Maybe the best coin gag ever
I'd like to share a quick story that happened just today with me and my old man.
My dad made his biggest coin purchase on single coin just recently a 1802/1 $5. He asked to have it shipped to my address to help with sales tax, of coarse I obliged. So after picking it up today I called him to let him know it arrived and he said he would leave immediately just cause he was so excited to get it.
Now some of you may know I'm a bit of a wise butt and a jokester so I decided to play a little trick on him. I sliced opened the overnight mailer with a razor knife took out the coin that happened to be in another two envelopes (seller has great shipping procedures) replaced the turban head with a common date ms64 Morgan dollar the happened to be in a OGH. Resealed all the envelopes with tape and left it on the counter like nothing ever happened.
So he gets to the house makes small talk with his grandkids and my wife but you could smell the excitement coming out of his pores. I pointed at the envelope on the counter and he picked it up and his hands started shaking. I smiled and gave him a pair of scissors and let him at it. I'm watching with a grin ear to ear knowing I'm about to get him real good. The coin finally appears. He just stares at for what seems like 30 seconds. He takes the coin( the Morgan) slams it on the counter yells "He sent me the wrong damn coin!!!" Puts his hands to his face like the world was gonna end in the next ten minutes. He's getting all huffy and puffy and I'm loving every minute of it. So I let the antics go on for another 2 minutes or so before I pull out the 200+ year old coin out of the cabinet and hand it to him. I couldn't take it any longer and start laughing and he being a lot like me enjoyed the gag.
Here is the coin in question. As he was leaving he said " Your not getting the coin when I die!!" And slammed the door behind him.