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Shaun Hughes’s coin carvings depict exalted characters from our pop-culture

A few days ago, we talked about a special silver coin issue which might be the only surviving medium that portrays the great Alexander from his own lifetime. But what about greatness being depicted (albeit fictional 'greatness') from our modern-era? Well, artist-extraordinaire Shaun Hughes surely succeeds in that endeavor, with his collection of carved nickels…


Vespa 150 TAP: Yes, Vespa had its boisterous days too!

The very word 'Vespa' generates gleeful reveries of an adorable scooter scooting through those sun-kissed boulevards, while you and your lady-friend are wearing casuals with a bohemian flair. However, the above pictured Vespa 150 TAP (or Troupes Aéro Portées) certainly derails your peaceful thought train, with its bad-ass bearing that boasts of a three-inch recoil-less rifle,…