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Do You Think The Bank Will Accept These Coins?

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 Posted 11/20/2022  6:53 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add MachinMachinMan to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Some joker glued these coins to the pavement. I would like to have seen the look on his face when he came back to find them gone.




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 Posted 11/20/2022  6:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Good luck and report back!
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 Posted 11/20/2022  6:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DBM to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
"Dipping" is not considered cleaning...
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 Posted 11/20/2022  7:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Nycstlrr to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 11/20/2022  7:04 pm  Show Profile   Check collector.detector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add collector.detector to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Throw them in a bath of acetone and see what happens.
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 Posted 11/21/2022  02:51 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like they were glued to a concrete pavement with Araldite.
A sharp whack against the edge of each coin would have been enough to remove them, taking some surface concrete as well.

A long soak in a sealed container of rubbing alcohol should soften the cured epoxy resin enough for mechanical removal.

If that doesn't work, do the same with acetone.

You would spend more on solvents and your own time, than the total face value of the coins.
Cheaper just to trash them.
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 Posted 11/21/2022  03:37 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add crab eater to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Were you walking past the pub at the end of the mall in Surfers Paradise? Bar staff trick.
One way windows, keeps the customers amused for a while.
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 Posted 11/22/2022  12:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add David Graham to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Were you walking past the pub at the end of the mall in Surfers Paradise? Bar staff trick.
One way windows, keeps the customers amused for a while.

Or on UQ campus? In that case the people who stuck the coins to the pavement were interested in women with short skirts trying to pick up the coins.
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 Posted 11/22/2022  8:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MachinMachinMan to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just for fun I took the coins to a few banks to see what their reaction would be. The first couple didn't want anything to do with them, "there's half the pavement still attached to them".

The guy at the last bank I went to said they were "damaged coins" and it is not "worth their while" to send them back to the RAM.

I tried soaking in acetone - nothing doing.

Next I'll see if boiling water will soften the glue long enough for me to prise off the concrete.
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Were you walking past the pub at the end of the mall in Surfers Paradise? Bar staff trick.
One way windows, keeps the customers amused for a while.

Or on UQ campus? In that case the people who stuck the coins to the pavement were interested in women with short skirts trying to pick up the coins.

You guys are both way too 20th century in your thinking. Normally these days, this prank is done in order to acquire Youtube footage of people trying to pick them up. And Youtube footage of the guy who comes back with tools and an attitude. So congratulations MMM, you're probably a star on somebody's viral video now.

I'm reminded of that artist a couple of decades ago who wanted to make some "street art" using coins stuck to the pavement in Rundle Mall in Adelaide. Guy went into the nearby coin shop to buy some old but not too valuable coins, which were duly sold to him. A couple of old pennies, a 1937 crown, that sort of thing, which were liberally scattered about the mall. Only, he didn't just superglue them down - he welded them onto huge iron bolts, which were then secured professionally into the pavement, to try to stop people from doing what MMM just did.

All of which didn't stop the coins from being smashed off and stolen after a few weeks. I just would've liked to have seen the look on the taker, once they realised the extent to which they'd have to vandalize the cement, and the extent to which the coins had been damaged in the process of being made into art.
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 Posted 11/23/2022  05:18 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Slerk to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Perhaps if you arm yourself with a hammer, you can remove the concrete, but then most likely the coins will be badly damaged.
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 Posted 11/23/2022  10:06 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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So congratulations MMM, you're probably a star on somebody's viral video now.
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 Posted 11/23/2022  8:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MachinMachinMan to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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So congratulations MMM, you're probably a star on somebody's viral video now.


It will be a short video because each coin only took about 5 seconds each to liberate. (Never go walking around the suburbs without a hammer and chisel in your bag)
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 Posted 11/23/2022  9:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jimbucks to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Perhaps you should glue them back to where you found them and save the street repair costs.
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 Posted 11/23/2022  10:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MachinMachinMan to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Perhaps you should glue them back to where you found them and save the street repair costs.


I go walking down that street all the time. Surprisingly you can't really tell where the coins were.


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I'll see if boiling water will soften the glue long enough for me to prise off the concrete.


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It was hard work though. I had to keep putting them back in the boiling water because the glue would harden again a few seconds after taking a coin out to prise off as much as I could using a metal spatula.




Now what am I going to spend my hard-earned $3.70 on.
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