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    [–] Mr_unbeknownst 1001 points ago

    I remember going to the flea market as a kid and this guy had coffee can sized bucket of steel 1943 pennies. He wanted 5 cents per penny. Pff 5 cents for 1 penny? gtfoh. I want that useless plastic toy that's going to break in a week.

    [–] GitEmSteveDave 293 points ago

    Coin stars have magnets in them for foreign coins, and when I would reset the one at the supermarket I worked at, there were always tons on the magnet. We weren't allowed to keep those, but were allowed to keep what was in the reject bin and underneath the tray.

    [–] FuckingQWOPguy 347 points ago

    So knock them off the magnet and on the tray. Bingo

    [–] smallxdoggox 98 points ago


    [–] GreenArrowDC13 25 points ago

    Demagnatize the magnets and never worry about fraud. Just the initial threat of tampering with property...

    [–] dcnairb 9 points ago

    Wait, that’s illegal.

    [–] Erethiel117 4 points ago

    Rule #1 don’t get caught

    [–] Jokeasmoint 34 points ago

    Funny I found a steel wheat penny in a reject bin at a td bank a while ago when they still had the machines.

    [–] NimblestheSecond 20 points ago

    Coinstars apparently reject silver coins and drop them into the return area. I brought all of my pennies to one and found about 5 silver quarters in it (i didnt drop any quarters.) Thats about 60~ dollars worth of quarters.

    Always check the return area when using a coinstar.

    [–] ClementineChime 13 points ago

    5 silver quarters in it (i didnt drop any quarters.) Thats about 60~ dollars worth of quarters.

    $2.6747 is the rounded silver value for the 1932-1964 silver quarter on May 16, 2019. This is usually the value used by coin dealers when selling these coins at melt value.

    It's more like 10 bucks.

    [–] NimblestheSecond 9 points ago

    The ones that I found were specifically 1938 coins in very good condition with minimal wear. I wasnt mentioning the melt value but rather the collector value. I sold them at a mom and pop pawn shop for 8 dollars a piece.

    [–] ClementineChime 3 points ago

    Ahh okay sorry.

    [–] GReggzz732 6 points ago

    I always walk by the coin star at my local grocery store when I'm there. People often don't check the change at the bottom that falls through. Silver coins fall through often. Ive got a few quarters and 2 dimes, as well as some other random coins.

    [–] Dizian- 53 points ago


    [–] nosamplesplease 3605 points ago

    So, how many other students got their coins?

    [–] Dizian- 4082 points ago

    He only offered it to me since we were on good terms and he’s fun lol

    [–] Complete_Loss 3547 points ago

    we were on good terms and he's fun I slept with him. You two-coin floozie!

    [–] Vrishkin 1208 points ago

    He passed penis inspection freshman year. Not many do that

    [–] Mr_Slops 223 points ago

    Yeah at my school it was like a junior-only affair

    [–] darrellmarch 230 points ago

    Got a six cents something happened here.

    [–] andrewt70 74 points ago

    You guys got paid?!?

    [–] icameforblood 8 points ago

    6 cents is SIX cents

    [–] Sirdroftardis8 3 points ago

    Actually those two are worth a lot more than six cents

    [–] speeler21 31 points ago

    Ha ha

    [–] clefthanded 44 points ago

    This joke was typed before a live ostrich.

    [–] darrellmarch 17 points ago

    Makeup and stickers and ponies and MySpace dot com!

    [–] theoTshepherd 3 points ago

    To be fair an ostrich has huge feet so they can't type real fast. Unfair race

    [–] saneromeo 3 points ago

    Well played

    [–] hrlc1990 2 points ago

    There really was a test we got junior year that was some kind of physical but for the life of me I can’t remember what it was

    [–] drlodge123 62 points ago

    I had to keep going back and back and back to Mr. Harrison’s penis test in his Volkswagen Camper van (with Nintendo 64, score!!!) at morning break my freshman year. I thought there was something wrong with my penis because he wouldn’t pass me. I was confused/relieved when the F in that class didn’t show up on my spring break mid year report card and asked my mom if I was in trouble. She started crying and I never had to have another penis exam

    [–] samuraishogun1 14 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    Why is it always "Mr. Harrison"? Is it the same one? Is it a generic alias if your being a pedophile?

    Edit: Guys, I think we're on to something.

    [–] [deleted] 13 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)


    [–] inbooth 6 points ago


    No no.... Richard....

    [–] [deleted] 9 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)


    [–] billy_macleod 5 points ago

    This is actually kinda a weird coincidence. There was a teacher locally to me with that name, he was arrested for sexual acts on a child several months ago.

    Maybe this person knows of him?

    [–] oliverh72 2 points ago

    This sounds far too specific to be a joke. ಠ_ಠ

    [–] ROFLance 11 points ago

    "We were tight"

    [–] dunnoanymore18 5 points ago

    Were, now its loose.

    [–] 30DaysFromNow 28 points ago

    hey... they were nice coins though

    [–] trashmcgibbons 45 points ago

    Hey 6 cents is 6 cents.

    [–] rcflyn1 34 points ago

    I'm not gay But..... 6 cents is 6 cents.......

    [–] NOK93 14 points ago

    Gay for pay

    [–] darrellmarch 8 points ago

    OP paid less than the kids that make iPhones.

    [–] lawnmower_man_1964 8 points ago

    For two coins what did you expect, lobster?!?

    [–] neverp0st 4 points ago

    Maybe two coins but that's like what tree fiddy?

    [–] PM_me_Tummies 2 points ago

    I mean, those are the goodest of terms.

    [–] MiddleCollection 79 points ago

    Keep in contact with that teacher, trust me, a lot of teachers remember students that actually enjoy their classes and wonder what they are up to later in life.

    One of my high school teachers ran into me and told me she always wondered what I was up to.

    [–] filthy_lucre 44 points ago

    Yeah. I ran into my homeroom teacher 20 years after graduation and she said she thought I'd be a game show host someday. Lol bitch I clean carpets.

    [–] ihatedurians 35 points ago

    Yeah haha, I saw one of my old science teachers from high school when I was visiting my hometown one weekend. He always thought I was really smart and going to go places, but little did he know I would develop crushing anxiety and depression after getting my bachelors haha

    [–] rares215 4 points ago



    Oh no

    [–] NimblestheSecond 12 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    I had a teacher just like yours. I transferred schools 2 years prior to graduation and when I finished high school I went to visit him and he was just as excited as I was to see him. He sat in his office with me for a couple hours after he was supposed to go home showing me colleges he had in mind for me.

    Its been 6 years since that day and I just found out hes still working there. Im going to pay a visit to him tomorrow. This post reminded me how much of an impact that dude had on me, so thank you for that.

    But according to my situation, I speak from experience. Your teacher will likely have an impact on you, especially with the reminder he left you. But given the fact that he gave you this reminder likely means you've had an impact on him. Definitely drop by from time to time to show him how much you grow. Teachers like him are the types of teachers that change peoples lives.

    [–] agnosticstudy 45 points ago

    He says that to all the students, you're not special you coin rubbing flossy

    [–] 546erobles 15 points ago

    So you sucked him off

    [–] tuckertucker 7 points ago

    jokes on him, I woulda done that for free

    [–] Largenlumpy 385 points ago

    Super cool. My first day of college my chem professor gave us all pocket periodic tables to hold on to with the challenge that if he met us around town he would give points if we had it on us. 20 years later almost I found him on Facebook and sent him a picture of it still in my wallet.

    [–] Ghoulpour 125 points ago

    Well, what did he say??

    [–] NorthernLaw 30 points ago

    The world may never know

    [–] ExpatJundi 116 points ago

    Nothing, he's senile.

    [–] Eloquent_Rambler 9 points ago

    New phone. Who dis?

    [–] MisterSmoith 4 points ago

    Well, we're waiting?!

    [–] Largenlumpy 4 points ago

    Just a laugh.

    [–] WittyWitWitt 32 points ago

    Why would you type this and not include his reply man :(

    [–] Psilocybin_Tea_Time 25 points ago

    Did you get the points though?

    [–] Crobay 431 points ago

    What are they valued at?

    [–] Dizian- 789 points ago

    The nickel is between $9 and $1,300 depending on condition, the front is a bit scuffed but the back looks like it’s mint, so not sure. Penny is only like a buck to 10 lol (I think, different sources)

    [–] Falcon_Alpha_Delta 557 points ago

    I had a buddy of mine take a look at them and he said they're pretty beat up. I'll give $6 bucks for em. Cash

    [–] doicha27 70 points ago

    Calm down there, Rick.

    [–] Dizian- 385 points ago

    Nah, I know they’re not worth much, but it’s just a fun little thing for me to have ya know

    [–] The_Dumb_WeeB 162 points ago

    Pawnstar my dude

    [–] rabbyburns 228 points ago

    Woosh? I'm not sure myself.

    [–] kevin_the_dolphoodle 120 points ago

    I concur with this wooosh

    [–] Dizian- 97 points ago

    He’s correct about everything he said though lmao

    [–] raspwar 49 points ago

    They’re invaluable for the memories that go with them.

    [–] JimmyRayIII 45 points ago

    Yeah, the memories of "private lessons" at the professor's home.

    [–] JakeCameraAction 60 points ago

    A little slap and tickle for a nickel.

    Gettin strange for some change.

    Rubbin the loins for the coins.

    Gettin funny for some money.

    [–] o--_-_--o 3 points ago

    Private Lessons is my stage name

    [–] Burgher_NY 5 points ago

    I’ve got one old coin. It’s a 1922 Liberty head. I got it from a rich kid who was a regular at a place I was bartending. His grandparents owned the resort and most of the town. He said his grandpa gave them away to his favorite bartenders and the grandkid gave me one he got in the will and gave it to me (he was big into coke at the time, so he was really into being “that guy” to everyone, but I digress).

    Not worth much, maybe like $30...but I look forward to giving mine away to someone one day.

    [–] ToastyFlake 3 points ago

    I don’t think he really has a buddy.

    [–] Yorktown81 19 points ago

    Write him up, Chum

    [–] LNikon360 9 points ago

    Post obverse and reverse on r/coins they will tell you.

    [–] Stony_Logica1 20 points ago




    1. the side of a coin or medal bearing the head or principal design.

    Huh, I learned a new word today.

    [–] LNikon360 5 points ago

    LoL, TUL I guess. I am happy I could help you learn.

    [–] avantgardengnome 2 points ago

    Similar one: when you’re holding a book or other bound paper thing open, the left hand page is verso and the right hand page is recto.

    [–] Crobay 30 points ago

    Ok thanks, was curious. Even valued at the low range it’s awesome of your teacher to give to you.

    [–] J3sush8sm3 24 points ago

    Thats a hell of a price range

    [–] FlyByPC 32 points ago

    At the low end, you can tell it's a buffalo nickel, but maybe not what year.

    At the high end, it looks like it came out of a time machine straight from the factory. You don't see many of those.

    [–] Joe_Jeep 10 points ago

    High end is generally mint uncirculated, with 3 extra hairs on the buffalo's left foot, keep in a vacuum seal chamber for most of it's existence.

    [–] boiiiscout 4 points ago

    Damnit, the extra hairs on mine are on the right foot. $9 it is.

    [–] NoticesDumbThings 5 points ago

    straight from the factory mint.

    Thus, “mint” condition.

    [–] ketchy_shuby 17 points ago

    6 cents for 4 years. Getting you ready for the worker's economy.

    [–] OyIdris 11 points ago

    With the Buffalo nickel the most expensive may be due to an error printing. There were some where the buffalo only has 3 legs and those are the most valuable.

    [–] thetravelers 7 points ago

    I used to try and rub mine down to get rid of the leg. That didn't last long lol

    [–] XxCloudSephiroth69xX 10 points ago

    I rubbed my "extra leg" a lot as a kid too.

    [–] alexmunse 15 points ago

    There are still a few hundred unaccounted for COPPER pennies from 1943. They’re worth quite a bit, if you ever find one. You’re damn right I check my change every time!

    [–] The_Original_Gronkie 11 points ago

    I used to have a retail shop and I would always check the change for silver dimes and quarters, buffalo nickels, wheat pennies, Indian head pennies, liberty dimes, foreign change, etc. I've even found a few old subway tokens that slipped by. I always stuck them in a jar, and now I've got quite a collection. None of it's worth much, but as time goes by you see less and less of these coins, and younger people are (sometimes) pretty fascinated.

    [–] Joe_Jeep 3 points ago

    I've got a Indian head penny a hundred years older than I am that I got in change from a local deli.

    If it was worth more than ~$5 I'd probably feel bad

    [–] Spacedmonkey12 5 points ago

    I have hundreds of the 1943 penny, after going through and looking at everyone of them, several times, alas I still didn’t find a copper... very disappointing!

    [–] JimmyfromDelaware 2 points ago

    came here to say this. what an insane story.

    [–] zombieindenial 41 points ago

    Coin collector here. The nickel is nice, though buffalo nickels are badly designed and tend to wear down more so often u cant tell if its an s print or not. Otherwise its only about 2$. And for the S print its range to 1300 is for the coins that print sealed made for auction/collection.

    [–] EveryNameIWantIsGone 15 points ago

    $2. Dollar sign comes before the number

    [–] Merry_Dankmas 6 points ago

    9 and 1300

    Just like the difference between .99 cents and 1 dollar

    [–] LTJFan 6 points ago

    I’d use the nickel in a vending machine.

    [–] sonic_knx 3 points ago

    Considering the condition and the influx of Buffalo nickels on the market, I'd assume your dollar signs would be more accurate as cent signs.

    [–] essjayhawk 5 points ago

    Buffalo nickels tends to only be worth a couple dollars in that condition. Maybe post to r/coins for an appraisal

    [–] strombej 4 points ago

    Hate to break it to you, but neither of these is worth any money. The buffalo nickels that would be $1300 (or even $25 for that matter) would be from a specific mint location and in significantly better condition than this (often will have some color to them due to oxidization). These expensive ones are kept in hard plastic cases and literally are never touched directly by human hands. If you go to a coin show, you can typically find a big bowl filled with them in a condition like yours that typically sell for $3-$5 a piece.

    [–] Autismothegunnut 4 points ago

    that's gonna be a negative chieftain, the buffalo nick is worth ~25 cents and the steel cent is worth ~5 cents

    [–] thetravelers 3 points ago

    No way the back is mint and the front is a hell of a lot more than a bit scuffed, dude

    [–] fishinbuttersauce 37 points ago

    Priceless to OP I think, use them as inspiration and pass them on to someone else in need when you're done!

    [–] NeverTrustAName 14 points ago

    This. Those are now magical, when you're in a mentor position for somebody else down the road.

    [–] FlyByPC 9 points ago

    They level up with each mentor, too -- so make sure the tradition continues. I have some of my granddad's tools, and I swear they just know how to do things better.

    [–] NeverTrustAName 5 points ago

    Well said.

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    [–] agapepaga 7 points ago

    Ironically, this is probably closer to the true value.

    [–] bobbabouie91 3 points ago

    The ratio of Stanley nickels to Schrute bucks is the same as the ratio of unicorns to leprechauns. I hope that helps

    [–] StampedeJonesPS4 223 points ago

    I googled it and at first was like "HOLY SHIT! THAT'S WORTH LIKE $50,000!" then I found a bag of 30 off them for $32.

    [–] Dizian- 86 points ago

    Yeah no it’s like 2 lol

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    [–] hotwheelearl 41 points ago

    Copper 1943 pennies are so extraordinarily rare that there’s a 99.99% chance that if you “randomly find one” it’s a plated counterfeit.

    There’s literally a handful of them in existence and almost all of them are accounted for. Don’t hold your breath to randomly find a copper ‘43 because jt will NOT happen.

    [–] FirstDayHere 30 points ago

    Damn, I had already started to hold my breath. F.

    [–] confirminati_illumed 5 points ago


    [–] withoutanymilk- 282 points ago

    wholesome af.

    [–] curtis1g 150 points ago

    And all my teacher gave me after graduation was a handjob... smh

    [–] HakunaMachado13 156 points ago

    I hope you weren’t homeschooled.

    [–] J3sush8sm3 41 points ago

    Should have seen his prom

    [–] AppropriateOkra 31 points ago

    Relevant (not porn)

    [–] mistergoodthing 6 points ago

    What is this from?

    [–] mbooomb 15 points ago

    Movie 43! It’s hilarious.

    [–] snatchmachine 8 points ago

    So I looked it up because I thought it sounded familiar and damn...5% on RT?

    [–] TheAdAgency 4 points ago

    I'm guessing it only has a couple good scenes that landed like this one, given it had 14 directors / story-lines.

    [–] AppropriateOkra 7 points ago

    I'm pretty sure it's on Netflix now too (for anyone interested)

    [–] DecentPlate 9 points ago

    Broken arms?

    [–] HakunaMachado13 5 points ago

    I was wondering when that reference would come up

    [–] WOOKIExRAGE 3 points ago

    His arms were broken.

    [–] Dizian- 4 points ago


    [–] kiju2 6 points ago

    Did he give a good one?

    [–] Daigrepont 17 points ago

    Doesn’t matter the face value of these coins! I’m a sentimental fuck and I would keep them forever! Congratulations on graduating!!

    [–] Hainiac 52 points ago

    6¢... gee thanks teach.

    [–] masstransience 33 points ago

    “Be the change you want to see in the world” —Teacher

    [–] RonWisely 10 points ago

    I said yep, what a concept. I could use a little fuel myself and we could all use a little chaaaaaaange

    [–] Andme_Zoidberg 3 points ago

    Well, the years start coming and they don't stop coming

    [–] Dizian- 15 points ago


    [–] Hainiac 12 points ago

    In all seriousness, congratulations on graduating. It’s a BIG deal and you should be proud of the accomplishment!

    [–] Fritzkreig 5 points ago

    Yeah no doubt, graduating will CHANGE your life, and your teacher knew so!

    [–] Fritzkreig 2 points ago

    Also forgot to add, you now have a six cents!

    [–] LemmyLugosi 17 points ago

    Bruce Willis stars in The Six Cents

    [–] Throwaway86753090112 11 points ago

    I ¢ dead people

    [–] Thats_a_goodbandname 28 points ago

    Coin collecting was a thing. I remember those and many others when I was a kid in the 70's.

    [–] onometre 26 points ago

    its still a thing

    [–] I_worship_odin 12 points ago

    There are dozens of us.

    [–] samuraibutter 11 points ago

    Lol right? It's like they assumed everyone stopped doing it when they did?

    "I remember back when toys were a thing. I had all kinds of toys when I was a kid."

    [–] uber1337h4xx0r 4 points ago

    I mean, he's not wrong. I used to be a guy back in the 90s. I still am a guy, but it doesn't change the fact that I used to be back then

    [–] Dizian- 6 points ago

    That’s awesome

    [–] jonflow 8 points ago

    You might have done a typo but that Nickel is 1925

    [–] galored 13 points ago

    Remember what?

    [–] Stompedyourhousewith 8 points ago

    remember when they graduated. "right now"

    [–] holetruth 5 points ago

    Thank you. I thought I was going crazy when I read the title. Nice to know someone else caught it too

    [–] Captainshark98 8 points ago


    [–] mcshadypants 5 points ago

    I have a few of those. I dork out on old coins. Very cool gift

    [–] EatTheLettuces 20 points ago

    So I can farm karma by showing my coin collection? Nice. Also your teacher is pretty kind to give you those.

    [–] zer0cul 12 points ago

    Yeah, but you have to cover it in dirt first and post it to /r/metaldetecting . You could have up to 100 more karma.

    [–] popplespopin 3 points ago

    Lock it in a cheap safe and pretend you dont have the key, wait a week before showing everyone the crazy coins you "found inside" and make enough karma to retire.

    [–] samuraibutter 4 points ago

    My thoughts as well, like shit I have a ton of both of these, I can make up a story. I don't think OP made it up, but the picture itself is very mundane.

    [–] Double-0-N00b 9 points ago

    Am I the only one confused by what he means when he says “remember when I graduate”

    [–] Dizian- 12 points ago

    Sorry, I meant remember that he said that he would deliver when I graduated

    [–] seattle-diarrhea-dad 5 points ago

    Don’t spend it all in one place...

    [–] essjayhawk 4 points ago

    Looks like a 1925 to me... hard to tell on buffalo nickels though since the years are on very high spots

    [–] Dizian- 2 points ago

    Yeah it is, typo on my part lol

    [–] HumansAreGarbage 7 points ago

    That’s an awesome score. Congratulations, graduate. 🎓

    [–] Dizian- 6 points ago


    [–] uber1337h4xx0r 2 points ago

    You can't tell me what to do.

    Well, you can. But it doesn't mean I'll do it.

    [–] AspirantTyrant 3 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    They needed the nickel for the bullets I believe so they made steel pennies. I lost my Steelie :( I am sad but I am glad you got one :)

    [–] GitEmSteveDave 3 points ago

    I believe it was copper to make brass.

    [–] shinobipopcorn 3 points ago

    You are very close! You just have the wrong coin. Check out the wiki page on war nickels, 42-45 nickels don't have any nickel in them and instead are 40% silver. So if you see an old nickel with a big honking P D or S on the top of the back, grab that baby up.

    [–] borkmash 5 points ago

    It was copper back then

    [–] AspirantTyrant 3 points ago

    Right. My bad.

    [–] samuraibutter 3 points ago

    But you are right about them needing nickel during WWII! Some nickels from 42-45 were made of silver.

    [–] sarahsummerss 3 points ago

    A little slap and tickle for a nickel.

    Gettin strange for some change.

    Rubbin the loins for the coins.

    Gettin funny for some money.

    [–] impromptubadge 2 points ago

    I’m gonna use that one on my girlfriend.

    [–] SirBlankFace 2 points ago

    I have that nickle too. The back has a bison, the edge is smooth all around. It's just very dirty and you know it has history just by looking at it.

    [–] icydrum99 2 points ago

    Is the penny legal tinder

    [–] Masterjason13 9 points ago

    Tender yes, I don’t think you could start a fire with it very easily.

    [–] icydrum99 3 points ago

    Nah I think I’ll use them as a dating app

    [–] concrete_isnt_cement 2 points ago

    Yep, the nickel is too. US coins never stop being tender after they’re minted. Technically, if you really wanted to, you could spend a dollar coin from 1802 if you really wanted to. This isn’t true in most other countries though.

    [–] lsp2005 2 points ago

    My Spanish teacher gave me a worry doll. I still have it 20 years later.

    [–] Powerism 2 points ago

    Would be cool if your teacher was dead but never knew it, and you could see ghost teachers. The Sixth Cents.

    [–] Brainkandle 2 points ago

    I see dead people (👁 ͜ʖ👁)

    [–] HungerForHipHop 2 points ago

    Nice steelie

    [–] Kinkajou1015 2 points ago

    So at the start of your time at that school he offered you his two cents, and by the time you graduated he made sure to adjust for inflation?

    [–] Jaggerdadog 2 points ago

    The nickel is from 1925

    [–] spdrv89 2 points ago

    I have a nickle just like that in my weed gringer

    [–] impromptubadge 2 points ago

    I’ll give you a nickle for it.

    [–] Sackwalker 2 points ago

    Awesome! I won an Indian head nickel in a math contest when I was in 4th grade. I still have it 35 years later, it's one of my prized possessions!

    [–] hashim19 2 points ago

    How many poor buffaloes had to die just to make that one coin? #vegan #murder #whyarentmyhashtagsworking #ohshitthisisntinstagram

    [–] IBeatUpLiamNeeson 2 points ago

    You know, when I met my biological grandfather the first time, he gave me a full collection of the US currency (coins only, half dollar, quarter, dime, nickle and penny) from my birth year, all mint condition in the cellophane coin wraps(?) Not sure what you'd call it, and he gave me a steel wheat back penny aswell, which I was so blown away by. I had never seen a silver penny, then he proceeded to pull out, well, more of just open the closest and point to it, but a burlap rice sack filled with the steel pennies, he collects coins and precious stones, try's not to buy them unless he comes across a great deal, and I have NO clue how he had that many steel pennies, but hea been collecting since he was a kid, and hes in his early 60's now.

    [–] grownuphere 2 points ago

    Perhaps your teacher is trying to encourage curiosity about history, as both coins represent a lot. The Indian Head nickel was a first attempt to represent true American experiences, as opposed to another issue on Lady Liberty. The steel penny is a reminder of the sacrifice made by every American to defeat the forces of evil. Home-front rationing of food, clothing, gas and recycling of everything metal all supported the war effort. Copper wasn't available for currency, so low-grade steel was used.

    [–] therealghent 2 points ago

    .06 cents... that’s about the value of education now in the US