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39 Innovations for Coins

From Million Dollar Dimes to Piggy Bank Balls

— December 20, 2009 — Art & Design
We all know plastic is the official currency of the world. Unfortunately, our use of credit and debit cards have left our little round friends without much to do.

Well don't be scared my metallic friends (yes, I am addressing coins as if they are capable of, and willing to, read this: deal), these 40 innovations for coins will show you all the ways you can remain relevant in our modern world.

Implications - XX

Money is such an important part of daily life but it is just not something that most people think about when they hear the word innovation. I think I might very well start a coin collection.
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Clever Coin Management
Clever Coin Management
Loose Change Clutch
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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 Canines
Coin Collecting Canines
The Choken Bako Bank Has a Robotic Money Hungry Dog
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Coin Collecting Pays
Coin Collecting Pays
$10 Coin With Wrong Date Nets $5M
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35
Coin-Covered Cars
Coin-Covered Cars
Vauxhall Vehicle Has $4,000 Worth of Coins On It for PR Stunt
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Easier To Pick Up Coins
Easier To Pick Up Coins
Beveled Edge, Angled Coins
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Arcade Art
Arcade Art
Nick Dart Celebrates the Beauty of Coin-Operated Gaming
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Designer Coins
Designer Coins
Chanel 125th Anniversary Euro by Karl Lagerfeld
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Headless Money Holders
Headless Money Holders
The Theosaurus Piggy Bank is Unsuspecting
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Canada Unveils $1 Million Coin
Canada Unveils $1 Million Coin
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Couples on Coins
Couples on Coins
Barack Obama & Michelle Obama US Gold Half Dollar Coin
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Piggy Bank Balls
Piggy Bank Balls
Wolfgang Zender Designs Spherical Way to Save
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Student Tasered On Camera
Student Tasered On Camera
YouTube Hero Coins the Phrase, 'Don't Tase Me Bro!'
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Big Belly Dinosaur Banks
Big Belly Dinosaur Banks
The Coinosauraus Piggy Bank That Time Remembered
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Pork for a Pretty Penny
Pork for a Pretty Penny
$2,100 Alba Quercus Reserve
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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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Energy Use Awareness Devices
Energy Use Awareness Devices
Power-Hog Piggy Bank Sensitizes Kids to Electricity Costs
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Chalkboard Piggy Banks
Chalkboard Piggy Banks
Capitalist Pig
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Chrome Piggy Banks
Chrome Piggy Banks
The 'Pig E Bank' Tells You Digitally How Much It Contains
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Portable Micro Safes
Portable Micro Safes
Sneaky Spy Coins Show the Hidden Value of Money
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Classy Coin Decor
Classy Coin Decor
Revol-Design Offers a Chic Way to Store Your Change
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Oversize Change Bags
Oversize Change Bags
Betsey Johnson's Canadian Coin Purses Made For Northern Needs
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Public Alcohol Testers
Public Alcohol Testers
Coin-Operated Alcospot Vending Machine Tells You Your Limits
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Taxidermy Piggy Banks
Taxidermy Piggy Banks
Harry Allen Makes Luxe Money Storers Out of Dead Pigs
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Grenade Piggy Banks
Grenade Piggy Banks
Military-Inspired Ceramics Keep Your Change Secure
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Divalicious Piggy Banks
Divalicious Piggy Banks
Chic Retro Cans With Oxymoronic Savings Slogans
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Chewing Coin Collectors
Chewing Coin Collectors
The Banpresto Face Bank Gobbles Up Your Money
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Dining For a Penny?
Dining For a Penny?
Credit Crunch Initiative from ‘Little Bay' Restaurant in London
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Mini ATM Machines
Mini ATM Machines
The Piggy Bank of the Millennium
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Frozen-in-Time Photography
Frozen-in-Time Photography
From Splashing to Smashed Piggy Banks
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Swank Piggy Banks
Swank Piggy Banks
The 'Pogo' Piggy Bank Helps the Whole Family Save Money
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Coat Hanger Piggy Banks
Coat Hanger Piggy Banks
The Crunch by Vaughshannon is for Convenient Coin Storage
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Piggy Banks With Panache
Piggy Banks With Panache
Unique Ways to Save Money Stylishly
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Tools Made of Money
Tools Made of Money
Coin Sculptures by Stacey Lee Webber
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Art Coincides With Your Mood
Art Coincides With Your Mood
MoodSpace by Interactive Art
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Savvy Soliciting Signage
Savvy Soliciting Signage
10 Hilarious Signs of Homeless Cleverly Competing for Coin
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Billboards Made of Money
Billboards Made of Money
Chevrolet Aveo Penny Billboard Disappears in Minutes
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Penny Jewelry
Penny Jewelry
Coin Accessories for Fashionable Recessionistas
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