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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 § 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.




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