This Swiss commemorative limited issue coin is odd enough for depicting Einstein sticking out his tongue. The weirdness is heightened by the fact the coin is so small a magnifying glass is included so you can clearly see the image.
Mystery of the Spanish coins that predate Christopher Columbus by 200 years and have been found deep in the Utah desert
Spanish treasure that predates the arrival of Columbus has been found in Utah
The two coins, one minted in Madrid, were uncovered at Glen Canyon park
One is dated to 1200s...
The Independent is reporting that coins bearing the image of Constantine I have been discovered under an Okinawa castle, leading to all sorts of speculation as to how they got there.
The report ads that Ottoman coins were also found in the excavation.
This is an edited version of a couple of posts I made some years back on another thread. Kind of outwith the general thrust of this thread: it's not so much a mystery how they got where they got - but why they've been treated the way they have is still a bit of a headscratcher:
Nothing too odd but I thought I would share a couple of occasions when coins have randomly appeared.
About 10 years ago I went to Japan with my husband. We were waiting in the departures of Heathrow when I left him sitting with our bags while I went to the toilet.
When I got back my husband...
Worth a warning - PRWeb will do a press release for you if you pa them the wonger and some dubious old rubbish has been pumped out as a result (although that needn't mean it is rubbish just to be cautious).
Source (pictures of both sides available from there)