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So I've playing around with a variation on David Roth's 'Wild Coin'. In the version I learned from the Penguin lecture, he uses a coffee cup to drop the coins that have just been transformed to copper. If you know the routine, you know the cup needs to be opaque.

Well, I happened to have a small red tinted mason jar that I bought for another idea, and it occurred to me that a silver coin dropped into a red jar might be able to pass for copper.

It does!

Pic below is a dollar sized copper coin and a peace dollar. Even up close it's not easy to tell which is which.

Just an idea that I'm playing with, but I think it might be useful!

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Very cool indeed.
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It might work if you have similar designs on both coins. Especially if you keep the spectators occupied elsewhere.
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Yeah, and also the distortion from the glass jar makes it pretty hard to see any detail. The pic is from right up close, closer than any spectator would be. From even a few feet back you can really only see that they are coins.

And combined with the fact that this routine does keep moving, I think it's definitely workable.
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Someday, a great number of us are going to make it out to where you live... you owe us some burgers Smile ... and you will be able to show us the final routine.
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Definitely!

I had a chance to perform this for some friends and family over the weekend and it went over very well. It works!
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I will say, that using the red glass is a flash of brilliance. Congrats on coming up with it.
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I believe that this was in Kaufman's Coin Magic but they talked about using an amber colored glass. It might have been in Richard's Almanac possibly if not in Coin Magic.
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On Jul 22, 2019, J Burke Whittaker wrote:
I believe that this was in Kaufman's Coin Magic but they talked about using an amber colored glass. It might have been in Richard's Almanac possibly if not in Coin Magic.



Ah yes, not surprising. Happens constantly, interesting idea turns out to really old! Thanks for the reference.

Amber glass, for what it's worth, is usually considerably darker. But yep, that would work the same.
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My Mother had a set of Avon Ruby Goblets that I used for a C&B routine. The cut glass patters diffused the shape and quantity of objects inside just enough ...
I think they made Amber ones too.

but - I never though of using for a C/S routine. New thinking. Bravo!
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My Mother had a set of Avon Ruby Goblets that I used for a C&B routine. The cut glass patters diffused the shape and quantity of objects inside just enough ...
I think they made Amber ones too.

but - I never though of using for a C/S routine. New thinking. Bravo!


That sounds like a very nice look!
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Okay here's my routine. Based on David Roth's 'Wild Coin'. I think the jar works fine.

Caveat: I am a mentalist by trade, coins are a hobby.

Also, I usually give grief to people who film using the camera vertically, buuut... in this instance it just was the best option to get both me and my hands/table in the shot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cd0GMsN6BsE&feature=youtu.be
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