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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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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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The Spy Coin

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 […]

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WWF: Coins

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.

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Bi-Metallic Coins

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,” […]

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Make money with free software…

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. […]

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James Bond’s ‘Q’ Inspires Real-Life Innovators

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 […]

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