Discussion in 'Currencies' started by goldpelican, Sep 23, 2012.
Gees it's not just fake coins/bars you have to be on the lookout for!
The reason people need more notes is they've lost so much value since 2002.
Interesting choice of words. Alarming = not as easy to track as EFTPOS.
Not to mention the massive surge in private Australian debt.
The M3 also exploded in the last decade, which doesn't make this cash 'explosion' actually look that impressive in all honesty.
I've covered this before on SS : http://forums.silverstackers.com/message-12271.html
Triple the money supply and wonder why people have a few more bucks in their wallet?
Shit aye? Who'd have thunk it?
I've been hoarding cash for about 2 years now (after Naphalene Man tought me about the $5 slip )
I personally must remove 20-30 $5 notes from circulation each month!
It's funny how the media doesn't use the word "alarming" to describe real economic problems. Such as debt levels, inflation, expansion of the monetary base. Rather it's only alarming when people use cash instead of electronic currency.
Mate - I have 5 kids and a wife - I haven't seen a $100 note in my wallet in years!!! I'm lucky if there are coins left in there by the time I get to open it!
Ive heard about this before something about not spending $5 notes? does anyone know what the thread was called so i can search for it?
bollocks, this is just propoganda to justify the expansion of the money supply. Blame Joe Blo for the infationary cycle
I started doing this after I read that thread, after I got to 120 notes I realized they take up too much room and started collecting $10 notes
You have to iron them out under a moist tea towel. Drooling over your notes really helps the process :lol:
I can't find the thread either, but here's a summary from what I remember:
- Don't spend $5 notes when you receive them as change.
- Clean out you wallet or purse at the end of the day, put $5 notes in a drawer/box/envelope/jar.
- Clean out drawer/box/envelope/jar at the end of the month, put $5 notes in savings account/buy metals.
Yeah, used to do that with US $1 bills in the states - not hard to come home with $10 of them in your wallet. Easy to get to a decent sized wad of cash.
...Another might be that many of the green $100 notes are stored in bundles in boxes or suitcases as means of facilitating the cash economy rather than put into wallets for use in legitimate transactions...
It becomes a legitimate transaction when you pay tax on it I guess.
I have 25 of them but that's because they are all 2008 last prefix in Uncirculated condition and the catalogue says they are worth $175 each, however I have yet to find a single person who will pay that. Still, I live in hope.
I keep forgeting those last 2 steps
Anybody read about the Argentinian economic problems. Apparently they had massive shortages of coins. People were hoarding coins, and it was nearly impossible to get change from notes.
I tend to hoard any coins I get as change. The metal in the coins will always be worth something. Even though it's currently worth less than the face value.
I calculated a year back that coins were worth about double their metal value. So a while to go yet. That was all the silver coloured coins, not the $1 or $2. Their content is roughly proportional to their face value too (1:2).
Although keeping in mind it us illegal to destroy currency, at least while it is still legal tender.
Keep an eye on commodity prices, because at some stage it may become worthwhile to hoard.
Not just Argentina, local shortages in europe, they ran out of 1 and 2 eurocent coins, India was using sweets as small change and the Philipines also ran out of small denominations. In india they used steel coins, which were melted down to make razor blades and quadrupled the value.
The Kiwis have dropped their cupronickle coins and gone to steel too. Our vending machines spit them out for being underweight ( I suspect magnetism may come into the detecting mechanism also).
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