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The World Map in Currency

The World Map in Currency

If there’s one language that the world understands quickly, it is money. Reddit user The310Investigator made this world map where countries are represented by the currencies they use. There’s a full resolution poster version that you can checkout on Zazzle.

Occupy George!

Occupy George!

The ongoing Occupy Wall Street protests their relevance, their quick global spread and the widespread support the protests have received has been very noticeable. Occupy George is a project that shows the disparity of income and wealth between the 99% and the 1%, and presents it on a very interesting medium, the dollar bill.

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Skull Nickels

Skull Nickels

This is Colossal has a very interesting post about Hobo Nickels. The nickels are a series of carved/sculpted coins greatly popular in the early 20th century with the introduction of the Buffalo nickel. That was a coin minted using soft metal which made it especially suited for carvings. Add to that the fact that numerous artists were unemployed during the great depression, a number of these coins were used for sculpting, thus earning them the name “Hobo.” Nickel carving still remains a popular hobby and even has a society to go along.

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Netherlands getting coins with QR codes

Netherlands getting coins with QR codes


QR codes have made their way to currency as well. As commemoration of the Royal Dutch Mint’s 100th anniversary, the Netherlands will produce silver and gold coins with QR codes. To be available starting June 22, the silver coins will have a denomination of 5€, while the golden ones will be for 10€ . The QR codes will point to this website, which apparently will have a “surprise” for those who reach there.

Via Dvice

The money art of Scott Campbell

The money art of Scott Campbell


Anything that involves money, immediately has our attention. And artist Scott Campbell apparently has enough greenbacks to carve. As we’ve seen earlier, the artist loves to work with currency. The pieces here are his latest show Noblesse Oblige. Highlight of the show is the 3-dimensional skull made from cut and un-cut currency notes marked to the tune of $11,000.

Via: Colossal

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