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Letterpress Paper Coinage

What is Seed Money? Seed Money looks like the real thing – pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters – but is far more valuable. Use it to solicit surprise and smiles from friends and strangers alike, and then tuck these paper coins in soil to grow colorful flowers and delicious vegetables. It’s tender for tending! Seed […]

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Nicholas James‘ collection “Savage Sovereigns”

  In early October 2011 an article published by Professional Jeweller caused some controversy, the article in question regarded Nicholas James‘ collection “Savage Sovereigns”. Although the article itself was by no means derogatory the reaction in the comment box below was far from pleasing, as a group of anonymous industry insiders (who else reads Professional Jeweller?) proceeded to rip away at the concept […]

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End of the Penny; O’Canada Says Go

 http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-to-scrap-the-penny-this-year/article2386120/ Death To Pennies Why Pennies are economically inefficient and should be abolished. The author is working on a follow-up to this video. Help him out here: http://blog.cgpgrey.com/work-in-progress/

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Campaign Coins

I have a few tokens and coins in my collection from fantasy and sci-fi genre; think Battle Star Galactic cubits… for RPG, LARPers and the like, you can take a look at  Realm Coins up on KickStarter, although not as detailed as Campaign Coins it should be a nice, affordable alternative for people to use […]

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#1000 objects

Coins from the Vale of York hoard in #100objects. Available on Apple: http://bit.ly/rlLbOq and Amazon: http://amzn.to/nUXbs5 http://twitpic.com/734d9h  

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Sinosauropteryx (2010)

coolest animated coin yet. 50-Cent Lenticular Coin  

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McDonald’s Loonie $4k Ice Sculpture

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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Travel (Credit Card) Hacking with $1 Coins

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 […]

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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€ […]

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Quarter

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, […]

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