Strange Coins and Currency of the World

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15 Mar 2018, 2:30 pm

Beware the Ides of March! (One of the world's most famous coins, 44 B.C.)

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15 Mar 2018, 7:44 pm

Darmok wrote:
Beware the Ides of March! (One of the world's most famous coins, 44 B.C.)

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How much 'coin' :lol: are some of these famous coins worth?


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15 Mar 2018, 9:01 pm

slave wrote:
Darmok wrote:
Beware the Ides of March! (One of the world's most famous coins, 44 B.C.)

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How much 'coin' :lol: are some of these famous coins worth?

“Ides Of March” Denarius Sets Record At Heritage Auctions Long Beach Event

https://www.ha.com/heritage-auctions-pr ... aseId=2088


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16 Mar 2018, 2:22 am

Darmok wrote:
slave wrote:
Darmok wrote:
Beware the Ides of March! (One of the world's most famous coins, 44 B.C.)

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How much 'coin' :lol: are some of these famous coins worth?

“Ides Of March” Denarius Sets Record At Heritage Auctions Long Beach Event

https://www.ha.com/heritage-auctions-pr ... aseId=2088


Well, they live in a different world than I do, obviously.........WOW!
I can't imagine!


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16 Mar 2018, 9:25 am

I like the Chinese coins with the hole in the middle.


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11 May 2018, 7:31 pm

Somebody else will appreciate this more than I will I suspect: A strange Dr. Strange (comic) coin from Tuvalu:

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It can be yours for a mere $149.99.
https://www.apmex.com/product/116168/20 ... lief-domed


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11 May 2018, 7:33 pm

^ Domed ? that is a strange one


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11 May 2018, 7:49 pm

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^ Domed ? that is a strange one

Domed indeed:

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There are plenty of ancient coins that are scyphate (bowl-shaped), but none that are domed as far as I know.


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09 Jun 2018, 8:12 pm

Here's an interesting series: a whole collection of commemorative medals from the US Mint recognizing the American Indian "code talkers" of WWII. A number of different tribes are represented; here's one:

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https://catalog.usmint.gov/medals/code-talkers/


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09 Jun 2018, 9:55 pm

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Original version (ca. 350 BC):

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10 Jun 2018, 9:22 pm

Bitcoin - not made of metal as you said, Darmok



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10 Jun 2018, 9:38 pm

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Bitcoin - not made of metal as you said, Darmok

Bitcoin. :mrgreen:

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10 Jun 2018, 10:09 pm

Darmok wrote:
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Bitcoin - not made of metal as you said, Darmok

Bitcoin. :mrgreen:

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The only bit coin I ever got my hands on was a chocolate coin