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View Poll Results: Would you pay $1.15 million for a penny, any penny?

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  • Yes

    1 5.26%
  • No

    3 15.79%
  • If it had an emu picture on it I would.

    2 10.53%
  • If it still worked in a vending machine I would.

    0 0%
  • Yes, if I could purchase certain thoughts with it

    2 10.53%
  • I'd pay a penny for 1.15 million

    9 47.37%
  • yes, if it was a Canadian penny (-;

    1 5.26%
  • I'd rather buy a pair of Manolo Blahnik shoes

    1 5.26%

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  1. #1
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    Question Would you pay $1.15 million for a penny?

    http://www.bostonherald.com/news/nat...osition=recent

    Rare 1792 penny sells for $1.15 million
    By Associated Press
    Friday, April 20, 2012 - Added 5 hours ago



    SCHAUMBURG, Ill. When is a penny worth $1.15 million? When it is a rare experimental penny minted in 1792....

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    wfgodot, what thoughts exactly are you thinking of?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steely Dan View Post
    wfgodot, what thoughts exactly are you thinking of?
    Well, could be thoughts advantageous to the safety of millions, that sort of thing - madman plots to destroy world, etc. Those thoughts. "Saved - and just in the nick of time." Or maybe something commonplace, insider trading without need of the benefit of personal correspondence - untraceable then, and I rule the market! Mostly, I was thinking about past thoughts of those who created masterpieces, and the thought that went into them. But I'd take the glory, fame, and money also, if pressed.

    Also, I probably wouldn't pay a million five for that particular coin; I do collect coins, and might pay that - if, like, I had it to pay, HA - for some particular rare English or European coin, which are chiefly my collecting interests.

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    I want another choice added...I'd pay a penny for 1.15 million...

    ETA - Oops, just saw the write-in option....off to vote.
    Proud WS N-LIB

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    Canadian pennies are, after all, going to be eliminated in a few months.

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    holy cow. i hope he/she doesn't lose it in the couch cushions.

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    Yes- if it fit in a slot machine and it turned into 10 billion then I would.
    I have been known SD, and when i was a child- and sorry not now- to collect rare coins.. (what a fool I am to have lost, misplaced, given away, etc my coins) and would never spend that kind of monies, unless of course the slot machine played a factor and they threw you in too as the special gift.

    GOz

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    Hey- did i happen to misplace that one? :

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melanie View Post
    holy cow. i hope he/she doesn't lose it in the couch cushions.



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