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Does anyone know if there is a package that includes symbols for coins? I'm typesetting a solution I wrote for a probability problem dealing with coin flips and I'm trying to include some visual aids that would hopefully have coins showing heads and tails, etc.

Thanks!

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    A symbol for coins? What about images of real coins? Have you checked symbols-a4.pdf already? – Qrrbrbirlbel May 24 '13 at 20:30
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  • @Qrrbrbirlbel Yeah I looked through the symbols-a4 pdf already and didn't find anything (although there's a lot in there so I might have missed something). – sol May 24 '13 at 21:01
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    You could take pictures from random.org/coins ;) – knut May 24 '13 at 21:03
  • @knut That's great! Never seen that site before. – sol May 24 '13 at 21:06
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I think there is no such package.

You may create you own coin symbol. All you need is a circled text and a symbol.

I made an example with 1$ and an eagle on the other side (I know, the original US-$ has another look ;) ):

\documentclass{scrartcl} 
\usepackage{phaistos}
\usepackage{tikz}
\newcommand*\coin[1]{\tikz[baseline=(char.base)]{
            \node[shape=circle,draw,inner sep=2pt,minimum size=10mm] (char) {#1};}}

\begin{document}
\coin{1\$}

\coin{\PHeagle}
\end{document}

enter image description here

If you want a more realistic look, I would recommend to take pictures of real coins. random.org has a nice collection of pictures.

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