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Terramundi Money Pots fortune coins
« on: September 12, 2017, 12:13:37 PM »
Original Terramundi Money Pots fortune coins https://www.terramundi.co.uk/ I have been tossing these into the junk box until yesterday when I realised they have several varieties. No doubt others will be found.

History: 
This is an 'Etruscan Money Amphora' - these money pots have been traditionally used in Italy for over 2000 years and their hand thrown design has remained unchanged. Examples of which can be seen in the British Museum.

Tradition:
Once the first coin is dropped in the money pot must be fed until full upon which it must be smashed whilst making a wish. It is customary to replace pot and to spend money on good things. Broken pots are sometimes used to house plants and candles. Money pots bring good fortune. There is a fortune coin inside the pot and a separate date and desire card to insert when you begin saving. Money pots can hold up to 200 in mixed silver or 400 in gold coins.

Obverse: ORIGINAL TERRAMUNDI MONEYPOTS PLEASE SMASH Est 1997 HAND MADE IN ITALY Est 1997 HAND PAINTED IN LONDON

Rev. WWW.TERRAMUNI.CO.UK twice and each with individual legends on each -
such as:

"MAKE TODAY DIFFERENT"            plain edge  26.9mm steel
"MAKE TODAY DIFFERENT"            reeded edge 26.3mm steel
"LET CREATIVITY FLOW TODAY"       reeded edge 26.3mm steel
"SIMPLY FOLLOW YOUR PATH TODAY"   reeded edge 26.3mm steel
"TODAY THINK OF OTHERS"           reeded edge 26.3mm steel
"CELEBRATE YOUR JOURNEY TODAY"    reeded edge 26.3mm steel
"TODAY LISTEN WITH YOUR HEART"     reeded edge 26.3mm steel
"TODAY SPEND TIME WITH YOURSELF"  reeded edge 26.3mm nickel
"TODAY SPEND TIME WITH YOURSELF"  reeded edge 26.2mm brass
« Last Edit: September 17, 2017, 09:05:31 AM by malj1 »
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Re: Terramundi Money Pots fortune coins
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2017, 12:17:45 PM »
And just one in brass: (so far...)



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Re: Terramundi Money Pots fortune coins
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2017, 09:07:29 AM »
Another spotted in the junk box.  ::)

"TODAY LISTEN WITH YOUR HEART"     reeded edge 26.3mm steel
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Re: Terramundi Money Pots fortune coins
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2017, 09:15:16 AM »
I'd never seen these metallic fortune cookies before. Thank you for providing the information you have about them here. In spite of the commendable initiative of Wikipedia, there is still so much knowledge at large that can be made permanent by publishing it on the net.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.