Posts Tagged 'coinage'

That Time Chile Misspelled Its Name On A Coin

From a 2010 BBC article –

The general manager of the Chilean mint has been dismissed after thousands of coins were issued with the name of the country spelt wrongly. The 50-peso coins – worth about 10 cents (6p) – were issued in 2008, but no-one noticed the mistake until late last year. Instead of C-H-I-L-E, the coins had C-H-I-I-E stamped on them.

Continue reading HERE.

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Canada’s Weird UFO Coin

According to Gizmodo –

The Royal Canadian Mint has created a flashy, egg-shaped, glow-in-the-dark coin to commemorate one of Canada’s most famous UFO sightings. One side shows Queen Elizabeth II, as all Canada coins do, but the other side depicts Stefan Michalak lying on the ground as a flying saucer hovers above Falcon Lake in Manitoba, Canada.

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Vatican Medals Recalled – Misspelled “Jesus”

According to CBS News –

Apparently the Vatican wasn’t using spell check. The Holy See has recalled thousands of commemorative papal medals after the word “Jesus” was misspelled as “Lesus.” According to the Vatican Information Service, more than 6,000 of the medals were produced by the Italian State Mint to commemorate the beginning of Francis’ papacy.

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Tiny Oil Paintings on Pennies [pics]

BuzzFeed presented a small set of oil paintings done on pennies by artist  Jacqueline Lou Skaggs.

Check out the paintings HERE

 

 


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