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35 Clever Coin Finds

From Bar Code Currency to Million Dollar Dimes

— April 16, 2012 — Art & Design
Ranging from extremely expensive to extraordinarily bizarre, these clever coin finds are worth noticing. Coin-constructed furnishings, advertisements, fashions and currency art installations are just some of the creative finds proving that money does not always need to be spent.

From artful novelties and conceptual creations to costly collectable memorabilia, these sensational spare change features are ornate and filled with plenty of history. These valuable objects convey a distinctive authenticity, each telling their own story that either pays tribute to cultural traditions and imagines a vision for the future.

Whether sitting on a change chair, sporting a currency-clad accessory piece or admiring the intricacies of a copper penny sculpture, one cannot take their eyes off these clever coin finds.
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Commemorative Copper Coinage
Commemorative Copper Coinage
The Barack Obama Hope and Liberty Wall Medallion
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Moving Monetary Art Projects
Moving Monetary Art Projects
Stefan Sagmeister Uses 250,000 Coins to Construct a Stirring Message
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Olympic Collectors Cash
Olympic Collectors Cash
Five Pound Commemorative Coins for London 2012
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Creepy Canadian Coinage
Creepy Canadian Coinage
The Royal Canadian Mint Presents New and Terrifying Quarters
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Disruptive Global Tender
Disruptive Global Tender
Bitcoin Virtual Currency is Open-Source P2P Money Managed by Users
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Cute Cartoonish Coins
Cute Cartoonish Coins
The Royal Canadian Mint 2012 Celebratory Collection by Gary Taxali is Sweet
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Classic Film Coins
Classic Film Coins
The Niue 'Star Wars' Currency Hopes to Boost its Government Coffers
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Prehistoric Glowing Collector Coins
Prehistoric Glowing Collector Coins
Royal Canadian Mint 2012 Dinosaur Quarters Are a First
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Environmental Coin Decals
Environmental Coin Decals
The Dogwood Initiative 'Save Winter' Program
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Lumber Coin Coupons
Lumber Coin Coupons
Oinkster Burger Nickels Make for Forest-Approved Marketing
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$3 Million Nickels
$3 Million Nickels
A 1913 Coin is Worth Much More Than Its Face Value
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Million Dollar Dimes
Million Dollar Dimes
The 1870-S Half Dime Sells Big at Auction
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Coin Collecting Pays
Coin Collecting Pays
$10 Coin With Wrong Date Nets $5M
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Diamind-Bearing Coins
Diamind-Bearing Coins
The Taj Mahal Gold Coin Boasts 68 Hand-Set Cartier Diamonds
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Designer Coins
Designer Coins
Chanel 125th Anniversary Euro by Karl Lagerfeld
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Canada Unveils $1 Million Coin
Canada Unveils $1 Million Coin
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Presidential Coin Sculptures
Presidential Coin Sculptures
Wander Matrich Created a Penny Sculpture from 84,000 Pennies
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Bar Code Currency
Bar Code Currency
The Dutch Royal Mint Plans to Print the World's First QR Code Coin
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‘Loonie' Anti-Oil Activism
‘Loonie' Anti-Oil Activism
Canada's Dogwood Intitiative ‘No Tankers'
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Birthday Pennies
Birthday Pennies
Lincoln Penny Celebrates His 200th Anniversary
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Classy Coin Cufflinks
Classy Coin Cufflinks
World Cufflinks Creates One-of-a-Kind Accessories for Men
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Money Make-Overs
Money Make-Overs
The Dutch-Designed 5 Euro Coin
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Coinvertising
Coinvertising
Fantastic Four Sticker on 40,000 Quarters Gets Fox in Trouble
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Portable Micro Safes
Portable Micro Safes
Sneaky Spy Coins Show the Hidden Value of Money
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$300 Million Royal Mints
$300 Million Royal Mints
The Queen Elizabeth Gold Coin is a Diamond Studded Treasure
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Futuristic Currency
Futuristic Currency
Infographic Coin Set by Mac Funamizu
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Gold Coin Headdresses
Gold Coin Headdresses
Milko Boyarov Jewelry Gives an Avant-Garde Touch to Cultural Couture
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Coins as Clasps
Coins as Clasps
Rare Mercury Dimes in Esprit-Mystique Jewelry
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Creepy Coin Collections
Creepy Coin Collections
The ‘Skull Nickels' Show the Art of Carving Wacky Currency
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Furniture Made of Coins
Furniture Made of Coins
Welded Chair Sells for $29,000
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DIY Coin Flooring
DIY Coin Flooring
The Nickle Tile Floor Used a Total of 13,650 Nickles
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Sculpting Female Curves With Coins
Sculpting Female Curves With Coins
Niso Maman's Body of Work
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Fantastical Wildlife Fauxidermy (UPDATE)
Fantastical Wildlife Fauxidermy (UPDATE)
Rachel Denny ‘Works of Nature' Combines Domes
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80s Glam Jewelry
80s Glam Jewelry
WGACA Offers Gold Vintage Chanel Jewelry That Your Mom Could've Worn
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Penny Jewelry
Penny Jewelry
Coin Accessories for Fashionable Recessionistas
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