During the Cold War, Spies from
both the East and West used
Hollow Coins to ferry secret
messages, suicide poisons, and
On May 1st, 1960 U2 Pilot Francis
Gary 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
He was then exchanged for Soviet
spy KGB Colonel Vilyam Fisher (aka
Rudolf 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 by him to transport microfilm.
On the "Products" page is a
complete list of our fully functional
hollow 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 could
easily circulate without detection.
These products are proudly made in
Although the technology of the
hollow coin is not new, the data
media is. Many of our coins are
specially machined to secure the
MicroSD Memory Card, which has
capacities of several gigabytes.
To view or products and place your
order click on the "Products" link
|£1 MicroPound Hollow Spy Coin
|U.S. MicroNickel Hollow Spy Coin