Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Coin From Ipanima



Brazilian sculptor doesn't want the Japanese mint to use his design on their new 500 yen piece.


6 comments:

Jimmy! said...

MMmmm.... Japanese mints... (drool) they are so delicious, so... metal-y, unless you get the orange flavored ones, mmm.... orange flavored ones... yummy....

ken tanaka said...

so this coin was designed by a Brazilian? and did they discontinue the coin? is it rare?

Jimmy! said...

mmm... Japanese mints

Jimmy! said...

Orange Japanese mints.... yum

ill iterate said...

Ken-

According to the story (there's a link in my blog item to it), the Japanese mint started to make these coins to commemorate Japanese immigration to Brazil, but they didn't get copyright or trademark permission or whatever, from the right person, i.e. the sculptor who originally created the image. Anyway, they asked the sculptor and he said no. The coin was never distributed, but they've apparently melted all the metal to re-make a different version.

Jimmy! said...

Mmm... Japanese PepperMINTs