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  • a 35 cent weld, look at the row of nickels

    I was working on this the other say when the nickle/dime thread was active, then it dissapeared.. so here they are


    \actually a little trickier than i imagined, this was all a series of tacks as these things melt away FAST!
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    beautiful. a little to pricey for bigger jobs.lol
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    • #3
      You sir are in big trouble!!! Defacing US currency is a crime.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by KB Fabrications View Post
        You sir are in big trouble!!! Defacing US currency is a crime.
        Yep.
        Also causing deflation.

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        • #5
          You better call in every amusement park in the US then, because every one of them has the little machine to crush money into a little trinket. I'm not sure what it is but some where there's a stipulation in using money in art or converting coins into something.... at least that's what i was told when asking how they were allowed to crush coins into those things... plus i could always grind them apart LOL (not)

          I should cut them apart and see if i could spend them hahah... I bet i could

          Plus ourt money hasn't been backed by gold in so long that it's pretty much meaningless paper at this point anyway.

          You call it defacing, i call it a custom 35 cent piece
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          • #6
            Pennies, such as are crushed into tourist souvenirs, are an exception. Nickels and higher denominations, are illegal to destroy. He's right. In fact, you are allowed to not use pennies in legal transactions. It's just not in practice yet. Many countries do round off their equivalents. I wish we would. But the bean counters would go insane.

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            • #7
              guess i'll spend my 35 cent piece before some one turns me in LOL

              But what about those people that do huge sculptures from change? I've seen life size animals and people made from tacked together money. Actually it's something i wish i could afford to build something out of because i think it looks really cool because after you tack the money together you can shape it into really nice arches.

              Rigth now we got a ring of people buying up omaha with fake 100 dollar bills, they've got pics of them on TV everywhere buying little stuff an the bills keep passing the tests except for the strip is not magnetic, but no one uses much more than the pen they were saying. It seems like once a year we get a big couterfiet operation going on here and the secret service is all over... Omaha is weird for sure, not the small midwest town i moved to 12 years ago
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              • #8
                Originally posted by MAC702 View Post
                Pennies, such as are crushed into tourist souvenirs, are an exception. Nickels and higher denominations, are illegal to destroy. He's right. In fact, you are allowed to not use pennies in legal transactions. It's just not in practice yet. Many countries do round off their equivalents. I wish we would. But the bean counters would go insane.
                Don't use your pennies...EVERYONE SEND THEM TO ME Not really the same, but do you remember the Richard Pryor movie that he was some accountant and had all the change on someone's bank accounts go to him?

                turboglenn, instead of spending the time grinding them off, practice with your tig some more = time better spent
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by KB Fabrications View Post
                  You sir are in big trouble!!! Defacing US currency is a crime.
                  I think it's more of a d@mn crime when people use our U.S. Flag for their clothing!!!!!!!!!
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Bert View Post
                    I think it's more of a d@mn crime when people use our U.S. Flag for their clothing!!!!!!!!!

                    Especially the boxers/panties...that's liek saying.."leave a skidmark on our nations symbol of freedom"

                    My wife's military, i grew up military and although some think it silly i have a great respect for our flag. SHe won't fly in bad weather, she's enver tangled and she's always proudly displayed and lit up out front of my house

                    Although i don't agree with our governments hacked version of what they think the constitution allows THEM to do, i am proud of my country and would stand behind her till my death! Unfortunately i cna't serve in the armed forces because i was already crippled too much for them to take me when i tried to enlist, but if they ever take "volunteers" for a "bad situation", i'm right there.

                    Sorry to go OT..carry on :P
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by MAC702 View Post
                      Pennies, such as are crushed into tourist souvenirs, are an exception. Nickels and higher denominations, are illegal to destroy. He's right.
                      BULL-O-NEY!

                      It is illegal to destroy all U.S. coin for PROFIT (i.e. smelting when the spot price is higher than the face value) except:

                      (b) The prohibition contained in 82.1 against the treatment of 5-cent coins and one-cent coins shall not apply to the treatment of these coins for educational, amusement, novelty, jewelry, and similar purposes as long as the volumes treated and the nature of the treatment makes it clear that such treatment is not intended as a means by which to profit solely from the value of the metal content of the coins.
                      Prior to this enactment you owned to coin, iff'n you felt like destroying good money, so be it.

                      Just to clarify.
                      The reason the enactment specifies 1 & 5 cent coins is;
                      a) it's just silly to have a law that states look at your pennies because this law pertains to pennies minted prior to 1982.
                      b) there isn't enough metal in dimes, quarters, halfs and dollar coins to have a face far above the metal's value.
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                      • #12
                        It is also illegal to TIG a mustache onto Ol' George and sell it as a rare collectable. Well for more than .25usd anyway.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by turboglenn View Post
                          You better call in every amusement park in the US then, because every one of them has the little machine to crush money into a little trinket. I'm not sure what it is but some where there's a stipulation in using money in art or converting coins into something.... at least that's what i was told when asking how they were allowed to crush coins into those things... plus i could always grind them apart LOL (not)
                          Are you talking about the machines and the you put 2 quartes and 1 penny in? They have them are rest stops too. Do you really think they use your penny? I hope not cause they dont...

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Mustangous View Post
                            Are you talking about the machines and the you put 2 quartes and 1 penny in? They have them are rest stops too. Do you really think they use your penny? I hope not cause they dont...
                            Yea, there's ones in Worlds of fun in KC, MO that you put in 50 cents, then palce your penny in this slot and you watch it as it gets crushed through the gears, smoothed and then imprinted. So you know it's your penny.

                            Now that seems like it would be illeal since it profits from teh destruction. Merely welding a statue from nickels or pennies would count as art, novelty etc in the one act cited so basically as long as you're not profiting from the contents of the penny or nickel, you are allowed to make it into what ever you so please from what i understand.... LOL whew, good thing i didn't use dimes i guess LOL
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by turboglenn View Post
                              Now that seems like it would be illeal since it profits from teh destruction.
                              Nope, it's a novelty and excluded. As well as your welded nickels which are permissible under: "educational, amusement, novelty, and perhaps similar purposes

                              Originally posted by turboglenn View Post
                              LOL whew, good thing i didn't use dimes i guess LOL
                              Dimes and higher denomination are not included in this act, as the metal content is well below the face value.

                              The reason the Gov't enacted this law was a while back both nickel (the metal) and copper were priced above what the coin was valued at by several cents, making a nickel coin worth about 6 cents I recall, and maybe two cents per penny (pre-'82's). The Gov't was of course spending more than that to have the alloy produced and strip made. So they didn't like losing money (pun both intended and not).

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