Well I tell ya, I save my coins and my one dollar bills.
I don't think about it. I don't focus on saving any of it. If I have it, I save it.
After I have a few hundred dollar bills saved, I spend it.
The coins, I save them for a very very long time.
What I have noticed, is exactly what you just posted here.
The least coins I ever have is nickels. You see when I get change, I just toss it in my handbag.
Then after awhile I will empty out the change from the bottom of my handbag. The majority of
the coins are quarters and pennies. Then comes dimes and the very least is nickels.
The nickels are a pretty much worthless coin these days. When I was a child, I could buy a lot
of stuff with a nickel. I could buy a candy bar. Candy bars were .5 cents in the 60's. I could
buy a little bag of potato chips for .5 cents.
"Nickels minted in the United States between 1942 and 1945 are made of 35% silver. These are commonly known as "silver war nickels." Normally all other nickels are composed of 75% copper and 25% nickel."