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Topic: Favorite Coin Gaffs
Message: Posted by: Scott F. Guinn (Sep 24, 2001 12:17AM)
[ This Message was edited by: greatscott on 2001-12-16 02:27 ]
Message: Posted by: Steve Brooks (Sep 24, 2001 01:01AM)
The expanded shell revolutionized coin magic, so many uses! The copper/silver coin has a lot of uses as well.

Runners up would have to be folding coins and flipper coins. :bg:


Life is not a problem to be solved...

but a mystery to be lived.
Message: Posted by: Robin Parker (Sep 25, 2001 05:14PM)
If you are in the market for gaffs, Johnson products are great. I recently received a hopping halve in walking liberty and the workmanship is great. The shell for the half is the best I've ever seen, much better than my Sasco liberty shell.
Message: Posted by: Bernard Sim (Sep 30, 2001 05:16AM)
In my view, I think the expanded shell and the flipper are the best gaffed coins. Get Troy Hooser’s book and you’ll know what I mean. :lol:

These smiling faces are really cute.
Message: Posted by: John Zander (Sep 30, 2001 08:59AM)
The expanded shell is by far the ultimate coin gaff. Magicians like Dean Dill have made coin effects miracles with a shell.
Message: Posted by: David Neighbors (Oct 1, 2001 11:02AM)
Hi, I would also have to say the Expanded shell. I have worked out so much cool stuff with it over the last 25 years! And there is so much killer stuff you can do with it.

Also The two copper one silver gaff. And if you combine them with a rattle gimmick so they sound like real coins they really kill!

With the 2c/1s. you can then hear the coins

change places as well as see the coins change places!

There are lots of other cool coin gaffs too. But I think those are the best. thanks.

Best David Neighbors

The Coinjurer
Message: Posted by: Bernard Sim (Oct 2, 2001 05:35AM)
I've got the 2 copper 1 silver trick and I never perform it. Any cool routines to recommend?
Message: Posted by: Seanamon (Oct 2, 2001 09:18AM)
I have to say that I like both the copper/silver and the expanding shell. I love my Johnson Hopping Half Sets.

The best gaff I've seen is Lassen's Flipper and the book above that people keep mentioning. He had just a few copies at TAOM, and I was impressed by the content and many routines for his Flipper Coin.

Message: Posted by: David Neighbors (Oct 2, 2001 11:28AM)
Hi Bernard,

As to what routines you can do with Two Copper - One Silver:

1. For a change routine try my Chinese Con in my sound routines book ( A book on the rattle gimick). Where all three coins change into Chinese coins at the end and you are left clean.

2. I have a Coins Across using it in my Las Vegas Notes.

3. And Purse Frame routine in the same book.

4. A Coins Through the Table in my coinjuring book

5. And three matrix routines in the same book .

Todd Lassen made me A barbar copper-silver-brass set with a solid brass coin so I get the best of both worlds. That is the best of A C/S/B/ and A 2C/1S. in one set.

Hope this helps. If you would like more info E-Mail me


Best David Neighbors

The Coinjurer
Message: Posted by: Robin Parker (Oct 8, 2001 06:26PM)
Hello John Zander! You mentioned the work of Dean Dill with shells; does he have any of his work with coins & specifically shells in print?
Message: Posted by: Robin Parker (Oct 8, 2001 08:26PM)
hello John Zander, never mind. I found his site this evening. thanks anyway
Message: Posted by: Burt Yaroch (Oct 25, 2001 06:26PM)
I love Meir Yedid's Now-U-C-It and I can't believe more of the pros here dont use Gallo's Siamese Coins.
Message: Posted by: Chad Sanborn (Nov 4, 2001 03:38PM)
I have a Now-u-c-it thingy and find it useless. Don't get me wrong, It looks Killer, but I just have this thing about using gimmicks. To me they look to good to be true. People "know" it was a "magic coin".

If I can't hand it out for examination on demand, I probably wouldn't use it. But that's just me.

Message: Posted by: Jeff (Nov 4, 2001 06:52PM)
The expanded shell is definitely number 1 in my book followed by cig thru coin.

Message: Posted by: robsigns (Nov 13, 2001 08:55AM)
I must agree that the expanded shell and the copper/silver coin are two of the best gaffs out there. As far as where to get these, Johnson does make good products, but by far Todd Lassen makes the best coin gaffs available. I’ve seen and use a lot of his coins and they’re all just about as good as it can get. You can find a listing of some of his work at:


Rob Signs :goof:
Message: Posted by: Mike Giusti (Dec 10, 2001 10:54PM)
So many great and pretty effects with a shell. Just picked up a Walking Liberty Expanded Shell and will begin replacing it with my other shells as soon as tomorrow's restaurant gig.

Just have fun, willya? :dizzy:
Message: Posted by: Lonnie Dilan (Dec 13, 2001 03:39PM)
hey guys!!

I love using shells and the copper/silver coin. so many things to be done with those two tools...I call them tools...cause they do amazing work in my hands.
Message: Posted by: Lonnie Dilan (Dec 13, 2001 03:42PM)
I'm starting to use the flipper coin too....it's pretty cool.


I'm gonna name my kid Shell..lol
Message: Posted by: johnr733 (Dec 15, 2001 04:59PM)
What is a flipper coin? Where do you get it?
Message: Posted by: donaldlaporte (Dec 16, 2001 06:51AM)
I love my hopping half set there’s so much you can do with it, a ton of different routines.

don :kewl:
Message: Posted by: Bernard Sim (Dec 17, 2001 12:40AM)
Hi Johnr733, most dealers carry the flipper. Check with magicsmith. It is a very versatile gimmick. You might want to check Troy Hooser’s book on the flipper.