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This is what happens when an Ike dollar gets caught up in a powerful electromagentic field. It gets condensed....as in `shrunk'....as in `Honey i've just shrunk Ike'.

 

This coin is genuine and was shrunk using a Tesla coil by a guy who used to frequent r.c.c.

 

Kind of made me more conscious about the potential effects of constant exposure to electromagetism on us mere humans.

 

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That's pretty cool. Did it get any thicker?

 

I've seen shrunken coins but never been able to really check them out.

 

Yes, it's a bit thicker. No mass loss in the shrinkage, just structurally altered. :ninja:

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That's neat. I remember see whole sets of coins that he had shrunk. Haven't been to rcc in a long time.

 

His experiments were fascinating :ninja:. I got this one a few years back when he still posted on rcc. I've not seen him around there for quite some time. Although I check it out every now and then, I don't post there much myself these days.

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Yes, it's a bit thicker. No mass loss in the shrinkage, just structurally altered. :ninja:

 

Makes me want to get one and do some measurements now.......add that to my list for this weekends shows!

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You can pick just about any coin if you want one.

 

http://205.243.100.155/frames/interesting1.html

 

 

Interesting!

 

This brings some questions to mind. This practice is apperantly legal I am assuming; like elongated cents?

 

Are these no longer considered legal tender or could someone still use these? Also, do any legal prohibitions exist as to what can be done to a coin? Or is defacement only applied to banknotes?

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