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29 Nov 2018, 2:44 pm

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^ The U is certainly negotiable. I do have a soft spot for quaint archaisms. I might need an extra layer of gold leaf on the statue in exchange, though.


'quaint archaisms' :twisted:

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This shows how English is taught in schools around the world, Proper English is in blue, your lesser version is in red.



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29 Nov 2018, 5:27 pm

^ You drive a hard bargain there, ms. fluffy. I'm going to have you appointed Mistress of the Mint in my new government.


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29 Nov 2018, 6:31 pm

Here's your latest funny-looking ancient king, Vologases IV, King of Parthia, circa AD 147-191:

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https://cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=372792


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29 Nov 2018, 10:10 pm

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Here's your latest funny-looking ancient king, Vologases IV, King of Parthia, circa AD 147-191:

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https://cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=372792


Btw, Darmok...props to you for this gr8 thread! 100% love it! Ty kindly. :D
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https://twistedsifter.com/2015/03/canadians-pay-tribute-to-nimoy-by-drawing-spock-on-bills/

There are MANY Spock variants on the old Canadian $5 bills, like this one.

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"Upon news of Leonard Nimoy’s passing last Friday, The Canadian Design Resource (CDR) tweeted a call to arms:

https://twitter.com/The_CDR/status/571379011886059520

“Spocking fives,” as it’s called, is not a new campaign but in fact a fine Canadian tradition that involves etching the beloved Vulcan’s profile over Canada’s seventh prime minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier on the five-dollar banknote."


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30 Nov 2018, 2:58 am

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^ You drive a hard bargain there, ms. fluffy. I'm going to have you appointed Mistress of the Mint in my new government.

It's a deal. I love mints :) .



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10 Dec 2018, 10:17 am

Here are my old US pennies I have collected over the years. Might not be the best picture...

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I have seven "wheat pennies" from the 1950's and 1940's and one rare "Indian Head Penny" made in 1900. I've seen some made in the 1800's even.


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19 Dec 2018, 2:17 am

I would definitely like to have one of these:

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It can be yours for only $30. Lots of varieties are available:

http://spy-coins.com/index.html


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19 Dec 2018, 6:36 am

I've had quite a few magic gimmick coins in my life , they were not cheap but I think they just got spent with normal currency. The ones I still have are out of date now they've updated the pound coin :(

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01 Jan 2019, 8:59 pm

Niue 2010 $2 silver, Twelve Days of Christmas:

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01 Jan 2019, 9:13 pm

Fantasy but a great hoax :alien:

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01 Jan 2019, 9:23 pm

^ So, what can you buy with that?


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01 Jan 2019, 9:28 pm

You'd have to ask Quark on DS9


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01 Jan 2019, 9:37 pm

Fiji did a Coke Santa coin last year, 2017. It's going for like $50 on eBay. I may buy one after I get my eBay bux.

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01 Jan 2019, 10:11 pm

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The world’s biggest gold coin, minted by the Perth Mint, an Australian third branch company that manufactures coins, measures 80 centimeters wide,13 centimeters deep and weighs 1, 012 kilograms. This magnificent coin is made from 99, 99 % of pure gold and has a legal tender value of $ 1 million AU.

It took 18 months to be made, but it was awarded with the title of the ‘largest coin’ by Guinness World Records committee.

The Australian Kangaroo One Tonne Gold Coin, with a portrait of the Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse, and the red kangaroo on the reverse, has a symbolic value, too. It represents Her Majesty’s recent visit to Australia, but at the same time, the most iconic figure of Australia, the kangaroo, represents national and cultural mark.



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01 Jan 2019, 10:33 pm

The above easily surpassing this one------>https://www.mint.ca/store/mint/about-the-mint/million-dollar-coin-1600006.....a mere 100 kg.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8_mt2aLk90
or better yet...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Disuoesv8eY


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