Here are ten of our favourite coin facts that we have compiled just for fun!
- Space Invaders ate our coins
The Space Invaders game was so popular when it was released in Japan in 1978 that it caused a national coin shortage!
Japan suffered a nationwide shortage of 100-yen coins and had to increase coin production to keep up with demand.
Space Invaders arrived in the United States in 1980 and by mid-1981, $1 billion of quarters had been gobbled up by the game.