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porkribs
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A friend just gave me a folding quarter with no instructions. How does one get a new rubber band around the quarter? The quarter is so big and the rubber band is so small...

Thank you!
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Stretch the rubber band, not the quarter.
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The problem is that I can barely get one finger in the rubber band, much less two fingers to stretch it around the quarter and the quarter itself. And it seems like I'd need four hands to handle it properly - two to stretch the rubber band (which is INCREDIBLY tiny and only barely stretches to quarter size) and two to hold the halves of the quarters. Maybe it came with the wrong rubber bands? Or am I missing something here?
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Isn't this trick is also called the haunted bill?
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No it isn't, its also known as the bitten and restored coin/bite out coin etc. etc. The haunted bill is the self folding bill.
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Use the first part as an anchor to stretch it then get it around the second and then use the third to anchor and stretch to completion. Boom done.
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Got it working. Thank you!
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I sometimes use long pointed tweezers (fat fingers ya know) to help fit it on and do what paisa23 explained to do.
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Also excellent advice, Bardin. Thank you!
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I never had to replace rubber bands. still works very well.
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On 2006-01-04 07:44, Matt Malinas wrote:
I never had to replace rubber bands. still works very well.

You will...sooner or later, alas nothing lasts forever! Smile
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On 2006-01-04 07:44, Matt Malinas wrote:
I never had to replace rubber bands. still works very well.



Is that a new coin? I find that Incredibly hard to believe. I know a lot of us that is the least of our problems. How many of you accidentally spent there Folding Coins?
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I almost spent a folding quarter. This was one of the first times I was glad that it didn't have the "most invisible seam." I as soon as I noticed, I put it back in my pocket, but had I not noticed the seam I would have spent it without a second thought.

On a slightly unrelated note: Many years ago, I was practicing Scotch and Soda in my bathroom (Becuase it was the only mirror I had access to), and wouldn't you know it; my Centavo/half dollar went right in the toilet, too far to retrieve. I had no choice but to let it go. Smile

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To put the band on the quarter I usually start with the middle of the quarter (you know what I mean without exposing.) PM me if you don't.
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I always put the rubber band on the middle piece of the quarter also. I found that older quarters tend to look better than the newer quarters.
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I cannot believe I still have mine. I've had it for at least eight years, if not a little longer. That's the longest I've had any coin gimmick. I've probably had about 4 or 5 scotch and soda sets in the same time period, plus the ocassional other bit.

I rarely use the folding quarter though. Coin in Bottle just isn't for me, and I've never been a big fan of biting it and restoring it. Can someone change my mind for me?

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Looks pretty good there DMann. No crease or fold to be seen. This is what I didn't like about the one for $6.95.
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A person could find a lot of uses for a coin of that quality. coins accross etc...
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Yes there are many uses of a folding coin, you can put it through a bottle, and bite it, and blow it back it is well worth your money
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