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(Short List)   'Front me fifty bucks, Gandalf, you know I'm good for it?' - Hobbit money becomes legal currency in New Zealand   ( shortlist.com) divider line
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9478 clicks; posted to Main » on 10 Oct 2012 at 9:21 AM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-10-10 10:01:24 AM  
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marius2: Let it be known that the only thing negative I can ever say about New Zealand is that they have too many coins. I do not miss my wallet weighing 7 tonnes from all the 2 dollar coins I would be carrying around at all times.

Why didn't you just spend them?
2012-10-10 09:28:31 AM  
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I went there about 8 or 9 years ago. Those folks are milking the shiat out of lotr. Good for them and all, I guess, but I sure got sick of seeing it pop up everywhere.

By the way, I love how they do money. Tax is included in all pricing. They don't have pennies. Their bills are color coded. It's very cool.
2012-10-10 10:32:38 AM  
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2012-10-10 10:18:30 AM  
1 vote:
Disappointed subby didn't use the obvious pun.

"Lend me 50 quid Gandy, I'm a little short this month."
2012-10-10 09:51:49 AM  
1 vote:
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"Hello, I'm Gandalf the White. You probably know me best as Gandalf the Grey, and I have some exciting news for the shire. If you're a hobbit aged 65 and older you may want to consider a reverse mortgage for your hovel. Best of all you get to stay in your home, and no one is going to ask you to go on a quest to throw a gold ring into a river of fire. Just call The Precious Reverse Mortgage Association at the number on your screen. You'll be glad you did".
2012-10-10 09:50:11 AM  
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untaken_name: Right, "people" will. Banks, stores, and governments (taxes and fees) will only give you face value. They are the ones who set the legal value. That's why it's a scam.

Yeah, no. They're setting the face value low so that it can be *said* that it's legal tender--thereby making it worth more than any other small plug of metal to a numismatist because it is *technically* legal tender--while ensuring nobody will ever actually *try* to use it as legal tender, and keeping it out of the monetary system.

There's no scam here, you've just fastened your tinfoil hat too tight.
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