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danbastianelli
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Simple as this,

What is your favourite coin effect on the market today?

No arguments just opinions please that would be great

Thankyou
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My most magical, is coin vanishes or changes just waving your hand over it, immediately showing the hand empty...

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Quantum bender
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Two Copper/One Silver (with faux Chinese Coin) ala Doc Eason.

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My Personal Favorites:
(A) Cylinder and Coins (Carney, but when Eric Mead finishes his book on Tim Conover then I'd like to add some of the finesse from studying Conover's routine)
(B) Dean Dill's "Explosion"
(C) Dean's Triangle
(D) Kenner's "SuperFly"
(E) Quantum Bender (although I don't really consider it a coin trick, but rather a strange thing that happens to utilize a convenient object which happens to be a coin)

All-Time Greatest:
Armando Lucero's "Coin Menagerie" and Dave Roth's "Shell Coins Across"

Best Strolling Workers:
Hopping Half, Scotch & Soda, and Lethal Tender

Coin Tricks I use the Most on a Daily Basis:
3-Fly and a One-Coin Routine
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It's the one some stuff is said and that thing happens... and the audience goes.... "WHOA".
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Hmm.

My top ten fav's (in no particular order)

1)Shake & Bake (Sankey) followed by 3 coins across (Roth - shell)
2) Cross Of India (Ammar)
3) Bent penny transposition (Ammar)
4) Flying eagles (Ammar)
5) 41 cent Miracle (Ammar)
6) Puncture
7) Bite-off Coin
8) Expansion Of Texture (Ammar)
9) Misdirection with coins and silk --> Bottle Production (David Stone - Real Secrets of Magic)
10) Matrix (Ammar or various others)

**you can find many of these on Ammar's Easy To Master Monry Miracles.**
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My two favorite coin effects of all time are David Roth's Funnel and the effect of his with the little world globe, the name of which escapes me for the moment. Just wonderful constructions of mystifying and magical enchantment.
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Very hard to compare what is the best coin trick out there - too many variables, and too many variations. So, I will post what routines I saw that gave me the best sense of wonder. First, Al Goshman's salt shaker routine. That was the most magical thing I ever saw. Second, the first time I saw John Mendoza perform Spellbound back in the 70's. For a beginning coin magician, that was pure magic. Third, in terms of coin performance, watching Roth do The
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Coins Through The Table and Al Schneider's classic Matrix.

Jim
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Dean Dill--Coins, Silk and Glass. And his No Extras.

David Williamson--Floating Assembly

John Carney--Silver and Glass

Justin Miller-Neo Matrix
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The Miser's Dream is the best, because it actually means something to people. It's meaning is universal, and doesn't depend on language, the color of the coins or even what's used for currency - nuts, shells or beads would all work fine, also credit cards. The point is, the magician can pluck currency from the air; make money out of nothing. Everyone who plays the lottery dreams about that all day long.

Coins going through something, changing into something, disappearing or moving around, or gathering under cards are all fine tricks, but if you could really do magic, you'd do the miser's dream.
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Top three:

Lethal Tender
Matrix
Coins Across (Wilson's, with a few of my own touches added in)
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I will follow the way Doc goes here as to all this...

The most magical coin effects I've ever seen is probably Sylvester The Jester's, Sylvester Pitch Routine, the most dynamic coin effect I've come across. Also, I have to mention Mickey Silver here and his remarkable coin routines using his brilliant SUV. Uncanny!

As to me, well there are so many great and greater routines out there but I like to do my "ReVisiTed," it just has a little of everything in it that I like to do as to an on-the-spot coin effect. Smile
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John Ramsay's Cylindeer and coins
Armando Lucero's Coin Menagery
David Roth's Tuning Fork
Paul Gertner's Coins to the spectator's hand (and Craig Petty's variant between two spectators' hands)
Al Schneider's Cross Cards
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Goshman's Say please...the salt & pepper and coins...

Vallarino's Champagne act..that had coins and much more..

Both are available on video.

I do pieces only from them, putting them in the context of my own character.

Basic matrix....is not so basic..when done well.


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On 2013-10-21 05:05, charlie_d wrote:
The Miser's Dream is the best, because it actually means something to people. It's meaning is universal, and doesn't depend on language, the color of the coins or even what's used for currency - nuts, shells or beads would all work fine, also credit cards. The point is, the magician can pluck currency from the air; make money out of nothing. Everyone who plays the lottery dreams about that all day long.

Coins going through something, changing into something, disappearing or moving around, or gathering under cards are all fine tricks, but if you could really do magic, you'd do the miser's dream.


Well, of these "What is the best?" posts, THIS ONE caught my attention!

Everyone has contributed some great thinking! --perhaps a bit subjective, but nevertheless this thread has been worth reading!

I've been doing the MISERS DREAM since 1946. The routine has evolved over the years, getting ever stronger. For the past 40 years, it has been the next to closing for the high school audiences, and CLOSING for the elementary and primary groups. --For these younger groups, it is so strong, that I cannot follow it. (and the teenagers enjoy it, too.)

It evolved from the TARBELL routine. For a couple of teenage years, having learned the Downs P**m, I tried to be 'swayve & deboner". (Ha! at 19!?!) THAT didn't last! In a year or two, I realized that (as T. Nelson Downs had said, long ago) THE ENTERTAINMENT IS IN THE PRODUCTION OF COINS FROM THE SPECTATOR'S (in my case, for the most part, kids) EARS, NOSES, etc. --And, that's what I do, today!

"DE GUSTIBUS NON EST DISPUTANDUM" (is an old Latin proverb meaning: "Concerning tastes, we cannot argue". so, I aint gonna argue with youse guys. But, I'll stick to (maybe, I'm "stuck with" the Aerial Treasury as the best coin trick!

Hey Charlie_d! I guess it's you and me, "against them guys!" (HEE HEE)
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I appreciate everybody's opinions as equally as the other but my favourite is still misers dream. Every effect on this thread is good and special in it's own way but misers dream is by far the closest to real magic out of all.

Keep the suggestions coming!
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My favourite is one that blew ME away, when I first saw it,.
...and the second time,..
, and third time, as well.
And one that blows OTHERS away, when I do it.

Honestly,.. I haven´t seen so much,.
and I can do even LESS,..
but,
Marion Boykin´s Crimp Change.
,..nöö Gaffs. nööö Gimmicks.
Literally IN THE FACE,..
for ALL to see.

I play the Streets.
Everyday folks.
Every day.
This is easily my favourite,
..and theirs(!).

gallagher,..
shakin´ his hands in the wind.
(Thanks Marion.)
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