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  • September 16, 2015
    This is The Extreme Minuet, a performance of Mozart's minuets performed by 43 people throwing coins into precisely filled beakers to produce different notes. The whole performance lasts less than two seconds. Now -- did they REALLY attach electrodes to their arms to make them... / Continue →
  • July 24, 2015
    This is a video from the Crazy Russian Hacker demonstrating what happens when you stick coins in a block of dry ice. What happens? They shiver. WHY do they shiver? BECAUSE THEY'RE COLD, WHY ELSE WOULD THEY. Just kidding, because science. Or is it magic? Allegedly it's sci... / Continue →
  • May 18, 2015
    This is A Kid's Imagination, a short video from German animator Chris Kessler of his son running down the sidewalk with Super Mario coins and green turtle shells and fireballs added. I like how he's carrying a magic wand stick. I remember the days I could run down the sidewal... / Continue →
  • February 13, 2015
    The Perth Mint in Western Australia is releasing this set of two original series Star Trek coins on February 16th to celebrate the Star Trek franchise. The silver coins will have legal tender status on the island of Tulavu, but will never be used as legal tender because they c... / Continue →
  • September 2, 2014
    Remember those Superman coins the Canadian Mint produced last year to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Superman not being Canadian? Well now they're back with four more, each celebrating a different iconic comic book cover. Are they going to have that one with the super bux... / Continue →
  • 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 →