If you are not a collector or do not deal with antiques in your daily routine, chances that you pay attention to the change coins are scarce.
The 21st century has introduced a new gadget, a mobile phone that replaces a lot of stuff we needed to carry along before the era of the mobile applications that hide within a device as big as our pocket. Soon coins, paper money, and even the credit cards will become obsolete, sharing the fate of the public telephones that used to be an essential part of our existence only two decades ago at the end of the 20th century.
So whether we want it or not, in the near future our wallets will become an accessory or an ornament just like watches already have become a luxury, and our money will be safe inside the virtually efficient application.
However, in the meantime, we still have some cash in our hands; national banks still design and issue new banknotes every now and then.
Moreover, most importantly, we still have people that appreciate the value of rarities that sometimes prove to be pieces of art. Simply google the story of the Barber coins and you will not be surprised that a few dozen dimes, called Barber dimes that were minted between 1894 and 1916 are still in circulation and two of them actually worth $1.9 million dollars apiece! It is very exciting to think that such valuable handiwork can accidentally fall into our lap and we do not even need to buy a lottery ticket, just stay alert and go through the change we receive.
The chances of becoming a millionaire finding the two Barber dimes can be carefully calculated if all variables are taken into account. As responsible grownups, we surely understand these are doubtfully greater than if we buy a lottery ticket, so I hope you like the idea, but please, do not become obsessed with it.
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