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Old 09-18-2012, 05:03 PM   #21 (permalink)
 
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My wood coin holder did not catch fire. I was using a belt sander, the holder failed and the coin imbedded it self into the dry wall.

Your method seems so much safer. Thank you.
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Just an FYI - In England it is illegal to 'Deface a Coin of the Realm" and considered High Treason. Up until 1998 High Treason was punishable by death!!!!

I'm sure just one of those ancient laws that has never been changed..... but be careful!!!! 8-)
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Your method looks really great.I will look forward to trying it.Thanks
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Just an FYI - In England it is illegal to 'Deface a Coin of the Realm" and considered High Treason. Up until 1998 High Treason was punishable by death!!!!

I'm sure just one of those ancient laws that has never been changed..... but be careful!!!! 8-)
That is not the case in the USA. In the 1800's it was common to grind off the back's of new silver coins and have the coin engraved with your initials, drill a hole in it, put it on a silver chain and give it to your sweetheart as a gift. They were called "love tokens". They were given mostly by men as a pre-engagement gift, but also by women.
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I'm sure just one of those ancient laws that has never been changed..... but be careful!!!! 8-)
You have Kings and Queens, we have career politicians. They have bigger concerns.......
But, here we can do whatever we want with the coins, the value is in the coin. If you deface the coin then you lose the value, government doesn't care. However folding money is different because is "represents" value and if you destroy it then another has to be printed. That's the way the law reads here anyway......
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That is not the case in the USA. In the 1800's it was common to grind off the back's of new silver coins and have the coin engraved with your initials, drill a hole in it, put it on a silver chain and give it to your sweetheart as a gift. They were called "love tokens". They were given mostly by men as a pre-engagement gift, but also by women.
How many of those did you give out in your time Smitty?
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My wood coin holder did not catch fire. I was using a belt sander, the holder failed and the coin imbedded it self into the dry wall.

Your method seems so much safer. Thank you.
We should video tape everything we do in the shop as lessons for others.
Been there, done that, still have the scars and memories.........
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Thank you for your generosity. When I will be as great as you, I might try this one out.

Dude, no greatness involved, just perseverance and wanting to help others enjoy our great hobby.

Thanks everyone all for the comments!
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I'm sure just one of those ancient laws that has never been changed..... but be careful!!!! 8-)
Cool, I have a few old coins of the realm. I could make a pen then send it to some English relatives I am not overly fond of.

I actually was planning to make a coin pen from some very old coins as presents. Don't worry Seamus has defaced far more valuable coins. I am sure his defacing is much prettier than mine will be, but I am not going to let that stop me.
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How many of those did you give out in your time Smitty?
I'd tell you but my bride, who's only been associated with me for the last 52 years (fifty years married and two years courtship) might read it.
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