What is this thing? Why was it made?
February 2, 2014 8:50 AM Subscribe
My dad recently showed me a little knick-knack he inherited a while back. I'm not sure if it was from his dad or his maternal uncle, but they were around the same age (born in the nineteen teens/twenties). It's a Liberty Head dollar coin and two dice in an acrylic casing. What is it?
posted by solotoro to Grab Bag (6 answers total)
Obviously, it could simply be some paperweight that someone thought would be interesting. But why dice and a coin? The dice are in a chamber large enough to move more or less freely, but you can't flip the coin or anything. Is this symbolic of anything other than someone with an ability to make acrylic cases, an assortment of random objects, and an excess of free time?