A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from March 07, 2018
“I only carry rare coins. I have no common cents”

The term “rare coins” is often paired with “common cents” (a pun on “common sense"). “Thieves arrested after stealing nearly $69,000 in rare coins. So much for common cents” was posted on Twitter on November 18, 2008. “Paying for things with rare coins is a good way to let people know that you don’t have any common cents” was posted on Twitter on September 15, 2011.

“I only carry rare coins. I have no common cents” was posted on Reddit—3amjokes on March 7, 2018.


Twitter
Fark
@fark
[Dumbass] Thieves arrested after stealing nearly $69,000 in rare coins. So much for common cents: The Mornin.. http://tinyurl.com/5ab674
2:03 AM - 18 Nov 2008

Twitter
LANA.
@Marlaniee
“@Kyle_Cornette: Ay women you collect rare coins? Cause you sure as hell don’t have any common sense #punintended” hahaha wow I love that !
3:29 AM - 25 Jun 2011

Twitter
Ricky
@itsrickywalker
Paying for things with rare coins is a good way to let people know that you don’t have any common cents.
11:13 PM - 15 Sep 2011

Twitter
Raymond Roy
@raymopashow
Stands to reason....collectors of rare coins don’t have common cents ... @omgthatspunny @funnyoneliners @thinkcomedy
4:14 PM - 4 Oct 2013

Twitter
Bread Savage
@papasuncle
Thought I found some rare coins, but they were just common cents.
9:32 AM - 23 Nov 2014

Google Books
The Second Death
By Scott Devon
Bloomington, IN: Archway Publishing
2017
Pg. ?:
She’d say, “Common cents are rare coins, Mr. Henry Ford.”

Twitter
Jeeves Williams
@jeeveswilliams
Replying to @gracembird
People seem to be collecting rare coins these days instead of gathering common cents 🙄
6:00 PM - 31 Jul 2017

Reddit—3amjokes
I only carry rare coins… self.3amjokes
Submitted March 7, 2018 by knox_vile
I have no common cents.

Twitter
3AM
@3AM_Jokes
I only carry rare coins...... I have no common cents.
6:25 PM - 7 Mar 2018

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityBanking/Finance/Insurance • Wednesday, March 07, 2018 • Permalink