Sunday, January 03, 2010

mysterious macro

Does anyone recognize this coin? Can you tell me what it is?

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One photo-a-day while I am away!

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Hey kids, I'm incommunicado until the first week of January. No email, no blog, etc. Until then, I've scheduled the blog to post one photo per day. Comments are enabled, but behave yourselves. I look forward to visiting with you when I get back.

8 comments:

mr. dave said...

YES! That's the one that fell out of my pocket in the office last week..can I have it back please??

donsands said...

A drachma?

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Craver: No clue but great macro.

thekingfamily said...

It looks similar to the markings found on some Irish pound coins (designs changed throughout the years, but some had that similar look). Wes had given me one years ago when someone used it as a penny to pay for something...he had to switch it out for a real penny, but I don't know what happened to it. :(

Craver Vii said...

Clever, Mr. Dave.

No it's notma, Sandman.

Arigato gozaimas, Fishing Guy.

It's equivalent is much more than a penny. Try crossing a different ocean, Mary.

It's a Japanese 500 ¥ (yen) coin.

thekingfamily said...

No I wasn't saying it was a penny. A pound has more value than a penny. I was saying that someone had used it to pay Wes thinking it was a penny (approximately same size and color since it tarnished a bit). What's the plant on that? Some Irish pound coins have those "dots" around the edge as well as thistle plants which is why it reminded me of it. Mine was a different design and had a harp.

Craver Vii said...

I think I understood you, but thanks for clarifying anyway, Mary.

The Irish pound is obsolete now, isn't it? They use the Euro now.

I've heard it said that the coin I used is covered with mandarin oranges. Bamboo is on part of that coin for sure.

thekingfamily said...

Yeah the pound coins and notes went bye bye in 2002. On my birthday too! Humbug....