This guy on YouTube made a list with the weirdest US coins that I think was pretty well done. Did he miss anything what do you guys consider the weirdest US coin? I think the Half Cent of the three dollar coin are pretty strange!
None of these are that odd to me. Wampum was widely accepted at one point, and Alaska had warlus skin money, but as for actual coins I'd have to go with the Hawaii Issued coins because they have a King on them.
Two of the weirdest U.S coins are the BLP incuse designs for the Quarter and Half Eagles, but the artwork is very successful. I just love them because they are so different.
In terms of U.S. coinage, the Double Dime (or 20 Cents), is a bit of a weirdo as well. 20 Cents is nevertheless a very common denomination in lots of other countries. Also nevertheless, the 20 Dollar note is a highly successful U.S. denomination.
I wouldn't call this coin "Weird," but it IS different. It's an 1860 IIIó silver strike. The reverse on my coin is slightly rotated and shows clash marks at the center. This is one of my favorite US coins.
The first US coin motto was found on a 1792 half disme and read: "LIB (erty) PAR (ent) OF SCIENCE & INDUSTRY"
I'm a big fan of the early Half Cents. They were generally very well used back then, with the general surviving population being lower grade. Scratches, dings, dents, are more the norm than not. They certainly filled an important need.
My hoard of '82s is up to 202! 218 BC x 1, 118 BC x 3, 18 BC x 1, 82 x 1, 182 x 1, 282 x 2, 582 x 2, 682 x 1, 782 x 2, 882 x 1, 982 x 4, 1082 x 1 1182 x 8, 1282 x 2, 1382 x 1, 1482 x 5, 1582 x 13, 1682 x 15, 1782 x 56, 1882 x 49, 1982 x 33
Since no one has defined weird, how about the 1 cent coin that is not profitable to mint and accumulates unused in millions of jars all over the US? or how about all the US silver dollars that were melted in the WWI era, only to have millions more made and millions sitting in vaults? But then, I suppose that politics is weird.