Colorized US Coin

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  1. thomas mozzillo

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  3. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    I dunno, but on the idea of colored coins, I just had the random thought that a clear coin in some kind of wear-resistant hard plastic or unbreakable glass would be interesting.

    Watch, it'll be Niue or the Cook Islands or some other NCLT issuer who does it first, if it hasn't been done already. The US Mint is kind of conservative about innovation, it seems.
  4. CoinCorgi

    CoinCorgi Derp, derp, derp!

    It's more greed than innovation.
  5. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    True 'nuf. But greed makes the world go 'round.

    (Geez, that sounded like 1980s Gordon Gekko, didn't it.)
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  6. Santinidollar

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    I don’t consider colorized coins to be “innovation.” Different doesn’t automatically translate to better. Just some more junk for the TV peddlers to draw in the suckers.
  7. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    When I mentioned the word "innovation", I was referring to my hypothetical clear, "see-through" coin. That would be innovative.

    'Twas merely a random musing. Another brain-dropping. I get those occasionally.
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  8. John Burgess

    John Burgess Well-Known Member

    I can't wait until they imbed diamond into clad coins and try to sell them for thousands!

    If we wanted colorized coins we'd probably do it ourselves or just buy them from Littleton. Lol. So stupid in my opinion. Defaced before it even leaves the mint....
  9. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    I guess we have to face the fact that inflation and debit and credit cards are fast making coins obsolete. Although the occasional commemorative and other not for circulation coins are welcome, a constant diet of them gets me bored and tired with forking out money for them pretty fast.

    Until colorized coins have a roll to pay in the economy, other than something to sell to collectors, they don't do much for me. I have already given up on maintaining a complete set of modern U.S. commemorative coins. This "innovation" will have me getting further behind the times.
  10. Chip Kirkpatrick

    Chip Kirkpatrick Well-Known Member

    How about coins with Flintstones characters? If you’re going to make a joke of our coins, then go all the way.
  11. John Burgess

    John Burgess Well-Known Member

    Ya know if the modern commems were priced realistically I might actually buy them but they are overpriced and just losers year after year for the most part. When they make a curved coin people eat them up and it encourages them to make other things people might want to buy like colorized coins but they all can't be home runs. I suppose we will have to sit through the stupidity and maybe a good idea and a new collectible is born from it.

    At least they are trying different things, I'll give them credit for that.
  12. wxcoin

    wxcoin Getting no respect for 65 years Supporter

    The Russians already have the Barney Ruble.
  13. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    Democratic Republic of Congo did it back in 2004. they had a series of them. This is one with the Plains Zebra [​IMG]
    Here is one from 2005 showing a Chinese Junk [​IMG]
    From 2007 honoring Admiral Michiel De Ruyter
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  14. Burton Strauss III

    Burton Strauss III Supporter! Supporter

    Let's keep the general theme of the usual offering: Barf green with chunks.
  15. Joshua Lemons

    Joshua Lemons Well-Known Member

    This Polish commemorative almost fits the bill. Actually a really good looking coin.
  16. Murphy45p

    Murphy45p Active Member

    It's like beanie babies and anything else made just for collectors. Once they reach that distinction, values decline because they WILL be preserved and collected and rarity suffers. I'm with you, I do purchase moderns, but with new commemoratives coming out daily, I don't try to keep a complete set.
  17. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    Remember I mentioned Niue in Post #2? Well, guess what...


    *Zing!* Pun of the day! <applause>


    I quite like that one.
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  18. willieboyd2

    willieboyd2 First Class Poster

    American ingenuity at it's best for 100 years:

    Egyptian Magic Coin, Colorized
    Manufactured early 1900's

  19. messydesk

    messydesk Well-Known Member

    Why don't they just have places that make cheap souvenir enamel pins just make a whole bunch of product and then call them coins?

    The after-market enameled coins of the late 19th and early 20th century can be really neat, if skillfully done. Modern decal stuff, not so much.

    Here's a 1693 British sixpence enameled on both sides and mounted in a "spinner" pin.

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    This is one of the most skillfully done enamel coins I've seen.
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  20. calcol

    calcol Supporter! Supporter

    I have some totally clear, weightless, and touchless coins that I'll sell real cheap. :smug:

  21. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    Those are truly superior enameled pieces.
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