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five pound sterling coin that is designed to be more accepted because it also functions as a novelty yo-yo
In the UK we used to have nice, single
pound bank-notes, but these were
replaced by a hideous, heavyweight coin.
Get ten of these clunky bruisers in your
pocket at the same time and you start
walking lop-sided. Increasingly we also
now find oursleves having to deal with
coin, an even bigger beast of
We now hear that the five pound coin is
its way. Given the inevitabilty of this
lumpen development, I now propose the
Five pound Yo-Yo-Blair Coin.
This new coin is appropriately large
reflect its value, big enough in fact to
room for a deep groove to encompass
its thick perimeter, allowing its function
double up as that of a yo-yo.
One side this coin will feature a
fragmented swirly image. This is
to enable the coins to be "yo-yo-ed"
strobe lighting at a disco, and make
more acceptable, due to their increased
When the spinning speed matches the
correct frequency of strobe light, a
flickering image of Tony Blair may be
to flash momentarliy. It is this feature
gives the coin its name.
One Pound Coins
already half way to being big enough to be a small yo-yo [xenzag, Sep 23 2007]
From where half of the name comes. [xenzag, Sep 23 2007]
nice illustration [xenzag, Sep 23 2007]
Royal Mint issued £5 Coin
Cost slightly more than a fiver though. Not advisable to use as a yo-yo. [DrBob, Sep 25 2007]
||This is a ridiculous idea, which would normally garner a [+] from me, but the Blair bit has put me off. Could you make the image humiliating? Maybe that shot of him trying to look like a cowboy with his thumbs looped around his belt?
||I had thought the spectacle of him
being on a yo-yo would be enough... It
would be relatively easy to make him
wink knowingly, and of course
cringingly as he "feels the hand of
destiny on his shoulder", but ultimately
the idea is more about the double
function of the coin. I threw "him" in as
a bonus - couldn't resist.
||Bordering on the practical![+]
||[+] but let's just hope that this doesn't
trigger a flurry of ideas for large coins with
||I think you could bang something like this together now, as a protest against the existing coins, and peddle them. One would glue two coins together about a small axle, wrap it with string and sell it. The axle could be made of lead, to maximize weight. To paraphrase Freewheeling Franklin Freak: "Money yoyos will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no yoyos."
||They do already have £5 coins but I think only commemorative, like a Diana one and a Jubilee one.
||fish bone eaten between my cossiant...
||I spent the 3 £5 coins I ever owned.
I have,however, changed up £450 in pound coins at a pub up the road in Nottingham to take back to the pub I was working in. Not to mention the fear factor, you should have seen be trying to corner with £200 in each pocket of my long coat!