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aboard_epsilon
01-25-2009, 08:43 AM
It's a British two pound coin .......can any of you spot whats wrong


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/aboard_epsilon/2pound.jpg

ALL THE BEST.MARKJ

John Stevenson
01-25-2009, 08:51 AM
It's only worth a pound ?

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Just looked at three, all different dates obviously, but all look the same.

Peter.
01-25-2009, 08:57 AM
If you try to drive the geartrain from any one gear the last gear in the train will try to turn the driving gear opposite the way it's driving.

shadoof
01-25-2009, 09:02 AM
Cogs are locked, can't turn.

Edit, beat me to it!

aboard_epsilon
01-25-2009, 09:03 AM
I should have said Americans only ..,then thread may have lasted a long time

yes peter ....odd number of gears ..

explains ....why GB is going to pot.....when they cant even get things like this right .

all the best,,.........mark

Evan
01-25-2009, 09:17 AM
Heat it up and then freeze it and see if the centre pops out. Seeing that you stole the idea from Canada's two dollar coin I thought you should know about this. The question is is each part worth half the original?

John Stevenson
01-25-2009, 09:20 AM
No the outside bit is worth more because there is more surface area :rolleyes:

You can't press the new ones out as they have a lip in the inner bit, Early ones you could and some even fell out hence the design change.

Peter.
01-25-2009, 09:22 AM
You might be on to something there Evan. Make the center-part removable and you would be easy to give 1 in change for a 1 item.

Allan Waterfall
01-25-2009, 09:28 AM
What's wrong with it is that it's not in MY pocket,please post it to me tomorrow.:D

Allan

Lew Hartswick
01-25-2009, 10:15 AM
If those little circles are supposte to be gears, they had better find a
different artiste' to do the design. GACK!
...lew...

wierdscience
01-25-2009, 10:17 AM
You might be on to something there Evan. Make the center-part removable and you would be easy to give 1 in change for a 1 item.

Brilliant,do away with paper money and coins and just use nuts and bolts for currency-I'd be rich:D

A.K. Boomer
01-25-2009, 11:36 AM
Heat it up and then freeze it and see if the centre pops out. Seeing that you stole the idea from Canada's two dollar coin I thought you should know about this. The question is is each part worth half the original?



Dont be beating on him about that, the Canadians ripped off the idea from the Italiano's...

Evan
01-25-2009, 12:48 PM
Dont be beating on him about that, the Canadians ripped off the idea from the Italiano's...

What? The part about it falling apart?

QSIMDO
01-25-2009, 01:00 PM
Is that coin where they got the idea for crop circles?

A.K. Boomer
01-25-2009, 03:14 PM
What? The part about it falling apart?



No - I was talking about this comment,,,,,"Seeing that you stole the idea from Canada's two dollar coin I thought you should know about this."

I of course wanted to use my own smart ass comment and did, I really dont know where the multi-composite coin was developed but I think there's a good chance it wasnt Canada

John Stevenson
01-25-2009, 03:18 PM
I of course wanted to use my own smart ass comment and did, I really dont know where the multi-composite coin was developed but I think there's a good chance it wasnt Canada

actually it was pre- roman times.
they had a bronze outer and the centre was made out of a hole .........................

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old-biker-uk
01-25-2009, 03:44 PM
Shrinking Pound, Dollar, Euro - you name it, this guy (http://teslamania.delete.org/photos/ShrunkenCoins1.PDF) will shrink it for real.

Mark

Greg Parent
01-25-2009, 04:00 PM
Are they gears or Celtic symbols?

aboard_epsilon
01-25-2009, 04:12 PM
Are they gears or Celtic symbols?


here's a clearer pic...the one I posted was a scan of a well worn one or they took the teeth off later ones cause they realised they goofed. . ..you can see the teeth on these .
http://www.lhup.edu/~dsimanek/coin.gif

Alistair Hosie
01-25-2009, 04:25 PM
Mark my dear friend have you got too much time on your hands:D:DAlistair