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During the Cold War, Spies from both the East and West used
Hollow Coins to ferry secret messages, suicide poisons, and microfilms undetected. On May 1st, 1960 U2 Pilot Gary Francis Powers was shot down over
the Soviet Union and taken captive. In his possession was a hollow silver dollar containing a poisoned needle that was to be used to take his own life in
such a circumstance.
For one reason or another, he did not use it and was held for 21 months by the Soviets. He was then exchanged for Soviet spy KGB Colonel Vilyam Fisher (aka Rudolph Abel) at the Glienicke Bridge, in Berlin, Germany. Colonel Fisher was also no stranger to hollow coins...his original capture by
the United States FBI was directly related to a hollow nickel that was used to transport microfilm.
On the following pages are exact duplicates of Cold War Spy
Coins. They are all precision machined from actual coins, and are absolutely indistinguishable from a solid coin to the naked eye. They can be safely handled without danger of separation and can easily circulate without detection. Although the technology of the hollow coin has not changed, the data media has. In lieu of microfilms, most of our coins have been cut to conceal the Micro SD memory card, which has a capacity exceeding one terabyte of data.