Copper Shrunken Quarter
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Shrunken Quarter.
This is a truly baffling object: I have yet to meet anyone who is able to figure out how it was created, before I tell them. It's about the size of a dime, which is unusual since it is in fact a quarter. The shrinking was done using a powerful pulse of magnetic force, with no mechanical contact between the coin and anything doing the squeezing. This is is so amazing I've written an article about it for my monthly Popular Science column. If you want one of these coins, I suggest buying one (see source link) before the article comes out in October 2003, as his production capacity is extremely limited. The source link also has detail information and photos of how the coins are made.
Source: Bert Hickman
Contributor: Bert Hickman
Acquired: 20 June, 2002
Price: Donated
Size: 0.5"
Purity: >90%
Sample Group: Coins