart asses who pay their
$500 dollar fine in pennies, etc. Also, it was a while ago that I learned
this it's quite possible that some lawsuit or another has changed things.
My point still counts though when you consider what you can buy for two cents.

At 08:46 AM 4/24/96 -0400, Marie K Conrad wrote:
>Cents are not legal tender? Odd, I just used one yesterday to pay for
>something and it was accepted. And I was planning on putting a bunch of
>the worthless little things into rolls and taking them to the bank. They
>used to take them before . . . have they stopped? :)
>Marie Conrad

respectfully yours, Anthony D

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