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shakuni
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Has anyone found suitable Chinese coins for the holy moly effect yet? Please let me know. Thanks.
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Have you seen this done with Chinese coins? I have only seen it done with metal washers. Perhaps Joker Magic could make you one (jokermagic.com)

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You would need a Chinese coin with two holes for the finale, no?
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@jimhlou

Haven't seen it yet, I was hoping that someone here will point me out to the right direction. I will check jokermagic.com, thanks for suggestion.

@Jimeh

The main problem is to have a chinese coin with no hole, that resembles with the ones with holes.
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You could make your own out of wood. Paint them, and age them. Pass them off as really ancient coins.
Craft stores sometimes have pre-cut wood items, might find some discs that way.
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@professorwhut Great idea sir. Thanks for help Smile
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That is a great idea. I may make a set for myself.

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I didn't know the Holy Moly effect could be done with Chinese coins. I remember watching Jay Sankey's DVD and it only mentioned metal washers.

@ professorwhut, I don't quite see how one could pass wooden coins for metal, regardless of how well they may be painted.
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On 2012-09-28 11:39, thatmatt wrote:
I didn't know the Holy Moly effect could be done with Chinese coins. I remember watching Jay Sankey's DVD and it only mentioned metal washers.

@ professorwhut, I don't quite see how one could pass wooden coins for metal, regardless of how well they may be painted.


Given the effect, the coins wouldn't have to be passed off as wood.
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I never said anyone should try and pass off wood as metal. That would be ridiculous.

I was simply trying to give the man an easy way to achieve his goal.
Make em out of anything, wood, plastic, stone, cardboard, exiting washers and slugs.
Maybe even paint or etch an actual Holy Moley set.

Good Lord, do we need to put disclaimers after every post we make in the blasted place?
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Geeze, I jusr re-read my post, I meant that in Holey Moley, the props need to have to be passed of as METAL. IMHO, the effect would just as strong with ANY material

@Professorwhut: I feel your pain man
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I could tell by your post, what you your trying to say.

I have been thinking about actually carving some out of wood.
I have no intention of trying to make them look like metal.
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I would not do the effect with cookie dough. The spectator might think you poke the hole in the disk when they're not looking. However, ANY hard material that required drilling a hole would work - or ceramic disks with the hole molded in.

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Chinese coins would actually be a great idea! People generally know that Chinese coins have a hole in the center...I bet some gaff coin makers would help!
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Another way could be to fill up the hole in the center of a Chinese coin and paste a tiny square gold tape on each side for one coin. For the other coin use a drill

Now if you decide to go the wooden way, you could give a coin to check and then using the extremely difficult to do Shuttle Pass, switch the metallic coin for the wooden one as the other coin is examined... You could even suggest that you don't hold anything else in your hand by using a Vernon Change Over Palm before doing the Shuttle Pass: this would enable your spectators to see both of your hands to be empty apart from the coin openly displayed when you would still be handling your wooden coin (or your doubly holed coin)...
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I lost my holy moly washers. It is not possible to get new ones through Jay without buying the dvd again. (They do not sell just the gimmicked washers). Any idea where I can get new ones... who might make them?
Thanks!
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The silicone that I use to make my molds can handle low melt metal like pewter, and you can buy a small crucible for $50.
I have been thinking about making coins for magicians.

Anyone think it would be worth doing?

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I'm trying to buy HOly Moly, but everyone is out of stock, so I'm trying to make one. I know the outside diameter is almost exactly the same as a half dollar, but I don't know the diameter of the hole. Can you help me?
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Have you tried Jay Sankey himself? The trick (with props) is listed on his website. He's added a prop and a phase to the original routine.

https://sankey-magic.myshopify.com/colle......y-moly-1
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Holy Moly:
OD - 1 1/8" (1.125")
ID - 1/4" (0.25")


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