Post your extraordinary, unusual, technologically advanced, etc.. coins here.

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Johndoe2000$, Aug 13, 2017.

  1. Johndoe2000$

    Johndoe2000$ RE-MEMBER

    Thought I would start a thread featuring the most unusual, "fancy", gaudy, and just plain over the top coins that you can come up with.
    Can be modern-to-ancient. It doesn't matter. Just the most unusual looking coins, or rounds/bars that you don't see daily.

    Here's a couple to start with...

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    THERE ARE PLENTY OF THIS "TYPE" (out there) so feel free to post what you consider unusual, or unique. Private, or government minted, it matters not.

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  3. sakata

    sakata Devil's Advocate

    Which is the gaudy side of that megatron coin?
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  4. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    cool spider I hope to get someday.
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  5. sonlarson

    sonlarson World Silver Collector

    This was a gift from my son for Father's day last year. The Monkey is opal. The case has a built in LED which illuminated the Opal when you open the case. I have removed the battery from the case to avoid leakage and damage to the coin.

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  6. Johndoe2000$

    Johndoe2000$ RE-MEMBER

    Lol, not very gaudy? more like "unusual" high relief, jewel, antique finish, etc... Very nice in hand for sure. METATRON.
  7. Johndoe2000$

    Johndoe2000$ RE-MEMBER

    Now that's what I'm talking about. To me, these are cool, and unusual. More a collectors item than coin maybe??? Even though monetized as coinage. Who cares??? They are cool in my book. Not everyone's cup of tea, but so what.
  8. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    This is my type of thread! Great topic @Johndoe2000$

    I'll start with this Back to the Future Hover Board coin from the Perth Mint (I no longer have this one):

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  9. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    Here is the Austrian Mint's 2015 niobium coin Cosmology (the inner part has two colors of niobium and the outer ring is silver).

  10. Johndoe2000$

    Johndoe2000$ RE-MEMBER

    Wow, both are cool and unusual for sure. Nice.
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  11. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    And one more for now, a curved silver French coin for the 2014 World Cup:

    (there were two different types of packaging: the obverse is pictured in the typical original mint capsule with box; meanwhile the reverse picture is from Apmex packaging...I'm not sure why Apmex had different guess would be it was a way for them to get the coin for cheaper without a box).
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  12. Johndoe2000$

    Johndoe2000$ RE-MEMBER

    I guess I'll throw in another. (Need to photograph more.)


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  13. Silverhouse

    Silverhouse Well-Known Member

    That is so cool, very unusual. I bet not many were made.
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  15. sonlarson

    sonlarson World Silver Collector

    Somalia made several different guitars. Also several other exotic shapes of coins.
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    in a flip to show size.
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  16. ErolGarip

    ErolGarip Active Member

    Interesting technological pieces. With a queen on them, more interesting. (I'm sure she's never had a penny in her life, while she still in life, isn't there any English gentleman out there?)
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  17. H8_modern

    H8_modern Attracted to small round-ish art

    Not rare but pretty cool
  18. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    Let's continue this thread with another coin that I used to have:

    The Choice Mint 3 oz ultra high relief Legends of Asgard Odin coin. The detail on this coin was fairly deep and it was an interesting idea. Unfortunately other mints jumped on the Norse Gods bandwagon and over-saturated the market. It did not help that this coin took two-three months to start shipping after it went on presale. I initially liked the coin, but it was not a favorite. So I let it go fairly soon after purchase.

  19. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    And one more that I sold when downsizing my collection:

    A titanium blue whale coin (where the coin was blue too). I recall these being mentioned in a Coin World article and always thought it was pretty cool. Multiple versions have been made over the years in different colors by the Pobjoy Mint.

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  20. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    And 2 oz too!!! (I have one I bought from @Cascade)
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  21. sonlarson

    sonlarson World Silver Collector

    Guess I'll have to add these
    Mexico 2015 Burning Libertad
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    Somalia 2017 Sunset Elephant
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    Canada 2006 Silvery Blue Butterfly Hologram
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