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Reminder: Spider-Man coins, “genuine” or no, are NOT legal tender

January 6, 2015


We’ve seen a Spider-Man coin as part of an overall offering of Marvel fake currency, but never was web-slinging pretend-cash more front and center than it was in this ad. And deservedly so. One can definitely envision a Spider-Man medallion swinging before the exposed chest-hair of a 1970s bon vivant — or even as part of the wardrobe of a modern-day Flavor Flav. (Though the copy’s prophesy of Peter Parker’s masked face being carved into Mt. Rushmore was perhaps a bit too bold.) The very essence of groovy, no?

But more or less useless than Evel Knievel coinage? That’s the real philosophical puzzler.

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