BrotherCadfael’s comment in the GQ thread pertaining to Sacagawea dollars inspired this one.
Back when I was in upstate New York, Canadian coins were somewhat commonplace, and nary a second thought was had by a clerk at the store, who accepted them.
When we moved out here, though, we were a little surprised at the blatant refusal of such coins. Likewise, I remember having to refuse a Minnesotan customer’s Canadian pennies as a checker. I remembered a time when this wasn’t really done.
So, who here gets Canadian coins in their change, and can you spend it as it were an American coin?