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Copper Penny Sorter (pennysorter.com)
6 points by vincent_s 2 days ago | hide | past | favorite | 3 comments

Keep in mind, it's a federal crime to melt any 5-cent or 1-cent US coins for the purposes of selling the underlying metal, punishable by a $10,000 fine and 5 years in prison. c.f. 31 CFR ยง 82.1 (https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/31/82.1)

But it is not a crime to smoosh a coin into a souveneir.

I am sure there are legitimate uses for such a sorter, especially for a coin shop.

I had one of these for a while. They work very well for what they do.

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