Really big, biG, bIG, BIG coin statues!

Just when you thought it was safe to come outside from winter hibernation and Covid lock downs, the Earth is now being overrun by very large coin statues. Will it ever end? Can only cryptocurrencies save us from such a fate? šŸ˜±(Check the end of the post for an update.)

Source: emojiterra.com

Thanks to a suggestion from our guest blogger, Dan, here are some (if not all) of the large coin statues found around the planet. No doubt, paper currency fans will likely demand equal time, but for now here are just the coins. As will become increasingly evident, big coins seem to be a really, really big deal in Canada. Apparently there are two official seasons there – hockey season and big coin season.

The coins are presented in increasing face value. Thank you, Dan….I think? As always, any additions, suggestions, or corrections are most welcome. Enjoy!

Wooden coin (value unknown) in Casey, Illinois – Source: tripadvisor.com

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Wooden nickel in San Antonio, Texas – Source: wooden-nickel-museum.com/world-s-largest-wooden-nickel

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Wooden nickel in Iowa City, Iowa -Source: tripadvisor.com

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Big American penny in Woodruff, Wisconsin Source: boards.straightdope.com/t/statuary-coinage-show-me-the-money/961599

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Big Canadian penny in Salmo, British Columbia – Source: boards.straightdope.com/t/statuary-coinage-show-me-the-money/961599

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The famous Sudbury Nickel in Sudbury, Ontario – Source: davidkjoycminerals.com

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Dime in a box in Dime Box, Texas – Source: kernut.com

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Big quarter in Everett, Pennsylvania – Source: boards.straightdope.com/t/statuary-coinage-show-me-the-money/961599

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Two images of 50 pence statue in Stoke-on-Trent, UK – Sources: wunderstock.com and the potteries.org

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Big loonie in Echo Bay, Ontario – Source: boards.straightdope.com/t/statuary-coinage-show-me-the-money/961599

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Big loonie in Churchbridge, Ontario – Source: boards.straightdope.com/t/statuary-coinage-show-me-the-money/961599

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Big toonie in Cambellford, Ontario – Source: boards.straightdope.com/t/statuary-coinage-show-me-the-money/961599

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Five yen statue in Kawagoe, Japan – Source: dreamstime.com

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Silver Peso (8 reales) statue in Jinggangshan, China – Source: coinbooks.org – the Silver Peso was considered legal tender in China until 1935 per wikipedia.

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Million dollar Maple Leaf Gold Coin of Canada – Source: online.kitco.com

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One tonne gold coin on display at the Perth, Australia Mint – Source: perthmint.com

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…and it was bound to happen. Our friend Dan found a Bitcoin cryptocurrency statue in Slovenia.

Bitcoin Crypto Statue in Slovenia – Source: phys.org/news/2018-03-slovenia-inaugurates-world-bitcoin-monument.html

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2 Responses to Really big, biG, bIG, BIG coin statues!

  1. Given the digital nature of bitcoin, I think the only suitable medium for a “statue” of a bitcoin is a hologram.

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