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    For The Guitarists Here: Guitar Plectrums Made From Coins


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    i could knock these out pretty easily with my belt grinder, but it's probably dodgy ground legally

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenbeast View Post
    ...but it's probably dodgy ground legally
    I think you might be right. In the UK I think there is an offence: "Defacing coin of the realm"

    I can't find a link that will confirm this at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    Yeah. I found that one. I was looking for something a bit more 'official'

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    Indeed.

    What are the rules for destroying coinage?

    Relates to destroying coinage.

    Ben

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    I remember a machine in a local arcade that would squish a 1p into a commemorative badge! 20p a go mind.

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    It's also illegal in America.

    Whoever fraudulently alters, defaces, mutilates, impairs,
    diminishes, falsifies, scales, or lightens any of the coins coined
    at the mints of the United States, or any foreign coins which are
    by law made current or are in actual use or circulation as money
    within the United States; or
    Whoever fraudulently possesses, passes, utters, publishes, or
    sells, or attempts to pass, utter, publish, or sell, or brings into
    the United States, any such coin, knowing the same to be altered,
    defaced, mutilated, impaired, diminished, falsified, scaled, or
    lightened -
    Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five
    years, or both.
    [source]

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    Quote Originally Posted by chazzy2501 View Post
    I remember a machine in a local arcade that would squish a 1p into a commemorative badge! 20p a go mind.
    Those machine are great did some at blackpool with the kids a few years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    Indeed.

    What are the rules for destroying coinage?

    Relates to destroying coinage.

    Ben
    That's the one. Thanks.

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    Didn't Brian May use a sixpence as a pick? Sure I remember this from years ago...but then again

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechSupp View Post
    Didn't Brian May use a sixpence as a pick?...
    I think I recall something like that too. Can't remember if the coin was cut down or whole when in use as a plectrum?

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    From the QueenZone website:
    An Old English sixpence coin with a ridged edge. These coins have not been in circulation since the early 70s. A few years ago, Brian got the Royal Mint to make up coins with his likeness on them for use as picks. The coins were sold on Brian's "Back to the Light" tour and through Adrian Hopkins, the merchandise company that works with the Official International Queen Fan Club, but they sold out of them in mid 1994.
    So we didnt imagine it! Trouble is I remember him being on SwapShop on a Saturday morning offering swaps for old sixpences!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chazzy2501 View Post
    I remember a machine in a local arcade that would squish a 1p into a commemorative badge! 20p a go mind.
    There is one in the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and it costs 1.01 a go, although you do get the 1p back, albeit mangled. Australia no longer uses copper coins (1c and 2c). I was there last week and saw a machine that mangles 1c coins that are held inside. Costs you $2 and you get a 1c back - bargain!

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