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Liberating a 2001 commemorative markka

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This coin was a one year type issued to commemorate the markka before the switch to the euro. They were all issued in a blister card and the coin is encased in hard acrylic. I wanted to free one to put in my coin album. On a Finnish site I read that one collector removed the coin by boiling it in water. I thought to give it a go. :ninja: So here is a slide show from the pictures I took. There is a small description at the top of each photo. (You can select how long you want the photo to display form the dropdown menu at the top right if they go too fast.)

 

It required a few boiling sessions, but the acrylic eventually seperated from the coin. (There was a layer of plastic as well.)

 

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Wow! That's a lot of work to retrieve that coin. It's a great looking coin.

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Did it taste good after all the boiling? :ninja:

Interesting slide show, thanks for posting that. ;)

 

(And now, put the acrylic remainder on eBay. "L@@K! RARE! Finland's first and only acrylic coin!!!!!" ;) )

 

Christian

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That must have required some sisu

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