Coin Heist (2017)
Students break into the Philadelphia Mint and make coins
The 2017 NetFlix (Adaptive Studios) film "Coin Heist" is about a group of four modern-day
private high school students who break into the United States Philadelphia Mint to manufacture artificial
error coins, intending to sell them to coin collectors.
and lost $10,000,000 in school funds.
quarter dollar (25 cents) coin is used. Also shown are some minting equipment and coin dies.
Dennington Prep is a private high school located near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The school art class students are taken to the United States Philadelphia Mint for a tour.
2. Philadelphia Mint field trip
The Philadelphia Mint was founded in 1792 and is the oldest of all US mints.
3. Mint employee explains error coins
A mint official explains the manufacturing process for coins and also explains that while few error coins
get out of the mint, those that do can be sold to collectors for sometimes lots of money.
4. School metal sculpture
The school's arge metal abstract sculpture serves as a student meeting spot.
5. The Gang of Four - Jason, Benny, Dakota, Alice
The four students who plan the operation are Jason, a musician and artist, Benny, a machinist,
Dakota, a school socialite, and Alice, a computer expert and "hacker".
which were sold for a lot of money.
re-fund the school.
6. Wildlife of America coin pamphlet
The quarter they pick to use is from a (fictional) "Wildlife of America" series of coins, a Michigan State
coin with the design of a fish being hooked by a fisherman.
7. Alice at work
She is able to get into a private mint computer and finds some information.
8. Coin die location
Alice finds a map showing the location of coin dies. The plan is to create an "error" coin die,
take it to the mint, and strike the coins.
9. Altering the die
Alice gets some other information about mint projects.
10. Other mint projects
The future projects include the (fictional) Medal of Honor Medallion, Nixon Nickel,
Wildlife of America Michigan State coin, Sitting Bull One Dollar Coin, and the Trump Wooden Nickel.
11. Creating the die
The four head for the mint posing as workers for a HVAC (heating vent and air-conditioning)
company, but school activities force them to make multiple trips in pairs.
12. Manufactured coins
The prop coins appear to have the same design on both sides.
13. Mint guards searching
The four students are able to get their coins out of the mint in boxes, which would require
some heavy lifting as 20,000 US clad quarters would weight around 250 lbs.
why they have been hanging out with each other. He confronts the students and brings them
to the school principal (headmaster).
14. In the principal's office
The students know that they are in serious trouble.
15. The principal proposes a solution
The students explain their scheme and the reason they did it to the principal.
They are surprised when he offers to fence the original 2,000 coins for them and agrees to
give the money to the school.
16. Coin distribution
Jason hands out souvenir quarters to the other members.
17. School artwork addition
The sculpture has gained an additional piece made from the rest of the quarters.
Alex Saxon as Jason
Alexis G. Zall as Alice
Sasha Pieterse as Dakota
Jay Walker as Benny
Michael Cyril Creighton as Mr. Rankin
Writer: Emily Hagins, Elisa Ludwig (novel)