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I have never handled or owned a split coin, so I'm not familiar first-hand with exactly how it's made.
I'm thinking of getting one for a routine I have in mind. But I am hoping someone can answer a question for me.
If you're holding the split coin at your fingertips like in a 3 fly position, and you slide the coins apart so they are spread, will you see what appears to be a second coin or will you just see a Teflon disk on the rear coin?

I realize that it's possible that some manufacturers may make them differently, or maybe they all make them the same. But I would just like to have some idea before I spend the money and get something that I can't use for what I have in mind.

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Bill
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With most you would see the unfinished inside of the coin - or Teflon disk if it has one on it. Sometimes you could arrange several split coins so that all are facing out but you often encounter issues with magnetic polarity. Most of the time workers just slide off the front half keeping the other half hidden in FP, then reverse the other half as you produce it afterward.

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Split coins are usually unfinished in that way... so does that point you to a superfly set?
...to all the coins I've dropped here
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On 2013-03-25 16:13, Jonathan Townsend wrote:
Split coins are usually unfinished in that way... so does that point you to a superfly set?


I'm still learning my coin gaffs so when I find out what a Superfly set is I may go that route.
Unless you would care to enlighten me?
Thanks,
Bill
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Imagine a split coin set where you can show both sides.
...to all the coins I've dropped here
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Also imagine $800 flying from your pocket!

Here's a review of Superfly by John Mendoza: http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......orum=109

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Wow that hurts Jim.
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On 2013-03-26 13:51, J-Mac wrote:
Also imagine $800 flying from your pocket!
Here's a review of Superfly by John Mendoza: http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......orum=109
Jim


Later in the thread, John is able to get his hands on a Peace dollar version and has somewhat nicer things to say about it. It comes in cheaper too at $600.

The advantages of a superfly gaff are significant, but on the downside the looks of the Peace dollar version (the only one I would get based upon John's review) are somewhat less than optimal in my opinion (based on the one recently for sale on EBay), plus I do not use Peace dollars. As John says, "you can judge for yourself if you think it is worth the expense".
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Usually split coins are for coin through objects to make it extremely visualy rather than a 3 fly super fly is made for the 3 fly routine
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