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Tag: Coins

Admiral Ackbar Coin Purse: It’s a Trap! (for Your Money!)

Admiral Ackbar Coin Purse: It’s a Trap! (for Your Money!)
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. Now you can carry Ackbar with you seven…

Game of Thrones Coins: GoT Money?

Game of Thrones Coins: GoT Money?
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. In preparation for the season…
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Make Your Own Cardboard Coin Sorting Machine

Make Your Own Cardboard Coin Sorting Machine
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…

Cthulhu Piggy Bank Protects Your Gold with Madness

Cthulhu Piggy Bank Protects Your Gold with Madness
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. The creepy 10″…

Swiss Bank Deposit Safe for Sale with 8 Million Coins Inside

Swiss Bank Deposit Safe for Sale with 8 Million Coins Inside
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.…

Superman 75th Anniversary Coins from the Canadian Mint: It’s a Bird, It’s a Coin!

Superman 75th Anniversary Coins from the Canadian Mint: It’s a Bird, It’s a Coin!
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.…

Hand Grenade Key and Coin Cases Make an Explosive Fashion Statement

Hand Grenade Key and Coin Cases Make an Explosive Fashion Statement
Living in the big city, pickpockets can be a problem. But I’m betting if you kept your money and keys inside of a hand grenade, that might be a bit of a theft deterrent.…

Han Solo in Carbonite Piggy Bank Will Freeze Your Funds

Han Solo in Carbonite Piggy Bank Will Freeze Your Funds
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.…

Artful Dodger Collects Your Loose Change While You Rock

Artful Dodger Collects Your Loose Change While You Rock
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. You…

Add Up Concept Counts Spare Change, No Matter the Currency

Add Up Concept Counts Spare Change, No Matter the Currency
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?…

New Dutch Coins to Get QR Codes

New Dutch Coins to Get QR Codes
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…

Boba Fett Guards Your Money

Boba Fett Guards Your Money
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…

Metal Detector Wielding Brit Finds $1-Million in Roman Coins

Metal Detector Wielding Brit Finds $1-Million in Roman Coins
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…

Paper Mario + Paper Clips + Mario Kart = Awesome

Paper Mario + Paper Clips + Mario Kart = Awesome
I love this little Mario Kart sculpture made out of coins, binder clips, wire, and other found office supplies. From the creative mind of Donald Kennedy (aka Kody Koala).…

Pting-Pting! It’S a Mario Block Piggy Bank!

Pting-Pting! It’S a Mario Block Piggy Bank!
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. Although they look fragile, the blocks are actually held together by contact…

Game Banks Make Saving Fun

Game Banks Make Saving Fun
It’s a good week for saving money while playing games. If Tetris and Breakout aren’t your bag, you might want to try something even simpler, like Bankquest or Jinsei Ginko. It seems that piggy banks that double as tiny gaming machines are quite the happening trend in Japan these days.…
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