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Norm
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How are these coins made? I imagine each coin is ground down halfway and then they are GLUED together? or soldered somehow?

I WISH I could make my own, but will definitely leave that to the experts out there. I'm really curious, because I've dropped mine on hard floors several times and not once have the separated. I'm trying to prepare myself for the repair should the need arise. Has your C/S ever split?
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If the right glue has been used they will never be separate altough they even fail on the floor.
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2 component glue or whats it called. Reacting when touching and melting the pieces together almost. It's 100 of different glues. But you can glue a hook to a car roof and lift the car when the glue dries. So I don't think they ever will separate.
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Only had one separate in 44 yrs. It was a sassco and it was glued. I used Superglue to put it back together and never had another issue with it.

There were several people making them that soldered them. The advantage was that the coin did not sound dead like most of them do. The C/S rang like a regular coin.
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That's possible with some glues
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Just get one from Johnson's Coins, they are well made for a great price. I still have one of the original ones I bought from them decades ago with no problem.

I did have one come apart on me once, a cheaper one I picked up somewhere. And like mentioned above, I just used some Crazy Glue to it and it was never a problem again.

But to Norm's OP, the coins are made exactly as you suspect here. Pretty easy to do, if you have the right tools to do it. But better to just get yourself one, no fuss/no muss to it. When you get one, I have a nice routine using the coin... Smile

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Thanks for the input everyone. The other reason I'm asking is because I may have a custom C/S coin I want done. I have access to a machine shop and was considering trying myself. The set I want to make is not something I can just buy. I know I can get some custom work done with Lassen and others, but in the interest of saving a few bucks, I was curious.

Nice Video Mb! Thanks for sharing.
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The problem is that the coin can move int he process of machining it down. That wil cause scratches in the face and depending on the machinist could totally ruin the coins you are having made.
an old machinist I knew used to ask for at least 3 coins of each in case something happened during the process.
Usually he would give the other coins back. One time he only gave me the gimmicked coin back and showed me the ruined coins.
It is worth it if you have a good machinist that wants to try it out. My friend did not charge me for the gimmick coins he made for me as he said ti was fun making them.

Easier to buy them if you can .....fun to see the process if you can also.
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I recently had some C/S coins made by Johnson Products. I supplied the 64 Kennedy's (just two), they supplied the EP's, and they are perfect! Had one made silver head/copper tail and the other copper head/silver tail. Since I supplied the 64 Kennedy's they were only $29 each, and did I mention they are perfect?
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Threecard. this is the what I like to hear. I actually tried emailing Johnson Products last week but their website didn't take my request. I'm calling them, and this will solve my issue no problem! thanks for the heads up. I'm going to show you guys what I get made once it's done.
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Threecard,

How long did it take for Johnson to finish your special order? Thanks
Norm
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As for my order, I called Johnson, and they told me IF they can do it (they are checking with the machinist), then it will take them 2 to 3 weeks because of some event coming up. That's not terrible IMO.
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Wow 2-3 weeks is not bad at all. Thanks
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On Apr 25, 2018, Why.So.Serious? wrote:
Threecard,

How long did it take for Johnson to finish your special order? Thanks

When I first asked Kathy, she said they had just finished making a run of CS coins on it would be awhile before they made them again. I wasn't really in a hurry, so by the time I sent the Kennedy's it was the holiday (2017) season. I sent them on 11/17/17 and received them back on 1/6/18. Not bad considering...
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On Apr 23, 2018, Norm wrote:
Threecard. this is the what I like to hear. I actually tried emailing Johnson Products last week but their website didn't take my request. I'm calling them, and this will solve my issue no problem! thanks for the heads up. I'm going to show you guys what I get made once it's done.

Looking forward to seeing the results!!
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Mine was about a month for the two custom C/S coins I had Johnson make for me as well.
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