It is based in LaPorte,
Indiana, USA. A set of coins from 1970, conceived by Mr. Bob Kolosa (Box
411, Westville, IN, 46391). There is the Full Shaft, the Half Shaft, the
1/4 Shaft, 1 Twist, and 1 Nudge. These five coins as a set is available in
Brass and Unanodized Aluminum. These coins were his humorous way of expressing
contempt towards all the non-circulating legal tender (NCLTs) and
commemorative coins that were (and still are) being minted specifically
for collectors. He basically thought that the only purpose of these coins
was/is to separate us from our cash, and were simply a money-making
scheme. In the broken English of Chief Weeskee Rooyoo Kissieutieu, these
coins are “also call ‘transportation tokens’ because you buy and get
taken for ride.” I reckon Mr. Kolosa (and the Chief!) would feel equally
as angry about coinage from nonexistent/ephemeral/unrecognized
“governments” (I didn't chance to ask him!). Ironically, Mr. Kolosa's
coins have become sought-after collectors' items. As unique as they are,
they really fit quite nicely into this family of unusual coins. Images of the coins can be seen at: http://184.108.40.206/dan46.html.
On smaller coins
"In Forinade We Trust 1970" is written
while on larger 38mm
diameter coins, the name of 'Chief Weeksee Rooyoo Kissieutieu' is also written
as shown below.
Shaft = 100 Twists = 100 Nudges =
Below are the images
of 2 very interesting info sheets, one has the specifications of the coins
and the National Anthem and the other, the humorous reasoning behind
the coins !
I purchased my
both Unanodized Aluminum and Brass sets of coins from Mr. Oded Paz (firstname.lastname@example.org).