Does that even make sense? Let me explain. I’m not addicted like i need all that i can get or i’ll go insanely wAcKo addicted, but the kind where i get extremely giddy for different types of currency and feel the need to hoard them!
Maybe that’s not called addiction, but whatever it is – that’s what i have, and i welcome it with open arms.
It also explains a lot! Like my recent adventures with painting money and my fascination of finding that $1 silver certificate the other month! Or even that dollar i found w/ “wheresgeorge.com” stamped on it, remember that? Hell, it also explains this blog a bit more :)
While this has been a fascination of mine dating back to my early childhood, it wasn’t until this weekend that the lightbulb finally went off. Check it. The other day @ the hospital i put a five’er into the vending machine for a $1.25 pizza pocket (which was all KINDS of good btw!) and guess what happend to pop out as change? Shiny golden nuggets of joy!!! Nuggets = $1 coins of course, and my face lit up! If you saw me you’d probably have thought i had just won the lottery.
So then back @ home i separated them out – cuz they can’t be mingling w/ the lower class coins – and dropped them into this mini chest-like thing i have on to top of my dresser. And as i placed them there, i noticed the other “cool” currency i had collected over time:
- I saw bills from the Caribbean
- $1 bills signed by semi-celebs over time
- $5 bill signed by Ben Stiller
- $2 bills
- That $1 “silver certificate” bill.
- And these silver colored 1943 wheat pennies! (my personal fav.)
- Update: Forgot about my old school bonds in my safe! so sexy.
I really should find a way to showcase these a bit better than hidden away in my bedroom. Maybe i can open up a REAL “Bank of J” someday? Or perhaps a shrine of some sort in our spare guest room? haha….i’m sure the Mrs. would love that. So yeah, there you have it. My name is J. Money, and i’m
addicted dependent fascinated by all types of cool money.
UPDATE: In the years since posting this up I’ve since started a blog all about coin collecting too :) Check it out!
Jay loves talking about money, collecting coins, blasting hip-hop, and hanging out with his three beautiful boys. You can check out all of his online projects at jmoney.biz. Thanks for reading the blog!