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makscopes
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Hello everyone!

How do must of you store your coins and gaff coins? I have just got back into coin magic and have a few different types of coins that I would like to keep together for my effects. I have a Schoolcraft sh**l and a 1964 Kennedy Half, 5 - 1971 clad Kennedy Half's (and soon a Johnson sh**l), 2 - Walking Liberty's and a few other small effects such as the dime and penny.

I used to store my coins in a small box that I had, but the box got lost along with 3 other 1964 Kennedy Half Dollars. Seeing how expensive it is to replace them, I learned a valuable lesson on having a good way to store my coins. I do not want to lose another silver coin or worse an expensive gaff coin.

What is the best way to store coins like this? Is there a special coin holder that I do not know about?

Thanks!
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Please list the coin holders and purses you know about, that way we can suggest the ones you missed. Thanks.
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makscopes
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I really do not know what is out there, which is why I posted this. I am open to any and all suggestions!
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My advice would be to get a number of little coin purses sold on the market like these:
http://www.seomagic-usa.com/catalog/prod......s_id/220

This only requires you to grab a purse to carry a trick around with you. I have seen those multi-pocket purses, but it would look strange to pull out a separated organizer to present a trick. Jerry O'Connell and others make them, this is USA authorized dealer:
http://www.wizardcraft.com/OConnellJOL.htm scroll down the page.

There are many versions at online stores. But this is my experience and thinking on the subject.
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makscopes
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Thanks for the response! I will check these out.
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Check out the link below for some great suggestions:

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......rum=3&15
makscopes
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I did a search prior to posting this thread, I must have missed it!

Thanks Dr J!
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I made a very simple one out of two sheets of black felt. It has pocket/slots for the various size coins and folds into itself with flaps to secure the coins. Cuts down on the jingle jangle too.
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I purchased a large coin purse last week. Here it is : http://themagicwarehouse.com/cgi-bin/fin......%20PURSE
It has two frames on the top and one zipper on the bottom. Leather's quality is very good and you can easily put 15 half dollar size coins in it.. I know it's not very good looking, but you can carry lot's of coins.
I also carry one smaller one for the tricks that use a purse.
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Some of the cases for memory sticks for Cameras and such work well. Not all of them will work. I found a good one at Best Buy a few years ago. Just look around at Best Buy, Target and Wal-Mart. You might be surprised
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Yeah, I use the memory stick holders from the computer store. Cheaper than most stuff on magic sites and with numerous pockets for coins, and a PK ring.

I just had a hard time explaining to the salesman what I wanted... and why... but my ex is the manager and they expect weirdness out of me by now. Smile
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Actually I've tried many and don't really like any of them. The O'Connel ones are nice but only carry a limited number of coins in each pocket making it difficult to actually keep effects together. I tried what the memory stick holder guy suggests also and it has the same problem. I think the best way is to use a couple of different methods of carrying around coin effects and keep all of those in a single Zip Lock. For me I'm using a cheap Chinese Jewelry Bag w/Zipper and Snap to carry 6 Halves & Shell. I use an O'Connel to carry Coin Through Coin and Hopping Halves. Those are the only effects I carry w/me at present. Of course I've Scotch & Soda, Dime & Penny, $1.35 trick, etc. But I don't do all of them all the time and only occassionally stray from my old reliables. I'd suggest individual Zip locks, however your coins will clank and get scratched doing it that way something I don't believe you'd want, I know I don't (they're too expensive to allow to get beat up). Good luck on this!
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I use archival quality coin flips. They are transparent and will hold two coins which will not touch the other. You can put several coins in each side if you don't mind that they touch. They are good for carrying around a gaffed set in your pocket or for storage. Lots of dealers have them. I got mine at http://www.wizardcoinsupply.com/products/coin-flips/
About $7.50 for 50

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I use the Jerry O'Connell Coin Tidy, which is a very neat little flip-open leather case, and holds 6 coins in individual compartments. JOL also has a variety of other holders. No one has ever questioned why I carry my coins in this unusual little case, but I use it to carry Chinese Bit, mostly, which of course, are three coins from different countries....so it would seem natural that you wouldn't just pull them out of your pocket. I do think for most effects using "regular" everyday coins, it's more convincing to simply keep them in your pockets. The problem then, is that you might inadventently spend an expensive coin gaff!
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I use a CaseLogic Sd card holder and it has 6 slots that can fit 2-3 coins deep each. I carry about 12 coins in there with a magnet and bang ring.
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Roy Kueppers has an excellent case which he sells on his site.
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The CaseLogic SD card cases are my favorites - they also have that protective lining that will not harm your coins. As JSeligstein mentioned, it will fit 12 U.S. half dollar-sized coins or 6 U.S. silver dollar-sized coins. I also use the Kueppers Keepers, as mentioned by Jeff, and I love them too. Roy offers them in both a vinyl and a leather with a protective lining.

The link I posted previously has links to the various pouches and cases mentioned on this thread as well.
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I use the CaseLogic SD card cases too. The other item I found to be useful is a CaseLogic portable hard drive case. I used some high density foam and cut out slots for 5 Half Dollars and 5 English pennies on either side and my 3 coin boxes in between.
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Daniel Clemente
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I also have the JOL...works excellent holding gimmick coins!
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I keep each trick in a separate coin purse.
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