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Talk of the Town: Have a coin or two to sell? Visit Downtown Coin

Jenny Schnabel

Do you have gold or silver?

Or a coin or two to sell?

Come see Dan Wilson

At "Downtown Coin"

They have the best prices there.

What do you do with your money?

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No counterfeit will do.

When it comes to its intrinsic value

Dan will be honest with you.

Yes, the "Downtown Coin Dogs"

Meet right there in his shop.

Exchanging information and jokes

Without even a Jack Russel bark.

Of course, my visit was informative,

I learned things I never knew.

In 1793 the first coin was minted,

And paper money in 1862.

Well, Chris insisted on a trivia stopper —

Do you know the only coin that was minted

Without any copper?

They don't have "Three Coins in a Fountain"

They don't have a fountain there.

But come on down to "Downtown Coin"

You'll get the best deal with some fun

Perhaps with some coins to spare.

(Trivia answer: 1943 zinc penny)

Jenny Schnabel is a graduate of Arizona State University with a bachelor of fine arts degree. She also exhibits at the Brewery Arts Center. She welcomes poem ideas at carsoncitypoet@gmail.com. Downtown Coin, 111 W. Telegraph St., Suite 100, is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Call it at 775-883-4653.

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