A new 12-sided design has both covert and overt signs that make it easier to find fakes. But modernization only goes so far: the 766-year-old Trial of the Pyx tradition lives on to check the metals.
After reaching its crowdfunding campaign goal in only 40 minutes, the team behind Coin continues to take preorders and addresses its most-pressing criticisms.
Coin lets users program an unlimited number of credit, debit, gift, and rewards cards into a single card device via an iOS and Android app.
commentary Mobile payments surely need sorting out. Coin's new polygot plastic can simplify a wallet, but its limited uses and non-rechargeable battery place a high cost on convenience.
The real-world value of a coin from Mario's world has been determined, and it's worth more than an entire gold mine.
These collectible quarters featuring a dinosaur on one side will light up your pocket, but they cost $29.95 apiece.
It looks real, but the URL is a giveaway that the Web page did not originate from the people of The New York Times.
While smartphones and tablets can be used to create music these days, not all digital music composers want their controls on a touch screen.
Instead of "shrinking" a photography subject with special effects, design studio creates a massive 20:1 euro cent coin to make a subject appear small in comparison.
Road Trip 2010: CNET reporter Daniel Terdiman gets a behind-the-scenes look at how U.S. coins are designed and produced.