i could knock these out pretty easily with my belt grinder, but it's probably dodgy ground legally
I remember a machine in a local arcade that would squish a 1p into a commemorative badge! 20p a go mind.
It's also illegal in America.
[source]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
Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five
years, or both.
Didn't Brian May use a sixpence as a pick? Sure I remember this from years ago...but then again
From the QueenZone website:
So we didnt imagine it! Trouble is I remember him being on SwapShop on a Saturday morning offering swaps for old sixpences!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.
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