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Old Dec 28, 2010, 07:45 AM   #1
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Chinese coins

Pretty amazing picture.

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Old Dec 28, 2010, 07:53 PM   #2
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"Coins were produced not by the hundreds or thousands, but by the millions."

I should say so -- if you figure 3.25 tons and maybe 4 grams per coin, that's over 800,000 coins in this one hoard! Even if a percentage of the coins are heavier, higher denomination coins, still an amazing number.

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Probably on their way to a smelter right now, to be converted into copper wiring for all our IPods.
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