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Rain Man
06-16-2009, 08:34 PM
Coins are pretty much round, unless you count that 20-sided Susan B. Anthony or whatever. They're also pretty much flat. Flat round disks.

Why is this? I see no reason other than to make a big surface for a presidential portrait.

Why can we not have coins that serve other purposes with their shapes? For example, maybe a half-dollar could have the shape and texture of a nail file. Maybe a penny could be spherical and double as a marble for kids. A dollar coin could be six-sided so people could use it for dice (six results) instead of flipping a coin (two results). Maybe a quarter could be shaped like a little tiny cup so people could use it as a shot glass. A nickel could be long and narrow with a toothpick at one end and a bottle opener on the other.

Personally, I think we're losing a lot of functionality by sticking with this antiquated "flat disk" philosophy.

bdeg
06-16-2009, 08:40 PM
being relatively flat helps keep the total area required for a pocket of change smaller, not to mention the convenience of rolls
keeping that you could have some fun.

square coins with nail file or saw edges

could you cut a piece out of a quarter or bigger sized coin to make it a bottle opener? i bet

i like the toothpick idea, we all know how clean money is. sounds like a good way to spread teh AIDS

Saul Good
06-16-2009, 08:42 PM
I noticed that you didn't propose changing the dime in any way. Playing favorites?

Rain Man
06-16-2009, 08:43 PM
Well, the dime is pretty much perfect as it is.

Saul Good
06-16-2009, 08:43 PM
being relatively flat helps keep the total area required for a pocket of change smaller, not to mention the convenience of rolls
keeping that you could have some fun.

square coins with nail file or saw edges

could you cut a piece out of a quarter or bigger sized coin to make it a bottle opener? i bet

i like the toothpick idea, we all know how clean money is. sounds like a good way to spread teh AIDS
It could be just like monopoly pieces. I call the schnauzer.

bdeg
06-16-2009, 08:44 PM
i propose a new 100 dollar coin shaped like a sharp knife.. the owner might need the protection

Rain Man
06-16-2009, 08:44 PM
It could be just like monopoly pieces. I call the schnauzer.

Oh, wow. That's brilliant. Coins as sculpture.

What if you made coins that interlocked like Legos, so people could build stuff with them? I challenge anyone to think of a better way to encourage saving.

Rain Man
06-16-2009, 08:46 PM
i propose a new 100 dollar coin shaped like a sharp knife.. the owner might need the protection


I'm liking these ideas. There's no reason a 100-dollar coin would need to be small. Maybe a $50 coin could be a belt buckle or something. Attractive, functional, and can be used to buy dinner.

Baby Lee
06-16-2009, 08:47 PM
i like the toothpick idea, we all know how clean money is. sounds like a good way to spread teh AIDS

I'll never forget the day I. I was fumbling with some cash and stuck a couple bills between my lips, not in my mouth, but on the dry outer part of my lips, as I fumbled for my wallet.

I was with my uncle, and he remarked;

'I remember, the other day, me and the boys were at the strip club. There was a girl there who was freaky as heck, down for anything. I showed her my roll of cash and she sidled over.
"Roll one of those up," she told me. And I did. As I did so, she turned over and spread her ass cheeks.
"Now, gimme that $$," she moaned.
So I stuck it up her barking spider.'

"I think that might be her dollar you got in yer mouth, nephew," he tells me, with a somber gaze.

Lesson taught, lesson effing learned.

bdeg
06-16-2009, 08:53 PM
haha DAMN

and lots of snorters bleed a little on them

bdeg
06-16-2009, 08:54 PM
by the way, he took it back? lol

HypnotizedMonkey
06-16-2009, 08:57 PM
i've got it....

Coindoms.

Kyle DeLexus
06-16-2009, 08:57 PM
Looks like CP is split on this controversial topic.

Jethopper
06-16-2009, 08:59 PM
What a rip number 2!?!?!?!

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/pgStory?contentId=8453940#sport=NFL&photo=8358342

Rain Man
06-16-2009, 09:03 PM
i've got it....

Coindoms.


Latex instead of metal? That would sure be good for the environment.

Maybe. I don't really know what latex is.

But yes, alternate materials could also be good. There's no reason why we couldn't make coins out of cheaper and more environmentally friendly materials. A penny made out of leather? Lincoln would think that's pretty cool. Especially if it was shaped so that it could also be used as a bridle.

Baby Lee
06-16-2009, 09:04 PM
by the way, he took it back? lol

No, he didn't actually think it was her dollar. There wasn't a 'her.' He made up that story on the spot to make a point and embarass me.

You'd have to have known him, he was quick with a colorful anecdote like that.

bdeg
06-16-2009, 09:08 PM
i gotcha, thats awesome
my grandpa has a bit of that in him

what do you all think about edible money?
i'd rather carry around a pocket full of assorted flavors of individually wrapped candy than change. and then if you got hungry, eat up friend, direct from uncle sam. his own little store in your pants

HypnotizedMonkey
06-16-2009, 09:13 PM
Latex instead of metal? That would sure be good for the environment.

Maybe. I don't really know what latex is.


sheepskin baby.

but then i guess it would kinda make for an awkward purchase at the truck stop bathroom condom dispenser. and tipping at restaurants would be kinda weird. also you'd have crackheads trying to buy 40s with used ones. Not a great idea... just has a good ring to it.. Coindom.

Kyle DeLexus
06-16-2009, 09:13 PM
all this money might be easy to counterfeit though

Rain Man
06-16-2009, 10:16 PM
sheepskin baby.

but then i guess it would kinda make for an awkward purchase at the truck stop bathroom condom dispenser. and tipping at restaurants would be kinda weird. also you'd have crackheads trying to buy 40s with used ones. Not a great idea... just has a good ring to it.. Coindom.


Yes, but what a great conversation starter it would be if you (as a single young person attracted to women) tipped a cute waitress with a coindom. It would give you an opportunity if she's interested, but deniability if she's not.

DaFace
06-16-2009, 10:17 PM
Bar code me up. I hate carrying cash.

cdcox
06-16-2009, 10:17 PM
I can see where this is heading.

http://www.antoranz.net/CURIOSA/ZBIOR3/C0310/10-QZC08007_ART27-18-182_Yap-stone-money.jpg

cdcox
06-16-2009, 10:19 PM
Bar code me up. I hate carrying cash.

This.

stumppy
06-16-2009, 10:41 PM
I can see where this is heading.

http://www.antoranz.net/CURIOSA/ZBIOR3/C0310/10-QZC08007_ART27-18-182_Yap-stone-money.jpg



Here, let me make change for you.

Kyle DeLexus
06-16-2009, 10:49 PM
I am also for the bar code. I really don't like carrying cash and sometimes don't put my card back in my wallet if i'm in a hurry and then I can't find it!

patteeu
06-16-2009, 11:26 PM
I'm voting for bar codes so I don't have to carry change around in my pockets.

stlchiefs
06-16-2009, 11:38 PM
Money is dirtier than a public toilet seat. I have no desire to use it as a toothpick or a mint.

Baconeater
06-17-2009, 12:07 AM
I like cash.