Our 8yr old son just lost another tooth tonight. He cracks me up, he's overly sensitive and worries about the slightest pain inducing thing, but when those teeth start coming out, and wiggling he will stop at nothing and yank them out himself. The tooth fairy in our house has always given Eisenhower dollars, that's what my parents did for me and luckily 10 or so years back I happened to get 200 of them at a US Bank for face value.
Posts: 2097 | Location: Iowa by way of Missouri | Registered: July 18, 2002
Tooth fairy here at Casa de Mike, delivers “golden doubloons” gold colored one dollar pieces. ABout a decade ago I bought two rolls from a friend at his gun store after I was telling him how The Tomminator had lost his first Toof.
My buddy had these rolls in his cash drawer and said how it would be cool for him to get gold doubloons. And that is what we have done since.
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Help, I'm having premonitions of future flashbacks.
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Posts: 11726 | Location: It was Lat: 33.xxxx Lon: 44.xxxx now it's CA :( | Registered: March 22, 2008
My son lost his first tooth earlier this year. I fished out five gold dollars from my change bowl, polished them up nice and shiny with some Nevr-Dull and that's what he got. Had him put the tooth in a padded ring box on his nightstand and swapped it for the coins once he was out cold. The look on his face when he opened the box was worth it. I told him the tooth fairy had given him a coin for every year he'd had that tooth, and that's what she does the first time. After that, you get a gold coin for each tooth.
I was out of town for the second one and my wife give him a few sorry-looking paper dollar bills instead.
Originally posted by trapper189: My oldest lost his first tooth right when we got up to our summer home and the smallest denomination I had was a $20. From then on, it was $20 for the first tooth and $5 for each additional tooth.
Same thing happened to my sister in law. Her sons tooth came out quicker than expected.
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Posts: 4367 | Location: Pittsburgh, PA, USA | Registered: February 27, 2001
I received a number of SBA's, Eisenhower, and Peace dollars, but the best was the 1890 Morgan (CC) that was left to my grandfather when his father passed, and was given to my father when he lost his last tooth, and I have now given to my daughter. If my daughter looses it, I'll probably loose it.
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