We are all used to seeing famous people from history featured on coins but Spanish shopkeeper Jose Martinez was surprised to see a skillfully crafted portrait of Homer Simpson on the reverse of a 2 Euro coin when cashing up.
The coin should have featured a portrait of King Juan Carlos of Spain but a mystery engraver had altered the image to show Homer complete with 5 o’clock shadow.
“It’s an impressive piece of work” commented Mr Martinez.
Speaking of strange coins, all coins are round aren’t they?
Well, no, not all coins. The Sterling-Silver 10-Zloty commemorative coin was minted to mark the World Exhibition Expo 2005 and as you can see it’s a somewhat odd shape.
In fact there are several other triangular coins in circulation including the 2 Dollar Cook Islands 1992 coin, Bermuda’s Proof 1998 sterling silver $3 coin and others.
Their use in vending machines or coin counters is not recommended.