In better times, this filled-to-the-brim jug of coins collected oh so slowly over the years would just sit there in its place on the shelf in the living room, its out-of-circulation contents hoarded be it for the hell of it, a rainy day or perhaps a deathlessly lingering recession.
And then there are times like these when you look skeptically upon such a cache of cash because you find yourself looking twice at the price of that pint of Cherry Garcia or that free-range tofu macchiato gigante, or that $37 it’s going to cost for you and your significant other to go see Avatar at the nearest IMAX.
And so the time has come for me to drop my last cents into this senseless stash and lug the jug to my local Coinstar kiosk this weekend. In deciding to do so, I figured we’d have some simple fun with the task in that I invite you to guess to the nearest penny — without going over — how much money is contained within the half-gallon glass container, with the whole thing weighing in at 14 pounds (according to the scale in my bathroom).
No, the prize isn’t the amount. That goes to temporarily curing any of my upcoming cravings for Ben & Jerry’s or maybe a rack of ribs at Spring Street BBQ, but there will be winners. The top three guessers in the comments will be able to chose a sticker from a selection (to be selected later) out of my personal collection, hoarded in an envelope in a desk drawer.
Deadline will be whenever I come back from doing the coin dump deed this weekend. Make cents? Then gimme a guess! Image is slightly biggifiable with a click.