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Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Mystery Rupees
I stopped to buy a couple of stamps this morning and decided to unload some loose change from the bowels of my purse. After digging out a handful of quarters, I slid them across the counter.

She glanced at one and slid it back - "That's NOT a quarter". I was tempted to argue with her because it was exactly the size, thickness, and color of a quarter, and thought perhaps it was one of the new State Quarters that she simply didn't recognize.

That was before I looked closely and saw the wheat stalks and the word "One Rupee", and "State of India", staring back at me. I'll bet you any money (rim shot), that I picked it up at the Asian market as errant change over the weekend. Too bad one rupee is worth a whopping $.023 cents - not $.25.
posted by Broadsheet @ 9:16 AM  
1 Editorial Opinions:
  • At April 11, 2007, Blogger Malnurtured Snay said…

    Ahh, but even if you're not a collector, it's cool to have foreign currency around, y'know? Also, as a reminder of where you've been, or just to wonder what path across the world they've taken ... oh! Listen to me ramble :)

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