Hollow spy-coins milled out of real currency


15 Responses to “Hollow spy-coins milled out of real currency”

  1. Chris Baker says:

    Awesome. Until I accidentally pass the SD card with all my secret information for a coffee.

  2. laen says:

    Isn’t this illegal? Destroying currency and all that.

  3. Derek Jacoby says:

    can confirm, they are totally cool. Had mine for a couple years now and still can’t find a real use for it, but it’s great fun to show off.

  4. Narmitaj says:

    A chap in the pub showed me one of these £1 coins once… he’s an amateur magician and they’re used in tricks: for instance, you can hide a 5p piece inside. I think he said they cost about £20.

  5. srodman says:

    Now you must watch this, showing the dangers of spy-coins. Also, it’s hilarious.


  6. Christopher says:

    Back in 2004 Canada minted a quarter with a colored poppy in the center. One of those coins caused a minor panic when it was found in the Pentagon, and believed to be some sort of spy device.

    When I first heard that story I laughed. Now it doesn’t seem so funny anymore.

    But are these hollowed-out coins any lighter? I know from experience that pound coins are noticeably heavy.

  7. Preston Sturges says:

    Vending machines would reject it for being the wrong weight. A couple years ago a machine refused to take my quarter.  Eventually I figured out that it was pre-1965 and had a higher silver content. 

  8. L_Mariachi says:

    Hide your valuable thing that people might want to steal inside… a valuable thing that people might want to steal.

  9. PrettyBoyTim says:

    I wonder what it looks like under an xray machine? If you want to avoid the TSA taking a copy of your data at the border, could you come over with a pretty much blank laptop, and have the stuff you use on a bootable partition on a MicroSD card stored in one of those things?

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