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Head Case
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Ok, Im looking into buying some gaffs to hopfully expand some of the magical essence of my performaces.
The thing is, I use real silver 1964 ken half dollers.
I want to get some gaffs that will match what my coins look like, but it seems most gaffs look more the the silver plated copper coins. Im new to gaffs, as all my routines use normal coins and cards, I have 1 matched sh**l that I got from Dean, very impressed with it, and must say Thank you to dean for helping me with getting one, and the advice with my no extras.

My question is, where could I get some of the following items that would match my coins.

Jumbo half 3in, then maybe like a 6-9incher also Smile
Flipper/butter coin
Split coin (is there a difference between this and a flipper?)
Everything that the local magic shop has just looks like junk. So I wanna be sure I am getting quality or quality looking product Smile
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For actual silver coin gaffs, there are a few choices...

A few Johnson Products coins in silver are usually available here:
http://themagicwarehouse.com/tsilver1.html

Or higher end gaffs are available from master craftsmen like
Jamie Schoolcraft http://www.coingaffs.com/

or

Todd Lassen http://www.themagiccafe.com


And yes, there is a difference between a flipper and a split coin...
-A
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Like Allen said. The Johnsons are really nice coins. I have been using them and the craftsman ship is better than what you will find in those magic shops. You pay a little more but its worth it.
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On 2008-11-13 12:45, allen_m wrote:
Todd Lassen http://www.themagiccafe.com


Google his name as clearly this isn't his site's address...
http://www.themagiccafe.com/
Max Krause
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On 2008-11-13 12:40, DCMagicEnt wrote:
Ok, Im looking into buying some gaffs to hopfully expand some of the magical essence of my performaces.
The thing is, I use real silver 1964 ken half dollers.
I want to get some gaffs that will match what my coins look like, but it seems most gaffs look more the the silver plated copper coins. Im new to gaffs, as all my routines use normal coins and cards, I have 1 matched sh**l that I got from Dean, very impressed with it, and must say Thank you to dean for helping me with getting one, and the advice with my no extras.

My question is, where could I get some of the following items that would match my coins.

Jumbo half 3in, then maybe like a 6-9incher also Smile
Flipper/butter coin
Split coin (is there a difference between this and a flipper?)
Everything that the local magic shop has just looks like junk. So I wanna be sure I am getting quality or quality looking product Smile


Check this out..

http://www.innovativedeceptions.com/id_silver_3K.htm

Max
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Thanks for the link... I wonder if this is coin grade silver...

I would hate to spend 400 bucks on a coin and have it chip or break because the silver is no resilient.

Anyone have one of these that could comment?

Also here is a link for silver PLATED jumbo Morgan.

http://www.stevensmagic.com/shopping/shopexd.asp?id=8073

Shawn
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Hi Shawn,

I have Max's Solid Silver 3" Walking Liberty Jumbo Coin With Milled Edge. It's a beautiful solid silver jumbo coin. There's no need to worry about it chipping or breaking. I'm so impressed with this coin that I've already placed an order for Max's Jumbo 1964 Kennedy.

When I first received my solid silver 3" walking liberty jumbo coin, I remember saying, WOW!

I've never been happy with the quality, or lack of quality of present jumbo coins. When you're using walking liberty half dollars in very fine, or extremely fine condition in a coin routine, it's very frustrating producing a jumbo coin at the end of the routine that is an eye sore. Max's jumbo coin has me very excited about using my coin routine along with Dean Dill's production pad.

If you're looking for that ultimate jumbo coin as I was, Max has taken care of that. This jumbo coin is beautiful. My order for Max's solid silver 3" 1964 Kennedy is proof of that. You won't find a better jumbo coin.

A good guide to coin quality is, "The official Red book, A Guide Book of United States Coins." Hobby stores and coin dealers carry this book. I recommend the spiral edition. It allows you to have the pages flat for better viewing. It's a great guide on the condition of coins.

Many walking liberty half dollars are in poor condition. Max's jumbo coin appears to be in uncirculated condition. That's another reason why I'm excited at producing Max's coin as the final production piece. It's a stunning coin.

I look forward to receiving Max's jumbo 1964 Kennedy. A silver jumbo coin makes sense when working with silver half dollars. Great job Max!
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