With news the that the Royal Mint will open its doors to the public for the first time in 1,000 years, we celebrate the world's strangest coins
Limited to 999 pieces, this silver coin has become a high yielding asset for collectors.
A scratch-and-sniff coin that smells of coconut. A little bit of Malibu in your pocket.
Apparently, it is illegal to use elephant ivory in currency. But the Ivory Coast was so desperate to pun on their name they turned to the fossilised remains of mammoths instead.
The world's first pyramid shaped coin. Hell on pockets.
Complete with a pop-out moai that sits vertically in the coin. Monumental.
Born to be wild. And totally impractical.
Released to commemorate the birth of Joy Adamson, the author of Born Free, this coin was born to cost $10.
Using unique prism techniques, the colours of the animals on these coins flash and change as the coin is moved. Glitzy...
Perfect for when your assets are frozen.
Have you come across any strange coins or currency on your travels? Tell us about them in the comments below...