My (Greek Orthodox) aunt gave my mom this bracelet to give to me. It is one of those anti-"Evil Eye" bracelets. Attached to each end of the bracelet is this coin-like thing. I am having a hard time deciphering what is pictured on the coin and what it symbolizes. Any knowledgeable folks know more than Google about this? [more inside]
Where is this coin from, and what is it?
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]
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]
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.
I have a 2 rupee coin from Nepal. What do the symbols around the mountain represent? [more inside]
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]
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]
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?
Please give me your groovy coin donation ideas. [more inside]
How long will it take me to feed a couple gallons worth of coins into a Coinstar machine? [more inside]
What is the cheapest way to have custom coins printed? [more inside]
Where can I inexpensively purchase some foreign currency for my nephew's school? [more inside]
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]
What technologies, procedures, or incentives exist to ensure proper rolling of coins? [more inside]
I have a craaazy question about coin collecting in the 1950s. Help! [more inside]
What should I do with my old coin collection--some silver, some not? [more inside]
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!
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]
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]
What can you tell me about this WWII-era altered nickel coin? [more inside]
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]
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.
Can anyone help me find a place to make my own "play" gold & silver coins for a Live RPG? [more inside]
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?
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]
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]
How to remove foreign objects (coins?) from car dvd player? [more inside]
Help me decide how to attach state quarters to my quilt project! [more inside]
Convenient way to get dollar coins outside of a bank? [more inside]
What's a really good looking copper coin? [more inside]
How popular is "Coin Flipping"? [more inside]
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]
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.
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]
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]
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?
What are some creative ways to give rolled coins as a gift? [more inside]
Needed: Change Tray for 2008 Accord LX - Parts guys don't know what I'm talking about. [more inside]
Where can I get free or cheap coin sorting in Toronto? [more inside]
I have lots of coins. And no young relatives. I need the coins sorting. [more inside]
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]
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]
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"?
Should I sell my COIN COLLECTION, and how would I go about it? [more inside]
I have a silver coin. I would like to sell it. Where would I do so, and what should I be aware of?
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]