Reuters is reporting that a sweetshop owner in Avilés, Spain was counting change and found a one euro coin with the likeness of Homer Simpson engraved where the likeness of King Juan Carlos should be.
“The coin must have been done by a professional, the work is impressive,” José Martínez, the finder of the coin, told Reuters.
The one-sided design is reminiscent of Hobo Nickels that gained popularity in the United States during the period 1913-1940. Artists, mainly hobos of the time, would carve designs into nickels that would be sold for their sustenance. It is a unique concept not widely seen outside of the United States.
Reuters reports that Martínez was offered €20 ($30.01) for the coin.
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