Eric Schmitt has found a $1 million worth of gold coins and chains from the Spanish ship 1715 Fleet that shipwrecked off the coast of Ft. Pierce, Florida on July 31, 1715. The star of the haul was an extremely rare coin known as a “Tricentennial Royal” minted in 1715, includes 51 coins and 40 feet… Continue reading Diver Finds $1 Million in Coins off Florida Coast
Chinese artist He Peixi created a spectacular model of Southwest China’s Chongqing city out of 50,000 coins. Peixi spent two hours a day for a month piling up both ancient and modern coins from 11 different currencies to replicate the city’s landmarks, bridges, and other buildings.
Larry and Theresa Thompson from Fort Wayne, Indiana have covered their 1949 Cadillac Series 62 ‘Penny’ with more that 38,000 Cents ($382.95 coins worth). The coins, which were all stuck on by hand, add more than 14 pounds (about 6.35 kg) in weight to the car. The couple bought the car in 1999 after seeing an advertisement and decided to start with their coin project,… Continue reading Classic Cadillac Covered With More Than 38,000 Cents
A Dubai-based car company covered a Range Rover with 57,412 coins from all over the GCC countries, the car was designed in celebration of UAE national day. Some sources say that the car weighs an extra 170 kilos courtesy of the different coins which are glued to the body. You can also see Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, and UAE flags as well as… Continue reading Range Rover Covered with 57,412 Coins
An employee of jewellery maker Ginza Tanaka poses with a 100 kg (3527-oz) Maple Leaf gold coin bearing the profile of Queen Elizabeth II at a promotional event for the coin in Tokyo November 6, 2012. The 100-kg coin, which is made of pure gold, measures 53 cm (20.8 inches) in height and is not for… Continue reading The 100 KG Maple Leaf Gold Coin in Tokyo