Today I want to show you my £2 coin collection.
I love collecting £2 coins. I’ve tried throwing all my small change in a jar, and while that does add up, it always seems a lot of fuss and bother to count it and take it to the bank in a giant heavy load. And we tend to buy food almost daily, so pennies tend to mount up faster than we can find space for them.
£2 coins though… They’re not so common that you end up stashing away half of the week’s food money if you save every one. And they’re big. They’re easy to count, so you can count them over and over again if you like (which I do).
And when you count them, it feels like counting piles of gold. I always imagine I’m a queen in an old fashioned nursery rhyme.
I’ve been saving since about November, and I appear to have £80 already. No wonder the bank balance has felt like it was going down rather quickly – every time I take cash out a fair bit of it ends up in the £2 coins jar!
A group of us decided to save them for a whole year (ending in November). I’m not sure what I’m going to use them for yet.
I could do what Sue over at Our New Life in the Country blog is doing with hers – using them as her housekeeping money for an entire year. What a fantastic challenge! I’ll be watching with interest to see how she gets on. I think I might prefer to spend mine on treats though, something I wouldn’t otherwise buy. After all, that’s what it says they’re for on the jar.