Blasphemy!

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by John Skelton, May 15, 2022.

  1. John Skelton

    John Skelton Morgan man!

    I found this ad in a magazine and was upset at what they did to a Walking Liberty half. I never did like making coins into showpieces anyway because it takes another collectible out of circulation. But in this case they mutilated the coin to make it fit! While I do like the juxtaposition of the Walking Liberty with a walking stick, the wear on the coin alone makes it worthless in the end.
     

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  3. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    I doubt it sold in the millions so I wouldn't worry about it.

    I see more coin jewelry then anything else. Half dollars, silver dollars, hacked up into bits and such made into bracelets or something unattractive.
     
  4. mrweaseluv

    mrweaseluv Supporter! Supporter

    Hmmm... I do need a new cane :D lol
     
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  5. AdamL

    AdamL Well-Known Member

    The image isn't working for me.
    Might be because of this stupid chromebook. But when I click the image or link I get prompted to download it.
     
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  6. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    Yes, @AdamL . Also, the Picture here is as tacky as the Cane itself. I would never be seen in public with this. I hate using my cane as it is. :grumpy:
     
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  7. CamaroDMD

    CamaroDMD [Insert Clever Title] Supporter

    I don't really care of people create these types of things...it's just a junk silver half which would otherwise end up at the smelter. So, it's all the same to me.

    That said, this thing is hideous. It looks like something Roger Stone would carry around with his tuxedo and top hat.
     
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  8. GH#75

    GH#75 Trying to get 8 hours of sleep in 4. . .

    The image if you dont want to download it;

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  9. manny9655

    manny9655 Well-Known Member

    That coin won't last long. It will wear very quickly since it will be handled constantly. What a dumb idea.
     
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  10. mrweaseluv

    mrweaseluv Supporter! Supporter

    now, the only thing important to me in a cane, is it's ability to crack a skull... I think this one would do that quite well :D
     
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  11. Hommer

    Hommer Curator of Semi Precious Coinage Supporter

    My thoughts as well. When it comes in, how about a quality review before I send the money.
     
  12. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    yup, mee too, chromebook
     
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  13. JPD3

    JPD3 Well-Known Member

    Personally, I wouldn't do it myself, but it's nothing new. Coins have topped canes quite often down through history.
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  14. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    Ideas like this are why so many loved the "Pet Rock." LOL
     
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  15. Publius2

    Publius2 Well-Known Member

    It's essentially junk silver headed for the melt. And it won't see that much wear anyway being at the top of the cane. Now, if it was on the end hitting the ground and the dog poo, then it would be a travesty!

    And what about hobo nickels?
     
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  16. John Skelton

    John Skelton Morgan man!

    My gripe is that for every coin used as a decorative piece is one coin less available for my collection!
     
  17. CamaroDMD

    CamaroDMD [Insert Clever Title] Supporter

    ...or in the case of these some less in the smelter's pot.
     
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  18. desertgem

    desertgem Senior Errer Collecktor Supporter

  19. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Interesting. one of the first things it says is "check to see if your chromebook software is up-to-date. Did you know a chromebook can expire!!! After 5-8 years, they will stop updating the software on your chromebook.
     
  20. John Skelton

    John Skelton Morgan man!

    Isn't that like Microsoft pulling Support for Windows?
     
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  21. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    yup, except with a PC you can update the software, with a chromebook I don't think you can. You could switch to a different operating system, or just continue to use the chromebook without updating (what I'm doing)
     
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