(Close Window)
Topic: What kind of palming coins do you use?
Message: Posted by: FCpreacher (Mar 1, 2003 12:29AM)
I am thinking about getting some dollar size palming coins. I don't like the Hank Lee ones (not dollar size anyway). What do you guys suggest and why? Norm Nielson? Harry Anderson? Others?

Also, they are all so expensive. Where can I get them for a better price?


Message: Posted by: Stanyon (Mar 1, 2003 08:28AM)
Why Palming Coins? Last time I went to the bank Kennedy Halfs and Eisenhower Dollars cost $.50 and $1.00 (respectively). Are these to be used in conjunction with "Miser's Dream"?

Cheers! :spinningcoin: :spinningcoin:
Message: Posted by: FCpreacher (Mar 1, 2003 09:46AM)
I can use them with my Miser's Dream. But I want to use them in a multitude of flourishes. I can do a 4 coin roll down with Ike dollars, but it is much easier to do with palming coins. I can also downs palm a lot more palming coins.
Message: Posted by: Steven Steele (Mar 1, 2003 08:50PM)
I use regular coins for close-up, but for stage work I use palming coins. I prefer to use the ones that magicsmith.com sells. They are relatively cheap and work well. They are manufactured by Magic City and have a picture of Harry Anderson on them, but you can't see it from 5 feet away... :lol:

Message: Posted by: Juniper587 (Jan 30, 2007 01:28PM)

in answer to your question Nielsen palming coins
Message: Posted by: Dynamike (Feb 1, 2007 11:27AM)
I'll second Nielsen coins. I like the side grip they have. They are also ligther.
Message: Posted by: Darkwing (Feb 1, 2007 04:46PM)
I use regular Kennedy Halfs and Eisenhower dollars for Miser's Dream and Nielson coins for challenging coin work and flourishes.
Message: Posted by: DaddyDoodle (Feb 9, 2007 12:54AM)
Hank Lee's Palming Coins.
Message: Posted by: NickJegor (Feb 9, 2007 02:05PM)
I sugest you to try with ordinairy coins.
Any type of it.
Message: Posted by: magic4u02 (Feb 9, 2007 02:48PM)
FC is being much to modest. For anyone who knows him like I do, I will say he does some of the best coin work I have seen (not to mention other forms of the manipulative arts). Not only that but I admire his dedication to the art of magic and the fact that everything he does he puts so much creativity into. I look forward to seeing what he creates with these palming coins and the routines he develops.

Message: Posted by: jimmy talksalot (Feb 10, 2007 08:44PM)
I use silver pesos from the 1920's

every magician I show em to seems to snub them until they hold one and play with it.

they run about $2.

they are in between a half and a dollar in size I love em. get em just about any coin dealer.

if I was to be doin downs, miser and the such I'd use standard palming coins the thin ones probably harry's cuz I'm more familiar with them.
Message: Posted by: David Boyd (Feb 10, 2007 10:04PM)
Message: Posted by: FCpreacher (Feb 13, 2007 01:25PM)
I guess this post has been drudged up from the halls of obscurity. I originally posted this 4 years ago. I have since experimented with Hank Lee's, Harry Anderson's, some generic stuff, and Norm Neilson. I have found that Neilson's are the best. I use them all the time.

Thanks for the undeserved complement, Kyle.

Message: Posted by: magic4u02 (Feb 13, 2007 06:21PM)
FC: You are most welcome, but in my book you certainly deserve it. You are a very dedicated and hard worker who takes hi magic very seriously. I admire your dedication to the art and your creativity. It is always a please seeing you perform and having the chance to talk with you. Keep up the great work my friend.

Message: Posted by: manal (Feb 13, 2007 06:57PM)
Anderson coins are larger than dollars
Message: Posted by: Joshua Barrett (Feb 23, 2007 01:11PM)
Fc I am in the market for some palming coins. could you tell me why the nielsons are better then hanks? I ask cause hanks price is so much better. I don;t have a problem paying for some quality tho
Message: Posted by: Paul Jester (Feb 23, 2007 03:26PM)
Question is, which roll out better?
I use neilsons for palming large numbers, but they're not great for rollouts. I know a few top guy's use jagged disks of steal, but where on earth do you get them? I can't make them!
Message: Posted by: FCpreacher (Feb 23, 2007 10:04PM)
I do my rollouts just fine (as well as my 5 coin Downs star) with the Nielson coins. Also Paul, you may want to check your hardware store for roofing disks. These are large metal disks like the ones you described.

Joshua, Hank's are a little larger than a half dollar. Norm's are a little larger than a silver dollar (speaking of diameter). Therefore they show up better on stage. And believe me, you need all the "show up" you can get with coins on stage. Unless you are just producing mass amounts of coins (pouring handful after handful), larger coins provide better visibility. Also, I really enjoy the quality of Norm's coins. You could buy one of each and just see for yourself before taking the leap of purchasing several.

Just my thoughts.

Message: Posted by: Joshua Barrett (Feb 28, 2007 12:43PM)
Ill try hanks for now, I just need them for simple misers dream but I want to load as many as I can for big pouring of coins, I figured palming coins might be easier then real halfs that I was going to use
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Feb 28, 2007 01:32PM)
Anderson Coins are the same size as a silver dollar. Nielsen Coins have improved in quality with every minting. They were too thin to begin with, now they have some width to them. Anderson's are the thickest of the 2.

Both have good edges. Get a set of each and use the one you like. Dave Cressey (the mouth coil dealer) sells them and always has a supply on hand. Anderon's are made by a California Wholesaler so you have to get them through a dealer.

Nielsen are sold on his web site as well.
Message: Posted by: Cielen (Mar 1, 2007 12:20AM)
Can someone that has a Harry Anderson coin tell me if it is the same size or larger than a silver dollar?

I have an Owen's coin dropper that holds silver dollars. Nielsen's coins are too large. I am hoping that the Anderson coins will fit.

Some of the posts here have conflicting information about the size.

Message: Posted by: Dynamike (Mar 1, 2007 06:30AM)
Some are better than others. It all depends on what type of manipulation you are using it for. For example regular coins are better for the Misers Dream because they heavier and will make a louder sound. Nielson's are good for backpalming because they are thin and light.
Message: Posted by: kregg (Mar 1, 2007 09:06AM)
I like Norms coins for visibility and their thinness. But, have used half's, wholes, Abbott's and holes punched out of thin aluminum.
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Mar 3, 2007 01:16PM)
On 2007-03-01 01:20, Cielen wrote:
Can someone that has a Harry Anderson coin tell me if it is the same size or larger than a silver dollar?

I have an Owen's coin dropper that holds silver dollars. Nielsen's coins are too large. I am hoping that the Anderson coins will fit.

Some of the posts here have conflicting information about the size.


Read my post again. Both Anderson and Nielsen coins are not Dollar size, meaning they are the same size as the old American Silver Dollar. I own both!
Message: Posted by: manal (Mar 4, 2007 09:33PM)
I have a dozen of the Anderson coins and they are slightly larger than the silver dollar coins I have which were minted in 1880 and 1927.
Message: Posted by: Prof. Alexander (Apr 18, 2007 04:03PM)
Here's one for you! I use old Irish silver pound coins - the right size and very light. Anybody else ever tried these? We have the Euro now...terrible size for coin magic.
Message: Posted by: graywolf (Apr 18, 2007 06:06PM)
I use T.Nelson Downs coins..These are hard to get,but the beauty is because of the time they were made they are attracted to a magnet.He use to give them out as souviners..Cordially,Howard
Message: Posted by: glennmagi (Aug 31, 2017 04:40PM)
I just got a set of Palming Coin Set by Premium Magic at Penquin Magic. What I like about them is they stick to a magnet and I can fit so much more into a Okito box.
Message: Posted by: TheGiz (Mar 19, 2019 12:34AM)
I found a big stack of assorted Mardi Gras "dubloons" at a party store. They are silver dollar sized and come from various clubs, pubs etc. in New Orleans. Most have milled edges. Quite light and easy to muscle pass.