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Benin 2010 Famous Plants of the World Scented Coin - Marijuana Cannabis Sativa 100 Francs Proof with Color and Aroma

Benin 2010 Famous Plants of the World Scented Coin - Marijuana Cannabis Sativa 100 Francs Proof with Color and Aroma

Manufacturer: Benin
SKU: 99986
Price: $89.95 $79.95
List Price: $99.95 - Savings: $20.00
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This SCENTED coin with color features the aroma of marijuana, and a very low mintage limit, too!


Sold out at the Mint! Pot. Reefer. Joints. Mary Jane. Grass. Ganja. Blunts. The Chronic. Buddha. Dope. Doobies. Wacky Tobaccy...

A leaf of the hemp plant, also known as marijuana or cannabis sativa. ...and our personal favorite, "The Noble Weed". They say that the more synonyms for something a language has, the more culturally important that thing is (the old urban myth recounts that Eskimos have about two dozen words to describe different forms of "snow"). Judging by that criterion, marijuana (known by its scientific name as Cannabis sativa) must be pretty important to a fair number of people.

And that's why marijuana qualifies as the lead coin in the new Famous Plants of the World coin series. This revolutionary program will feature some of best known vegetation from around the world, but with a most interesting twist - not only will each proof coin feature a color version of the plant, the coin will be scented to smell like the plant it honors! That's right, each coin will have the aroma of (smell like) its namesake! Couple the scent of this bouquet with its extremely affordable price and tiny worldwide mintage of only 2,500, and you can see why we like this coin!

Scent Note - We've been asked if one has to handle the coin to enjoy its bouquet. Quite simply, no! Although the phrase "scratch and sniff" is well known, it is not necessary to touch the color areas of this coin in order to smell the aroma. One need only open the capsule and the fragrance can be distinctly detected!

Please see the article at the end of this presentation for more information about the Republic of Benin.

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Marijuana
The plant known as hemp has always engendered controversy. The typical herbal form of cannabis consists of the flowers and and attached leaves and stalks of mature female (pistillate) plants. Certainly, it has medical applications, including appetite stimulation, amelioration of nausea and vomiting, reducing intraocular pressure (treating glaucoma), and general analgesic (pain reducing) effects. As "medical marijuana", hemp has been legalized in recent years in many places (such as California and 12 other states) for said uses.

Nonetheless, we suspect that Shaggy and Scooby weren't smoking the good stuff out in the back of the Mystery Machine to work up an appetite for Scooby Snacks (though no doubt they got the munchies anyway). So strictly medical remedies aren't the only uses for marihuana. In fact, we've been told that one can actually get high by inhaling smoke or vapors of cannabis! That's right, marijuana cigarettes are a popular medium for partaking of this psychoactive and hallucinogenic recreational drug. It looks like the die sinker might have had a puff or two herself while setting up the die for this coin, based on the way the date is laid out.

Technology Note - Aroma
The official certificate, signed by the chemist, perfumer or parfumier who developed the scent or aroma for the Republic of Benin 2010 Famous Plants of the World Scented Coin - Marijuana Cannabis Sativa 100 Francs Proof with Color and AromaThis revolutionary coin is the first in the new, scented Famous Plants of the World series. Each coin will feature the aroma of the plant in questions. Each fragrance has been developed by a professional perfumer (parfumier) using a chemical formula to replicate or reproduce the odor of the famous plant in question. The scent is of the scratch and sniff variety, but nevertheless can be distinctly detected without resorting to actually touching the coin.

Releases in the Famous Plants of the World program commemorating the following plants are planned:

    Marijuana
    Christmas Pine Tree
    Rose
    Lily

As a disclaimer, we state up front that you can't get high by sniffing this coin. There is no TCH (tetrahydrocannabinol) or any other cannabinoids on this coin, and it is not illegal to own. The certificate presented in this article describes the exact chemical composition of the fragrance used on this coin.

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Investment Note
It's always been difficult for us to refer to a coin that costs under $100 as an investment, but this one has all the hallmarks:
    • A unique and popular topic, with great graphics and a cool theme!
    • The first of a new program or series!
    • Full color technology!
    • An actual aroma, prepared by a professional perfumer, is embedded on each coin!
    • Perhaps most importantly, the mintage limit of only 2,500 is not only very small by any standards, it also means that no more than that number of people in the entire world can ever own it!

So whether you have a critical eye for bargain priced, investment grade coins, or you're just an unabashed pothead, don't delay, add this special, low mintage scented coin to your collection today!

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A 1935 advertising flier by the United States Federal Bureau of Narcotics warning the public against the dangers of the Obverse
A single leafy sprig of hemp is highlighted in color against a backdrop of meticulously engraved marijuana leaves. The legends FAMEUSES PLANTES DU MONDE and CANNABIS SATIVA define the theme, while the date is also indicated.

Reverse
A meticulously detailed rendering of the Coat of Arms of the Republic of Benin, which includes two leopards as supporters. The denomination also appears.

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Packaging
The coin is encapsulated and includes an official, full color certificate of authenticity.

A leaf of the hemp plant, also known as marijuana or cannabis sativa.Specifications
Country Republic of Benin
Year of Issue    2010
   
Face Value 100 Francs CFA
Weight 27.0 g
Size 38.61 mm
Mintage Limit   2,500
   
Finish Proof with Color and Aroma
Composition Copper Nickel with .999 Fine (Pure) Silver Plating
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)

The Republic of Benin
The official Coat of Arms of the African Republic of Benin includes two leopards as supporters.Benin (officially, the Republic of Benin; formerly known as Dahomey) is a country in West Africa. It borders Togo to the west, Nigeria to the east and Burkina Faso and Niger to the north; its short coastline in the south leads to the Bight of Benin. Its size is just over 110,000 square kilometers, with a population of about 8.5 million. Its official capital is the Yoruba-founded city of Porto-Novo, but the seat of government is the Fon city of Cotonou. Benin's official language is French, reflecting its colonial history.

A democratic government between 1960 and 1972 was followed by a self-proclaimed "Marxist-Leninist" dictatorship between 1972 and 1991, which was highly repressive and led to economic collapse. Multi-party elections have taken place since 1991. About a third of the population live below the international poverty line of US$1.25 per day. Main income sources are subsistence agriculture and cotton.

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