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Are there any brass or gold colored half-dollar sized coins available. I have Silver and Copper colored coins (American half-dollar, and English Penny). I'm looking for something to contrast with them.

Thanks, Ted
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Hi Ted! Brass, I'm not sure about. You can find gold-plated half dollars on eBay. You might find brass-plated ones as well. That is always a good option! Smile

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On 2013-01-29 08:41, tgplano wrote:
Are there any brass or gold colored half-dollar sized coins available. I have Silver and Copper colored coins (American half-dollar, and English Penny). I'm looking for something to contrast with them.


I suggest half dollar size 'Chinese' coins available from many magic dealers, eBay, etc.
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This is a real half dollar that is gold plated....Positive reviews and feedback, and its only $9! I have it myself, and it is beautiful. Here it is: http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/S3992
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Dr. Michael Rubinstein does a Midas-type effect where four English Pennies turn to gold one at a time and they are tossed into a cup. Then the cup is dumped out, and they are English Pennies again! It's on one of the NYCM Seminar DVD's. I can think of several variations on this by using copper, brass, silver, gold, and even black anodized. The possibilities...

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Thanks for all your input. Octopus Sun I have the African coins. They are still colored too much like the English Penny. drbuzzard, I've thought about the fake Chinese coins and may go that route. I have some so it's an easy solution, but I was hoping for a real foreign coin in a different color. If I can find someone to plate a coin of the right size a different color I might do that.

Again, thanks for the suggestions.

Ted
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I found this Kennedy half in Copper:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2012-Kennedy-1-O......7964afe0

I could do a mean Spellbound routine with these:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/John-F-Kennedy-2......2cb74824

Just a thought...
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Marshall island ten dollar coins are gold colored not plated.
they are 34 mm sleightly bigger than a half dollar.and there
are several to choose from on ebay.i have a few and they are very nice.
I use them in spellbound effects.i had roy kuepper make me a silver/ gold
coin with it and a portuese dollar.
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Bowers, Thanks! I've never looked at these before. I just bid on one on eBay.

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Your very welcome ted.
I love these coins and the edges
are milled very well also.
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I believe that English 2 Pound coins are just a bit smaller than a half dollar. Kind of nice looking, too, to me.
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How about Mexican Centavos?
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They are very good coins also poof.
I believe their 35mm in diameter too.
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I would give a caution in regard to gold plated halfs. I bought some off of eBay a few years ago, and the color varied from coin to coin, and tended to be so light that one could easily miss the fact that it is gold color (defeats the point of using them).
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