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Thursday, March 13, 2014

The Curved Coin is Coming

In honor of the 75th anniversary of the Baseball Hall of Fame, the U.S. Mint has produced the nation’s first-ever curved coin. It’s a commemorative coin, which means it’s not intended for circulation.

Per the U.S. Mint, 750,000 50 cent pieces, 400,000 dollar coins, and 50,000 gold five dollar coins will be made (1.2 million coins in all). Starting March 27, they’ll sell for a good deal more than their face value, with some of that money going to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

eddieot Posted: March 13, 2014 at 03:11 PM | 12 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: March 13, 2014 at 03:58 PM (#4671033)
The coin doesn't actually curve. It's an optical illusion.
   2. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: March 13, 2014 at 04:05 PM (#4671038)
Shut down the thread, nobody is topping that.
   3. villageidiom Posted: March 13, 2014 at 06:10 PM (#4671148)
All this time I didn't see the connection to Jack Morris, but now it's clear the large gap between his perceived and actual value was being honored by the issuance of bitcoins.
   4. Knock on any Iorg Posted: March 13, 2014 at 09:16 PM (#4671230)
But wait! There's more! If you order in the next 30 seconds...
   5. silhouetted by the sea Posted: March 14, 2014 at 03:18 AM (#4671293)
"Stand behind a tree 60 feet away, and I'll whomp you with an optical illusion!"-Dizzy Dean
   6. Fancy Pants Handles lap changes with class Posted: March 14, 2014 at 03:30 AM (#4671295)
Wait, you didn't have curved coins before this? Were they all square? Hexagonal?
   7. RMc is a fine piece of cheese Posted: March 14, 2014 at 08:27 AM (#4671321)
I can't wait for the coin with Candy Cummings on it!
   8. Rants Mulliniks Posted: March 14, 2014 at 08:36 AM (#4671324)
Those are going to be a ##### for vending machine operators.
   9. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: March 14, 2014 at 08:53 AM (#4671330)
The Curved Coin is Coming

flip
   10. Morton's Fork Posted: March 15, 2014 at 11:50 AM (#4672069)
The Curved Coin is Coming

I'll have what the Curved Coin is having.
   11. Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: March 15, 2014 at 12:43 PM (#4672078)
They are bringing back the Byzantine hyperpyron, I see.
   12. BDC Posted: May 17, 2014 at 10:18 AM (#4708656)
I just read about this somewhere else today and should have known there was already a BBTF thread about it. Or sort of about it. Anyway, nothing quite commemorates baseball like a bogus-appearing "coin" that looks like some ten-year-old bent it in the hinge of a folding chair.

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