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Monarch's Head Shaped Coins

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Or President's head, if your country is so inclined.
Knut, Jun 09 2004

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       Would they fit in vending machines?
simonj, Jun 09 2004
  

       oh, what a funny shape our next set will be.
po, Jun 09 2004
  

       So every time a new president is voted in, there's a new coinage release?   

       The queen dies -- we've got to replace several trillion coins?
britboy, Jun 09 2004
  

       Is that not the case anyway [brit]? We'd have to put charlie's head on the back!
MikeOliver, Jun 09 2004
  

       no mike, the new set of coins would run contiguously, the Queen Elizabeth the 2nd coins would only be phased out possibly as they wore out Charles coins would be the new batches. Look in your pocket at the age of some of your coins.
engineer1, Jun 09 2004
  

       The oldest coin in my pocket is 1971.
All the same, this doesn't work as an arument against the head shaped coins, as they could be phased out in the same way.
A much better argument would be, this is stupid!
MikeOliver, Jun 09 2004
  

       I like the idea. They'd be like miniature sculpture.
bristolz, Jun 09 2004
  

       The guys who have to re-design and replace vending machine coin mechanisms may not be quite as happy.
angel, Jun 09 2004
  

       Gives them something to do and an opportunity for invention.
bristolz, Jun 09 2004
  

       They could use them fancy tags that everyone gets excited about!
MikeOliver, Jun 09 2004
  

       Ask americans if they want the shape of their so-loved George W. Bush's empty head on their coins. I'm not sure they want to even remember they elected him.
Pericles, Jun 09 2004
  

       Do you love him?
bristolz, Jun 09 2004
  

       I'm mexican, bris. That should give an answer to your question.
Pericles, Jun 09 2004
  

       Oh.
bristolz, Jun 09 2004
  

       i'd like to see monarchs hads shaped like coins. just to remind them who pays for their up keep.
etherman, Jun 09 2004
  

       got a more sensible way to do this would be a standard size ring with the current monarchs profile making up the central section.
engineer1, Jun 09 2004
  

       britboy, Pericles: Ameican coinage only features dead presidents (or Susan B. Anthony), so the coins would only be in the shape of the heads of the dead presidents currently residing on the american coins, not new living presidents.
Knut, Jun 09 2004
  

       queens head shaped stamps would be more practical in the UK.
etherman, Jun 09 2004
  

       like the idea - but share po's concern about funny shape if some jug eared loon is crowned. change could then snag on trouser pocket. i would actually prefer little figurines instead of coins - but i guess not too practical
mrmatt, Jun 09 2004
  

       //Ameican coinage only features dead presidents //   

       Excellent! The perfect excuse to kill George Bush.
Pericles, Jun 09 2004
  

       Returning to what belongs on the reverse side ... ? Prez Bush's head reminds me of a plastic 32 ounce fast food cola cup, so I think I'd mint the back of his buck with that shape in mind.
dpsyplc, Jun 09 2004
  

       This is a Prince Charles 1 pound coin... not to be confused with a wingnut.
This is a Dubya Dollar coin... not to be confused with a pass to the primate house at the San Diego Zoo.
  

       Question: Why would you want a coin shaped like a butterfly's head?
Zanzibar, Jun 10 2004
  

       Is that a joke?
Knut, Jun 10 2004
  

       No, this is a joke. Two atoms walking down the street, one says "I think I lost an electron," and the other says "Are you positive?"   

       Actually, I like this idea because it would look different from current coins and thus stand out. +
sartep, Jun 10 2004
  

       I like the little figurine idea. Or a complete bust of the president's head. Or butterflies. Yes, monarch butterfly coins.
Worldgineer, Nov 03 2004
  
      
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