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Tuesday, July 1

Wooden Nickels by ART

Remember the saying: "Don't take any wooden nickels"?  Generally speaking we say this to light heartedly mean - beware ~ don't be a sucker ~ watch out for those city slickers!

I got curious about it's origins because of a fun kitschy necklace and earring set I came across.   The wooden nickel saying has quite a history!   The Phrase Finder has several uses and origins of the wooden nickel and the popular phrase.  The Native American image comes straight from the Indian Head or Buffalo nickel that was minted in our country from 1913-1938.  Of course those real nickels are quite collectibles today!

Whatever the intentions of the ART jewelry company for producing this costume jewelry set, I'm sure it will create interesting conversations for the wearer!

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