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 British school science at the cutting edge: a vertical column of  the 4 British magnetic coins balanced on the cutting edge of a knife.
 
British school science at the cutting edge: a vertical column of the 4 British magnetic coins balanced on the cutting edge of a knife.

The coins are held together by gravity and the magnetic field generated by two Magic Penny ceramic magnets, out of sight above.

In January 2012 , new nickel-plated 5p and 10p coins came into circulation, joining the copper-plated steel 1p and 2p coins in circulation since 1992.

This is only one of many balancing demonstrations under the title "Balancing the forces of Nature" designed by the Magic Penny Trust and Ciencias y Artes Patagonia for simple enjoyment and, hopefully, to stimulate interest in magnetic fields and force fields generally.

Related images including coins balanced on a glass, on an egg and even on a strand of spider silk, can be found on the:
  www.MagneticCoins.info   and   www.capat.org websites.

More photographs with the new coins will follow soon.  
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© Marķa Victoria Canullo
Robin Linhope Willson
Ciencias y Artes Patagonia - Magic Penny Trust, 2012