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Nickel Escape Compass

Nickel Escape Compass

Built using a real US nickel, this coin's heads side points north when hung from a string.

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Editor’s Note

During WWII, Allied airmen were given covert compasses as part of their escape kits. Inspired by those live-saving implements, the Nickel Escape Compass can tell the direction using nothing but a normal-looking US nickel and a piece of string. When suspended on a thread routed through the nearly unnoticeable channel around the coin's side, the "heads" side will always point to magnetic north, letting covert ops and lost hikers alike find their way with minimal tools.