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« Reply #70 on: June 10, 2009 12:38:15 PM »

I like your project and its subversive nature.  Very creative!

I disagree with the whole "worthless penny" argument.  I save all my change in a big jug by the door near where I lay my purse whenever I get home.  It really adds up.  I fill my gas tank, treat my son to Sonic, etc. with the money from rolling up my change regularly! 

My son has an eagle eye for spotting dropped change on the ground.  It's not unusual for him to come home with 30cents or so at the end of a day of us running errands, and most of that is in pennies.  If other people drop them as useless, we save them as useful!

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« Reply #71 on: June 12, 2009 04:45:52 AM »

for people who are looking for their own metal stamps set... i wonder if these ones are good?

just cos it came in my email today...

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« Reply #72 on: June 15, 2009 07:46:07 PM »

This is fantastic! I would so make a "my two cents" necklace!

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« Reply #73 on: June 15, 2009 09:44:43 PM »

These are a good idea! Has anyone else claimed another symbol yet?
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« Reply #74 on: September 03, 2009 09:08:00 AM »

after fevered searching I'm so glad I found the post again!
I'm ordering some stamps off ornamentea, ty so much Nataluna!
I think i'm going to do a batch and send them out in England.

Oh Craftymofo... I think you've created a monster Tongue

I'll let you all know how the stamps go on where they get here!

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« Reply #75 on: January 14, 2010 12:01:06 PM »

after fevered searching I'm so glad I found the post again!
I'm ordering some stamps off ornamentea, ty so much Nataluna!
Im guilty as well  Wink!!! I completely adore your project it so amazing!! Are you still making more and distributing them? Have you come up with any more 'codes'? Id love to try this, although our town is very small so I would probably end up getting some of mine back.
« Reply #76 on: January 14, 2010 02:34:02 PM »

These are fantastic...even if it were (which it wasn't!! that was neat info that the other ppl stated) illegal! I kinda like stickin' it to the man, anyway! no...not kinda. I REALLY like stickin' it to the man Wink

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« Reply #77 on: January 20, 2010 10:10:32 PM »

ooh! this is awesome. I love guerrilla art...it would be fun to surprise people and leave these pennies in random public places.
Thanks for posting the tut! =]
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« Reply #78 on: January 24, 2010 07:35:31 PM »

it would be an astute and lucky person looking at his/her nickle and reading " I'm Rick James, Bitch".

Funniest. Thing. Ever. The only interesting currency I ever find is the occasional Canadian penny ... and I once got a dollar bill that had "I GREW HEMP" stamped on a little word balloon coming out of Washington's mouth. (That bill is still tacked to the bulletin board in my office, actually.)

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« Reply #79 on: March 06, 2010 11:30:55 AM »

pennies aren't legal tender

Wherever did you get that idea? They are issued by the US government and are in circulation; of course they are legal tender in the United States. 

Really neat idea!  There used to be a company in California that would make pet id tags out of foreign coins; but they were engraved and didn't last very long.  It looks like your pennies would hold up better, you struck them deeper.  I especially like the ND H8 idea.

Unfortunately, pennies are not legal tender.  Coins aren't.  They're obviously commonly accepted, but while most people think they are legal tender, they aren't.  Just because the US government circulates it, don't believe it. ;]  Check for yourself, no where on a penny does it say "legal tender".

For a bit more indepth information, go to http://legallad.quickanddirtytips.com/legal-tender.aspx.

But anyway, I love the stamped pennies!
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