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Joshua Lozoff
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I'm reading a lot about "palming coins" in Bobo. Do people still use these? What sorts of routines do they help with? Miser's Dream sort of things?
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Mike T
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Joshua,

I don't know any coin guy who doesn't use a palm out of Bobo's.
I think it's in the 'must own' section of any magic store.
As for routines - almost every single one. I put 'almost' because I can't think of one of the top of my head that doesn't but I know there are much more knowledgeable folks than me reading this.
I think everyone has their favorite palms and some are negated by hand size/shape.

From your avatar you're a card guy?
Do you still use palms,forces, DL, DD, BD, sidesteal, etc. - pretty much the same thing.

Best, Mike
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Joshua Lozoff
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No, I'm talking about the objects called "palming coins," not the act of palming coins. That's why this is in the trick coin section. I'm relatively familiar with the act of palming, considering I make a living at this and all.

I think palming coins are thinner and perhaps smoother than regular coins, allowing for the palming of more coins than normal coins. Not sure though.

I'm wondering if folks use them for Miser's Dream, or for anything else.
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Oops, sorry, my bad.

I don't use (m)any gimmicked coins as I prefer standard UK ones.

I imagine any routine that requires multiple coin usage would benefit from these.

Regards, Mike
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Yep, spot on. Palming coins are usually wafer thin with some kind of design on the face and back or none at all. They are used for manipulation routines mostly.
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I think norm nielson makes some palming coins, I personally use barber halves which I find perfect for edge work. Then again I never have a need to plam more than 3 or 4 coins.
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Palming coins are designed to be used for miser dream and other stage tpye effects. The best of them like the Nelson's are as thin as a dime and have the diameter of a silver dollar. If you can Downs palm four silver dollars you can easily Down's palm TEN Nelson palming coins. Although not usually use for close up because the spectators can tell that they are not real coins I have seen Jim Pace do some great close up routines using them.
Joshua Lozoff
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Sounds great. Miser's dream is what I want them for. I'll search for them.
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Jim Pace
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Nielsen Palming Coins
Silver Dollar size and as thin as a dime! Sharp milled edge and nurling, making it easy to palm in any position. Made of hard nickel silver alloy for long life and great ring.

Nielsen Palming Coin
Price: $3.50 ea.

http://www.nnmagic.com/magicitems/manipulationpage.htm
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Joey Stalin
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A friend of mine has a bunch of palming coins from Hank Lee's Magic Factory. I have played with them, they are alright.
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I have some "Downs" palming half-dollers which are almost the same thickness as the normal coin.
They are easier to palm because the milled edges stay sharp, but against that they look dull and although from a distance look okay, they look like fakes if the audience are close.
They are also expensive !!

I don't see any real advantage in using these. Other coins may be better .
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Plus they are usually very polished which makes them bright and easy to see from farther away.

They are lighter which is nice but the down side is they don't sound the same as regular coins as they are clinking together.

I would say that if you are an up close kinda guy [Mr. Harris] stick with regular coins. If you're a stage kinda guy, buy a bucket full of them.
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I have been looking for the right coins lately. I have some of the hank lee ones, they are the most afforadable and are alright. They are too small in my opinion. I have some coins from magic city dated 1991, but cant seem to find a source for them. They are just about the right size for me. Also, any one know where I could order some casino like tokens?
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