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Topic: Dollar or euros?
Message: Posted by: emeline (May 22, 2004 10:31AM)
Can we make all the tricks with all the coins or do we need to have just half dollar etc? can we use the Euros? I don't know if I need to search 50cents?
Message: Posted by: rannie (May 22, 2004 11:12AM)
Half Dollars just happens to be the standard. If you do coin magic that requires gaffs, then U.S. coins are the way to go. I believe gaffed Euros are now manufactured by some suppliers. If you do gaffless coin magic then I think any available coin/s, especially if you travel a lot, would be very impressive.

I hope this helps!

Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (May 22, 2004 12:22PM)
If you are doing a formal show, nice coins are props.

if you want your work to seem impromptu, then you will be best served by coins that are borrowed or at least appear to be your pocket change.

What is the attraction to American coins?
Message: Posted by: rannie (May 22, 2004 12:33PM)
Mr Townsend,

I think the attraction to American coins to most magicians, especially new magicians are the gaffs that are offered in magic magazines, and shops.

I couldn't agree more with your post. I learned my lesson years ago when I did an informal number using half dollars (gaffed), and I'm from the Philippines. When I was asked to use our local coins, I was devastated. Since then I vowed to learn sleights and researched as much as I could on the subject.

Message: Posted by: davidtan (May 22, 2004 04:50PM)
UK and Euro gaffed coins are available. Surely, you get the coins depending on when/where you're performing?