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    You can legally do what you want to with US coins as long "intent of fraud" is not the goal. Evidence of intent to defraud would be counterfeiting. "Defacing coins" is NOT illegal. Now, the question is how many who know nothing about this subject will continue posting their incorrect assumptions?

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    "Intent to defraud" like using brass slugs in vending/parking machines? 😆

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    Quote Originally Posted by fciron View Post
    "Intent to defraud" like using brass slugs in vending/parking machines? 
    Brass slugs has nothing to do with modifying coins for use by magicians.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fciron View Post
    "Intent to defraud" like using brass slugs in vending/parking machines? 
    Tried that when I was around 14 years old. Not profitable....

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    Quote Originally Posted by fciron View Post
    "Intent to defraud" like using brass slugs in vending/parking machines? 😆
    You "win" when you forget to bring one and have to pony up the four bucks in the machine that sells them.
    And you receive in return-----------> one of your own items!

    Shortly thereafter the hospital made the parking free. Cause and effect? You decide.

    I still have some of them as a souvenier of my moms last year on earth.

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    Anyone thinking defacing a coin is illegal has not been in as many museums/tourist traps as I have.. they always have the machine where you pay a quarter to smoosh a penny into a "keepsake"

    Penny Press Machines for Sale

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    Ok. Here we go again. Another weird post. Should be called Weird Tales. Pennies today are copper plated garbage.

    Anyway, what is the goal here? Can the OP elaborate for us?

    Best Regards,
    Bob

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    Jim Rozen, how much would you have charges a customer for those slugs? Maybe $4 was a good deal. It's weird the things we find ourselves attached to after people are gone.

    Bob, the OP did explain. They're for magic tricks.

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    I have made two headed nickels on my 11 inch Logan lathe. Using a 5c Emergency bored collet with a lever collet holder. It only takes seconds to load and unload coins. Then I counterbore one nickel. Then face and turn another nickel to press fit into first half. I don’t think a mill would be near as fast making the parts. Google two headed coin pics posted on hobby machinist.
    Jim Sehr or you can buy two headed coins on eBay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fciron View Post
    Jim Rozen, how much would you have charges a customer for those slugs? Maybe $4 was a good deal. It's weird the things we find ourselves attached to after people are gone.

    Bob, the OP did explain. They're for magic tricks.
    Thanks fciron. Looks like the OP may have changed the original or subsequent post that contained the explanation. Hence my confusion. Thanks again for responding.

    Best Regards,
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    Quote Originally Posted by magicmaker View Post
    You can legally do what you want to with US coins as long "intent of fraud" is not the goal. Evidence of intent to defraud would be counterfeiting. "Defacing coins" is NOT illegal. Now, the question is how many who know nothing about this subject will continue posting their incorrect assumptions?
    Are not all magic coin tricks technically an "intent to defraud".
    Yes, there is no way they come after you for such as their is no gain.
    We have used pennies on clamping parts forever, certainly we are defacing them.
    Bob


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