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Engage in some ironic shopping by purchasing these worthless tchotchkes to house your coin collection!

October 11, 2014


Coin collecting is a hobby with many merits (including turning children into wide-eyed zombies who never age). But, like every other pastime, it has more than its share of junk. Take the above ad, which displays almost a Star Trek level of uselessness.

Not one, but two treasure chests! One filled with replica gold coins, i.e. plastic! Or maybe they’re foil, and have chocolate inside! If there’s one positive to come out of this ad, it’s the use of the archaic slang term “ginchy” in the “Lincoln Memorial Kit” puffery. (“Hey, we said it was a Lincoln Memorial, not the Lincoln Memorial.) I’ve spent several decades on this Earth, and I don’t know that I’ve ever come across that one, or if I have, it hasn’t registered.

Anyway, thanks, DC, for bringing us this spectacular (or “Fantabulous,” if you prefer) offer. Maybe you can invite an Amway rep and a gaggle of Jehovah’s Witnesses into our homes next.

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