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Glow-in-the-Dark Dinos, Yoda, and The Hobbit Coins are Worth More Than You Think

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Would you pay $30 or even $150 for a coin that only has a legal tender value of $2? The obvious answer is ‘no.’ Obviously no one in their right minds would have over so much cash for a coin that has so little value. But you’d be surprised to hear that many people do so on a regular basis, because they’re not just buying regular old $2 coins. They’re buying special, limited-edition mints that might be worth thousands, even tens of thousands, in the future.

Remember the Doctor Who and Transformers coins we featured a few weeks ago? Well, it turns out there’s more to those where they came from, and you might just be lucky enough to get your hands on a couple more, if you can still find them.Continue Reading

New Zealand Mint’s ‘Doctor Who’ and ‘Transformers’ Coins, Minting Soon!

Doctor Who Coin

It’s true that there are many things that money can’t buy, but one thing that it can buy is money. Not necessarily more money, but it would be currency in a more desirable form. That might sound a little bit confusing, so let me clear it up for you by saying three words: Doctor Who and Transformers.

These highly successful and wildly popular franchises are huge money makers, and now they’re going to be turned into actual money by the New Zealand Mint. You might remember the Star Wars and Hobbit coins they released in previous years, which were all kinds of awesome. Now they’re giving Doctor Who and the old school versions of Optimus Prime and Megatron the same treatment as these three entities are going to be minted into commemorative $2 coins that are going to be sold for way more than the face value of the coin: Doctor Who will be priced at $155, while the 2-coin Transformers set will go for $280.

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Largest Gold Coing Minted Is Worth $57.34 million

By David Ponce

Not that it has anything remotely to do with technology, gadgets, or something you can ever hope to get your hands on… but the coin you see above should tickle your geek cells anyway. It’s made by the Perth Mint of Australia, weighs over a ton and based on current gold prices should be worth around $57.34million. Created to “mark the opening ceremony of Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) that will be held in Australia”, the coin has an “Ian Rank Broadley portrait of Queen Elizabeth II’s image [on one side ]” and a kangaroo on the other. It measures 12cm thick (almost 5 inches) by 80cm across (about 31.5 inches) and after taking 18 months to complete, the going is now on public display.

VIA [ Born Rich ]