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I know it's highly subjective, but I've always done this with the smaller 50 cent sized coins and I'm thinking of upsizing..

Any notable advantages or disadvantages?

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It Just Depends On the Size of Your Hands! Smile And are you using it Close-up or stand-up???
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Most CSB sets come in half dollar size. However if your hands can accommodate dollar coins and you can handle them well, I say go for it! I think you will have to get the set custom made though.

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Yea Todd Just Had Some KILLER Ones on His Site not To long Ago! Smile But If you can get a Solid C.S.B. Set you can do a lot more With it! Smile
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For the Bob Sheets or Doc Eason routines, I prefer the half dollar version. For Karl Hein's "Catch Up", the dollar version is much better.
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In its setting it is more like Doc Eason rather than Karl Heins, meaning that one or two spectators are very close and others are observing at a little further distance.
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Then I would Go by the size of your Hands! Smile
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In thinking about it, since I plan on incorporating the aspect of coins being held in the spectator's hand (ala Doc Eason), I also need to factor in the size of the spectator's hands.... I'd better go with 50 cent size.

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Yea If your Going To go with The Spectator's Hand Use Half's!
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For what it's worth...

I'm not really a coin guy, but I've done CSB quite a bit. I have several CSB sets made by Todd. I have a beautiful Morgan, British Crown, darkened Chinese set that I've used a lot the past few years.

However, I've finally decided to use half dollar size. They're not as visible if you're performing for a relatively large group. I'd use the dollar size then. But, I personally believe that the half dollar size (Walking Liberty or '64 Kennedy) look more like real coins.

Several times I've had people say, "These coins are real?" as I dump them into their hands. I've never heard that when I use half dollar size.

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I think your point is well taken Robert. Most people today are not well acquainted with dollar sized coins.
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Another thing to consider is the edge of the c/s insert. With a dollar size, the divide is more obvious than with a half dollar size.

Try Jim Lewis's routine "Foreign Exchange," on his video "Million Dollar Mysteries." In my experience, this is the best routine ever created for this coin and plot. No going to the pockets, start clean and end clean, and an amazing visual change.

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My thanks Jerry!
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Jerry, thanks for the tips!
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The Thing That is Wrong With the pocket Is Not the Pocket!!! It's SWITCHING coins In the Pocket! So I have Have worked Out Some Handleings Where there there is No switch outs! And if you are doing Stand up no table Work it hard to get by with it! It's OK if you have a table!
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