by Michael Ho

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canada, coins, currency, gold coin, money, nickel, penny

DailyDirt: Spare Some Change?

from the urls-we-dig-up dept

There have been proposals to stop minting the US penny for decades, but the little copper-colored coins are simply too beloved to remove from circulation. Rounding to the nearest nickel also probably rubs people the wrong way, but it seems like Canadians are going to find out how that works. Here are just a few other interesting articles on coins. As always, StumbleUpon can also recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.

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  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, Apr 6th, 2012 @ 7:00am

    design for a $10^12 coin

    For the design of the trillion dollar coin, I suggest a disk of either pure iron sulfide or irridium-plated tin, engraved thusly:

    Obverse: Lady Liberty playing three-card monte, emblem of U.S. Treasury in background suspended by fraying thread, flying elephants if space allows.
    Reverse: ghosts of John Adams and Benjamin Franklin weeping over shards of broken piggy bank.

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