Saturday, 16 August 2008

improved euro coin

King HomerA Spanish sweet shop owner has found a unique one euro coin that had been skilfully reworked to depict Homer Simpson instead of King Juan Carlos of Spain. As he was counting the money from his cash register on August 8, Jose Martinez from Aviles in northern Spain found the vastly improved euro coin. I had never heard of this thing before, but there appears to be a tradition of hobo nickels. For a comparison with the original click here.

I wonder what other euro coins could be changed into. I have great hopes for the Dutch ones with a stylised Queen Beatrix on them...

Thanks for the story to Jockohomo

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