Frequently Asked Questions
  1. How realistic do your hollow coins actually look?
  2. How do your coins differ from solid coins?
  3. Is it legal to make and possess altered coins?
  4. What is your return policy?
  5. Do you make Canadian hollow coins?
  6. Do you do custom work?


How realistic do your hollow coins actually look?
When we say that our hollow coins are "Absolutely Indistinguishable" from a solid coin to the
naked eye, we mean it!  The seam where the two halves meet falls right along the rim of the coin,
which effectively camouflages it.  

How do your coins differ from solid coins?
The weight of a hollow coin may be noticeably less, especially in the smaller coins.  Another difference is the "ring"
tone that certain coins possess.  Hollow coins do not possess this ring, and will have a dull thud sound when
dropped onto a table top.  

Is it legal to make and possess altered coins?
Yes.  In the United States, the only stipulation in altering coins is that it cannot be done "fraudulently".  In other
words, it would be illegal to shave down a coin, sell the shavings for their base metal, and re-circulate the coin.  All
of our coins are intended to be permanently removed from general circulation.  It may be, however, illegal in your
country to posses a hollow coin.   In recent communication with the EU, we have found it to be a very grey area as
to whether our hollow coins are considered to be "Coins", "Trinkets", "Medals", "Counterfeit Coins", or none of the
above.  The EU did make it clear to us, however, that individual Member States have their own laws that may
pertain to Hollow Spy Coins.  Our policy is to leave the legality to the purchaser, and we will ship worldwide.  


What is your return policy?
If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please contact us for a no-hassle refund.  Furthermore, if at any time
your coin fails to perform, we will gladly replace it at no cost.  Simply email us, send it along in an envelope, and
we will replace it with a new coin.


Do you make Canadian hollow coins?
Unfortunately, all of the common Canadian coins have specific conditions that do not lend themselves to be
transformed into hollow coins.  
  1. The Canadian $1 coin (Loonie) is not round, but instead is in the shape of a hendecagon, or an 11 sided
    polygon.  This makes it impossible to properly hide the seam of the two pieces.  
  2. The Canadian $2 coin is a bi-metal coin with a pressed insert.  Upon cutting the coin, the integrity where the
    two metals meet would be compromised.  
  3. The Canadian half dollar, quarter and nickel are made from either steel or pure nickel, coin and date
    dependent.  Neither of these metals are easily lathe cut to the thin walls needed.  


Do you do custom work?  
Yes, including most world coins.  If you are traveling to a specific part of the world and require data storage
security, we will try to match a coin to your itinerary.  Besides coins, we also make custom concealments for most
any sized object.  Contact us with your requirements.