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(Chron)   U.S. Mint to produce America's first curved coin. Good luck using those at the laundromat   (chron.com ) divider line
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2014-03-12 08:53:51 PM  
Yar!
 
2014-03-12 08:53:57 PM  
Only three easy payments of $9.99
 
2014-03-12 08:56:02 PM  
Here we go again,again,again,etc
 
2014-03-12 08:56:32 PM  
I didn't read the article but I'm curious if this involves quarters, rail road tracks and 9 year old boys.
 
2014-03-12 08:56:44 PM  
Is it clad in pure 24 karat gold, and sure to become a family heirloom?
 
2014-03-12 08:57:33 PM  
What is this sport called again? Baseball? Let me call a historian to see if subby pulling our tail.
 
2014-03-12 08:57:45 PM  

netizencain: I didn't read the article but I'm curious if this involves quarters, rail road tracks and 9 year old boys.


I thought we agreed you're not to talk about your sex life in these forums.
 
2014-03-12 08:58:17 PM  
Inside each coin is just enough steroids to be able to crack one dinger out of AT&T Park.  Stock up now!
 
2014-03-12 08:58:49 PM  
That looks awesome.
 
2014-03-12 09:00:01 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: netizencain: I didn't read the article but I'm curious if this involves quarters, rail road tracks and 9 year old boys.

I thought we agreed you're not to talk about your sex life in these forums.


Ha
 
2014-03-12 09:00:19 PM  
So, we'll be overcharged for a historic baseball coin and it will soon be worth 37 cents, if you can find someone to buy it off you... and an exchange still in business! How come they didn't paint the threads red?

Sweet, sell Facebook and buy baseball coinage!~  I'm in like Flynn!
 
2014-03-12 09:00:41 PM  
Still no Coal Miners stamp........
 
2014-03-12 09:00:49 PM  
Jesus farking Christ! They took the time to draft, vote and approve a whole new law to get a farking coin about baseball farking made? Really? Our lawmakers have nothing better to do?
 
2014-03-12 09:01:00 PM  
I can't  wait to try and spend one of those at Taco Bell!

...is what I would say if I could stomach their food
 
2014-03-12 09:01:57 PM  
At least it features our actual national motto.
 
2014-03-12 09:03:03 PM  
Why'd they put a W mint mark on it if it's being made in San Francisco?

/would maybe buy the 50c piece. Probably won't cost too much.
 
2014-03-12 09:04:01 PM  
I'm confused, are these supposed to be "real" coins intended for use in actual cash transactions at their face value, or are we having the federal mint making "collectible limited-edition coins" just to fluff a corner of the entertainment industry?

If the former, I say good, and it's about time they put out some new coins that are immediately distinct in shape and/or size from quarters.  If the latter, somebody needs to tell congress to quit fornicating around with lobbyists again.
 
2014-03-12 09:04:41 PM  
I wonder what the failure rate is on striking those?
 
2014-03-12 09:05:09 PM  
What a queer coin. Where was it minted?
 
2014-03-12 09:05:30 PM  
Precursor of the "Brawndo" coin.
 
2014-03-12 09:06:28 PM  
If you try to throw it away it comes back to you.
 
2014-03-12 09:07:40 PM  
How many Bitcoins is it worth?
 
2014-03-12 09:10:24 PM  
I'm gonna take mine to the Pawn Stars to get it melted down
 
2014-03-12 09:13:23 PM  

Epicanis: I'm confused, are these supposed to be "real" coins intended for use in actual cash transactions at their face value, or are we having the federal mint making "collectible limited-edition coins" just to fluff a corner of the entertainment industry?

If the former, I say good, and it's about time they put out some new coins that are immediately distinct in shape and/or size from quarters.  If the latter, somebody needs to tell congress to quit fornicating around with lobbyists again.


Good question. I assume they are legal tender so you *could* spend them at the Taco Bell, but 99.999% of them will probably end up in some guy's attic somewhere.

I would also assume they cost the face value? If I bought a $5 coin, the Mint can't charge me more for it, can they? Or can they?
 
2014-03-12 09:13:32 PM  

Epicanis: I'm confused, are these supposed to be "real" coins intended for use in actual cash transactions at their face value, or are we having the federal mint making "collectible limited-edition coins" just to fluff a corner of the entertainment industry?

If the former, I say good, and it's about time they put out some new coins that are immediately distinct in shape and/or size from quarters.  If the latter, somebody needs to tell congress to quit fornicating around with lobbyists again.


The San Francisco mint makes commemorative coins.
 
2014-03-12 09:13:37 PM  
because.. basebawh!
 
2014-03-12 09:15:37 PM  

Confabulat: Epicanis: I'm confused, are these supposed to be "real" coins intended for use in actual cash transactions at their face value, or are we having the federal mint making "collectible limited-edition coins" just to fluff a corner of the entertainment industry?

If the former, I say good, and it's about time they put out some new coins that are immediately distinct in shape and/or size from quarters.  If the latter, somebody needs to tell congress to quit fornicating around with lobbyists again.

Good question. I assume they are legal tender so you *could* spend them at the Taco Bell, but 99.999% of them will probably end up in some guy's attic somewhere.

I would also assume they cost the face value? If I bought a $5 coin, the Mint can't charge me more for it, can they? Or can they?


The $5 coin is gold. An ounce of gold.
 
2014-03-12 09:16:48 PM  

pdieten: Why'd they put a W mint mark on it if it's being made in San Francisco?

/would maybe buy the 50c piece. Probably won't cost too much.


Just a guess, gold coins are struck at West Point, but silver are struck at SF...
 
2014-03-12 09:17:19 PM  
You tax dollars hard at work folks.
 
2014-03-12 09:17:56 PM  

Anayalator: What a queer coin. Where was it minted?


Franklin Mint
 
2014-03-12 09:19:31 PM  

pdieten: Why'd they put a W mint mark on it if it's being made in San Francisco?

/would maybe buy the 50c piece. Probably won't cost too much.


All proof currency gets a "w" stamp.

//If I could only share some of the shait they've proofed over the years...
 
2014-03-12 09:20:58 PM  

atomic-age: The $5 coin is gold. An ounce of gold.


Then why is it only worth $5? What the hell kind of monetary system are we running in this country?
 
2014-03-12 09:21:51 PM  

Epicanis: I'm confused, are these supposed to be "real" coins intended for use in actual cash transactions at their face value, or are we having the federal mint making "collectible limited-edition coins" just to fluff a corner of the entertainment industry?

If the former, I say good, and it's about time they put out some new coins that are immediately distinct in shape and/or size from quarters.  If the latter, somebody needs to tell congress to quit fornicating around with lobbyists again.


The latter. And the lobbyists are for campaign money, the interns are for fornicating.
 
2014-03-12 09:22:17 PM  

Confabulat: Epicanis: I'm confused, are these supposed to be "real" coins intended for use in actual cash transactions at their face value, or are we having the federal mint making "collectible limited-edition coins" just to fluff a corner of the entertainment industry?

If the former, I say good, and it's about time they put out some new coins that are immediately distinct in shape and/or size from quarters.  If the latter, somebody needs to tell congress to quit fornicating around with lobbyists again.

Good question. I assume they are legal tender so you *could* spend them at the Taco Bell, but 99.999% of them will probably end up in some guy's attic somewhere.

I would also assume they cost the face value? If I bought a $5 coin, the Mint can't charge me more for it, can they? Or can they?


They are legal tender, but good luck using them anywhere. It's hard enough to get a young cashier to take a Susan B or Kennedy Half Dollar....

//Wouldn't be worth it, I believe they do cost more. You'd be losing money.
 
2014-03-12 09:23:11 PM  

atomic-age: Confabulat: Epicanis: I'm confused, are these supposed to be "real" coins intended for use in actual cash transactions at their face value, or are we having the federal mint making "collectible limited-edition coins" just to fluff a corner of the entertainment industry?

If the former, I say good, and it's about time they put out some new coins that are immediately distinct in shape and/or size from quarters.  If the latter, somebody needs to tell congress to quit fornicating around with lobbyists again.

Good question. I assume they are legal tender so you *could* spend them at the Taco Bell, but 99.999% of them will probably end up in some guy's attic somewhere.

I would also assume they cost the face value? If I bought a $5 coin, the Mint can't charge me more for it, can they? Or can they?

The $5 coin is gold. An ounce of gold.


So a quick tap with a hammer can fix the machining flaw that bent it to begin with.
 
2014-03-12 09:25:56 PM  

Confabulat: Epicanis: I'm confused, are these supposed to be "real" coins intended for use in actual cash transactions at their face value, or are we having the federal mint making "collectible limited-edition coins" just to fluff a corner of the entertainment industry?

If the former, I say good, and it's about time they put out some new coins that are immediately distinct in shape and/or size from quarters.  If the latter, somebody needs to tell congress to quit fornicating around with lobbyists again.

Good question. I assume they are legal tender so you *could* spend them at the Taco Bell, but 99.999% of them will probably end up in some guy's attic somewhere.

I would also assume they cost the face value? If I bought a $5 coin, the Mint can't charge me more for it, can they? Or can they?


Well of COURSE they will only charge you $5 for the special, limited edition, commemorative coin made of gold! What other price do you think they could possibly charge? You think they might be trying to recover their costs on something like this, or... possibly... make a profit off of the high demand from collectors for a special, limited edition, commemorative coin made of gold? Some of you just amaze me with your crazy thoughts and wild pontifications.
 
2014-03-12 09:28:45 PM  
 
2014-03-12 09:29:56 PM  
In related news, coins are stupid. money is better spent in researching a more durable foldable note.
The only edge coins have against notes is durability. A note that can last in circulation for 20 years will be far superior to any coin.
 
2014-03-12 09:30:49 PM  
Wow, San Francisco is so gay, they can't even mint coins straight.
 
2014-03-12 09:31:03 PM  

Confabulat: Epicanis: I'm confused, are these supposed to be "real" coins intended for use in actual cash transactions at their face value, or are we having the federal mint making "collectible limited-edition coins" just to fluff a corner of the entertainment industry?

If the former, I say good, and it's about time they put out some new coins that are immediately distinct in shape and/or size from quarters.  If the latter, somebody needs to tell congress to quit fornicating around with lobbyists again.

Good question. I assume they are legal tender so you *could* spend them at the Taco Bell, but 99.999% of them will probably end up in some guy's attic somewhere.

I would also assume they cost the face value? If I bought a $5 coin, the Mint can't charge me more for it, can they? Or can they?


Three easy payments of $39.95 + S&H
 
2014-03-12 09:32:37 PM  

SkittleBrau: Well of COURSE they will only charge you $5 for the special, limited edition, commemorative coin made of gold! What other price do you think they could possibly charge? You think they might be trying to recover their costs on something like this, or... possibly... make a profit off of the high demand from collectors for a special, limited edition, commemorative coin made of gold? Some of you just amaze me with your crazy thoughts and wild pontifications.


I actually did not know the U.S. Mint was really competing with the Franklin Mint.

I learned something today.
 
2014-03-12 09:32:43 PM  

Epicanis: I'm confused, are these supposed to be "real" coins intended for use in actual cash transactions at their face value, or are we having the federal mint making "collectible limited-edition coins" just to fluff a corner of the entertainment industry?

If the former, I say good, and it's about time they put out some new coins that are immediately distinct in shape and/or size from quarters.  If the latter, somebody needs to tell congress to quit fornicating around with lobbyists hobbyists again.

FTFM

 
2014-03-12 09:33:07 PM  

The_Original_Roxtar: In related news, coins are stupid. money is better spent in researching a more durable foldable note.
The only edge coins have against notes is durability. A note that can last in circulation for 20 years will be far superior to any coin.


Requires to much forethought
 
2014-03-12 09:35:20 PM  
I don't want a phone with a curved screen or a curved coin. Sorry.
 
2014-03-12 09:35:32 PM  

Bob Falfa: Jesus farking Christ! They took the time to draft, vote and approve a whole new law to get a farking coin about baseball farking made? Really? Our lawmakers have nothing better to do?


They actually passed this law. It's more than they usually do.
 
2014-03-12 09:35:33 PM  

Confabulat: SkittleBrau: Well of COURSE they will only charge you $5 for the special, limited edition, commemorative coin made of gold! What other price do you think they could possibly charge? You think they might be trying to recover their costs on something like this, or... possibly... make a profit off of the high demand from collectors for a special, limited edition, commemorative coin made of gold? Some of you just amaze me with your crazy thoughts and wild pontifications.

I actually did not know the U.S. Mint was really competing with the Franklin Mint.

I learned something today.


Yeah they are going to start production right after they finnish making the John Wayne dinner plates
 
2014-03-12 09:35:42 PM  

Swampmaster: So, we'll be overcharged for a historic baseball coin and it will soon be worth 37 cents, if you can find someone to buy it off you... and an exchange still in business! How come they didn't paint the threads red?

Sweet, sell Facebook and buy baseball coinage!~  I'm in like Flynn!


It's solid .9999 pure gold.  The only way it will ever be worth $0.37 is if someone comes up with the secret to alchemical transubstantiation.
 
2014-03-12 09:40:34 PM  

italie: pdieten: Why'd they put a W mint mark on it if it's being made in San Francisco?

/would maybe buy the 50c piece. Probably won't cost too much.

All proof currency gets a "w" stamp.

//If I could only share some of the shait they've proofed over the years...


There are two fallacies in your statement:
Currency is paper money. We're talking about coinage here. Bullion, to be specific.
And, Not all proof coins are minted at West Point; most are produced in San Francisco.
The first minting that I'm aware of at West Point was the 1996 Roosevelt Dime, which was NOT a proof but was issued only in mint sets.
 
2014-03-12 09:44:36 PM  
These should make a nice dent in the head of foreigners that cut in line at Disney World.
 
2014-03-12 09:47:07 PM  
thumbs4.ebaystatic.com

Well, it wasn't straight.
 
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