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Dick Oslund
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On Mar 23, 2018, David Neighbors wrote:
Look There is no BEST coin Effect!!!
Best for who?
When???
And where???
You have to think of All This!


You've said it best of all, David
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Pop Haydn
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The Coin in Bottle is awfully strong magic:

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Hay Thanks Dick ! Smile
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On Feb 12, 2019, Pop Haydn wrote:
The Coin in Bottle is awfully strong magic:



I'm not saying 'best', but this is great on many levels e.g. easy to follow, easy to describe in a sentence, in the spec's hands... (and Pop's a great performer of course.. Smile)
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Pop, rocks.
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"good" and Best" are always relative, though I agree with the potential of Coin in Bottle in the right hands.

I first saw this trick at a magic convention in 1959 where it was offered as a quick novelty stunt. I was impressed with the audience reaction and desired one.
But, I had spent all of my money just getting there and the merchants were sold out anyway. Tom at Golden Gate showed me the fine workings with an offer to sell me one on time payments.
He was one of the few selling tricks in magazines and I was a "customer."

Instead, I saved up and had a local jeweler make me one for $18.00 from a silver half. He took it as a challenge for his new micro-saw. It worked just fine.
The trouble is that in those days in Reno, everyone carries silver dollars and halves were pretty rare. So, when I performed many wanted me to do the trick with an offered silver dollar.
Thus, powerful as this trick can be, it was a "poor choice" in that time and setting. My hands were too small to palm silver dollars anyway.

Today, any coin larger than a quarter is unusual for an audience. For me, much of the impromptu and 'natural' appeal is gone.

"Best coin effect" is not "out there" - it is the one your next spectator will remember for 30 years. I hope you are prepared and choose the right one "on the fly."

I would go and see Pop perform no matter what he does. "Best" of a different sort.
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Whilst there is no best I do have some favourites some of which are :

Elbow,Knee & Neck
Coin Flurry in to Copper/Silver Transpo
Shell Coins Across
Mr Clean Coin's Across
Bag 4 Life
JJ's Coin Coalition

I could go on but all of these have proved to be very strong workers for me, one thing all these routines have in common is none of them require a table and most are either instant reset or involve a very quick reset.
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Johnny Carson was doing a simple French drop for a young boy that was on his show. When the boy asked "how do you make it really disappear?", Johnny, with out missing a beat, said "get married"
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A couple of favorites:

Misbehavin
Roth's coins across (final into the spec's hand)
JJ's Casino Chip
Brewer's Transporter
Tim Conover's sockless coins
Roth's Okito Box routine out, in, out
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Magic Al. Say it fast and it is magical.
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A nice take on getting the coin out of the bottle, from the end where it went in, instead of the usual out the neck.
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On Feb 19, 2019, Al Schneider wrote:
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You may find this interesting:

http://www.worldmagiccenter.com/SecretStuff/Coininbottle.mp4


Very nice! Thanks. Great ending.
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The sound effect of the ending 'slap move' is an added plus. A "Sound" idea!

I'm even going to add that to my C&B as a penetration to my hand, combining a Utility move and Inertia extraction.
Could work with an Okito Box too.

These won't match the visual appearance of the coin under the bottle, but will add a bit of enjoyment to many presentations.

Many thanks to Al -- Pop for stimulating his contribution.
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