Pop top tabs are not the only little things I save.
Don't you just love to pick up hands full of coins?
These are photos of my accumulation of 10 cent coins!
I like to drop my spare change into a container and then as it accumulates, I sort it out by denomination. I have a collection of pennies that I started over 20 years ago. I would drop my pennies in a container and eventually roll them in wrappers. Soon after I started doing that, I decided to go through the pennies and take out the pure copper ones and save only the copper pennies. Our U. S. Mint stopped making the pure copper pennies after 1982. So, when I cash in the rolls, I save the copper rolled coins. I don't know how many rolls I have because they are locked away in a safe place. I do have a container of pennies that I need to search through, but that will be for another day.
Since I just had to replace some major appliances in my home, I can really use some extra money! Now I feel it is time to use these coins that I have been saving for a good cause. I usually save my 25 cent pieces (quarters) until I get several rolls then I use them to buy something that I really need. I just finished wrapping 9 rolls (ten dollars each roll, or $90.00).
To go along with the quarters, I just finished counting and wrapping my 10 cent coins (dimes). I love saving the dimes. I've been saving this collection of little dimes for 4 years. It takes a long time but with being consistent and always dropping them into the dime jar, I've managed to count up 33 rolls at $5.00 each for a total of $165.00 in dimes.
Now, I will be off to make a payment on my new refrigerator, washer and dryer!!