Previously, I wrote about my father giving my daughters almost 70 pounds of quarters.
After a bit of thought on how to cash them in, I realized that I was going the CES Show in Las Vegas and that if there is one place in the world that can handle 70 pounds of quarters, it's Las Vegas. I called the hotel I was going to stay at and asked if they would cash the quarters. "No problem sir! Bring any kind of money you want and we'll handle it for you at the Cashier!" Sweet, I was in business.
I made arrangements with Brad to drive to Vegas together and haul the coffee cans of quarters to the desert. To move the quarters around, I brought a set of luggage wheels and tied the cans to it.
After lugging the quarters into the hotel, I made my way to the cashier as Brad took photos. At first, the cashier said she didn't want to cash the quarters. After I told her about my earlier phone call, she reluctantly agreed and began dumping the quarters into the coin counter. She had to change the plastic bag that holds the counted quarters three times.
Brad tried to take a photo of the actual coin counting but the cashier freaked out. I watched with glee as the count rose and went well over a thousand dollars.
As you remember, my rough estimate was $1,360 in quarters.
After all the quarters were counted, the total was $1,315.70.
Holy crap, that's a lot of money.
The money will be split for the girls to invest for college. By 2014 when Zoe starts college, her $650 might buy a single textbook.Posted by michael at January 12, 2006 11:16 PM