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Most ridiculous collector coins
« on: January 28, 2009, 02:22:29 PM »
I do like the coins issued by Pobjoy mint,especially those for Isle of Man.They have recently issued First Pyramid coin of the World,available for around 15 Pounds.Not a bad deal if you like such fantasy coins.Especially when Pound is at its all time low :D

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Re: Most ridiculous collector coins
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2009, 06:35:23 PM »
Pyramids have been on coins (and banknotes) for a long time.

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Hi Peter,
The coin is pyramid shaped,released on the occasion of 70th ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF HOWARD CARTER,and it is issued for Isle of Man.That is what I meant by the word "First Pyramid coin of World".

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Re: Most ridiculous collector coins
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2009, 07:18:11 PM »
Well, that "pyramid" coin is basically a triangular one.
http://www.pobjoy.com/ukworld/shopimages/sections/thumbnails/tut_pack_779x521.jpg

Interesting design, but a pyramid? I'm missing one dimension here. ;)

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Re: Most ridiculous collector coins
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2010, 01:24:56 AM »
These are the latest 'issues' from Somalia,


I thought guitar shaped coins were bad enough, but they've even beaten that this time!

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Re: Most ridiculous collector coins
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2010, 03:30:15 AM »
I wonder why they didn't stamp the flat side of the cylinder....coin...
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Re: Most ridiculous collector coins
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2010, 09:50:36 AM »
 :o :o Pathetic!!

When those guitar shaped coins were released,I was crazy for them and I was trying to get at-least one for me.But their prices were just too high,so I couldn't buy,and now I consider myself very lucky.Sometimes, bankruptcy is profitable :D

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Re: Most ridiculous collector coins
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2010, 01:05:40 PM »
I hear there's a rich guy in North Korea who really likes them ;D (secretly wondering if they're not sex toys now)

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Re: Most ridiculous collector coins
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2010, 04:21:00 PM »
What's the weight of these coins? And material? Silver? And what is the actual size..It is mentioned that picture is not according to scale :o (Hopefully the 'coins' will be smaller than they are looking in the picture! ;D) Also,are those coins rigid or hollow? (Being an engineering student,I have habit of asking too many questions  :D :D

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Re: Most ridiculous collector coins
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2010, 04:48:00 PM »
It's the new form of packaging used by the mint.  >:D

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Re: Most ridiculous collector coins
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2010, 02:14:02 PM »
This guy was carrying these coins in his pocket..See the result ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Most ridiculous collector coins
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2010, 11:28:08 PM »
here are the guitar coins,



here are some more delightful designs,

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Re: Most ridiculous collector coins
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2010, 08:19:47 PM »
Who carries or uses these coins? Are they also from Somalia?
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Re: Most ridiculous collector coins
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2010, 05:39:11 PM »
I got an interesting link of Unusual coins, thought of sharing with you all folks (in case not already read): ;D

http://worldcoininfo.blogspot.com/2008/10/worlds-most-unusual-coins.html

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Re: Most ridiculous collector coins
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2010, 06:50:39 PM »
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Who carries or uses these coins? Are they also from Somalia?
Yes,all these so called coins are Somalian.The thing to note that currency of Somalia is Somalian shilling,and all these coins are denominated in dollar. :o And who uses these coins..no one..they neither have a numismatic value nor bullion value..It's nothing but numismatic piracy.. ::)

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Re: Most ridiculous collector coins
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2010, 07:44:18 PM »
Yes,all these so called coins are Somalian.The thing to note that currency of Somalia is Somalian shilling,and all these coins are denominated in dollar. :o And who uses these coins..no one..they neither have a numismatic value nor bullion value..It's nothing but numismatic piracy.. ::)

Aditya

Hmm, I guess then they arent a legal tender in terms of currency?
I guess they should be called memorabilia instead of coins or for that matter some obscure tokens.. ;D