Stainless fender washers priced at $0.99 came to $1.04 at my local hardware store. So, my question is, should I just drill a hole in a quarter and substitute those for fender washers? I could get four for the price of one washer. Is it a crime to deface money?
I can't give legal advice, but Google says it is illegal to deface a US coin. The next questions are whether anyone would apprehend or prosecute someone for doing so to a quarter. Gosh, how many kids have put coins on railroad tracks to flatten them. I have some metal poker chips and socialist country coins.
I belong to an organization that awards a silver dollar for one year of membership. It is traditional to punch a hole in the silver dollar for each year of membership. Today, actually, happens to be the anniversary of my 33rd year of membership. But I wasn't much of a traditionalist.
YOLO! Great idea, I will probably copy it myself, just bought some stainless hardware the other day and the price was ridiculous. Maybe sand the edges and visible face so you can't tell that it's a quarter any more, if you're skeered.