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I wish it would be alittle bit easier to get information on the sudbury penny. I can't find a picture of it anywhere, and I can't find any information on except for Brad Burt making a reproduction of it. Does anyone have a picture of these?? I'd really like to see them. I have no clue as to what they look like.

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Here's one I got from Burt.
The color is off and it looks better than the pics.
I have a second one that, to me, looks better tarnished.

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Wow, thanks alot. Those look great! I'm wondering what type of coin to get for my C/S coin when I get my morgan dollar set. I know they are expensive, but they look really good. I never had so much appreciation for the penny in my life! lol

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Hmm those look better then I thought, the interesting prop factor alone would be sweet at the end letting the spec examine the penny
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They're very nice Joshua.
There are two routines I've used it in.
J.C. Wagners "Poor Mans Matrix", where I let it be examined.

And a Spellbound type routine with a borrowed penny where I don't allow it to be handled because it goes back to being a regular penny to make the illusion complete.
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I have also used this for Wagner's 'Poor Man's Matrix' - a great handling of a classic effect (though I have changed the handling to suit my style more). Brad was selling the originals a while back, which are awesome. I haven't seen his reproductions, but understand they are quite good.
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Brad Burt's coins are awesome! I purchased two!

I also have a number of original Sudbury coins. If your interested, please contact me via PM. I also have some Canadian Pennies too.

Thanks,

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Jake from RNTII has a couple of the originals for sale under Tricks & effects for sale or trade.

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I just got one . very nice coin. id like to get more if I can! they handle well too! might use this for my one coin routine with jumbo finish, starting off enlarging a regular penny
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I bought one of these coins from Brad Burt as well. I've been using it for a positive/negative (Max Maven) type of effect that I learned from a John George video. I used to use a cheaper large "penny" that was copper plated, but it chipped so badly from being carried around that it came across as cheap (not the image I'm going for). The Sudburry II coins are great!
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Now if I can find a real copper 3 inch jumbo to go with it, ill be set =D
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I really like Brad Burt, He was my shop in San Diego for a long time.

Though if you are going to go with a dollar sized copper coin. I would go for the Pakistani Dollar sized copper coin.

It's REALLY pretty. and if you are using morgan's I feel like the sudburry penny comes off as more comical than anything else.

Todd Lassen has some if you are looking.
http://www.toddlassen.com/coins/csb/lrg/......stan.jpg
THis is from his CSB set, but he has regulars as well.
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Todd has several dollar sized copper coins that are beautiful and classy. I have a copper Australian Crown which is fantastic, but as mfeld indicated there are other nice choices.
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I have a very nice dollar size penny that I got at Al's magic shop in the seventies. I have no idea who made it. What makes the Sudbury penny so special?
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I have two of the original Sudbury Pennies that were also purchased at Al's in about 1973 or so. What's nice about the originals is that they're copper and tarnish like a real penny. Also, for those who might be interested, with a little bit of searching on E-Bay you can purchase the original Canadian Sudbury Penny (Silver Dollar size).
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The dollar size Sudbury is perfect for C/S with a US Silver Dollar. I never to without 'em.
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On 2007-08-15 16:47, hypnodream wrote:
I have a very nice dollar size penny that I got at Al's magic shop in the seventies. I have no idea who made it. What makes the Sudbury penny so special?

Is yours the one that says "E Pluribus Orwell" on the back, with a date of 1984? That's the same one I have, (bought at the same place). I think these were the best Al was able to find after the original Sudburies became unavailable. I have used it for years, and I'm happy with it, partly because I bought it from Al, and I like to think about the shop when I use it.
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Hi Don

I took a look at my big penny and unlike the coin pictured above it says The Lincoln Coin Memorial Sudbury canada. So now I know what a Sudbury coin is.

I used to ride my bicycle from my home in Mount Vernon all the way to 12th and Penn to go to Al's shop. I moved away in 1975 and did not get back to DC until 1986 and magic until 2003. So, I missed the other location(s)

Still, my question is pending, why is the Sudbury coin so special?

John
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This is from Brad Burt's website.

The Sudbury Penny produced by the now defunct Sudbury Mint in Canada is a legendary magic prop. The original coins were made to be sold in novelty shops, but were outlawed by the U.S. Treasury and most of these wonderful coins were destroyed. Magicians, myself included, looked EVERYWHERE for Sudbury pennies. They looked Great. They felt Great. They were simply the best coin of its type ever produced.
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Thanks phillipsje, I really wondered about the mystique of this coin. I just always thought of it as my big penny. Way back when I had no Morgan dollars so it was for creating a jumbo penny from a regular one. I have played with using it for spellbound routines but I prefer to use a coin with a hole in it.

I am surprised the mint had a problem. It has text on it saying what it is and it does not have Lincoln in his chair in the memorial.
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