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How much money from tooth fairy?

  1. Mar 20, 2009 #1

    Redbelly98

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    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).
     
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  3. Mar 20, 2009 #2
    The equivalent today would be around $3 (mid 80's)
     
  4. Mar 20, 2009 #3

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    The mid 1970s ranged 25 cents to 50 cents for me.
     
  5. Mar 20, 2009 #4

    wolram

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    6d, a silver sixpence, 56ish, same as went into the christmass puddings.
     
  6. Mar 20, 2009 #5

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    When we get some more data, we can make a graph.
     
  7. Mar 20, 2009 #6

    Kurdt

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    What age do kids lose teeth again?
     
  8. Mar 20, 2009 #7
    should put in 2009 $s... ,CPI now/CPI then * 10 cent but I couldn't get CPI :(

    ftp://ftp.bls.gov/pub/special.requests/cpi/cpiai.txt[/URL]
    70 cents?!!?!
     
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  9. Mar 20, 2009 #8

    Danger

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    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).
     
  10. Mar 20, 2009 #9

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    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.
     
  11. Mar 20, 2009 #10

    Redbelly98

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    They only lose them once, they don't lose them again. :tongue:
     
  12. Mar 20, 2009 #11

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    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.
     
  13. Mar 20, 2009 #12

    Astronuc

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    Thrupence or sixpence.

    I would give my kids 4 quarters or a dollar coin.
     
  14. Mar 20, 2009 #13

    Evo

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    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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  15. Mar 20, 2009 #14

    lisab

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    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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  16. Mar 20, 2009 #15
    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.
     
  17. Mar 20, 2009 #16

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    6 or 7 you say? I think i got 50p in the early nineties.
     
  18. Mar 20, 2009 #17
    The teeth I lost didn't do any productive work, so no money was received.
     
  19. Mar 20, 2009 #18

    lisab

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    Ahahaha....you don't think your teeth did work? You ate, didn't you :wink: ?
     
  20. Mar 20, 2009 #19
    Eh... maybe their retirement fund was mismanaged?
     
  21. Mar 20, 2009 #20

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    :rofl:
     
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