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coolest animated coin yet.

50-Cent Lenticular Coin


To promote their new dollar drink days, McDonalds put together an ice block sculpture filled with 4,000 Canadian dollar coins.

McDonald’s $4k Ice Sculpture


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NPR’s Planet Money reporters recently investigated the $1 presidential coin program, which was a Congressional effort to get more $1 coins into circulation while also trying to be educational. The problem is that nobody really wants them. Well, not nobody. Sixty percent of the coins make it into circulation. But that other 40 percent?

Read more: http://moneyland.time.com/2011/06/29/inside-the-fed%e2%80%99s-vault-1-billion-worth-of-unused-coins/#ixzz1SCNsEN00

This is still a trending hack option from 2009… loopholes, gotta’ wonder.

At least several hundred mile-junkies discovered that a free shipping offer on presidential and Native American $1 coins, sold at face value by the U.S. Mint, amounted to printing free frequent-flier miles. Mileage lovers ordered more than $1 million in coins until the Mint started identifying them and cutting them off.

Coin buyers charged the purchases, sold in boxes of 250 coins, to a credit card that offers frequent-flier mile awards, then took the shipments straight to the bank. They then used the coins they deposited to pay their credit-card bills. Their only cost: the car trip to make the deposit. [more]


btw, Right now, pennies 1981 and older are worth 5 cents!start hoarding…

QR-coded coins

The Royal Dutch Mint has unveiled the design for a limited-edition set of QR-coded coins to be released on June 22. By honoring the 100th anniversary of the distinctive Mint building in Utrecht and featuring the first QR code on currency, the coins combine both tradition and technological innovation. The face of each silver 5€ and gold 10€  depicts a portrait of the Dutch head of State, Queen Beatrix with elements of the building’s architecture. The reverse side of the coin displays a QR code which scans the URL (http://www.q5g.nl) ‘Nieuwe Nederlandse Herdenkingsmunt 2011‘, a commemorative coin website.



a friend of mine sent us pictures of his son’s x-ray…
that’s a quarter in his throat… crazy.

I’ve heard of jelly beans up the nose, pennies and nickels but wow – a quarter.
you know, there’s a joke/commentary in here about high inflation and the economy… with swallowing a quarter instead of a penny, but I digress.

Please remind your children that only little piggy banks eat money…

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deface some money

yes, it’s legal. pretty much.

Make your Franklin is a community art project.
Make your Franklin is international, bearer of a cultural reflexion.
With this mind, Make your Franklin suggest each of you to re-create a symbol of modern society : the 100$ banknote.

The bare-bones Make Your Franklin website is based in Paris. It launched March 20 and invites anyone to download a monstrous JPG of the $100 bill and “rebuild the banknote.” Since that time, the project organizers have received almost 300 submissions, but filtered some due to blatant offensiveness and repetition of ideas — many replaced Benjamin Franklin’s mug with The Joker. Accepted designs are aggregated in a Make Your Franklin gallery for all to see.

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Sort Cards.

Is there any sort of technique which can be used to sort cards quickly?

1) Make 10 index cards numbered 0-9. If possible, use white index cards and write the numbers using a black, bold permanent maker (like a sharpie). The contrast will make it easier on your eyes. Set the cards on the table in increasing order.


0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9


0 1 2 3 4

5 6 7 8 9

2) Take the cards you want to sort. Sort them by the last number on the index card (the ones place). Cards with #5 in the ones place would be put next to the #5 index card.

3) When done, pile each stack on the next higher stack. Pick up the #1 stack, place it on top of the #2 stack. Then place that stack on top of the #3 stack, then everything on top of the #4 stack, etc.

4) Starting at the top of the stack (previously the #1 stack), resort the cards using the next to last number (tens digit). Card #432 would go on the #3 stack. Cards with no second number (say 1) would go on the 0 pile)

5) After sorting all the cards by the tens digit, restack the cards on the next lower stack. Pick up #9 and place it on #8, then place that on #7, etc.

6) Resort the whole stack from the top (previously the #9 stack) by using the first number (the hundreds digit). Card #921 would go on stack #9. Cards with no number in the first digit (such as #98) would go in the 0 pile.

7) Restack the cards on the next higher stack (step #3) and your done.

Rising cost of silver and and gold has had a hit on crafters, jewelers and metalsmiths alike. Even the once ubiquitously cheap copper is no match for the ever moving market forces. One might threaten to just melt down some Peace dollars in spite just to get raw material for projects. Considering the cost of some of the early purchases were so much cheaper then where the prices stand today – $7/ounce; see hoarding does pay off…  I think I might dig up rocks in the back yard and do more

One interesting factor and point to consider… These days there are more people investing in silver than gold. Somewhere close to 400,000,000 ounces of silver have been purchased by electronic trading funds. It’s just a cheaper alternative to the rising cost of gold… lets say Apple vs Google vs Berkshire Hathaway Class A stocks.

* Earth has roughly 20 times more silver than it does gold. This means the ratio in the chart above for the year 1970 was reflective of that natural balance. If Silver were to return to a 20:1 ratio as compared to today’s prices on gold, we would see $70 silver!

* Gold is generally recovered after its useful life. Silver, on the other hand, is being used in applications from which it is unlikely to ever be recovered. For example, many photos use silver – which will never be recycled for the silver. Bandages are using silver due to its medicinal properties – again, unlikely they will ever be recycled for the silver. Electrical switches use silver, due to its unique electrical properties, and while these may eventually be salvaged, the amount per switch is so small, they may not.

Check out the rest of Rio Grandes’ introspection on the sudden rise of silver and gold.

Russian Ten Ruble

In Russia ten ruble banknote came out of production. Instead of it ten ruble coin went into circulation.‬
This film was made in memory of the ten ruble banknote
10 rubles = 0.35$

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