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 Post subject: I Finally Broke Down
PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:59 am 
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I have been trying different coins and poker chips on and off the last year trying to find the right fit for some work on coin sleights. I really like the way the golden dollar coins look but they are just too small for decent classic palming and poker chips are too light and usually too thick. I finally went to the local bank and bought some Kennedy halves. They are perfect. I got out the Bobo book and went right to work. There is a reason that half dollars are still the gold standard for coin work they are the best size, weight, and make an awesome clink when you do click passes, etc. Best five bucks invested so far this year..

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:31 pm 
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If you like half dollars look into getting some Walking Liberties. The silver sounds 'better'.

A fellow magician turned me onto Morgan Dollars a while back.

I like them the best.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:09 am 
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For my coin magic, I also used to use Morgan and Walking Liberty Silver dollars. However, most people didn't really seem to recognize those coins. For me, this isn't what I wanted, so I went back to just using borrowed change. It's much more personal then, as everything is recognized, and nothing has to be questioned.

For stage work though, I use palming coins.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 2:26 pm 
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I use Walking Liberties as my half dollar sized coins and Morgans for my dollar sized coins. I don't have any gaffs in Morgans as I only occasionally use them for Three Fly. In Walking Liberties, I have an Expanded Shell Set, Gravity Flipper, Split Coin, and C/S coin. I love my Walkers, and use them all of the time.


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