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John Adams Golden Coin Maker

by John Adams
2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (132 customer reviews)
RRP: 16.99
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  • Make your own chocolate medals and coins with the Golden Coin Maker factory
  • Choose from 20 magical stamps or personalise your own
  • Golden Coin Maker factory enables user to emboss, wrap and store chocolate medals and coins
  • Includes ‘golden’ net bags
  • Use with any leading brand of chocolate buttons
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Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight662 g
Product Dimensions15 x 12 x 23 cm
Manufacturer recommended age:6 - 12 years
Item model number3245
Number of Puzzle Pieces10
Assembly RequiredNo
Batteries Required?No
Batteries Included?No
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 5,528 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight680 g
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Date First Available1 Jan 2002

Product Safety

This product is subject to specific safety warnings
  • Warning: Not suitable for children under 36 months
  • Warning: To be used under the direct supervision of an adult

Product Description

Box Contains

  • Magical coin and medal factory
  • Chocolate melting unit
  • Coin/medals moulds and rings
  • Spread and scribe tool
  • Ten double sided coin/medal embossing discs
  • Golden net bags and golden elastic
  • Four golden foil sheets

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    Customer Reviews

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    277 of 282 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars A thoroughly worthless pursuit 1 Mar 2006
    By A Customer
    Durability: 3.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 1.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 1.0 out of 5 stars   
    Mmmm.... 36 steps including waiting for warm water to melt the chocolate plus 15-20 minutes in the fridge to cool. So far I haven't managed to get a decent embossing result either, and I'm actually rather capable so heaven help those who aren't. And when you've finished you can "bag `em" can you? Righty ho, but you'll be a long time filling a bag when you have to repeat every stage, including waiting for melting and cooling, two coins at a time. Doesn't sound like the great idea you thought this "machine" would be, does it? My recommendation is that you buy your children some nice superior, ready made chocolate coins from the shops and invest in a gift that is actually worthwhile. Oh, and you will be making your coins from silver kitchen foil sooner than you think, since the gold stuff supplied is only good for a handful. But it really saved my day to learn I could send off for more. I write facetiously because the marketing description for this "toy" seems to glibly gloss over its labour-intensive fiddliness and I feel people should be warned.
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    53 of 54 people found the following review helpful
    Durability: 1.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 1.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 1.0 out of 5 stars   
    I could not feel more dismayed. My 5 year old Son wanted this toy above all others for Christmas. Imagine his joy as he ripped off the wrapping paper to discover he'd received the number one item on his Christmas wish list.

    Now imagine my horror.

    This flimsy, pointless, inadequate toy has almost reduced me to tears. Melting cheap chocolate buttons on a warmish bottle of water??? That's 20 minutes of my life I'll never get back! A tight arse pack of gold paper and an embosser that doesn't emboss??! The results were pathetic. Nasty cheap chocolate, melting as soon as you remove it from the freezer, gold paper barely holding the goo in place, half a pattern you couldn't possibly make out and intense disappointment all round.

    My children barely had the attention span to hang around until the chocolate melted. That was probably for the best. It ended with me cursing John Adams with a string of highly creative expletives. Strange, I'd never even said the C word before this escapade.

    Enjoy counting your real gold coins, John Adams, I don't know how you sleep at night.
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    120 of 124 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars A great rainy day activity!! 31 Oct 2009
    Durability: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
    I was very worried about getting this after reading the reviews, but it was a toy that my little boy wanted really badly, so got it anyway.
    I have to say I am glad I did.
    I would higly recommend that you give up on the warm water melting method though (I think this must be what made everyone else give up completely) used it to melt 2 coins and it took about 10-15 mins then it wasn't warm enough to melt anymore. JUST MELT THE CHOCOLATE IN THE MICROWAVE!! Once metled they only take a few mins to harden in the freezer. Whilst they are in the freezer get your foil cut and then the coins are very easily covered in foil and I think the impressions with the stamper are pretty good too. I think the people who say they aren't must have left the coins in the freezer too long!!
    My son is only 4 and a half and very active and he didn't lose intertest at all, in fact he was so proud of himself he didn't want to stop until there was no chocolate left!
    But I should point out that I also bought the little extra box which contains 4 more moulds (plus other bits), so we were able to make 8 coins at a time! Which took about half an hour in total. Also I can't comment on the chocolate provided as I didn't have the original (out of date box, so reduced!) but I used chocolate buttons which worked great.
    Yes there are 34 steps, but they are very broken down could be explained in about 10 steps!
    Overall I would highly recommend as a great rainy day activity!
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    11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars oh crikey...why bother! 26 Aug 2008
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    Durability: 2.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 1.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 2.0 out of 5 stars   
    Looks like a fab idea, and my boys of 5 and 3 love it! However, unless your kids are old enough to do it all themselves, don't buy this! It takes 10 minutes of fiddling to melt the chocolate, then 40 minutes in the fridge, then lots of other fiddly jobs to produce 2 (YES 2) gold coins. I was thoughouly fed up by then, put the maker in the loft, and went out and bought the boys half a dozen packs of gold coins each!
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    179 of 190 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars Total pants 27 Dec 2007
    Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 1.0 out of 5 stars   
    I gave this 5 stars for educational value, on the basis that it teaches children a valuable lesson about advertising, and not expecting things to be what they are described as. I also gave it 5 stars for durability, since I doubt we'll ever use it again so it will still be pristine in 10 years time.

    This was the crappest of crap things ever. It takes over a year to make 2 coins (well that's what it felt like) and they are horrible, greasy, cheap-tasting chocolate. The kids lost interest and wandered off eventually, leaving me to sweat and swear over the wretched coins which, no matter how long you leave them in the freezer, melt all over you the INSTANT you take them out.

    Do not buy this product unless you don't like your children much.
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    25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars Golden Coin Maker - 31 Oct 2008
    By ziggy
    Durability: 3.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 1.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 1.0 out of 5 stars   
    My children had been looking forward to this for ages. They have seen it on the tv and thought they would be making lots of golden coins at christmas. I wasn't so sure but as they were so set on it I bought it them for christmas. What a waste of money my children sadly learnt that the reality of what these advertisers show on the tv is not in fact the reality of trying to make them yourself. Even as I sat with them they were bored to the fact we made two coins and it's never been touched since. It took forever to melt the chocolate then it had to go into the fridge. Children like to be able to make a product and see it in one go not over a period of days. This needs to be clear when advertising these toys as the makers might get their money but what about the dissapointed kids?
    My opinion don't buy it invest in some shape cutters and melt your own chocolate on kitchen foil, wait to dry and cut them out yourself, cheaper, more fun and a lot less hassel.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Excellent item & good value for the money.
    Published 10 days ago by Santana1
    5.0 out of 5 stars coin maker
    Bought this product for my granddaughter as her birthday present and from reports she enjoyed using it so was a good choice.
    Published 1 month ago by livaboard
    1.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely useless
    Don't waste your money! My 5, now 6 year old was desperate for this for Christmas so when Santa gave it to her she was delighted. Read more
    Published 2 months ago by Lynn
    4.0 out of 5 stars Great fun
    Christmas present for a freind did not have any problems with this product they love it aswell as make ing the coins up great fun
    Published 3 months ago by wayne brundell
    3.0 out of 5 stars poor quality
    Poor quality product for the price paid - bought as birthday pressie for niece who liked it but not worth money
    Published 3 months ago by Marie Buchan
    2.0 out of 5 stars I'm afraid it is a bit of a let down
    this is for kids to make chocolate coins but it is not easy for them to use and bearly does the job it is supposed to do my daughter has only used it a couple of times and ended up... Read more
    Published 3 months ago by A. SMITH
    4.0 out of 5 stars The instructions are all wrong
    My daughter (aged 6) had seen this advertised and wanted it for Christmas, so many bad reviews that we decided not to get it. Read more
    Published 4 months ago by bass master
    3.0 out of 5 stars ok
    I would only recommend this if you are an older kid. its quite complicated and very time consuming. I gave up on it in the middle of it a couple times but might try it again now... Read more
    Published 5 months ago by carmen wilson
    5.0 out of 5 stars Golden coin maker
    A great item for all ages haven't had time to play with this yet but from what I can see it looks simple
    Published 5 months ago by Ms. Michelle Groom
    1.0 out of 5 stars Waste of money, complete garbage.
    Where to start?

    Firstly, melting chocolate in a tiny bath filled with water from the hot tap takes just as long as you'd imagine, and it holds only just enough to fill... Read more
    Published 5 months ago by Mark Wilson
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