Whoa! My George Washington Dollar Coin is Talking to Me, Man!

What if someone came up to you and insisted that his money audibly speaks to him? What if that person then elaborated on what the George Washington on his dollar coin tells him? As you scooted away from such an individual, you would lament that this unfortunate soul was unable to obtain the psychiatric care he so desperately needed.

Now thanks to the National Collector’s Mint you too can hear voices from your pocket change without the need for LSD, peyote, or magic mushrooms:

This 2008 George Washington Talking Dollar Coin was issued by the government of Liberia, the small African country well known to stamp and coin collectors for its unusual collectibles. George Washington would no doubt be honored to know his visage was emblazoned on a gimmicky trinket peddled on TV infomercials. (By the way, I wonder where producers of the commercial got all that old public domain George Washington black-and-white movie footage. )

One thing is certain: The phrase “Money talks” will never be the same again.


  • 2 Responses to “Whoa! My George Washington Dollar Coin is Talking to Me, Man!”

  • I really hope someone buys one of these and rewires it so they can put in their own recordings instead of Washington’s.

    Comment by Anne Packrat on November 2, 2010 at 10:21 pm

  • They seem to be trying to make you think you are actually hearing George Washington’s voice and seeing footage of him in those black and white clips (why else were they made and supposed to look really old fashioned?) How stupid do they think the public is?

    Comment by Jay on July 23, 2013 at 1:42 pm