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paulajayne
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Some coins are ferros (iron) based.
And we can use a m****t with them.

Here in the UK:

Newer 2 pence
Newer 1 pence

As we have magicians from all over the world here, what coins from your country are the same?

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All the Canadian coins except some pennies.
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Unfortunately, here in the US, none of our coins are (though I'm certainly not above using foreign coins, or having Todd or Jamie gaff some up for me).
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In Sweden there's the 5 kronor coin, a coin slightly smaller than a half dollar and therefore good for magic. There is mostly nickel in it so it will not get a very strong attachment to a m.
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In EURO-land all copper coins (1, 2 and 5 cent). But these coins are way too small for magic purposes.
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On 2004-09-29 09:11, CardMaker wrote:
In EURO-land all copper coins (1, 2 and 5 cent). But these coins are way too small for magic purposes.
Money/coins, sucks these days!!!

Even here in DK they came up with those small (and thin) coins and they fall to the ground between my fingers.

The ones designing coins should be coin manipulators. Smile

Actually the "old" 5 DKK coin got replaced not many years back by smaller and thinner silly stuff.

I was wise enough to by a couple of coin rolls with 20 in each of the old ones. This is a great coin to handle and it is approximately 2mm larger in diameter then a half dollar.

That's a coin. Smile

However I do understand why they make 'em smaller: they're easier to have in the pocket/purse, but somehow they still did a bad job. It's too difficult to specify one from the other. They are all small and useless for coin handling.

A half dollar, a Danish 5 Kroner from 5 years back or so, is great to handle.
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The 1 and 2 Euro coins are m****table too (not very strongly, but enough to be stuck under, let's say, a m****tic card.)
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On 2004-09-28 22:48, iamslow wrote:
All the Canadian coins except some pennies.

Some dimes.
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Certain years of old American pennies are magnetic.

You can get some of them copper plated, perhaps in your favorite magic store, online or ebay.

You could also go to your favorite coin dealer's junk box with a magnet.

Be safe and creative.

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Copper plating?

Very easy to do.

Saturated copper sulphide solution.

Anode of copper (-ve) (Copper pipe will do)
Coin is cathode (+ve) Cross of the (t) in cathode = positive (+).

Small transformer for power and about a week to get a good Cu coating.

Think back to your High School Physics.


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On 2004-09-29 18:54, paulajayne wrote:
Think back to your High School Physics.


Um, I didn't pay attention that day in class. Smile
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Cathode... Anode... Generator... Cu... Physics???

Hmmmm... I think I'd take the easy way

Coins... box... stamp... Lassen...Paypal

:)

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I take a coat hanger and stick it in the outlet where?

Somewhere in the procedure we need a fuse, a transformer and a materials safety data sheet for that saturated solution which probably tastes bad even with that spoon full of sugar.
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LOL.....what people don't know is that we are all geeks. Unless of course you tell them.
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Your secret's safe with me Todd Smile

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On 2004-09-29 18:54, paulajayne wrote:
Copper plating?

Very easy to do.

Saturated copper sulphide solution.

Anode of copper (-ve) (Copper pipe will do)
Coin is cathode (+ve) Cross of the (t) in cathode = positive (+).

Small transformer for power and about a week to get a good Cu coating.

Think back to your High School Physics.


Paula

If one has guts (and some spare coins), try it the easy way and get results within minutes. It works sometimes.

Simply dip/place the coin into (now I have to admit I don't know what you guys/and girls call it in (English) ferridchloride II. That is the solution/liquid they use to etch printed circuit boards. But you have to know what you're doing. That liquid is dangerous and can even ruin stainless steel sinks. Use a suitable plastic bowl or better, a glass bowl. Also, don't get it on your fingers, in your eyes nor on your clothing. Your clothing will disappear Smile

When you buy it ask the chemist how to handle it.

It is rather cheap and you can get it as "powder/small pearls" and mix it with water yourself, but as mentioned, it depends on whether the coin works or not.
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I suppose I should go to Wal-Mart then and buy some ferridchloride. It's over on the ferridchloride aisle. I'm not sure if I should buy the brand name ferridchloride or the Wal-Mart knock-off cheaper brand. Hmmm... decisions, decisions.

hehe

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Any American coin you want to use is magnetic. OK, so first you have to send them to Todd or Jamie, but then they are. Smile

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Paulajayne,
Thanks for the science. I did electrochemistry last term!!! Might well come up in my GCSE. When I am next in London, give me your address and maybe I can have some revision help!
Owen
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On 2004-09-30 08:16, owen.daniel wrote:
Paulajayne,
Thanks for the science. I did electrochemistry last term! Might well come up in my GCSE. When I am next in London, give me your address and maybe I can have some revision help!
Owen


All my life in engineering and magic - I suppose some of it sticks.

Why I remember this I have NO idea but for some reason it stuck - I have never had to use it.

Here goes:

Coefficient of linear expansion of Invar Steel = 0.0000012.

Isn't it strange when something gets stuck in your brain?

I wish my lines for my show would stick that well.


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