Now this is totally unrelated to the previous post, unless you, dear reader, make the stretch to connect them. But Van Simmons, who works for David Hall Rare Coins, passed this little gem along. As you probably know, the value of the base metals in pennies and nickels far exceeds the face value of the coins. As a result, if you get caught trying to leave the U.S. with more than five dollars’ worth of pennies or nickels, you will be arrested and either fined $5,000 or get sentenced to five years in jail.
This makes me worry about certain women I know who always have an untold amount of change lying about in the bottom of their purse.