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What Has Happened To This 10p Coin?

 
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 Posted 10/22/2021  11:16 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add MachinMachinMan to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
How is it possible for this to happen? Looks like the reverse has been scooped out or something leaving behind an outer shell containing the obverse and rim. All I know is you can't do this to an Australian coin.


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 Posted 10/23/2021  12:21 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Greasy Fingers to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Someone started then stopped on making a Magicians coin. If I had it I would put a photo in it.
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 Posted 10/23/2021  08:31 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The centre has been milled out.
Looks like there may have been something in there that has fallen out,
possibly another coin.
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 Posted 10/23/2021  09:19 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just half a magicians's coin, unfortunately.
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 Posted 11/09/2021  4:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add David Graham to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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All I know is you can't do this to an Australian coin.

Oh yeah! Give me a metal lathe and I'll show it can be done!!
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 Posted 11/10/2021  12:04 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Oh yeah! Give me a metal lathe and I'll show it can be done!!

I think the OP means "It's not legal to do this to an Australian coin." Which would be true.

As for British law on the legalities of making magicians coins, I've found it to be surprisingly lax. ("Surprising", given that it was old British laws that our Australian coinage laws were based upon). The 1971 Coinage Act states: "No person shall, except under the authority of a licence granted by the Treasury, melt down or break up any metal coin." So as long as you don't completely destroy the coin, or attempt to alter the coin in such a way that it appears to become a higher denomination (covered under counterfieting laws), it's apparently legal. This would also render other coin alterations, such as elongated pennies, legal in Britain.
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 Posted 11/10/2021  11:28 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MachinMachinMan to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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you can't do this to an Australian coin


Actually in my naivety I thought this was some kind of clad coin which had been pulled apart somehow (the inner core removed leaving behind a copper-nickel shell) which definitely cannot be done to an Australian coin. But of course British 10p coin is made using normal copper-nickel planchet.


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Oh yeah! Give me a metal lathe and I'll show it can be done!!


David, I hope that's not what you've been doing to those 1966 20 cent coins you've been marking.
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