Things to do with the American Peso
09.25.00 - Mark
Money Origami is a mildly fun waste of time. I did a couple last week when I first found it, but you really want to use a crisp dollar, not a ratty formerly wadded up on.
The other fun use for some coinage is make a ring (original instructions are offline, but there are mirrors linked to in the comments). I did this hack over the weekend with a quarter. Only fits over my pinky finger and since I didn't have any coins that predate 1965 at the time it leaves a nice green circle around the finger I wear it on. On an interesting note, if the US dollar gets any weaker, it's going to make more sense to get a pound of pennies and melt them into bulk copper than it is to keep tham as currency. (1LB of pennies = about 181 pennies, the going price for 1LB of copper on the London Metal Exchanges is about $1.50)