Tag Archives: coins

  • Hobo Coins Based on Depression-Era Designs

    Hobo Coins Based on Depression-Era Designs

    The Great Depression was also the golden age of the yegg, traveling vagabonds also known as hobos. Back in those days, one of the most prevalent pastimes for hobos was the engraving of US coins with personal designs.  Coins that received this treatment have somewhat ironically gone onto become valuable collectors’ items. Now, artist Chris […]

  • Tempus Spin Coin From J.L. Lawson

    Tempus Spin Coin From J.L. Lawson

    If you’re looking for an easy way to make quick binary decisions that at the same time might make you appear to observers to be part of some kind of weird secret society, the new Tempus Spin Coin from J.L. Lawson might be for you.  How you decide whether or not to purchase it is […]

  • Thumb Tani: Artist Specializes in Coin Sculptures (Video)

    Thumb Tani: Artist Specializes in Coin Sculptures (Video)

    Many of us have pocket change just sitting around doing nothing in a cup on our dressers. Japanese artist Thumb Tani puts us all to shame with his practiced specialty: Creating sculptures by stacking and interlocking regular coins together in ways that almost seem impossible to a novice. I don’t know how Thumb Tani came […]

  • The Decision Coin: For Life’s Toughest Yes-or-No Questions

    The Decision Coin: For Life’s Toughest Yes-or-No Questions

    Should you stay or should you go now? In the field of binary decision making, that question can actually stand to be cut down to a much more efficient one: Should you stay? For yes-or-no questions like that, a coin flip is often called for, and The Decision Coin is made for just that purpose. […]

  • True North Spin Coin From J.L. Lawson

    True North Spin Coin From J.L. Lawson

    Coins, generally manufactured for use as currency, can also be used in various leisure activities.  Much like Pogs, you can flip ‘em, spin ‘em, collect ‘em, display ‘em, toss ‘em, etc. It’s the second one we’re concerned with here, however. Sure, a nice quarter might spin for a second or two, but if you’re ready […]

  • Bellroy Coin Fold: A Wallet With Space for Coins

    Bellroy Coin Fold: A Wallet With Space for Coins

    Coins are great for helping to make tough 50/50 decisions or for yourself to feel smarter than a cashier by counting out exact change, but where can you keep them? In your wallet, if that wallet happens to be the new Bellroy Coin Fold. The Bellroy Coin Fold is Bellroy’s newly introduced three-panel leather wallet, […]