Shrinking money, coins specifically . . . .

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by ZoidMeister, May 21, 2022.

  1. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . .

    @lordmarcovan , I know you are familiar with these.

    Honey, I Shrank the Coins . . . .

    Stoneridge Engineering - creators of the official "shrunken money" coins.

    Using advanced physics and some self-destructive hardware, Stoneridge reduced these small dollar coins to the size of a nickel. A pretty amazing feat of enginering in itself.

    I cannot explain the physics as well as the creator, so investigate the process for yourself. There is a very informative letter below that came with these pieces. They had tags stating that they were hit with 5,600 joules of energy

    I'm just beyond ecstatic to have been able to pick these two up.

    If you have any examples, post them up.


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  3. lardan

    lardan Member

    This is very interesting and glad you posted it for all to see and read. But, what is the point of doing this. Is this a new tehcnology and is trying to expanded to other areas of use?
  4. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    Here is the REAL "little money."
    Worlds smalls coins  7-31-18 at 11.43 AM.jpg

    I also have a couple of those shrunk coins too.
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  5. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    They look like they have gotten thicker in the shrinking process. What is the new thickness?

    I have seen some of these before, I think they are pretty cool pieces to have.
    Congratulations on acquiring them.
    Last edited: May 21, 2022
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  6. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Wait a sec…. I know you too well Zoid! Are you tugging at my leg or am I to understand these are genuine US minted coins that have been shrunk somehow??
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  7. baseball21

    baseball21 Well-Known Member

    Assuming these examples are legit examples of it yes they're real. There's been real coins that get shrunken for at least two decades now.
  8. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    How can you expect our political know-it-alls to shrink coins when they can't even shrink the budget...
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  9. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . .

    Yup, those are really US coins, magnetically altered. Probably made circa 2006 or so. Check out the website on the business card. I haven't seen a lot of these out in the wild.

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  10. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . .

    They do get thicker, probably twice as thick and their weight remains the same.

    The edges push inward and the sides move outward parallel to the magnetic force. Check out the website for the best explanation.

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  11. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    These are mine.




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  12. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    For reference, that's about 1.4 "dietary calories" (kcal).

    Your body gets enough energy from one Big Mac to shrink 400 quarters. The laws of physics aren't fair, though, so the Big Mac has the opposite effect on your waistline.
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