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I've just received Johnson's USC. The stock routine involves palming the [ off the real penny, but the supplied real penny is immediately wedged in by gravity, and won't slip off. Am I doing something wrong? Thanks.
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Yes. The real penny is not supposed to go inside the shell. Even the double-sided C/S insert (which is smaller than the real penny) locks tightly.

Is it possible you misread or misinterpreted the directions, with regard to what they mean when they talk about palming off the shell (with the penny underneath, but not inside)?
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Hang on, I may have misspoke or misremembered the details of this one myself. Off to double-check....
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The real English penny used in (supplied with) this particular effect has been cut down in size to fit in the shell. If you're using the correct (supplied) English penny, then it should fit easily within the shell.

If it doesn't, then perhaps you're using an unmodified English penny, or else the shell may have sustained minor damage (such as being dropped on its edge onto a hard floor) sufficient enough to make what was once a loose fit now a tight fit?
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Hi there, straight from the packet the cut down penny wedges into the [ which doesn't allow me to palm off the [. A perfect fit, without it being damaged. I suppose I could file the penny down slightly. Thanks for checking!
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If the shell is out of round, even slightly, the cut-down penny can stick. You could try putting a thin silk over the open shell, pushing the penny in (with the silk in between them) to slightly reexpand it, then using the silk to pop the shell out.

Or contact Johnson for an exchange. They have a lifetime guarantee on their products.
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