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What is this coin?

Where is this coin from, and what is it?
posted by saeculorum on Aug 5, 2014 - 13 answers

What is this thing? Why was it made?

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? [more inside]
posted by solotoro on Feb 2, 2014 - 6 answers

The Gambler's Fallacy, of course. But maybe...

A coin flips three times and comes up heads 2/3. Not suspect. But a coin flips 100,000 times and comes up heads 2 out of 3 times, that starts to look fishy. The standard probability of this is always roughly 50-50, but assuming a 2/3 ratio pointing to a "rigged" coin, how could you plot the increasing likelihood that a given coin is rigged? [more inside]
posted by ASoze on Jan 8, 2014 - 17 answers

Which coin is most plentiful?

Of all coined currencies in histories, which in their day, or today (kinda two part question) were the most plentiful? Not used in transactions but just physically existed, minted minus lost.
posted by Samineru on Nov 3, 2013 - 8 answers

What do the symbols on this Nepalese coin represent?

I have a 2 rupee coin from Nepal. What do the symbols around the mountain represent? [more inside]
posted by Angel de Lune on Mar 13, 2013 - 6 answers

What is this mystery code token?

Mystery token! What is it's use? What is it made of? When was it made? What do the numbers mean? What do the letters mean? What does the grid mean? What does the dial mean? What is the significance of AM? What does W. & H. CO. mean? [more inside]
posted by clorox on Sep 16, 2012 - 22 answers

So many irons in the fire

A special edition two pound coin from 2006 depicts the famous roof of Paddington Station, to commemorate Isambard Kingdom Brunel. The edge inscription reads "SO MANY IRONS IN THE FIRE". Why? [more inside]
posted by Talkie Toaster on Aug 10, 2012 - 2 answers

Plunder Economics 101

The gold-coin contents of the cliche' pirate/dungeon treasure chest, how much would that be worth today? Assume a stereotypical treasure chest, knee high to an adult, filled with gold escudos in excellent condition. How much would the chest and contents sell for? Could you sell it?
posted by The Whelk on Aug 10, 2012 - 9 answers

Interesting coin donation ideas

Please give me your groovy coin donation ideas. [more inside]
posted by acoutu on Jun 4, 2012 - 4 answers

I have a whole bunch of moneys

How long will it take me to feed a couple gallons worth of coins into a Coinstar machine? [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on May 14, 2012 - 30 answers

Minting custom coins on the cheap!

What is the cheapest way to have custom coins printed? [more inside]
posted by brenton on Feb 25, 2012 - 5 answers

Where do I find spare foreign change?

Where can I inexpensively purchase some foreign currency for my nephew's school? [more inside]
posted by Nickel Pickle on Jan 8, 2012 - 4 answers

Last year she asked for a dragon scale...

My daughter has asked Santa for a "rubber pound coin" for Christmas, and with the delightful phrase of "Santa can get anything" we can't find anything in the UK. I'm open to suggesstions, with the caveat I'm a bit useless at arts and crafts, [more inside]
posted by ewan on Dec 17, 2011 - 7 answers

Selling gold?

How can I get the best trade for an American Gold Eagle coin? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Dec 11, 2011 - 7 answers

Where is this coin from?

Where is this coin from? [more inside]
posted by karminai on Oct 2, 2011 - 4 answers

Yes, I know they're actually worth slightly more at the moment, but bear with me.

What technologies, procedures, or incentives exist to ensure proper rolling of coins? [more inside]
posted by Nothlit on Sep 20, 2011 - 3 answers

A Golden Coin from the Golden Age

I have a craaazy question about coin collecting in the 1950s. Help! [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Jul 28, 2011 - 3 answers

Whether to sell my coin collection

What should I do with my old coin collection--some silver, some not? [more inside]
posted by biwa-shu on Jan 18, 2011 - 2 answers

Unidentified Coin

While hiking with friends my daughter found a small box lodged in a hole in a cave wall... Inside the box there was a small coin that looks quite old. I took a picture of it with my phone but the quality is pretty bad... I'm hoping that somewhere in the hive collective - there are some Coin Collectors or Numismatics that could identify it. Attached is the link to the picture

Coin

Thanks!
posted by strongdad on Nov 8, 2010 - 12 answers

What is this coin and who is the dour man in the funny hat?

Help me identify this coin which has what appears to be Arabic script on it and probably dates to the first half of the 20th century. [more inside]
posted by 256 on Jun 29, 2010 - 13 answers

Walking around town with a bag of gold

i want a medieval-style leather coin bag which I will fill with Sacajawea dollars every month as a way to help me keep on budget. [more inside]
posted by rebent on Jun 13, 2010 - 26 answers

Buffalo nickel goes 'round the outside

What can you tell me about this WWII-era altered nickel coin? [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on May 17, 2010 - 4 answers

Buffalo 37

Numismafilter: I just discovered I own a 1937 Indian Head/Buffalo nickel. I've been doing a little googling and I think there's a chance it might be the rare "3 legged" Buffalo. [more inside]
posted by kumazemi on Jan 4, 2010 - 9 answers

A Spurious Coin

Numismatists: what is this coin/token thingy? It was found inside the wall of a late 18th/early 19th century rowhouse in the Seton Hill neighborhood of Baltimore.
posted by GodricVT on Nov 23, 2009 - 7 answers

Help me find a Mint!

Can anyone help me find a place to make my own "play" gold & silver coins for a Live RPG? [more inside]
posted by GJSchaller on Aug 24, 2009 - 11 answers

Why do golfers sometimes place a token or coin on the green?

Why do golfers sometimes place a token or coin behind the ball? I know almost nothing about golf, but I've started watching it on a new HDTV as I find it beautiful to watch in Hi Def. I just watched a player putt to within 5-6 feet. He put a token on the green right behind the ball, picked up the ball for a second, then replaced the ball where it was, removed the token and made the putt. What is the reason for this?
posted by markjamesmurphy on May 2, 2009 - 12 answers

What's the best website for your hobby (specifically stamps and old coins)

Where can I find the best online community for your hobby? Specifically looking for stamp collectors and old coin dealers, but all are welcome! [more inside]
posted by DMan on Jan 1, 2009 - 5 answers

Mysterious men with a mysterious machine...

A few years ago at a restaurant in a small Southern town, I witnessed a strange event involving a group of serious-looking elderly men, a bunch of coins, and a mysterious contraption… [more inside]
posted by Wroksie on Oct 29, 2008 - 9 answers

Removing coins from car slot-loading DVD player

How to remove foreign objects (coins?) from car dvd player? [more inside]
posted by nightwood on Sep 22, 2008 - 11 answers

How should I attach coins to my quilt?

Help me decide how to attach state quarters to my quilt project! [more inside]
posted by media_itoku on Sep 20, 2008 - 16 answers

Dollar Coin Conundrum

Convenient way to get dollar coins outside of a bank? [more inside]
posted by gimonca on Jul 24, 2008 - 16 answers

A penny for your thoughts?

What's a really good looking copper coin? [more inside]
posted by 1f2frfbf on Jun 16, 2008 - 5 answers

Coin Flipper Arrested

How popular is "Coin Flipping"? [more inside]
posted by Tube on May 3, 2008 - 15 answers

Picking Up that Penny

Are there any statistics for how much money (e.g. loose coin on the ground, forgotten change in a vending machine) one finds over a period of time? [more inside]
posted by chase on Apr 2, 2008 - 11 answers

Restoring old coins

I have a coin collection that has sat untouched for 50-60 years. At the time they were collected the coins were taken from circulation. They are from all over the world (no U.S. coins) and were minted in the early part of the last century. They were mounted on light cardboard pages with scotch tape. As you can imaging the tape has gotten quite brittle and sticky by now and may have interacted with the metal in the coins. I need advice on cleaning and restoring the coins in my collection. I understand that under normal conditions collectible old coins should not be cleaned.
posted by retiree on Jan 18, 2008 - 8 answers

Please help me find a cool piggy/coin bank

Is there a term for when you see something you like, later on consider going back to get it, and when you finally decide to buy it, it is no longer available? "Non-buyer's remorse"? Anyhow, I digress: [more inside]
posted by theperfectcrime on Jan 12, 2008 - 10 answers

Coin flip odds?

Statistics question: How can I calculate the odds of flipping a coin to get x consecutive heads anywhere within a data set of y flips. (more inside) [more inside]
posted by rocket88 on Jan 3, 2008 - 19 answers

Help me sell my gold

I found a 1910 Indian head ten dollar gold coin in my childhood piggy bank. It looks like this. I have seen it listed online for different values between $400 and $1700. I am broke and (regretfully) feel like I need to convert it into cash. How do I do this quickly, fairly, and for maximum profit?
posted by mr. remy on Dec 23, 2007 - 5 answers

Creative ways to give coins as a gift

What are some creative ways to give rolled coins as a gift? [more inside]
posted by acoutu on Dec 21, 2007 - 21 answers

Needed: Change Tray for 2008 Accord

Needed: Change Tray for 2008 Accord LX - Parts guys don't know what I'm talking about. [more inside]
posted by SlyBevel on Dec 19, 2007 - 11 answers

Where can I get free or cheap coin sorting in Toronto?

Where can I get free or cheap coin sorting in Toronto? [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit on Aug 14, 2007 - 13 answers

Too many coins, not enough time...

I have lots of coins. And no young relatives. I need the coins sorting. [more inside]
posted by Solomon on May 23, 2007 - 18 answers

What is this beautiful weird thing?

Weird thing I found. Any idea what it is? Possibly a coin or button or.... Has some bird on one side... the other side has a ??? [more inside]
posted by LadyBonita on May 15, 2007 - 17 answers

What is this mystery coin?

One day about six years ago I was headed out to lunch when I found something in the parking lot. What is it? [more inside]
posted by deadfather on Feb 21, 2007 - 11 answers

Identify this gold coin

NumismaticFilter: Can you help me identify this gold coin? [more inside]
posted by DarkForest on Jan 26, 2007 - 12 answers

Unified duality?

Is there a word which describes a state where "importance" and "non-importance" happen at the same time? A word describing the unity of duality, the oneness of paradox, and "two sides of the same coin"?
posted by Korou on Nov 15, 2006 - 18 answers

What to do with an old coin collection?

Should I sell my COIN COLLECTION, and how would I go about it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 8, 2006 - 8 answers

Where do I sell a silver coin?

I have a silver coin. I would like to sell it. Where would I do so, and what should I be aware of?
posted by solistrato on Oct 24, 2005 - 6 answers

Found in thrift store: Coin from 300 B.C.

My sister-in-law found a 2300 year old Greek Drachma coin at a thrift store for $4.00. She knew what it was because they found one just like it at an archeological dig in Bethsaida, Israel that she was on a while back. [more inside]
posted by spock on Mar 23, 2005 - 11 answers

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