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 Post subject: scotch and soda centavo cointhickness disparity
PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 7:02 pm 
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When doing scotch and soda, for those who have the trick with a centavo, and half dollar, I notice there to be a great disparity of the centavo thickness before and after the vanish. Several spectators notice this. Does anyone who has scotch and soda notice this? If I bought a scotch and soda version with an english penny would I still have this issue? Thanks in advance for your help.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 8:29 pm 
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I know what you mean. I'm not sure if you can actually buy a centavo that is the same thickness or not. What I did was grind the back side of my centavo real smooth until it was the same thickness as the gimmick. When I hand the spectator the centavo after the vanish, they have never said anything because most think that is the way the coin is suppose to look. But if anyone knows where you can get a centavo the same thickness as the gimmick, let us know.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2008 7:04 pm 
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I always hold the gimmicked centavo in the palm of my hand, or at an angle where the spectators only see the top of the coin, and I have never had anyone notice anything about the gimmicked coin being thinner.


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Mohawk has your solution. Let the flesh of your hand hide the edge of the coin so they cannot tell it's thickness.

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I just do it with ungimmicked coins.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:17 pm 
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TheCaffeinator wrote:
I just do it with ungimmicked coins.


Anyone else want to get the elitist comments out of their systems? No, just Caffeinator? OK, then. Moving right along...

Yes, I have noticed this disparity. I'm wondering if it's because I went with the cheap Tango set, and a Schoolcraft set's thicknesses would match up, or if they're all like that. But then again, I've never had a spec notice. So I'd take Mohawk's advice.


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