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Tony
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I have some extra Chinese coins (the Johnson variety) but I've seen some guys use these coins using a shoelace as a routine. I have a few routines I've picked up from Bobo's, Dai Vernon, Mark Wilson books, Michael Ammar and Eugene Burger DVD & videos and for Christmas, I got the Rubinstein DVD where I learned "Purse Spellbound," among others of his excellent routines. Any ideas out there? Also, is there an expanded Chinese coin? Bobo's book has a routine using an old (German) fennig (or deutsche mark) with a hole and an expanded similar shell and using a shoe string and a straw something similar. Any ideas? Smile
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Troy Hooser has a pretty decent routine with Chinese coins and a ribbon, where if I remember correctly 4 coins appear to slip right through the ribbon. It was a visually astonishing coin routine and I'm sure a shoestring could be substituted for the ribbon. It was in his book "desTRoYers". It might be worth checking out.
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The routine is called A Charming Chinese Challenge. It is 3 coins penetrating a ribbon one at a time with the last one ending in the spectators hand. Pretty easy to do. Very nice routine. Smile
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Must be a good book. The guys at the local magic shop (Hollywood Magic in L.A.) recommended it. I'll check it out. Thanks
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Yep Troys book is very good indeed! It's been a long time coming, but well worth it.
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If you can find a set of hank Morrehouse's Beggar coins, buy it. It's got several Chinese Coins, two shells, and a larger Chinese coin.
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Tony
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Thanks. Now where can I find a Chinese coin shell?
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Tony, you might one to check this out.
http://www.stevensmagic.com

It is called the Chinese Miser's Dream.
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Steve Dusheck has a very clean-looking effect using a ribbon (or string) and a large (silver dollar) size Chinese coin.

A very visual and surprising on-and-off-again trick.
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I'll see if Stephens magic sells the shells seperately. Also I'll also check out Steve Dusheck's book. Thanks again.
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John Bannon has a nice Chinese coin and shoelace trick on Impossiblia Video (and the book by the same name) ...the coin melts through the lace in the specs hand!!!

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There was a routine with some Chinese coins and a chopstick in one of the Magic Symposium books. I think it was by David Roth.
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Johnson Products once had an effect using a dollar size Chinese coin, which came with a shell. I think it was called a Hong Kong coin. I'm not sure if Johnson still manufactures it, but I have seen new sets on Ebay from time to time.

Also, I think Joshua Jay has a routine using a Chinese coin and shoelace in his lecture notes, and I believe in his book as well.
I hope this helps. Smile
By the way, the Bannon routine is great!
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Harvey Rosenthal has a manuscript called Melt-thru which is very clever Smile
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Thanks for the info. Back to the magic store....

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