I work at the Carolina Renaissance Festival as a street magician and I can say that ever since David
Blaine performed the bite out quarter trick on his television special, this is the number one
requested trick. Even though we are a period correct faire, that’s all they talk about. I never did
it because everyone has seen it but wow! Rick Lax has added a great touch with the extra piece that
looks even better in super slo-mo! Not only that but you simply can not beat Roy Keuper’s Forever
Band. If you already have the gimmick definitely pick up one of those bands because it’s worth way
more than the price of this trick. I mean, an elastic that lasts 30+ years? Sounds like a no brainer
right? Get this. You’ll be glad you did even if you already know how it works.
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I bought it on the very first day based on the "Forever Band" even though I already own two others
that I can do the effect with (but they both use the dental type bands). Unfortunately, "forever"
only means it will not deteriorate over time sitting around. The band "will" and "does" break. The
one that came installed in my coin was broke when it arrived so I contacted Penguin after replacing
it with the one extra that you receive with the order. Penguin sent me a band to replace the broken
one. USPS being how it is being right now took 2 weeks for it to get to me in Ohio but I did get it.
There have been others that reported breaks right away (from another forum) so take "Forever" with a
grain of salt.
The video says you can buy extras but when I tried asking if I could buy
extras (with the replacement band) I was told they do not sell extras as of now. Maybe the download
jumped the gun a bit. Once they start to sell extras though, I will buy some as this band is still a
big step up from the old style and I will give it the benefit of the doubt (I have not had another
The reason for 3 stars is that you have to buy the whole effect over to get
these. (The band actually fits my older BITCOIN as well as a 3 way folder I have) It would have been
nice to pay $25 for maybe 5 "forever bands" than 2 with a duplicate gimmick.
customer service was great and took care of the problem right away, just know they can and will
break (just not as often as the old style from what I have seen and heard from others)
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The trick is ok to perform for young audiences but won't fool seasoned magicians. The coin itself
cannot be examined whereas sleight of hand is required.
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I would suggest Penguin show the face of the coin. There is nothing unusual for the spectator to
see.... Nothing wrong with the "rim" of the coin.
Great instructions, very complete.
This is one I will use a lot because there is hardly any set up, and you’ll be ready to go as soon
as you open the package. In fact, my six-year-old daughter is using it and loving it!
Received coin quickly. Great quality. The instructions link took me to a very informative
The new coin having only one "flipper" side makes it much easier to hold and display. I had still
been using my coin in bottle version and the lower side being foldable always made it feel a bit
flimsy. The new forever band is also great and props to Penguin for replacing one that arrived
broken. Highly recommend if you do any of the bite out or tear off. If you stopped due to the flimsy
old coin I suggest you give this one a try. Rick does a great job with a few new updates in routine.
Gimmick is very cheaply made. Should have known better. In the magic drawer, now
Above all gimmicks I love the ones the most that you can carry on you at all times. With bitcoin you
can have a little miracle you can perform any time and anywhere. It’s well made and with the forever
band you don’t have to worry about replacing the band. On top of a well made product and gimmick for
only 25$ your’e going to get a great tutorial from 3 different magicians each with their own spin.
Just get it already.