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Spy Coins, 1925/1960, 4 Wheat Reverse

 
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 Posted 04/15/2019  6:21 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Sgtyork2690 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hollowed out coins. I found these in a recent purchase of 55,000+ wheats.


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 Posted 04/15/2019  7:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Tunnioc to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice, see if a dime fits inside!
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 Posted 04/15/2019  8:16 pm  Show Profile   Check silverwolf's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add silverwolf to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
could also be Magician's coins, missing the other side..
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 Posted 04/15/2019  9:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice pick up, but I agree with the wolf that these are more likely one half of Magician's coins.
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 Posted 04/16/2019  12:42 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CelticKnot to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Cool finds!
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 Posted 04/16/2019  04:30 am  Show Profile   Check chafemasterj's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add chafemasterj to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The magic trick that uses the hollowed out coin is called 'Scotch and Soda'.here is a video I found that has a version of it:

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 Posted 04/16/2019  08:48 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sold at a magic shop near me. Also, they have other coins done the same way.
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 Posted 04/16/2019  5:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add billymac11 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have this with a dime that goes inside from a magic trick I got for Xmas in the 70s.
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 Posted 04/16/2019  6:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Earle42 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A bit different than the Scotch and Soda trick. These pennies were hollowed out with no backplate made for them.
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 Posted 04/16/2019  6:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Quite a remarkable find, six of these in 55,000 cents. I've probably searched 500,000+ wheats in my long life and never found one!
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 Posted 04/24/2019  4:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add 1962penny to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
these are awesome; do they command a premium? I would assume not since its basically just a damaged coin, but the craftsmanship and skill that went into making these is quite impressive.
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 Posted 04/24/2019  7:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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do they command a premium?


I would say as a novelty item they can command a premium, but I'm not aware of anyone specifically collecting them. For example, you can purchase modern Magician's coins on eBay and elsewhere.
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 Posted 04/25/2019  8:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kopper Ken to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Question: Do they fit together, back to front?

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