Best SOUNDING coins? (For fun)

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by Dobbin, Aug 13, 2020.

  1. Dobbin

    Dobbin Active Member

    Starting since I was a teen I have always kept a small pouch of 15-20 various world coins for the sole purpose of acting, roleplaying games, and cosplay scenarios. US coins never seemed to have the correct "jingle" in comparison to gold or silver or even movie sound effects.

    These days it's usually a combination of some larger Canadian coins, a few English shillings, and some other random things like a bimetallic Mexican peso and obsolete recent European coins in 20-50 cent/ore/pfennig/etc sizes. These seem to sound the best and are reasonably attainable.

    Anyone else likewise have a set of coins that don't serve a collectible purpose?

    Don't get me wrong, one of my favorite World coins sounds terrible, the Finnish aluminum penni. But my world coins are not collector pieces even though I collected them.

    Thank you for indulging.
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  3. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    A number of foreign coins in a bag. One day I will check them.
  4. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    I guess I have never really wondered what my coins sound like. Myself, I would probably start with a bag of GB Large cents or bag of junk silver halves as a starting point.
  5. Bradley Trotter

    Bradley Trotter Well-Known Member


    In my opinion, a bag of mixed GB pre-decimal coinage would be the way to go for what you're describing. Post-1946 copper-nickel florins and half-crowns could easily give you the added weight and sound for a fraction of the price compared to pre-1947 coinage.
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2020
  6. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    I don't know how the jingle of several coins sound I'm always broke. Thanks for the post
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  7. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    "I've got a little change in my pocket..."
  8. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Jing-a-ling-a-ling so that is how change sounds huh Robert R. Thanks now I know.
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  9. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Silver always sounds good.
  10. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Reminds me of the old Monty Python riddle..."What's brown and sounds like a bell"

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