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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
MicroNickel will completely encapsulate the Micro SD memory card, having capacities of up to 16 gigs. This device is precision manufactured from actual coins, and is indistinguishable from a solid coin to the naked eye! Starting with authentic US and foreign coinage, these items can encapsulate and store the Micro SD memory card. When snapped [...]
Way cool idea to raise funds and increase awareness. Although something would need to be done to accommodate non-magnetic coins but a great concept. WWF: Coins from CCW – Lab on Vimeo.
Core77 follows up their recent write-up on Production Methods with a quick overview on bi-metallic coins. If you’ve ever wondered how they make bimetallic coins, here’s the process. They start by punching a hole through a coin blank, or planchet. The core will be remelted for another batch, and the remaining part becomes the “ring,” [...]
Dutch Python hacker/artist Stani took part in a contest organised by the Dutch Ministry Of Finance to design a 5 euro commemorative coin. And he won, using only free software: ‘The whole design was done for 100% with free software. The biggest part consists of custom software in Python, of course within the SPE editor. [...]
Looking forward to the new Ian Fleming’s, James Bond series out again… we offer up some quick information about what real CIA officers have used… real hollowed-out Soviet coins, roughly the size of silver dollars, to hide secret material. CIA agents would use the coins to stash secret material, unscrewing them and hiding large quantities [...]