There was a full page advertisement in today's Spokesman Review where you could buy up to 10 "vault bags" of "Indian Head coins." One vault bag would run you $59.00 plus shipping. By four or more vault bags and shipping is free. To apply a little pressure the ad says you only have 48 hours to take advantage of this offer.
A vault bag sounds like something big. And the photo of boxes holding vaults bags containing rarely seen U.S. coins contributes to that impression. So this sounds like a good deal, right? But then the article says each bag weighs nearly a quarter pound. Nearly four ounces of coins. That's about 110 grams. Old pennies weigh a little over three grams and a nickel weighs about five grams. Hmmmm.
just like they do everyone else's.