How to Make a Magical Two Headed Coin

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Introduction: How to Make a Magical Two Headed Coin

In this Instructable, you will learn how to make a 2 headed, and mutilated coin, to use for magic, or other purposes.

Step 1: Materials

The materials you need:
>2 nickels, or two identical coins
>Superglue
>Sandpaper (Bench grinder works better)
>Dust Off (with the little straw)

Step 2: Attaching the Two Coins

First, take each coin, and sand the "Tails " side until it is pretty rough, this gives the glue something to hold onto.(first picture)

Then, put superglue on all parts of the "tails" side of one coin, and attach the other one to it.
(picture 2)

Now, you have 2 coins stacked, and super glued together.
(picture 3)

Step 3: Freezing the Nickel

Now, we must freeze the nickel, in order to make sure the glue is dried, and it gives a special texture.
To freeze it, turn the can of dust off upside down, and lightly pull the trigger.
BE CAREFUL, THE LIQUID THAT COMES OUT CAN GIVE YOU FROSTBITE!
Spray it on the coin, then let the coin sit for about 30 seconds.

Step 4: Adding Texture (optional)

this step is optional, but it makes the coin look more funky.

Now, the coin has been glued, and frozen together, it is time to add some color, and texture.

Place a few dabs of super glue on the surface of the coin, and spray it with freezing dust off.
do this several times, but be careful because ther is super glue, and freezing poison being sprayed everywhere.

Step 5: Finishing the Coin

Now, sand some of the white residue off, and sand the edges down, a lot.
I used a bench grinder, but sanding it should work.
You can do anything you want to mutilate the sides of the coin, it makes it look more like you found it, rather than made it.
You can also use a grinder, or sand paper to rough up the face, and edges, to your liking.

Step 6: Uses for the Coin

you have finally finished the coin, but what can you use it for?
I use it for magic tricks, it is very easy to palm.
you can also use it like the mayor in "The Dark Knight", because this coin has two heads.

Be weary:
In the US, it might be illegal to mutilate currency, im not really sure. Also I dont know about other countries.

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Before defacing any US Currency or coins perhaps you should read the laws governing such defacing or destruction.

United States Code

TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

PART 1 - CRIMES

CHAPTER 17 - COINS AND CURRENCY

333. Mutilation of national bank obligations

Whoever mutilates, cuts, defaces, disfigures, or perforates, or unites or cements together, or does any other thing to any bank bill, draft, note, or other evidence of debt issues by any national banking association, or Federal Reserve bank, or the Federal Reserve System, with intent to render such bank bill, draft, note or other evidence of debt unfit to reissue, shall be fines under this title or imprisoned not more than six months, or both.

Unted States Code, TITLE 18, PART 1, CHAPTER 17

331.Mutliation, diminution, and falsification of coins

You can read this one yourself, but it says pretty much the same thing as the above except specifically for coins.

the government's not gonna come knocking at your door to see if you have any defaced coins.

I'm not encouraging people to break the law, but its a magic trick for pete's sake.

because he's not a hero he's r silent guardian r watchful eye a dark knight

Defacing US currency is frowned upon. Perhaps a token or other non-protected coin shaped object would be in order?

its only illegal if you make the currency appear to be worth more than it is. thats why its legal to have penny presses.

I thought of that, but could not find any other coin like objects in my house.

It is fine, unless you try to put it back in circulation. The common misconception is that it is illegal to "deface" the coins or bills. It is perfectly alright to do whatever you would like with currency. It is your money, and it is alright unless you try to make it someone else's (a.k.a. putting it back in circulation, a.k.a. buying stuff with it.).

Anything worth less than $0.25 is ok to destroy

do we have a reference for that?