How much money from tooth fairy?

1. Mar 20, 2009

Redbelly98

Staff Emeritus
Hey, just wondering how much money people got as a kid, or give to their kids now, from the tooth fairy for losing a tooth?

If you're willing, please provide a time frame. Maybe we can get a handle on how inflation has played into this.

I used to get 10 cents (Mid 1960's).

2. Mar 20, 2009

The equivalent today would be around $3 (mid 80's) 3. Mar 20, 2009 Math Is Hard Staff Emeritus The mid 1970s ranged 25 cents to 50 cents for me. 4. Mar 20, 2009 wolram 6d, a silver sixpence, 56ish, same as went into the christmass puddings. 5. Mar 20, 2009 Math Is Hard Staff Emeritus When we get some more data, we can make a graph. 6. Mar 20, 2009 Kurdt Staff Emeritus What age do kids lose teeth again? 7. Mar 20, 2009 rootX should put in 2009$s... ,CPI now/CPI then * 10 cent but I couldn't get CPI :(

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70 cents?!!?!

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8. Mar 20, 2009

Danger

It was a dime for me, in the late 50's or early 60's (I don't remember at what age I shed the old ones).

9. Mar 20, 2009

turbo

I was born in 1952, and my baby teeth went for about 5 cents each. I got a dime once (after I was hip to the scam) and tried to give it back to my mother. My father was supporting a family of 6 on just over minimum wage. She gave me one of the biggest hugs I've ever gotten.

10. Mar 20, 2009

Redbelly98

Staff Emeritus
They only lose them once, they don't lose them again. :tongue:

11. Mar 20, 2009

Danger

Contraire, mon ami. In keeping with my overall weirdness, I had 3 sets of canines and incisors. The intermediate ones hung around for a couple years and then bailed. On the other hand, two of my wisdom teeth finally sprouted when I was 47 and I got them yanked because they were impacted. The other two still haven't come in, and I'm 53.

12. Mar 20, 2009

Astronuc

Staff Emeritus
Thrupence or sixpence.

I would give my kids 4 quarters or a dollar coin.

13. Mar 20, 2009

Staff: Mentor

After my older daughter started losing her second set of teeth due to a third set coming in, she had to have surgery to remove the rest of the third set. The third teeth that did come in before we removed the rest are perfectly normal.

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14. Mar 20, 2009

lisab

Staff Emeritus
I got a quarter per tooth. It was the late 60's.

My daughter got a dollar per tooth...that was about 10 years ago.

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15. Mar 20, 2009

hypatia

Early 60's I got 10 cents for a normal tooth, and 25 cents for a molar. The average child starts loosing teeth around 6 or 7.

16. Mar 20, 2009

Kurdt

Staff Emeritus
6 or 7 you say? I think i got 50p in the early nineties.

17. Mar 20, 2009

misgfool

The teeth I lost didn't do any productive work, so no money was received.

18. Mar 20, 2009

lisab

Staff Emeritus
Ahahaha....you don't think your teeth did work? You ate, didn't you ?

19. Mar 20, 2009

misgfool

Eh... maybe their retirement fund was mismanaged?

20. Mar 20, 2009

lisab

Staff Emeritus
:rofl:

21. Mar 20, 2009

Ivan Seeking

Staff Emeritus
I never got a dime if I lost it. :tongue: If it was put under my pillow I got a quarter. (mid 60's).

In keeping with the times, perhaps you should leave a bill for the disposal fee. With the exposure to blood, this comes under the heading of toxic materials handling, so additional surcharges should apply.

22. Mar 20, 2009

Cyrus

23. Mar 21, 2009

TheStatutoryApe

24. Mar 21, 2009

NeoDevin

In the early 90's, I got a dollar (Canadian) for each one.

25. Mar 21, 2009

Loren Booda

Into Christmas pudding? No wonder you lost teeth.