By brokedude - 13/3/2021 20:01 - United States

I can't eat these

Today, I got my birthday present from my dad. Instead of buying me things I told him I needed, he bought me collectible coins. I’m already stretched thin on my budget, and very stressed out. Looks like I’m living off Ramen and Oatmeal for the next 2 weeks. FML
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By  Chazzster  |  20

Assuming those “collectible coins” actually have value (many do not) check out a coin store or pawn shop to see if you can sell them. Bear in mind of course that they will pay you less than they can sell them for - they are a business and not a charity. If their offer does not sound fair try someone else.

Be upfront with Dad about what you did. He may be hurt, but he will get the message.

By the way solid gold, platinum, or silver coins have significant value from the value of the metal - way above any markings on the coin. Gold plated, however is just a decorative coin and nearly worthless. Read any papers that may have come with the coin(s) carefully to see what you have. And then old and rare monetary coins have collector value - do not attempt to clean!

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By  Chazzster  |  20

Assuming those “collectible coins” actually have value (many do not) check out a coin store or pawn shop to see if you can sell them. Bear in mind of course that they will pay you less than they can sell them for - they are a business and not a charity. If their offer does not sound fair try someone else.

Be upfront with Dad about what you did. He may be hurt, but he will get the message.

By the way solid gold, platinum, or silver coins have significant value from the value of the metal - way above any markings on the coin. Gold plated, however is just a decorative coin and nearly worthless. Read any papers that may have come with the coin(s) carefully to see what you have. And then old and rare monetary coins have collector value - do not attempt to clean!