Strange Coins and Currency of the World

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03 Aug 2019, 6:40 am

This one came through the till yesterday. I don't remember seeing it before.

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And I've had two of these now.

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03 Aug 2019, 6:45 am

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Still only get a few of these despite them being out since 2015.

This one's still my favourite

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03 Aug 2019, 6:48 am

^ King Harold doesn't look too upset there, considering he has an arrow sticking into his eye....

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03 Aug 2019, 7:07 am

It's not in his eye, he's using the arrow to scratch an itch on his forehead that's been bothering him all through the battle. He couldn't get at it with his gauntlets on. We've been completely misunderstanding the Bayeux tapestries for years.

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I think what really happened is one of the little lions or the L over his head fell, knocked him unconscious and he got trampled by the horse.

Oopsy daisy, who gave the horses mead?

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13 Aug 2019, 8:10 pm

Well this is certainly dramatic. Reminds me of the famous ancient Nefertiti bust.

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13 Aug 2019, 11:55 pm

I hear some Mints use 9999 purity and some use 99999. Why is that?


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16 Aug 2019, 1:43 pm

Oooh, we're going to have a quarter with a bat on it next year.

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17 Aug 2019, 12:44 am

Darmok wrote:
Well this is certainly dramatic. Reminds me of the famous ancient Nefertiti bust.

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This design was clearly intended as an echo of the gold eagle of the early 20th century:

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26 Aug 2019, 11:37 am

Can't say I care much for this design. It's supposed to be a boat coming over the rapids (I think) but it looks more like an indeterminate object wedged onto some rocks. Due out in November.

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29 Aug 2019, 5:59 am

Darmok wrote:
Can't say I care much for this design. It's supposed to be a boat coming over the rapids (I think) but it looks more like an indeterminate object wedged onto some rocks. Due out in November.

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29 Aug 2019, 12:04 pm

^ The drawing is much clearer – I didn't even notice there was a person in the boat! A good example maybe of an artist skilled in one medium (drawing) whose talents didn't transfer to a different medium (die engraving).


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11 Sep 2019, 10:44 am

New one-ounce palladium coin from the US Mint, with the classic Mercury Dime (Winged Liberty) obverse, and a new reverse. I always liked the Mercury Dimes, so it's nice to see the design reappear.

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11 Sep 2019, 4:27 pm

Darmok wrote:
New one-ounce palladium coin from the US Mint, with the classic Mercury Dime (Winged Liberty) obverse, and a new reverse. I always liked the Mercury Dimes, so it's nice to see the design reappear.

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https://catalog.usmint.gov/american-eag ... -19EK.html


...and Palladium is actually more expensive than Gold which historically speaking is a bit unusual.

$1573.01/oz. vs. $1499.61/oz.


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