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With apologies to Michelangelo:

I saw an angel in the slab and hammered until I set her free.

Setting this coin free was surprisingly easy.  I stood it on its end, put a regular head screwdriver in the groove at the top, and gave the screwdriver handle a few controlled, but firm, whacks with a hammer.  Once the plastic weld started to to crack, separating the front and the back, I worked the screwdriver around the edge of the slab, twisting it slightly to pry the pieces apart.  Took less than 3 minutes.  


Jay GT4:
Excellent!  I freed mine the same way!

This time with apologies to Lynyrd Skynyrd:

But if I stayed in this slab, girl,
Things just couldn't be the same.
'Cause I'm as free as a bird now,
And this bird you can not change, oh, oh, oh, oh.

"Thank god almighty, free at last!" +++


--- Quote from: Mat on September 25, 2013, 07:36:10 pm ---"Thank god almighty, free at last!" +++

--- End quote ---

Ha!  I almost used that quote, but I was afraid to go there!


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