Addicted to novelty since 2001

Moose Ticklers Get New Coin

Via Boing Boing’s Canadian representative, we learn about this whimsical new quarter design that celebrates Canada Day. It was designed by an 11-year-old from Saanich, BC, and features a vaguely Bullwinklesque moose. My first reaction was that coins ought to be a little more, I don’t know, traditional and austere than this. Then I thought about it, and what the heck, why can’t coins be quirky?

Mind you, there might be better ways to spend our tax dollars than minting new coin designs, eh?