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Can anyone tell me where I might be able to purchase this trick? I've seen it advertised at Hank Lee and other places, but it always seems to be out of stock.
Thanks for the assistance.
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I found this thread after doing a search...I realize this is a very old post but I thought this would be a good place to post a review since I just got this recently. Smile

Here's the effect: "A handsome collector's piece that you will love. A marked half dollar is placed into a slot of the wooden box The coin cannot pass through the bottom slot of the box because it is covered with a piece of glass. On your command, it melts right through. All is examinable before and after."

I'm quite pleased with this purchase as the trick is a true mystery as a coin passes through the solid glass piece (previously examined) while in the closed wooden box. The coin can fall to the floor/table or even fall right into the spectator's cupped hands. As mentioned, the box, glass and coin can be examined both before and after the effect with nothing to be added or taken away (no extra gimmicks). The box is very nicely made and the "secret" works smoothly to achieve the effect. The brass hinge and latch on the box are sturdy.

With a bit of practice, the trick is easy to do and the result is a mysterious "solid through solid" penetration of the coin through the encased piece of glass.

I found the instructions a little bit lacking in detail and clarity, but overall the trick's workings were not difficult to figure out with a little bit of tinkering around.

The trick comes with a beautifully crafted wooden box, a solid piece of glass that fits into the box, a half dollar, and instructions with photos.

"Coin Of The Realm" was $89.95 at

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I'm afraid I must disagree with you on Coin of the Realm.
Now I must say that the version I have handled does not come from Bob Solari but rather from Hank Lee, it is quite possible that the one you reviewed is made better, however I am sure the method is identical.

The unit I had was poorly made, the lid did not fit flush to the box which has NOTHING to do with the method, however it seems fishy, you are creating heat where none should exist. The actual effect is very easy to figure out, even for the most basic of laymen. So then it comes down to collectability, is this item something a magic collector would enjoy owning? For mw the answer is a clear no. There are so many items for collectors made to MUCH higher standards than this.

So in the end it is a basic effect as old as the hills and poorly made.... pass.
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The Milson-Worth version is so well handcrafted, it's very deceptive.
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True, GeorgeG. I also have one of the original Milson-Worth "Coin of the Realm" and it is beautiful.
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The version I have is the Dave Powell version. It's nicely made and I have no problems with the lid.
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Does anyone know about a similar trick but it was by Synder, atomic ball through glass? I have seen it being sold for 700 usd (due to collector value) but was wondering if anyone makes something similar for less.
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