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Though sounding somewhat futuristic, hologram coins have been around for several years. Holograms also appear as a security feature on some paper currency.
The Royal Canadian Mint made a number of holographic gold Maple Leaf bullion coins in 1999 and 2001.
Several private minting companies have created novelty holographic coins from otherwise-regular United States coins. The Home Shopping Network and Amazon.com are good places to find such hologram coins.
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