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Kevin thinks that $1 gold coins are made of real gold, hordes them like treasure

Posted by SolidGold on May 28, 2021 10:29 AM

This is a story about someone I used to date. We'll call him Kevin. Not my best Kevin story ever, but one I think about every time I pull out my wallet. Which with the current situation isn’t often but I thought it was worth putting here.

Among other things, he was convinced that gold coins were made of real gold. In our country, $1 and $2 coins are gold in colour, they are made from copper and aluminium. I would like to reiterate again, NOT gold. I’m sure we’re not the only country with gold coins, you get the idea.

It sounds insane, and that’s because it is. He thought the $1 coins were worth more like $10 and the $2 like $8 (I can’t remember the specifics now), I guess he watched one too many heist movies with gold bullion as a kid.

He was so sure that they were real gold that he refused to spend them, which created problems whenever I didn’t have any coins to use for things like parking and trolleys. He even tried to convince me to let him buy my coins off me, of which I mainly refused, but sometimes I did give in. He collected them so he could theoretically melt them down to create more money than what they are worth to use as legit money. He never actually followed through on that, I imagine because no one wanted to help him with a furnace, but he would not listen to reason or google. He thought everyone else was the idiot for using only the face value.

Our situationship ended when he ditched me for a ‘boys night’, and I haven’t seen him since, but I had to get it off my chest and share.

Post Last Edited: May 28, 2021 2:17 AM

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(1) Posted by CosPlayer on May 28, 2021 1:39 AM

Too bad you too didn't stay together, someday he would be rich!