Coolest coin ever

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  1. Stev0

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    Canadian coinage tends to be all over the map: olympic stuff, wildlife, various commerative. Trouble is, if not for the familiar coin dimensions: it would be near impossible to tell what you're holding.

    I'm sure someone could crank out a novelty coin and it would circulate with impunity, lol.
     
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    Another article I read about it was quick to note that the Queen's head on the other side does NOT have the same feature. ;)

    The Royal Canadian Mint produces some fascinating coins, and not just for Canada. If you're ever in the area, a tour is well worth the time.
     
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    I was in Montreal when some of our new money came out. I think it was either the new 10 or the new 20. Anyway I remember someone saying that it looked like "monopoly money". This looks like it should come with a happy meal.
     
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    Clearly, cool is wasted on some people. But I suppose that's just as well. Otherwise, cool would be common, and that simply wouldn't do. :cool:
     
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    Don't get me wrong, I think its cool as hell. I was merely pointing out the irony of our money being called monopoly money and then they get a glow in the dark coin. I guess I just wish I had the glow in the dark coin..... It sure would make it easier to find if you dropped it.
     
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    Funny, I thought it was Canadian paper currency that was derisively called 'monopoly money', because it comes in different colours.
     
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    That would be a fun coin to try to give away, say, into a Salvation Army kettle - the kettle minder would probably haul it out and throw it resentfully back at the donator.

    Or to take to Cash 4 Gold and see if they offer more than $5.45 for it.

    Or put in a church collection plate and cause a ruckus.

    A coin like that able to offer so many fun opportunities for mischief shouldn't be locked up in some collector's drawer to spend most of its life out of sight - but I suspect that's the sad fate of all 38.
     
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    I'm not sure, I think it was back before canadian paper currency got real colorful and when they redesigned ours with the new style.

    We went from this:
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    To this:
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    Not only that, but also because it was worth much less a U.S. greenback. I haven't heard that term since ours became equally worthless.
     
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    Most other countries have different-colored money (and different sized bills, a fact my blind friends love).
     
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    Nope. The bell ringers are not allowed to touch the money. Someone dropped a bunch of coins on the kettle, and they didn't go through the slot, and the bell ringer asked me to push them in since he was not allowed to touch them.

    With apologies for being a lousy photographer, here are a couple I quite like:

    The Austrian coin is 1/2 oz gold and was minted in 1915. It came from my step-father's coin collection after he died. I also got a few other oddities.

    The kittens coin is 1/5 oz gold from the Isle of Man, 2001. I bought it on eBay either that year or within a year or two after. I also have the one-ounce silver version and some other cat coins from the Isle of Man. They mint and sell a lot of coins just for the collector market. They are legal tender, but at a fraction of their cost. In my curio case, they and another are guarded by a blown-glass dragon.
     

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    JimN Let the games begin!

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    That stamp was printed for the collector/novelty market. It is not valid for postage as it was not issued by a legitimate country. The Certificate of Authenticity is authentic. Here's a hint: If you need a certificate of authenticity to prove it is real then it probably isn't. I bought one of these just because I like it.
     
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    Yikes $30 for the coin, the LINK says. I was interested now not so sure.
     
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    Hahahaha Now that's funny.....:p

     
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    SlowTurd I LIKE PRIUS'S

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    thank GOD the Queen doesn't get naked
     
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    No chance of that, since the glow-in-the-dark part is skeletal. Only an image of her head is shown, so it would be just a skull.

    I'm sure the technicians at the mint are closely supervised - I can imagine some smartass would be tempted to add the skull anyway. That would make for a very valuable rarity; even better than the 'Devil's Face' on the 1954 paper currency that was quickly recalled.
     
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    so...basically....she would be giving some skull
     
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