No, officer, that’s not marijuana you smell on me. It’s just a pocket full of West African change!
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!
You can get your 100 franc coin for only $69.95 from Talisman Coins in St. Louis, but I’ve seen it on eBay for only $21.26. I have learned that these 100 francs of West African currency is worth about twenty cents in US dollars, but like those 9/11 dollars, they’re not really released as regular money, just collectibles.
It gives a whole new meaning to the term “drug money”.