The currency of choice in the Mushroom Kingdom is the Gold Coin. But here in the real world, it’s pretty rare that you’ll come across coins made out of anything besides nickel, zinc, copper, or if you’re really lucky, silver.
One of my favorite characters in the entire Star Wars saga has to be Admiral Ackbar. Not only does he have an awesome alliterated name, he sounds like Doc Brown from Back to the Future, and looks like a giant bipedal fish.
Game of Thrones season 7 premieres on July 16, which is only a couple weeks away. I’m both excited and annoyed at season 7 of the series. We only get seven episodes, and then we wait a year or possibly more for the next season.
These days you can pay for things in all kinds of electronic ways, but if you still find yourself with a bunch of coins, here is a fun way to sort them.
The Q channel shows us how to make a coin sorting machine using just cardboard, a knife, a metal ruler, and some glue.
Protecting your change from thieves can be a big challenge. I used to steal all my dad’s quarters growing up to buy gummy bears. If he had one of these Cthulhu piggy banks, I’d still steal his change, but I might pause briefly to think about it.
Remember Scrooge McDuck and how he swims and dives in a sea of coins in his safe? Well, that could be you, if you’ve got enough cash to buy this bank deposit safe, which comes complete with 8 million Swiss five-cent coins.
We have Presidents and other historic figures on our coins, but what we really need are superheros. The Royal Canadian Mint understands this and they are releasing a series of seven different Superman coins to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Big Blue Boyscout.
If you think about it, Han Solo frozen in carbonite was Boba Fett’s piggy bank. He turned him in to Jabba The Hutt for a tidy sum of money. Now you can be like Boba Fett and store your money in this Han Solo in Carbonite bank.
Apparently, rocking chairs are pretty hot commodities nowadays. Following fast on the heels of the Rocking-Knit chair and the iRock is the Artful Dodger. Doesn’t sound like something you’d name a rocking chair, but designer Sam LOmingshum (no, that uppercase “O” isn’t a typo) did so with good reason.
A little bit goes a long way, and a little bit of loose change adds up. But what if you’ve got a handful of coins in different currencies that you’ve accumulated from your travels, just sitting in a jar at home?
QR codes are slowly popping up pretty much everywhere, as most people carry a smartphone with a camera in it these days, and they can read these codes. Until now, I hadn’t seen any on money yet, but it looks like the Dutch have decided to put some on their newly minted coins.
So you’ve got some spare change lying around, do you? Who wants a stupid old piggy bank when you can have Boba Fett keep an eye on your coinage?
This Boba Fett bust bank is perfect for keeping all of your change in check, and should defintely keep your money safe from Jedi or Rebel scum who might want to steal your money.
I tried my hand at metal detection when I was a kid. I quickly gave up after all I found were beer bottle tops, tin cans, and eyeglasses. I had hoped to find something awesome like pirate treasure or that Star Wars lunchbox I buried in the backyard with my Luke Skywalker action figure in it.
Here’s another insanely amazing Perler-beaded creation from lostmitten: the question mark block piggy bank! Lostmitten really got the appearance of the block spot-on.
Put coins and even paper bills inside! Or mushrooms and flowers and stars and leaves.