The Trap with the Golden Bait

By Roman Booteen

The video of the original coin from Roman Booteen has been a viral giant among the likes of Facebook and Twitter. The video shows the entrancing beauty of a hemispherical coin with a smaller gold coin at the center. The golden coin is pressed downward and the hidden teeth leap from the coin to entrap it's victim. 

The obverse is a domed Morgan Dollar, featuring the iconic eagle. But it is the reverse that is the real star. It features a 1945 Gold Dos Peso core, surrounded by a spring-loaded finger trap. With the trap open, it becomes part of the border work, but try to steal the gold bait and it snaps shut. Never before has a Hobo Nickel existed with such unique sculpting and functionality.

Around the circumference, a matching inscription by Sir Walter Scott reads: AURUM MULTO MAGIS ANIMAS PERDIDIT QUAM FERRUM CORPORA CECIDIT. The meaning - “Gold has killed more souls than iron”.

  • Authorized, licensed reproduction of Roman Booteen's original Trap Coin
  • One-of-a-kind working trap mechanism
  • Includes original Morgan Dollar
  • Includes original Dos Pesos 1/20 Troy ounce gold coin
  • Bezel, Jaws & Trap cast from 20 grams of 925 silver
  • Bronze Scepter to trigger trap and easel for display
  • Includes certificate of authenticity
  • Limited to only 999 replicas, individually laser-etched with serial number
  • Includes collector's wooden box
  • 1 year manufacturer's warranty on the moving parts

**Pictures are representative of the coin and item that you will receive, actual coin may differ slightly.**

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