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WillieBoyd2WillieBoyd2 Posts: 5,036 ✭✭✭✭✭
It has taken several years but I now have 99 films on my "Coins in Movies" website.

It has been an interesting project and I do not plan to stop.

I am looking around for film number 100 and am open to suggestions.

1. The film has to be available on DVD or the Internet with images good enough to get screen captures from. I do not mind purchasing DVDs to get the pictures and I usually donate them to the local library afterwards.

2. I like to keep the website fairly "safe for work" which limits me to films rated "G", "PG", or "PG-13", a requirement which prevents me from using the fictional Roman gold Aureus featured in the 1979 film "Caligula".

3. Most of the films on my website are American or British only because I live in California.

Added October 6 - The Coins in Movies link is here:
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It can also be accessed from my signature below.

Added October 9 - Film number 100:

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  • TomBTomB Posts: 20,725 ✭✭✭✭✭
    How about "When Marnie Was There".



    It is an animated 2014 Japanese film from Studio Ghibli. Those not familiar with Studio Ghibli might not be aware that they are held in very high esteem both in Japan and internationally and their films are often nominated for Best Animated Feature by the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences (the Oscars). "When Marnie Was There" also earned this nomination at the 88th Academy Awards. Below is a still from the movie when a flower girl has many customers all at one time. The bills and coins are both Japanese and American.



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    In honor of the memory of Cpl. Michael E. Thompson

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  • 3keepSECRETif2rDEAD3keepSECRETif2rDEAD Posts: 4,285 ✭✭✭✭✭
    How about 1994 Ted Danson and Macaulay Culkin 'Getting Even awith Dad'

    ...in the first couple min of the film they show an OGH being slabbed IIRC image
  • JustacommemanJustacommeman Posts: 22,847 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I know it's "R" rated but you gotta make an exception for, " No Country for Old Men".



    mark



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    Fellas, leave the tight pants to the ladies. If I can count the coins in your pockets you better use them to call a tailor. Stay thirsty my friends......
  • keetskeets Posts: 25,351 ✭✭✭✭✭
    but Mark, it's only a quarter.
  • keetskeets Posts: 25,351 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I don't think "Appaloosa " is on the list, but they show a number of coins in a close-up either during the opening credits or the closing credits. it's a Western and there are quite a number from that genre which have coins in them, typically showing a saloon scene with poker.
  • JustacommemanJustacommeman Posts: 22,847 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Originally posted by: keets

    but Mark, it's only a quarter.




    With the power of life or death : )



    mark

    Walker Proof Digital Album
    Fellas, leave the tight pants to the ladies. If I can count the coins in your pockets you better use them to call a tailor. Stay thirsty my friends......
  • Throw Mama From the Train. Great seen when Danny DeVito shows off his coin collection.

    Oops, I missed it on the list in my first browse. Still a great scene.



    merse

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Interesting project.... I look forward to seeing your complete list, perhaps when you select candidate 100...Cheers, RickO
  • JustacommemanJustacommeman Posts: 22,847 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Originally posted by: abitofthisabitofthat

    Throw Mama From the Train. Great seen when Danny DeVito shows off his coin collection.







    He has that one listed.



    Ricko the list of 99 is in his sig line



    Mark

    Walker Proof Digital Album
    Fellas, leave the tight pants to the ladies. If I can count the coins in your pockets you better use them to call a tailor. Stay thirsty my friends......
  • joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 14,842 ✭✭✭✭✭
    How 'bout "The Cincinnati Kid", with Steve Mcqueen? When the young shoeshine boy pitches a nickel with Steve and loses. But at the end of the movie, they do it again, but the young boy wins!

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  • WeissWeiss Posts: 9,935 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Originally posted by: Justacommeman

    Originally posted by: keets

    but Mark, it's only a quarter.




    With the power of life or death : )



    mark





    See, that quarter caught my eye, too. I think I made a mental note that it was a '64 quarter. Maybe even a proof. Undoubtedly to show contrast and to be eye catching. But I'm almost positive it was a silver quarter. But the story was set in 1980. WillieBoyd's going to have to settle this one image
    We are like children who look at print and see a serpent in the last letter but one, and a sword in the last.
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  • CaptHenwayCaptHenway Posts: 31,534 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Not a coin but a medallion, and I don't know if it is available, but "Zotz." I have the book it was based on somewhere. During WW2 a history professor who is sad because he is too old to participate in the war effort receives a package from a nephew stationed in the Middle East. In it is a medallion he found. The professor finds out if he is holding the medal and points his finger at something and says "Zotz" (inscribed on it in an ancient language) that thing dies. He tries to get the war department to get him in the presence of Hitler, but nobody believes him.
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  • WeissWeiss Posts: 9,935 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I already got my answer about the coin Charlie finds in the gutter in Willie Wonka thanks to Willie Wonk..er, Boyd. Maria Theresa thaler, IIRC.



    Road to Perdition shows a close up of a Peace dollar, I think. I like it when movies use period correct coins and not props.
    We are like children who look at print and see a serpent in the last letter but one, and a sword in the last.
    --Severian the Lame
  • originalisbestoriginalisbest Posts: 5,912 ✭✭✭✭
    Originally posted by: Weiss
    Originally posted by: Justacommeman
    Originally posted by: keets
    but Mark, it's only a quarter.


    With the power of life or death : )

    mark


    See, that quarter caught my eye, too. I think I made a mental note that it was a '64 quarter. Maybe even a proof. Undoubtedly to show contrast and to be eye catching. But I'm almost positive it was a silver quarter. But the story was set in 1980. WillieBoyd's going to have to settle this one image



    Here you are Weiss. It is a silver quarter -- but 1958, not 1964. image


    Gas Station Proprietor: I didn't put nothin' up.

    Anton Chigurh: Yes, you did. You've been putting it up your whole life you just didn't know it. You know what date is on this coin?

    Gas Station Proprietor: No.

    Anton Chigurh: 1958. It's been traveling twenty-two years to get here. And now it's here. And it's either heads or tails. And you have to say. Call it.
  • GreeniejrGreeniejr Posts: 1,321 ✭✭✭
    In one of the newer Batman movies TwoFace flips a Peace Dollar you can see the obverse.
  • WillieBoyd2WillieBoyd2 Posts: 5,036 ✭✭✭✭✭
    The film "Zotz" is already on my website. It was set in around 1962 and didn't mention Hitler, although Russia's Khruschev made an appearance.

    It was illegal to show an American coin or currency note in a film until 1960.
    The US Treasury Department considered that to be counterfeiting.
    The restriction was ended in 1960.

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  • originalisbestoriginalisbest Posts: 5,912 ✭✭✭✭
    Originally posted by: Greeniejr
    In one of the newer Batman movies TwoFace flips a Peace Dollar you can see the obverse.


    David, in the comics I believe it's supposed to a two-headed Peace Dollar, like a magician's coin, with one side "horribly scarred" and the other nice and clean. Two-face decides the fate of his adversary depending on which side the coin flip reveals. Wonder if they got that right in the movie? image
  • originalisbestoriginalisbest Posts: 5,912 ✭✭✭✭
    Just because the scene's so awesome, here's the coin toss in the gas station:

    What's the most you ever lost on a coin toss?
  • FredWeinbergFredWeinberg Posts: 5,719 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Here's a related Book that might be of interest to

    those collecting or listing coins and currency in Movies

    and TV.



    It's Titled: Show Me The Money!



    Subtitle: The Standard Catalog of

    Motion Picture, Television, Stage

    and Advertising Prop Money



    Author: Fred Reed (well known writer/columnist)



    Printed: 2005



    Pages: 790 Pages (yes, you read that correctly!)



    It pictures actual coins, currency, private printed movie money, etc., but

    not many scenes from the shows themselves, although that info is listed.



    It's a great book, fun, interesting, and although I bought it right when it

    came out, I never see it listed anywhere (I'm sure you guys can find it somewhere!)



    My casual interest in this area dates back to 1970, when MGM Studios held the

    very first Auction of Props and Costumes,etc., at their Culver City, Calif. lot.



    I had been corresponding with James Johnson of Collector's Clearinghouse

    (the odd and error column in Coin World) since 1963/64, and he asked me

    if I could attend the (semi-private) MGM auction, and buy all the movie

    money they were selling - 3-4 lots, as I recall.



    Since I was living literally less than a mile away from the Studio, and my

    Mother worked for a well-known auction company here in Los Angeles

    (Abel Auction Company, Since 1916 !), and the the Abel's were my

    cousins, they kindly got me an invitation to attend, helped with my

    registration (I was 20 years old in 1970), and I was able to attend the

    auction and buy all of the movie money lots.



    Being there for two days, watching the costumes, sets, etc. being auctioned

    off was a great experience - if I had any sense I would have bought the

    Glass Slippers from the Wizard of Oz, or Elizabeth Taylor's Cleopatra costume.

    Retired Collector & Dealer in Major Mint Error Coins & Currency since the 1960's.Co-Author of Whitman's "100 Greatest U.S. Mint Error Coins", and the Error Coin Encyclopedia, Vols., III & IV. Retired Authenticator for Major Mint Errors
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  • WeissWeiss Posts: 9,935 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Originally posted by: originalisbest

    Originally posted by: Weiss

    Originally posted by: Justacommeman

    Originally posted by: keets

    but Mark, it's only a quarter.




    With the power of life or death : )



    mark





    See, that quarter caught my eye, too. I think I made a mental note that it was a '64 quarter. Maybe even a proof. Undoubtedly to show contrast and to be eye catching. But I'm almost positive it was a silver quarter. But the story was set in 1980. WillieBoyd's going to have to settle this one image






    Here you are Weiss. It is a silver quarter -- but 1958, not 1964. image





    Gas Station Proprietor: I didn't put nothin' up.



    Anton Chigurh: Yes, you did. You've been putting it up your whole life you just didn't know it. You know what date is on this coin?



    Gas Station Proprietor: No.



    Anton Chigurh: 1958. It's been traveling twenty-two years to get here. And now it's here. And it's either heads or tails. And you have to say. Call it.





    ahh. Knew it was silver and really odd. Extra dimension for us coin collectors for sure.
    We are like children who look at print and see a serpent in the last letter but one, and a sword in the last.
    --Severian the Lame
  • JustacommemanJustacommeman Posts: 22,847 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Originally posted by: originalisbest

    Just because the scene's so awesome, here's the coin toss in the gas station:



    What's the most you ever lost on a coin toss?




    It was the best scene in book as well as the movie. This movie is rated amongst the top ten of the 21st century movies



    mark
    Walker Proof Digital Album
    Fellas, leave the tight pants to the ladies. If I can count the coins in your pockets you better use them to call a tailor. Stay thirsty my friends......
  • CaptHenwayCaptHenway Posts: 31,534 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Originally posted by: WillieBoyd2

    The film "Zotz" is already on my website. It was set in around 1962 and didn't mention Hitler, although Russia's Khruschev made an appearance.



    It was illegal to show an American coin or currency note in a film until 1960.

    The US Treasury Department considered that to be counterfeiting.

    The restriction was ended in 1960.



    image




    They updated the film from WW2 to the Cold War. The book was better than the movie.
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  • CaptHenwayCaptHenway Posts: 31,534 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Got "Moby Dick," with the gold 8 Escudoes nailed to the mast?
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  • CaptHenwayCaptHenway Posts: 31,534 ✭✭✭✭✭
    How about a movie of Annie Oakley shooting coins out of the air?
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  • keetskeets Posts: 25,351 ✭✭✭✭✭
    you guys beat me to that quarter's age!! that's a great movie, one of several that I have, have watched numerous times, but still watch it whenever I catch it while surfing. last night we watched "The Equalizer" which I don't think has any coins, but the character of "Teddy" can match the aforementioned "Anton Chigurh" in terms of being a sociopath with a business card.



    is anyone planning to go see the next Jack Reacher movie, it's out in a few weeks??
  • TwobitcollectorTwobitcollector Posts: 3,100 ✭✭✭✭✭
    A Face in the Crowd saw it last night on TCM...wheelbarrow full of half dollars to rebuild a lades house
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  • WillieBoyd2WillieBoyd2 Posts: 5,036 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Got "Moby Dick," with the gold 8 Escudos nailed to the mast?

    "A Face in the Crowd" saw it last night on TCM...wheelbarrow full of half dollars to rebuild a lady's house


    Yes to both.

    The Coins in Movies link is here:
    Coins in Movies

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  • illini420illini420 Posts: 11,466 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I can't believe you don't have The Goonies on your list! The scene where they're at the bottom of the wishing well and Corey Feldman says that Martin Sheen was on the half dollar because he played Kennedy once!



    Also some old pirate treasure coins in the film.
  • originalisbestoriginalisbest Posts: 5,912 ✭✭✭✭
    Originally posted by: keets
    you guys beat me to that quarter's age!! that's a great movie, one of several that I have, have watched numerous times, but still watch it whenever I catch it while surfing. last night we watched "The Equalizer" which I don't think has any coins, but the character of "Teddy" can match the aforementioned "Anton Chigurh" in terms of being a sociopath with a business card.

    is anyone planning to go see the next Jack Reacher movie, it's out in a few weeks??


    I hadn't planned on it, but that'd be a good one to catch. Also always enjoyed "The Equalizer". image
  • originalisbestoriginalisbest Posts: 5,912 ✭✭✭✭
    Originally posted by: Justacommeman
    Originally posted by: originalisbest
    Just because the scene's so awesome, here's the coin toss in the gas station:

    What's the most you ever lost on a coin toss?


    It was the best scene in book as well as the movie. This movie is rated amongst the top ten of the 21st century movies

    mark


    Works for me! I could watch that scene many times. Fun goof in the background, they did a fine job generally of setting the 1980 scene, but Jack Link's beef jerky didn't come out for a few more years yet, more towards the middle '80s.
  • northcoinnorthcoin Posts: 4,987 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Originally posted by: FredWeinberg
    Here's a related Book that might be of interest to
    those collecting or listing coins and currency in Movies
    and TV.

    It's Titled: Show Me The Money!

    Subtitle: The Standard Catalog of
    Motion Picture, Television, Stage
    and Advertising Prop Money

    Author: Fred Reed (well known writer/columnist)

    Printed: 2005

    Pages: 790 Pages (yes, you read that correctly!)

    It pictures actual coins, currency, private printed movie money, etc., but
    not many scenes from the shows themselves, although that info is listed.

    It's a great book, fun, interesting, and although I bought it right when it
    came out, I never see it listed anywhere (I'm sure you guys can find it somewhere!)

    My casual interest in this area dates back to 1970, when MGM Studios held the
    very first Auction of Props and Costumes,etc., at their Culver City, Calif. lot.

    I had been corresponding with James Johnson of Collector's Clearinghouse
    (the odd and error column in Coin World) since 1963/64, and he asked me
    if I could attend the (semi-private) MGM auction, and buy all the movie
    money they were selling - 3-4 lots, as I recall.

    Since I was living literally less than a mile away from the Studio, and my
    Mother worked for a well-known auction company here in Los Angeles
    (Abel Auction Company, Since 1916 !), and the the Abel's were my
    cousins, they kindly got me an invitation to attend, helped with my
    registration (I was 20 years old in 1970), and I was able to attend the
    auction and buy all of the movie money lots.

    Being there for two days, watching the costumes, sets, etc. being auctioned
    off was a great experience - if I had any sense I would have bought the
    Glass Slippers from the Wizard of Oz, or Elizabeth Taylor's Cleopatra costume.



    Thanks for sharing that. Over the years I have picked up a few movie and TV props myself. Included is some prop money that was used in the TV Series LOST.

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    (My above prop money is from the LOST episode titled, "The Economist" wherein these were among the notes found in a box of foreign currency from Ben Linus' hidden walk-in closet.)

    With regard to movie props I have a prop dinosaur egg from one of the Jurrasic Park movies and, although not coins per se, at later points in time eggs were objects of barter. image

    Probably the closest thing i have to a movie prop coin is the item of treasure that was the subject of an international chase in the film "Shanghai Knights." I note that the OP qualifies the diamonds featured in "The Day the Earth Stood Still" as coins so by that rationale my prop Imperial Seal fits:

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    My above prop treasure (The Imperial Seal) is actually two, one with the crystal is as seen in the immediately above photo with the actor Jackie Chan's character holding it in the movie, and the other is a duplicate but with the crystal made out of rubber which was the one used when the actors tossed the Imperial Seal back and forth to each other in the movie.

    (It was just announced that a further "Shanghai" movie will be made featuring once again Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson. It remains to be seen whether a coin or coins will be featured in it. The working name for the upcoming movie is "Shanghai Dawn." )

    Of course in the original "Shanghai" movie, "Shanghai Noon," the treasure itself was a trunk full of 100,000 pieces of gold which played a central role in the movie, so without question that film can be added to the OP's listing of Coins in Movies.
  • DNADaveDNADave Posts: 7,239 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Clint Eastwood, A Fistfull of Dollars
  • JeffMTampaJeffMTampa Posts: 3,261 ✭✭✭✭✭
    How about Disney's "The Greatest Game Ever Played"? It features an MS 1900 S Barber Half in the opening of the film.



    Link
    I love them Barber Halves.....
  • TopographicOceansTopographicOceans Posts: 6,535 ✭✭✭✭
    If the search feature works in the new forum you should be able to find out a lot as the subject has been covered a number of times.

    Until then, you can sing a-long in pig Latin with the 1929 movie, The Gold Diggers that you pictured above.
  • WillieBoyd2WillieBoyd2 Posts: 5,036 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Coins in Movies - Film number 100:

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    Coins in Movies

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    Coins in Movies
    Coins on Television

  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,932 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Don't forget "Leprechaun" and the sad fate of the coin dealer who handled the leprechaun's missing gold coin!
    All glory is fleeting.
  • CaptHenwayCaptHenway Posts: 31,534 ✭✭✭✭✭
    An interesting list, though I would quibble with a few, such as the diamonds in "Day the Earth Stood Still."
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  • northcoinnorthcoin Posts: 4,987 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Among many, this thread survived with the transition. Did we lose any?

  • WeissWeiss Posts: 9,935 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It's a day late and a dollar short (huh huh) but Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has lots of scenes with coins in them, including one featured pretty prominently within the first 5 minutes or so of the movie.
    Period correct, though not the current coinage of the day. So I felt it was an interesting choice.

    Everything I caught in the movie was accurate in terms of correct time period, though some pieces didn't look to be 100% authentic.

    Great movie, too. If you haven't seen it and you have kids, or if you just like very well done, not R-rated movies, it's definitely worth seeing.

    We are like children who look at print and see a serpent in the last letter but one, and a sword in the last.
    --Severian the Lame
  • ElcontadorElcontador Posts: 7,416 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Weiss beat me to it. The new J.K. Rowling flick, Fantastic Beasts, did a good job with a coin. It was supposed to take place in 1926. A dime fell out of a banker's pocket. You got a macro-shot in slow motion of a lightly circulated Barber Dime falling down some stairs, which would have been an appropriate coin in that grade in circulation for the period, before being snagged by a black furry animal that looked a bit like a platypus. Yes, do take the kids.

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I do like that scene from " No Country for Old Men"...actually enjoyed that movie very much....saw it at home..One day I would like to see it in a theater, have not been to a theater since 1992....Cheers, RickO

  • CascadeChrisCascadeChris Posts: 2,516 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Do you have Weird Al Yankovicks "UHF" on the list?

    The more you VAM..
  • northcoinnorthcoin Posts: 4,987 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The 1989 Comedy "See No Evil, Hear No Evil" that featured the recently late Gene Wilder (8/29/1916) as a deaf man who pairs up with a blind man while the bad guys in the film try to track down a coin that was left at their newsstand. Turns out that the coin was made of something of even more value than gold.

    "One morning, as Wally waits outside for the day's newspapers, a man walks into Dave's shop. When the man is approached by a beautiful woman named Eve (Joan Severance), he quickly removes a gold coin from a suitcase and places it in a box of coins sitting on the counter. The woman takes the suitcase and shoots the man in the stomach as Dave - whose back is turned - reads the information on a box of antacid pills. Dave neither sees nor hears the shooting, but he notices Eve's legs as she leaves the shop. Wally, who heard the gunshot, walks into the shop and trips over the man's dead body. Dave then rushes to help Wally and picks up the gun, which Eve left at the scene. When the police arrive, they find Dave and Wally standing over the body with Dave holding the gun. Before they are arrested, Dave tells Wally to collect the coins from the box."

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/See_No_Evil,_Hear_No_Evil

  • northcoinnorthcoin Posts: 4,987 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Any of today's Oscar nominations feature coins?

  • coindeucecoindeuce Posts: 13,471 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 24, 2017 4:21PM

    @originalisbest said:
    Originally posted by: Greeniejr
    In one of the newer Batman movies TwoFace flips a Peace Dollar you can see the obverse.

    David, in the comics I believe it's supposed to a two-headed Peace Dollar, like a magician's coin, with one side "horribly scarred" and the other nice and clean. Two-face decides the fate of his adversary depending on which side the coin flip reveals. Wonder if they got that right in the movie?

    In the 2008 Batman movie "The Dark Knight" Heath Ledger as Batman's arch enemy The Joker seized a 1922 Peace Dollar that Bruce Wayne had given to his romantic interest.

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  • KellenCoinKellenCoin Posts: 1,193 ✭✭✭✭

    I believe in the upcoming "A Dog's Purpose" there is a double eagle I saw in the trailer. It is not on DVD yet, but I remember being surprised seeing it.

    Look at 0:34

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jLOOCADTGs

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  • WillieBoyd2WillieBoyd2 Posts: 5,036 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The trailer shows a St. Gaudens double eagle and a Morgan dollar in a coin tray.

    :)

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  • pcgs69pcgs69 Posts: 4,259 ✭✭✭✭

    I didn't read through everything but the Bye Bye Man movie had a couple of peace dollars in it. It was still in theaters as of a couple weeks ago. I was a bit confused because I thought it described them as gold. Not going back to watch just for that haha

  • CaptHenwayCaptHenway Posts: 31,534 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Just watched an episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000 from the original first season. There is a movie called "Time Chasers," filmed in 1990 but not released until 1994, that involved time travel. They must have expected it to be released in 1991, as the hero travels 50 years into the future and brings back a 2041 Kennedy half dollar. Couldn't make out the mint mark. Good clear picture of it, but I'm not sure how they altered the date. This was such a low-budget picture they had no budget for special effects.

    Numismatist. 50 year member ANA. Winner of four ANA Heath Literary Awards; three Wayte and Olga Raymond Literary Awards; Numismatist of the Year Award 2009, and Lifetime Achievement Award 2020. Winner numerous NLG Literary Awards.
  • northcoinnorthcoin Posts: 4,987 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 7, 2017 1:03AM

    Wow, I had forgotten all about this thread. Here are some recent photos related to my original post above:

    Apart from the Imperial Seal as described in the original post, also pictured are swords, a shield, and a crossbow that were also props in the Jackie Chan/Owen Wilson movie, "Shanghai Knights."

    FWIW there is now a third movie in the "Shanghai" series that is now in the preproduction stages according to a recent interview with Owen Wilson.

    The movie's current working title is "Shanghai Dawn" and it will be interesting to see if it features coins or treasure as the first two have. Here is a link:

    screenrant.com/owen-wilson-shanghai-dawn-jackie-chan/

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