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  • November 27, 2013
    This is the Swiss bank deposit safe for sale in Basel, Switzerland. You get the actual room, along with the safe deposit boxes and 8-million Swiss five-cent coins. The coins alone weigh 5-tons. For reference, that's one ton more than your mom. I'm joking, she's a beautiful ... / Continue →
  • September 10, 2013
    The Royal Canadian Mint is releasing a series of seven different Superman coins to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the franchise. Most range in price from $30 - $130, but there's also a $750 gold one. I just ordered the whole set using my roommate's credit card and if you s... / Continue →
  • August 7, 2013
    What are we gonna use for currency after the zombie apocalypse arrives? Will it just be a barter system? My roommate says we're gonna use human teeth but he's one of the stupidest people I know. This is the Zombucks™ Walker 1 oz silver round. They cost $22 and feature a zom... / Continue →
  • February 4, 2013
    Because pennies are virtually worthless except for picking up tails-side-up to tempt fate, Canada has decided to retire its penny. In what is sure to be a significant victory for pro-nickel lobbyists, all cash transactions will now be rounded up or down to the nearest five cen... / Continue →
  • January 25, 2013
    To celebrate the show's 50th anniversary later this year, the New Zealand Mint (previously of Star Wars and Hobbit coin fame) and BBC Worldwide have announced a commemorative Dr. Who coin. The coin has a face value of $2 but will set you back $155 if you actually want one. Tr... / Continue →
  • October 10, 2012
    The New Zealand mint is set to release sets of The Hobbit themed coins and stamps to celebrate...I dunno, making money off all the fans who will buy them. Suckers! The gold coins cost $3,700 ($11,000 for the three coin set), the silver 8 coin set costs $890, and the doodoo br... / Continue →
  • November 11, 2011
    This is a video of amateur coin-stacker Tai Star's fifth attempt to balance 3,000 coins on a single dime. And he succeeds, managing to stack a total of 3,118 onto the pile before calling it quits. Not bad, Mai Tai, but I once stacked a dozen books on a passed out roommate an... / Continue →
  • November 10, 2011
    If you haven't already seen this, watch it. It's a video of a guy riding a mechanical Yoshi trying to collect Mario coins on the side of the street. And, from the look of dude's coin collecting abilities, it's fairly obvious he stole the previous 89 from somebody else. Damn,... / Continue →
  • August 18, 2011
    LEGAL TENDER WITH GEORGE LUCAS' NAME ON IT -- THE END IS NIGH! The island nation of Niue (~1,500 miles north of New Zealand in Polynesia) is minting a series of legal tender in the form of Star Wars themed coins. The series will include coins pressed in both 1oz silver coins ... / Continue →
  • March 25, 2011
    This is a short video of a guy who made a real-life Mario question block that, when punched from beneath, actually spits a coin out the top. Next stop: growing money on trees. A 555 timer controls a servo motor to push the coins out of the top while an MP3 player plays the ap... / Continue →
  • December 13, 2010
    You see each one of those little silver dots? They're all quarters. Like, at least thirty of them. I know, I could really use some for laundry too. Having to move my dirty-clothes pile outside because it started to stink so bad aside, this is an impressive video game themed... / Continue →
  • July 12, 2010
    David Crisp is a British hospital chef. But not on the weekends! Oh no, on the weekends he's a treasure hunter. Which is how he found this pot of Roman coins. Oh man, I remember when I used to metal detect on the beach. One time I found two gold teeth. You should've seen ... / Continue →
  • April 19, 2010
    Note: Video is aaaaafter the jump. You ever wonder what really happens after you rescue the princess at the end of a video game? The exact same thing that would happen in real life, that's what. Because SPOILER: princesses are only after your coins. Just like the real women... / Continue →
  • March 29, 2010
    This is a little video of a machine that makes Mario repeatedly punch a block and get a coin. It was made out of LEGO Mindstorm sets and Perler beads. At least I think it was. It could be made out of magic and donkey dicks for all I know. Hit the jump for the machine in a... / Continue →
  • October 19, 2009
    Some guy proposed to his girlfriend by spelling out 'LISA WILL YOU MARRY ME?' in coins in a Super Mario World level he edited. This is the video of Lisa playing the game and accepting his proposal. My nerdy way to propose. On October 15th 2009, it was out 5 year anniversary s... / Continue →
  • October 14, 2009
    The Canadian Mint, which surprisingly doesn't come in flavors like chocolate-moose (ZING!), is releasing this $4 silver dino coin because dinosaurs are awesome and they deserve to be on money even more so than some presidents I know. Ahem, Eisenhower. A selective aging effect... / Continue →
  • March 28, 2009
    Michael Harold Lynch received a $206 speeding ticket for doing 54 in a 35MPH work zone. Outraged (I was only 19 over!), he got $206 in small coins, put them in a bag, and pissed all over them. Then he sent the bag in as payment. Shockingly, it wasn't accepted. Turns out Lyn... / Continue →
  • February 19, 2009
    Want a provocative little show every time you add some coin to you piggy bank? How about two porkers doing it hoggy style? Or, if that's not your slice of bacon, you can get two elephants pachydermin' it. Each bank costs about $21 and is sure to stir up a chuckle. The first... / Continue →
  • February 5, 2009
    This is a call to Verizon in which neither of the two customer service reps that get on the phone can distinguish the difference between $0.002 and 0.002¢. Thank God that wasn't me, because I would have shot a laserbeam out of my eyes and accidentally killed the cat. No, I d... / Continue →
  • November 10, 2008
    Allegedly Allah gave Sayyed Muhammad Ahmad Abdallah the power of 260 horses, roughly the equivalent of 30,000 men. He has been married 24 times, fathered 35 children, and can bend coins with his eye socket and rip them with his hands. WTF! He has to have sex with his 4 curre... / Continue →