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Rob Johnston
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"Woman" Hands. It is a curse.

I remember taking a typing test one time and the lady said...."I have never seen a man with such woman-like hands! Maybe that is why you type so fast!"

Needless to say, I felt more manly than ever. So I went home and watched all the Stallone flicks I owned.
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Depending on the routine I will use either Dollar Morgans or walking liberty halfs. All of them soft.
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On 2004-07-08 13:41, Astinus wrote:
64 halves. I have "woman" hands, so the smaller coins help me out. I also like the Walking Liberties.


Astinus, I sooo feel your pain on this one my friend. I guess we just have to play the hand that we have been so unfortunately dealt LOL!!!

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My personal preference is a regular Kennedy Half Dollar and Silver Dollars. I carry about 3-4 of them each in my pocket all day long.

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On 2004-07-08 16:06, waveman wrote:
"woman" hands! that's a riot.
I'm still laughing.

I've been working with morgans for a bit now, does any one else find that going back to halfs, they feel tiny?


It takes me a couple days to adjust from one size to another.


I don't need to adjust from one to the other, but yeah since I've started with Dollar size coins halves now feel like quarters used to. They feel different, but I felt that practicing with larger coins improves my manipulation skills of smaller ones a lot (for some sleights).
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Does anyone have a source for Eisenhower silver dollars? I don't care if they're pure silver or not. I keep getting beat out of every ebay auction when I try to buy them. Thanks.

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Jim,

The coin shop by me carries them. They sell them for $1.25 or $1.50.

Let me know if you want me to pick some up.

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On 2004-07-09 19:31, JamesinLA wrote:
Does anyone have a source for Eisenhower silver dollars? I don't care if they're pure silver or not.


I don't think they were ever made in pure silver. Am I wrong? Maybe in some type of collector's set?
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Ikes were never silver.

You can get them by the boat load at any local coin shop (in the us)
You may even find them at banks still.

I realy don't like them though, they just look like big quarters, no charachter IMHO.

I absolutly hate the new gold dollars.

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I've been using soft morgans whenever possible, and I just love them. Unfortunately it's hard to find good gaffs readily available. Just recieved a Expanded Shell set from Todd Lassen- and I'm addicted. The visiblity is a big factor for me. I know it's "close-up", but the farther back I can project an effect- the better.
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I have four morgans I'm using now. Also found a large mexican coin learning the coin roll while in Mexico. A lot depends on the size of your hands.
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Astinius. I was laughing at your post's. I was laughing, because I have the exact same thing. Wee little women hands. It's great!
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Waveman,
You said the Eisenhower silver dollars look like quarters. But the Ike dollars are the same size as a normal silver dollar right? Same size as the Morgans? I just want coins bigger than the Kennedy halves that I usually use. Thanks.

Jim
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Morgans, followed by the Kennedy half, but I would like to try the Barbers..........
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@JamesinLA: as far as I know Ike Dollars are not made from silver, they are made from Copper/Nickel. I'm not even sure if Eisenhower Silver Dollars exist at all, you'll have to ask a coin expert. Ikes (Cu/Ni Eisenhower Dollars) are the same size as Silver Dollars (Morgans, Peace), are a little lighter due to their composition, but imho they don't look great at all... For practicing and getting used to larger sizes they're an option, but they're not pretty.
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It has to be walking liberties -if you can find them (living in england)
waveman
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On 2004-07-11 04:44, JamesinLA wrote:
Waveman,
You said the Eisenhower silver dollars look like quarters. But the Ike dollars are the same size as a normal silver dollar right? Same size as the Morgans? I just want coins bigger than the Kennedy halves that I usually use. Thanks.

Jim


They are the same diameter as a silver but a little thinner and lighter.
They are the same color as most Kenedy halves and quarters, a dull grey.

Silver dollars are thicker and have some heft to them.
They're a lot more expensive, but they look 100 times classier than the IKES.

Just my two cents (ouch)
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I work with 64 Kennedy 1/2 dollars, they are a nice size, they look great, and sound great when you clink them together, I also the the walking librety 1/2 dollars are great, they just look beautiful.
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I just went to a local bank and they have ike dollars for trade, for dollar bills of course.

The girl had a bout 170 in a bag.

I got 8 of them, all 1976 editions. Cost me 8$ of course.

She sure looked at me funny when I was testing each for the milling by scraping my fingernail along the edge...did I care....no. Because I know I'm strange already.
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On 2004-07-15 15:11, BradleyNott wrote:
I just went to a local bank and they have ike dollars for trade, for dollar bills of course.

The girl had a bout 170 in a bag.

I got 8 of them, all 1976 editions. Cost me 8$ of course.

She sure looked at me funny when I was testing each for the milling by scraping my fingernail along the edge...did I care....no. Because I know I'm strange already.



Lucky guy. It took me three trips to three different banks just before they'd actually go look in the vault for Kennedies. I never thought about asking for the Ikes. Hmmmm...

Deerbourne
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