Old iron coin.
|Sample Image | Spin Video | QuickTimeVR Rotation|
|Old iron coin.|
On a recent trip to Japan I stopped at a coin shop and asked the owner, through my interpreter, whether he had any coins made of metals that coins are not normally made of. After some conversation between him and my interpreter, which may, for all I know, have included some discussion of the wisdom of humoring the nutty foreigner, he came up with several coins, including this iron one. I think it demonstrates quite nicely why coins are not commonly made of iron.
Contributor: Theodore Gray
Acquired: 20 November, 2007
Text Updated: 21 November, 2007
Sample Group: Coins