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Scott Andrews
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Kartis Okito Box - internal dimension

Hi guys
I have a number of coin boxes and bought a Kartis box a few years ago. It is well produced and I like its special features.
HOWEVER I have never been comfortable with the depth of the box which does not hold 4 half dollars flush (such that it replicates the Boston appearance when inverted) being a fraction too shallow. I have tried WLs and they still sit proud when four coins are inserted I contacted Tango a couple of years ago to ask if there is a specific coin for which the box was designed. Whereas I received a polite and timely response with a clear effort to be helpful I did not resolve the matter.
Have others found the same problem or have I been unfortunate in receiving a reject😄
My solution to date has been to work with 3 coins in the main compartment which just about passes when the box is inverted.
Jerry
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I have two boxes, and yes, I have the same problem.
To solve the issue I use a thicker coin (just three, see below). The three thick coins line up better.
But, really I do not think your spectator will notice the difference using the standard Kennedy half.
I prefer using less coins to avoid being too repetitive. The alignment is a minor secondary issue for me.


I use "Mechanic Coins", go here:

https://www.themagicemporium.net/product......ustries/
Scott Andrews
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Hi Jerry
Thanks for your response which is much appreciated. I fully accept your point that a spectator is unlikely to spot the difference. Using just three half dollar coins is the solution that I use however if I need four coins in the box (say for matrix type effects etc.) then the top coin tends to slide off. Thank you for your idea on the MI coins. I really like these coins and use the dollar version in coin routines and with the MI Optricks deck so will definitely explore this possibility. I also found that old English pennies fit the box perfectly in terms of both diameter and depth. However, ironically, the base is a fraction too small to accept a penny!
With thanks once again.
Best.
Andrew
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Hi Jerry
Thanks for your response which is much appreciated. I fully accept your point that a spectator is unlikely to spot the difference. Using just three half dollar coins is the solution that I use however if I need four coins in the box (say for matrix type effects etc.) then the top coin tends to slide off. Thank you for your idea on the MI coins. I really like these coins and use the dollar version in coin routines and with the MI Optricks deck so will definitely explore this possibility. I also found that four old English pennies fit the box perfectly in terms of both diameter and depth. However, ironically, the base is a fraction too small in diameter to accept a penny!
With thanks once again.
Best.
Andrew
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"Palming Coins" are a bit thinner, and not too noticeable
KungFuMagic
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On Jun 8, 2021, cuchullain wrote:
"Palming Coins" are a bit thinner, and not too noticeable


I hve found several sources for Dollar palming coins.. Do you have a source for the half-dollar size? Could solve problem with this box ... and other issues.
Nick Sasso
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I got a set from Vanishing Magic - They are replicas and of adequate but not great quality - Not too expensive so it will at least enable you to try the solution.
Just Looked - in stock - https://www.vanishingincmagic.com/money-......EALw_wcB
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I have also used English pennies - Old soft ones are thinner than a half dollar. May need to sand them down just a fraction so they do not stick in the Boston compartment
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