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MentalistCreationLab
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I feel that it important to make a distinction between storage for performance and storage for the item when not in use. For coins not in use, I use something known as a generic slab holder available at most coin shops, that sell collectable coins. This type of holder is made from two pieces of plastic with an archival foam insert that will hold the coin secure. This type of holder will prevent the coin from all sorts of damage that can occur from shelf wear or laying in the magic drawer. Also, this type of holder can be used over and over as where the paper flip types require tape or staples to close.

Here is the very style I use for my shiners and other coins.

http://www.stevensmagic.com/index.php?ma......d=112651

In the second photo you will see the holder laying next to a deck of cards. I always hated getting my expensive magic coins in a zip lock bag. So I provide a better reusable holder.

The holders will come in all sizes and will save your coins in the long run. For under a dollar or two each you can never go wrong when storing coins when not in use.

Now for performance its a whole other issue.
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For performance, coins fit nicely and are EZ'ly retrievable from a cell phone holster filled with dense foam. Cut pocket slits in the foam as mentioned above. These holsters can also be clipped to pockets and even inside one's jacket. Where ever it's clipped, coins may be retrieved without having to look. Remove the flap cover if desired.


For storage, coins and sets fit nicely in soft CD sleeves which are held in a case. The sleeves also hold jumbo coins, packet tricks, etc. CD sleeve cases are available in single, double and quadruple "page" sizes. If a CD case is purchased some of the sleeve pages may be removed so as to fit other props. Some CD cases have locking latches or one could fit a padlock through the zipper pulls. A small cable could be used to lock a case to an object if the need is felt. CD sleeves also fit DVDs! Or DEA-VEA-DEAs as David Penn would say. If traveling and desiring to work on new material, DVDs may be kept with one's props.
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I generally keep 4 kennedy halves with me. I don't like the clink in my pocket, so I initally cut a discarded tyvec fedex envelope down and supergluded it into a small coin envelop with 2 compartments for 2 coins each. I'd put a rubber band around it to keep the coins from sliding out. Pefect.

Well...I lost that little pouch and ended up buying a small plastic pill case at the local drug store:

http://www.google.com/products/catalog?h......EPICMAE#

That pill box works but is a bit bulkier in my pocket than I like, so I'm going to make another pouch from a tyvec envelope.
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My only gaffs are some "Blackout" coins. I keep them in the plastic container that they came in, both for storage and use. My regular performance coins are just kept in the watch pocket of my jeans.
dbolan
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The $1.99 solution - buy some breath mints that come in a tiny metal box. Eat the mints and glue some felt that you have left over from another homemade solution to the top and bottom of the inside. Some of the metal cases actually look nice and make it look like you are pulling out collector's or rare coins that can't possibly be gaffed.
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Coin purses are nice for keeping coins that you use.
but for storage I use the jewerly cases that have 48 to 60
I inch by 1 inch compartments.i have 3 of them and they work
very well.its according to how many coins or sets you have.
taklyt
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Leather purses for the coins I use most and custom wooden box for storage...
http://taklyt-magic.blogspot.fr/2011/03/......399.html
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Go to a coin shop.
You'll be surprised at the variety of coin holders.
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Check out this ebay auction

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Case-Logic-Digit......02b70ef3

2.99 each I already own one and couldn't find em again. So I just bought three more. Its a six slot memory card holder. Each slot hold 2 dollar size coins so 12 dollar size coins in one purse. Excellent for storage and orginanization.
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On 2012-03-17 13:03, dbolan wrote:
The $1.99 solution - buy some breath mints that come in a tiny metal box. Eat the mints and glue some felt that you have left over from another homemade solution to the top and bottom of the inside. Some of the metal cases actually look nice and make it look like you are pulling out collector's or rare coins that can't possibly be gaffed.


Neat Idea!
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I like the ones being sold at SEO magic as well. Used a few of them for a while. As for that ebay auction, I really thought that it would still be for a coin purse instead it's for a memory card holder. It's pretty nice though.
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