Pound coins,,,Why ?

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Found 27th Feb 2009
The post office i use (since mine shut) is near a bit of a rough estate and many times when i have been there i have seen young guys come in ( late teens,early twenties)
asking for pound coins,Never buying anything but wanting £15-£20 in pound coins, Any ideas what they would be needing these for as the woman in the PO says they are always coming in,Is there ome cheap drug going around or something else i dont know about ?,

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Oh no...Here we go again

slot machines

Banned

are they asking for them and getting them? Or are they exchanging notes??!

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King of Thieves;4505939

slot machines



Suerly you can get change where ever the slot machines are,

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hankmarvin4;4505940

are they asking for them and getting them? Or are they exchanging notes??!



exchanging notes which would make sense the other way round,

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modoc;4505936

Oh no...Here we go again



Do you know something we dont ?,

tonyg1962;4505952

Suerly you can get change where ever the slot machines are,



U can get change at near enough any store, shop, newsagents and post office.

Only other reason they may want coins is because they sell goods and they'll need to give their customers change.


... or it could be for the parking meter down the road ;-)

tonyg1962;4505960

Do you know something we dont ?,



When it happens I'll let you know :thumbsup:

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King of Thieves;4505973

U can get change at near enough any store, shop, newsagents and post … U can get change at near enough any store, shop, newsagents and post office.Only other reason they may want coins is because they sell goods and they'll need to give their customers change.... or it could be for the parking meter down the road ;-)



No parking meters for miles and they are always on foot ,The reason i ask is the lady who runs the Po says they come in regular and never buy anything and a few times when she has refused they can turn quite nasty,

perhaps changing dodgy notes?

Pool tables take a quid. Don't they? mmmm

Banned

Could be using them in a smoke venting machine as they can''t get served in a shop

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harlzter;4506006

perhaps changing dodgy notes?



Prob what they are doing, although not fake, prob dyed notes

electric meters ?

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Jez15;4506259

electric meters ?



Bingo,,,,,,Probably ?
Never thought of that.
Thanks

Could be one of those TV's you rent and pay the coin meter?

maybe there going shopping and need the coins for the trolleys lol like doing a really big shop..involving 15 trolleys

A lot of rental properties and hostels/bedsits have meters which require £1 coins

dodgy notes or for fruit machines

[SIZE="2"]Perhaps they're coin collectors. The £1 coin released in 1988 (the one with the Royal Shield on it) is quite rare and is worth more than £1 if sold to another collector - especially if it's in mint condition. The link below will take you to the Royal Mint's webpage and if you click on 'Mintage Figures' from the column on the left, you will be able to see how many of each coin were minted.

royalmint.gov.uk/Cor…spx[/SIZE]

[SIZE="2"]p.s. - I've got one.[/SIZE]

windhoek;4506611

[SIZE="2"]Perhaps they're coin collectors. The £1 coin released in 1988 … [SIZE="2"]Perhaps they're coin collectors. The £1 coin released in 1988 (the one with the Royal Shield on it) is quite rare and is worth more than £1 if sold to another collector - especially if it's in mint condition. The link below will take you to the Royal Mint's webpage and if you click on 'Mintage Figures' from the column on the left, you will be able to see how many of each coin were minted.http://www.royalmint.gov.uk/Corporate/facts/coins/OnePoundCoin.aspx[/SIZE][SIZE="2"]p.s. - I've got one.[/SIZE]



...off to the post office!:thumbsup:

[SIZE="2"]I should add that anytime I get change from a note, I always scan it to see which versions of £1 and £2 coins I get as some of the £2 coins are rare and valuable too.[/SIZE] :thumbsup:

It must be a quiet village you live in if this is what keeps you awake at night.

thesaint;4506763

It must be a quiet village you live in if this is what keeps you awake at … It must be a quiet village you live in if this is what keeps you awake at night.



:lol:

My guess would be they're upmarket thugs and a sock full of 2p coins just don't cut it:whistling:

Some of the posts in this thread are great. They really do expose a lot about human mentality. What we don't understand, we fear. What we don't understand and fear, we're indoctrinated by press to believe must relate to crime, like drugs, and counterfeiting. Well, some of us, anyway. Some of us just use £1 coins for bus fares and for the occasional bottle of Oasis from the machine, and think that some of you are weird.

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dxx;4506854

Some of the posts in this thread are great. They really do expose a lot … Some of the posts in this thread are great. They really do expose a lot about human mentality. What we don't understand, we fear. What we don't understand and fear, we're indoctrinated by press to believe must relate to crime, like drugs, and counterfeiting. Well, some of us, anyway. Some of us just use £1 coins for bus fares and for the occasional bottle of Oasis from the machine, and think that some of you are weird.



Its not imagination,The chemist nearby has a booth where heroin addicts get the methadone,The come and go all day at the reate of three or four an hour,

Buse drivers don't like taking notes. And I see alot refused travel because there's too much change being handled. Could be that ?

thesaint;4506763

It must be a quiet village you live in if this is what keeps you awake at … It must be a quiet village you live in if this is what keeps you awake at night.



Shengis;4506823

:lol:My guess would be they're upmarket thugs and a sock full of 2p coins … :lol:My guess would be they're upmarket thugs and a sock full of 2p coins just don't cut it:whistling:



best responses!!!

They are making upmarket vesions of Ass-pennies.


"Ass Pennies are pennies (currency) that have been at one time or another put in someone's ass, then put into circulation in order to secure a psychological advantage in negotiations."


""I've been sticking $30 in pennies up my ass for the past 11 years! That's 3,000 pennies a day; 21,000 pennies a week; 1,092,000 pennies a year! To date that's 12,012,000 pennies, 8 times the population of Nebraska. Those pennies were in my ass! You think you're better than me? Oh, you're not better than me. You handle my ass pennies every day. You pick up my ass pennies for good luck. You throw my ass pennies in fountains and make wishes on them. You give my ass pennies to your little daughter to buy gumballs with. You handle my ass pennies every day! All of you! You all handle my ass pennies! Oh, I laugh at you before you can laugh at me. Because your pennies have been in my ass. You hear me? Your pennies have been in my ass"

Maybe they spend the day driving back and forth over the Dartford crossing (not really relevant now the fee is £1.50)

Here the buses don't give change, exact amount only, maybe it's that.

Titchimp;4619940

They are making upmarket vesions of Ass-pennies. "Ass Pennies are pennies … They are making upmarket vesions of Ass-pennies. "Ass Pennies are pennies (currency) that have been at one time or another put in someone's ass, then put into circulation in order to secure a psychological advantage in negotiations."""I've been sticking $30 in pennies up my ass for the past 11 years! That's 3,000 pennies a day; 21,000 pennies a week; 1,092,000 pennies a year! To date that's 12,012,000 pennies, 8 times the population of Nebraska. Those pennies were in my ass! You think you're better than me? Oh, you're not better than me. You handle my ass pennies every day. You pick up my ass pennies for good luck. You throw my ass pennies in fountains and make wishes on them. You give my ass pennies to your little daughter to buy gumballs with. You handle my ass pennies every day! All of you! You all handle my ass pennies! Oh, I laugh at you before you can laugh at me. Because your pennies have been in my ass. You hear me? Your pennies have been in my ass"



That sounds just like a Christopher Walken oratory :lol:

I keep on changing my money at the local bookies to play slot machines, use in a cosh, use in my meter, take a trip on the bus/over the dartford crossing and im also a rare pound coin collector and i keep pound coins up my ass (to keep them warm to pay my drug dealer as he doesnt take notes as he cant afford a wallet) but i keep on noticing someone watching me all the time, any idea why??

windhoek;4506750

[SIZE="2"]I should add that anytime I get change from a note, I always … [SIZE="2"]I should add that anytime I get change from a note, I always scan it to see which versions of £1 and £2 coins I get as some of the £2 coins are rare and valuable too.[/SIZE] :thumbsup:




what Dpi do you use ? ;-)
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