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shakuni
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Hi, I know that Digital Dissolve can be done with Tango Slippery Expanded half dollar [ but I am wondering if the penny edge will be visible too much just before the transformation?
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Shouldn't be a problem.
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Thanks Sir!
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I once owned a Tango slippery half shell, and personally prefer a SS to have much more of the edge on it than the Tango had on it. I purchased it about 5 years ago, and have since filed off the entire edge for use in another effect. Perhaps currently Tango makes them with more edge intact.

That's not to say that having less of the edge should prevent one from performing DD with it. You may wish to experiment with purchasing an expanded shell and filing off just over half the edge. I made my own lightly locking version that way.
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@Chessmann

Hi Sir, can you please post how can I file off the edge from a normal shell?
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Confirmed. Just received my Tango half dollar SS and digital dissolve can't be done using it as the edge of the shell is very clearly visible (when an english penny is in it). Any way to resolve the issue?
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You just don’t make that part visible; you have to use care and handle your angles carefully. With a sliding shell half of whatever coin is nested within it will be visible to whatever extent you make it visible. There is no way to make it foolproof! It is not a self-working gaff. You must handle it carefully and only allow the angle to be seen that you wish to be seen. There is no way to make the open part of the rim invisible; if you can't handle that then you should use a standard expanded shell.

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I just re-visited the topic.

I can't see that there is any way to resolve the issue - I'm not sure whether the problem is that there is not enough of the edge going the coin, or that the English Penny is too think for the SS's edge to cover it. if the former, there's nothing you can do except take a file or belt sander and file away about half of another expanded shell. If the latter, go to a coin store and find a coin that is thinner. There can be quite a variance in EPs. Should be lots of other coins they have that you can experiment with. Many coin stores have a big box of old coins you can sort through.

I do the C/S Transpo effect with Morgan dollars and copper crowns, but I made my own half dollar version by modifying a half dollar shell and finding another coin in the junk coin box at the coin shop and found a PERFECT fit.
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The problem is different. Its that the edge of the shell is visible. When I put the penny in the shell, the shiny silver edge is clearly visible around it. Any way to make it browner...
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If you'd bought Digital Dissolve you wouldn't be having this problem.
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I know. The problem is that its out of stock at almost all big dealers. And I cannot order just this as the postage costs me about $67. So I have to always order multiple items Smile
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Ah, I see. Only thing you can do - short of finding a commercial version - is to find a better alternative to the English penny.
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Ah, I see. Only thing you can do - short of finding a commercial version - is to find a better alternative to the English penny.
My ex-cat was named "Muffin". "Vomit" would be a better name for her. AKA "The Evil Ball of Fur".
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Digital Dissolve is still available on Theory 11.
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Take some sand paper and sand down the edge of the silver shell so that it is not so deep. That way the silver edge won't be visible from the necessary angles.
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