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May 1974 Dennis the Menace comic book with coin related story; Dennis gets dollar for Indian penny!

EstilEstil Posts: 6,922 ✭✭✭✭

You know, adjusted for inflation Mr Wilson paid Dennis ~$6.25 for that Indian penny...but the thing is Mr Wilson didn't seem to check closely what year it was and less than a year ago I was able to get a nice "starter set" of Indian pennies from my local coin dealer's "grab jar" for ~60 cents each (I think)! I mean was there a "key date" Indian penny back then that in circulated condition (Mrs Wilson offered Dennis a penny think it was just like any other) went for that much? And shame on Dennis' best (human) friend in the whoooooooole world for trying to cheat him!!

WISHLIST
Dimes: 54S, 53P, 50P, 49S, 45D+S, 44S, 43D, 41S, 40D+S, 39D+S, 38D+S, 37D+S, 36S, 35D+S, all 16-34's
Quarters: 52S, 47S, 46S, 40S, 39S, 38S, 37D+S, 36D+S, 35D, 34D, 32D+S
74 Topps: 37,38,46,47,48,138,151,193,210,214,223,241,256,264,268,277,289,316,435,552,570,577,592,602,610,654,655
1997 Finest silver: 115, 135, 139, 145, 310
1995 Ultra Gold Medallion Sets: Golden Prospects, HR Kings, On-Base Leaders, Power Plus, RBI Kings, Rising Stars

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    EstilEstil Posts: 6,922 ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 25, 2024 1:40AM

    And here at 21:00 into this episode we have Mr Wilson offering Dennis $35 (~$350 in today's money; practically a fortune to a kid in 1961!!) for a 1864 Confederate $50 bill when he knows it's worth at least 10x that much...and boy is Jefferson Davis on that bill NOT having that at all!!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpAP7Ab_k7g

    In case anyone's curious:
    http://www.banknote.ws/COLLECTION/countries/AME/CSA/CSA0070.htm

    WISHLIST
    Dimes: 54S, 53P, 50P, 49S, 45D+S, 44S, 43D, 41S, 40D+S, 39D+S, 38D+S, 37D+S, 36S, 35D+S, all 16-34's
    Quarters: 52S, 47S, 46S, 40S, 39S, 38S, 37D+S, 36D+S, 35D, 34D, 32D+S
    74 Topps: 37,38,46,47,48,138,151,193,210,214,223,241,256,264,268,277,289,316,435,552,570,577,592,602,610,654,655
    1997 Finest silver: 115, 135, 139, 145, 310
    1995 Ultra Gold Medallion Sets: Golden Prospects, HR Kings, On-Base Leaders, Power Plus, RBI Kings, Rising Stars
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    FrazFraz Posts: 1,860 ✭✭✭✭✭

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    CascadeChrisCascadeChris Posts: 2,518 ✭✭✭✭✭

    One of my earliest coin memories is from the 1992/93 Dennis The Mennis movie where Christopher Lloyd's homeless thief character steals Mr. Wilson's coins from his hidden bookshelf safe and Dennis gets them back for him.

    The more you VAM..
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    EstilEstil Posts: 6,922 ✭✭✭✭
    WISHLIST
    Dimes: 54S, 53P, 50P, 49S, 45D+S, 44S, 43D, 41S, 40D+S, 39D+S, 38D+S, 37D+S, 36S, 35D+S, all 16-34's
    Quarters: 52S, 47S, 46S, 40S, 39S, 38S, 37D+S, 36D+S, 35D, 34D, 32D+S
    74 Topps: 37,38,46,47,48,138,151,193,210,214,223,241,256,264,268,277,289,316,435,552,570,577,592,602,610,654,655
    1997 Finest silver: 115, 135, 139, 145, 310
    1995 Ultra Gold Medallion Sets: Golden Prospects, HR Kings, On-Base Leaders, Power Plus, RBI Kings, Rising Stars
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    cmerlo1cmerlo1 Posts: 7,891 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks to MAD Magazine, this is what I think of when I see something about Dennis the Menace.

    You Suck! Awarded 6/2008- 1901-O Micro O Morgan, 8/2008- 1878 VAM-123 Morgan, 9/2022 1888-O VAM-1B3 H8 Morgan | Senior Regional Representative- ANACS Coin Grading. Posted opinions on coins are my own, and are not an official ANACS opinion.
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    WillieBoyd2WillieBoyd2 Posts: 5,038 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The early 1960's "Dennis the Menace" television program had many coin and numismatic themed episodes usually dealing with Mr. Wilson's coin collection.

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    Mr. Wilson's coin collection (from "Dennis' Paper Drive")

    For more information please visit:
    https://www.brianrxm.com/comdir/cnsmovtv_dennismenace_paperdrive.htm

    :)

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