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Watch A Coin Transformed Into A Tiny, Intricate Sculpture

Imagine an alternate world where are coins are graced not by unsmiling presidents but Frankenstein, ET, skulls, pirates — hell, even a butt. That’s the funny, fanciful world of Italian artist Paolo Curcio.


Holy Wow, You Can Actually Swim Like Scrooge McDuck In This Bank Vault

People of Earth, dreamers of the universe and possible alien organisms of the beyond: you can swim like Scrooge McDuck in a Swiss bank vault in real life. Like, literally swim in money. This is incredible. A bank safe swimming pool filled with 8 million Swiss coins is being auctioned off to the highest bidder who wants to fulfil every person’s childhood (and adult) dream of swimming in money.


The Only Thing These Superman Coins Will Rescue Is Canada's Economy

As if Canadian currency wasn’t already colourful enough, to help commemorate the 75th anniversary of Superman — which was co-created by Canuck Joe Shuster — the Royal Canadian Mint has created a series of seven coins honouring the fictional hero.


Crazy Criminal Stole $210,000 In Coins From Rigged Parking Meters

A parking meter mechanic in New York was running a pretty lucrative criminal conspiracy one coin at a time. Over eight years, he managed to steal $210,000, or five tons of quarters from modified meters. That’s a lot of pocket change.


Say Goodbye To Hex Wrenches: Furniture That Assembles With Coins

If you’re a student or a young professional in your first apartment, you’re probably well versed in assembling IKEA furniture. But those vital hex wrenches always seem to go missing soon after, and when it’s time to move your bedroom set, it’s off to the hardware store to find a replacement. So thank goodness the folks at Nendo came up with a better solution: furniture that assembles using nothing more than the loose change in your pocket.


These Stash Coins Are A Fantastic Way To Lose Your SD Card

The Man has his hand in your inbox and cops are intimidating citizens who film them beating other citizens. So it’s only logical to want to keep the private contents of your SD card, well, private. The Covert Coin from CCS Spy Gear is a precision-machined piece of retired US currency that are nearly indistinguishable from the real thing when closed.


I Can't Stop Watching This Coin Rolling On A Treadmill

A man named Parker Reed has uploaded an hour-long video of a coin rolling on a treadmill. You’re sceptical. It’s OK. I was too. But then I started watching, and I haven’t yet been able to stop. You won’t be either.


Amazon Just Made Its Own Currency, Amazon Coins

Amazon has announced a new way for Kindle Fire users to buy stuff: Amazon Coins are a virtual currency that will come out in May and work for all app and in-app purchases on the Kindle Fire.


These Fantastic Doctor Who And Transformers Coins Will Be Legal Tender In New Zealand

How is New Zealand not one of the coolest countries on Earth? If doubt, well-fortified in a keep made of discard neurons, continues to reside in your mind, then these promo coins from the NZ Mint featuring Doctor Who’s TARDIS and the two leaders of the Transfomers should do the trick.


This Universe's Most Expensive Coin

This is the most expensive US penny in the universe. It’s now on Mars, after an exciting $US2.5 billion ride.


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