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Most American Quarters Balanced On Elbow And Caught

United States Brent Thompson

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Royersford, Pennsylvania, United States / April 3, 2009

Brent Thompson balanced 30 American quarters on his elbow and caught them.

Thompson set the record on April 3, 2009 at his home in Royersford, Pennsylvania. Girlfriend Jenn Skupski was present to document the record and count the quarters.

- may balance quarters in more than one stack
- must catch all quarters balanced
- any dropped quarters automatically disqualifies the attempt
- must follow form of current world record holder
- must provide video evidence


Tags: mostbalancingbalancecoinmoneyelbowquarters

  • United States Charlie Paul

    Charlie Paul


  • United States Steve Santopietro

    Steve Santopietro

    I did 32 when I was 17 If I had bigger hands I know I could of done 52 but if u miss one that shouldn't count and u shouldn't get credit for any but if u try again with 1 less and catch them all ok but I had to make 3 stacks I don't think there anyway to do it straight up u couldn't catch them like that even if by some miracle u could balance that much unless u have Tony Robin's hands

  • United States Eddie Salvo

    Eddie Salvo

    That's awsome that's my brother in law beating a world record

  • Canada Dan Rollman

    Dan Rollman

    Tremendous video, though at least one coin is clearly heard falling against the ground. We've denied past submissions for not catching all quarters. Therefore, I think we need to deny this attempt. Clay, will you try again?

    • United States Tai Star

      Tai Star

      I Agree with you Dan. This is awesome but, one quarter obviously dropped. Breaking rules 2 and 3. - must catch all quarters balanced - any dropped quarters automatically disqualifies the attempt

  • United States Aaron Gio

    Aaron Gio

    Read the rules. You have to catch every coin placed upon the elbow. Jimmy Thompson, nice try, doesn't count for squat.

  • United States Andreas Weaver

    Andreas Weaver

    Some coins were dropped you can hear it. Coins were not visible when counting.

  • United States Kevin C

    Kevin C

    Great job, Matt! And I'll be gunning for you soon... :)

  • Wasn't this an episode of Happy Days?

  • United States Kevin C. Murray

    Kevin C. Murray

    Good point. Once they get to a certain height, it's really hard to keep them balanced for long so I usually stack and go as fast as possible (it takes too damn long to pick them all up!).

  • Very impressive. Seeing a little more hang time before you drop your elbow would be a bonus.

  • That's "8all".

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