Best way to get stuck coins out of capsule?

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Gam3rBlake, Jul 8, 2022.

  1. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

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  4. Perfecterrors

    Perfecterrors New Member

    I think I was just triggered by this post. Anyone who has tryed opening the M. MEGHRIG & SONS knows the struggle. :banghead: 20220711_221724.jpg 20220711_221724.jpg 20220711_221731.jpg 20220711_221738.jpg
  5. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    4 pages to answer this?


    Use an axe!
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  6. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer A Caretaker, can't take it with me

    How utilitarian :banghead:

    C4 is so much more efficient.
  7. CygnusCC

    CygnusCC Learning the ropes Supporter

    Acid, of course.

  8. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

    Well did you ever free the coin from the capsule? :smuggrin:
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  9. imrich

    imrich Supporter! Supporter

    You are correct with a partial answer inasmuch as the thermal coefficient of plastic expansion is greater than metal.

    The phenomena may/will be seen/experienced as elongation/expansion/buckling of plastic siding/rain-gutters on a hot day.

    A possible solution is to turn the capsule open side down in a transparent bowl with water being slowly heated.

    Water may be a pseudo-lubricant, and even heat distributor!

    The captive gas above the coin should/may expand helping push the coin out downwards, while the circumference of the plastic increases, possibly releasing the coin because of gravity/coin-weight. The coin may be viewed dropping, unless the diameter has been distorted to egg shape.

    A more probable solution is to slam the open end of the container downward on a hard surface, with a snapping action, where kinetic energy caused by the moving/stopping coin weight may simply release the coin if starting with a small vertical distance moved, to an increased distance and speed.

    Watch your fingers when using this approach!

    There are other non-destructive methods if neither of these work, but the 2nd suggestion is the simplest if the container is still round.

    Last edited: Jul 14, 2022
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  10. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    And if that doesn't work, then put the (soaked) coin and capsule in the freezer, and wait for the contracting plastic to crack, or the expanding ice to shove it away. (You could try scoring the capsule first, to create weak points along which it would crack.)
  11. calcol

    calcol Supporter! Supporter

    What if the coin cracks first? o_O Cal
  12. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer A Caretaker, can't take it with me

    Hey @Gam3rBlake any update? Inquiring minds want to know.
  13. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Pretty sure that won't happen, even if you've got a cryogenic freezer...
  14. LakeEffect

    LakeEffect Average Circulated Supporter

    I notice the OP has gone missing. She used to post quite a bit, I hope she didn't take the suggestion to use explosives. o_O:nailbiting::facepalm:
  15. Hommer

    Hommer Curator of Semi Precious Coinage Supporter

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