# How much money from tooth fairy?

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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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The equivalent today would be around $3 (mid 80's) Math Is Hard Staff Emeritus Science Advisor Gold Member The mid 1970s ranged 25 cents to 50 cents for me. wolram Gold Member 6d, a silver sixpence, 56ish, same as went into the christmass puddings. Math Is Hard Staff Emeritus Science Advisor Gold Member When we get some more data, we can make a graph. Kurdt Staff Emeritus Science Advisor Gold Member What age do kids lose teeth again? Hey, just wondering how much money people got as a kid, or give to their kids now, from the tooth fairy for losing a tooth? If you're willing, please provide a time frame. Maybe we can get a handle on how inflation has played into this. I used to get 10 cents (Mid 1960's). should put in 2009$s... ,CPI now/CPI then * 10 cent but I couldn't get CPI :(

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70 cents?!!?!

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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).

turbo
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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.

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What age do kids lose teeth again?
They only lose them once, they don't lose them again. :tongue:

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

Astronuc
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6d, a silver sixpence, 56ish, same as went into the christmass puddings.
Thrupence or sixpence.

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

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

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

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

lisab
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The teeth I lost didn't do any productive work, so no money was received.
Ahahaha....you don't think your teeth did work? You ate, didn't you ?

misgfool
Ahahaha....you don't think your teeth did work? You ate, didn't you ?
Eh... maybe their retirement fund was mismanaged?

lisab
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Eh... maybe their retirement fund was mismanaged?
:rofl:

Ivan Seeking
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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?
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.