Painted Quarters

Prepainted quarters

Since childhood, I remember finding occasionally red-painted quarters in my change - and I have always wondered about their importance. It was not so long ago that in my turn I came across something that kept making me scrape my head: a district of the city. It was not so long ago that in my turn I came across something that kept making me scrape my head: a district of the city. Indeed, it was very similar to the one in this photo: I recall that since childhood I sometimes found districts painted reddish in alternation รข and I have always been amazed at their meaning.

There are some good reasons that float around the infallible web and explain exactly how these crimson medals came into being over the years. They used them in the past to inspect the coin telephones, vendors and washing mashines they repaired so as not to be incriminated.

Sometimes shopkeepers use them as a discount and give them to their favorite clients for free gaming on coin-operated billiard desks, pinballs and videogames. They also used them to build otherwise tranquil juke boxes to invite other guests to continue making their own quarters and so on.

Someone painted it as a token of spite. According to Answers.com, the Crimson Mint was part of a 1970' initiative to object to the New Jersey officials' judgment to change the donation on Garden State Park Street from 15 cents to a fourth. For some housing operators, free linen seems to be a side effect.

The landlord often gives their caretakers lodgings in the apartments' laundries. Manager got their quarters back when the owners or the launderette salesman took the money from the automat. Next mishap is that next few times you will come across an old neighborhood that has traces of either crimson color or a little crimsonish.

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