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Topic: Devil Coin?
Message: Posted by: Dr Spektor (Mar 7, 2006 07:00PM)
Hi,

Looking for inexpensive evil looking coins - one that the Devil might give someone to grant them magical powers at gambling for example - I was going to do a Shane effect that involves such a prop - got a bunch of coins and I got replica doubloons (with the dreaded "COPY" printed in small on them (ugh)) - but wondering if any of you can recommend an evil looking coin... or fake coin... I've been using the doubloons as I like the gold look...

On the other hand, I could take some old coins and carve them up somehow with pentagrams... any otehr thoughts from my esteemed bizarrist pals???

All the best,

Bruce
Message: Posted by: Midnight333 (Mar 7, 2006 09:04PM)
You can look up "sand casting" on the internet. Basically, you wet some sand and carve out your design in the negative, then you can pour any molten metal into it and have your positive. That way you can make any coins you like. Actually, I think I may be able to make some for you. PM me if you like.
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Mar 8, 2006 02:32AM)
There are rather inexpensive coins available from the Isle of Man. They have the triskelion on them. These are quite mystical.
Message: Posted by: Dr Spektor (Mar 8, 2006 06:45AM)
Thanks Bill!
Message: Posted by: weepinwil (Mar 8, 2006 08:35AM)
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On 2006-03-07 22:04, Midnight333 wrote:
You can look up "sand casting" on the internet. Basically, you wet some sand and carve out your design in the negative, then you can pour any molten metal into it and have your positive. That way you can make any coins you like. Actually, I think I may be able to make some for you. PM me if you like.
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We did this also with bars of soap and wood carving tools. Allows you to get a smoother coin and more than one per mold.
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Mar 12, 2006 12:48AM)
I did a google search on pagan pendant and found lots of sources. Here's one to get you started:
http://www.ladyhawkstreasures.com/pentacles.htm#pendant
Message: Posted by: Dr Spektor (Mar 12, 2006 08:05AM)
Merci mon ami!
Message: Posted by: Khopri (Mar 12, 2006 06:02PM)
You can probably find good examples for coins by looking at wax seals. I've seen some great pagan wax seals that could be worked into a devil coin quite nicely.

If you do ever come across satan's pocket change, let me know. I'd love a coin or two to add to my collection as well.

Carved out of wood perhaps? You can get wood disk blanks in the right size at Michaels.

Just some thoughts.
Message: Posted by: The Curator (Mar 13, 2006 12:51AM)
The classical fairy coins are weird.
http://www.enchanted.co.uk/
Otherwise, you should try to find antique tokens from Cabinet of curiosities, some have devil or imp heads on them. They are not that difficult to find.
You may also try to find antique church coins with skulls.
Message: Posted by: Dr Spektor (Mar 13, 2006 07:40AM)
Cool.. antique church coins with skulls... now that sounds just about right... and what the Devil would hand out....!!!

Thanks again guys!
Message: Posted by: Gordon (Mar 13, 2006 07:14PM)
Does the Vatican still mint coins? That would be one approach.
Message: Posted by: Slim King (Mar 13, 2006 07:21PM)
How about some Mardi Gras Daubloons. that's what I use in my VooDoo effects.
Message: Posted by: Midnight333 (Mar 13, 2006 09:23PM)
Wait, you pour moulten metal into soap and it doesn't melt? Or did I misunderstand what you wrote.
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Mar 16, 2006 06:00PM)
What you need for this is called Wood's Alloy. You can also get Cerrobend or Cerrosafe. These are low melting point metals.
Message: Posted by: dpe666 (Mar 22, 2006 10:52PM)
Abbotts used to make palming coins with the devil performing magic on them. They may work depending on your character, and if you can even find them. :devilish:
Message: Posted by: pkg (Mar 23, 2006 12:29PM)
You can make your own...pretty easy...all you need is lead and clay...
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Mar 23, 2006 03:06PM)
Make your cast with sandstone or whatever, then lay do some solder, take your handy dandy propane torch and melt the solder into the mold, if you over heat the solder it will "burn" and look really old.

There are two different types that I know of, Lead-free and with Lead.


Brett.
Message: Posted by: gaddy (Mar 25, 2006 04:50PM)
There is a bloke somewhere in Northern california that does some AMAZING coins from the Lord of the Rings (Elves, hobbit, dwarf, man and MORDOR (!)

I don't have any more info than that handy, but a quick internet search within those parameters should show you the way... the Mordor coins are particularly wicked looking, as one might imagine!
Message: Posted by: Bill Ligon (Mar 26, 2006 12:10AM)
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On 2006-03-23 16:06, Freak Prodigy wrote:
Make your cast with sandstone or whatever, then lay do some solder, take your handy dandy propane torch and melt the solder into the mold, if you over heat the solder it will "burn" and look really old.

There are two different types that I know of, Lead-free and with Lead.


Brett.
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There are also solder as used by plumbers and others with an acid core (flux) and solder as used in electronics that has a non-corrosive resin core. I would use the resin-core solder if you go that route. There used to be a lead molding toy with an electrically heated ladle, but with the concern today about lead poisoning, I'm sure it is no longer available. Low melting-point alloys are available.
Message: Posted by: Dr Spektor (Mar 26, 2006 04:58PM)
Thanks Gaddy!

Here is the link: http://www.thelandofshadow.com/mordorgate/darkmerchants/metals.htm

and it leads to Shire.com - where there are a ton of cool coins - especially like the New France one that has Louis XiV and on the other side a shiedl with 3 skulls!!!! The Eye of Sauron coins are also cool...

(They even got Klingon coins!?!?)....

All the best,

Bruce
Message: Posted by: ptbeast (Mar 26, 2006 07:54PM)
Thanks Dr Spektor. Great link for magicians and storytellers.

Dave
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Mar 27, 2006 01:33PM)
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There used to be a lead molding toy with an electrically heated ladle, but with the concern today about lead poisoning, I'm sure it is no longer available. Low melting-point alloys are available.
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I used to have that...

it came with vials of BB's and the machine would melt them in the little ladle and you would turn the crank that it had on the side to pour the metal into a rubber mold. you could make Wizards, Motorcycles, different animals, etc.


fun stuff.




Brett.
Message: Posted by: gaddy (Sep 19, 2006 03:54PM)
[quote]
On 2006-03-22 23:52, dpe666 wrote:
Abbotts used to make palming coins with the devil performing magic on them. They may work depending on your character, and if you can even find them. :devilish:
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I just saw one on ebay the other day, but that auction was expired. The coin went for about 18$

good luck!

G
Message: Posted by: Dr Spektor (Sep 19, 2006 03:56PM)
Wow, you dredged up my other coin thread!!!

I actually used the evil Mordor coins for some effects, and a cool fake new France coin that has a coat of arms with 3 skulls on it (see the link above for Shire post)....
Message: Posted by: Banester (Sep 22, 2006 08:47AM)
Here is another link for some magic tokens:
http://www.dark-platypus.com/magicpack.htm
Message: Posted by: Banester (Sep 22, 2006 09:00AM)
Here is another link for some magic tokens:
http://www.dark-platypus.com/magicpack.htm
Message: Posted by: Mark Rough (Sep 22, 2006 09:01AM)
[quote]
On 2006-09-19 16:54, gaddy wrote:
[quote]
On 2006-03-22 23:52, dpe666 wrote:
Abbotts used to make palming coins with the devil performing magic on them. They may work depending on your character, and if you can even find them. :devilish:
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I just saw one on ebay the other day, but that auction was expired. The coin went for about 18$

good luck!

G
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Actually, it went for $14.94. It's very pretty, too.

Raven
Message: Posted by: Gede Nibo (Sep 22, 2006 09:03AM)
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On 2006-09-22 10:00, Banester wrote:
Here is another link for some magic tokens:
http://www.dark-platypus.com/magicpack.htm
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I think one shall need to look no further....
Message: Posted by: gaddy (Sep 22, 2006 10:10AM)
[quote]
On 2006-09-22 10:01, Mark Raven wrote:
[quote]
On 2006-09-19 16:54, gaddy wrote:
[quote]
On 2006-03-22 23:52, dpe666 wrote:
Abbotts used to make palming coins with the devil performing magic on them. They may work depending on your character, and if you can even find them. :devilish:
[/quote]

I just saw one on ebay the other day, but that auction was expired. The coin went for about 18$

good luck!

G
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Actually, it went for $14.94. It's very pretty, too.

Raven
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and how much was shipping?

<picks a few more nits>


:D
G
Message: Posted by: Gede Nibo (Sep 22, 2006 10:19AM)
NOT TO MENTION the neighboorhood kids you gotta pay off not to steal your mail...wait, maybe that's JUST MY NEIGHBORHOOD....arghh..
Message: Posted by: gaddy (Sep 22, 2006 10:33AM)
[quote]
On 2006-09-22 11:19, Gede Nibo wrote:
NOT TO MENTION the neighboorhood kids you gotta pay off not to steal your mail...wait, maybe that's JUST MY NEIGHBORHOOD....arghh..
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If your rep is anywhere near as... spooky... as mine is, I find it hard to believe that the kids come within 50 yards of your place, Gede!

G
Message: Posted by: Mark Rough (Sep 22, 2006 11:26AM)
G, shipping was a buck, go pick your own nits. . . :)

Gede, children don't come near my house. Except at Halloween, on a dare from their friends. Not that I'm scary, just that most of them have had me for a teacher at some point. Okay, actually I AM scary. . . really. . .

Raven
Message: Posted by: Curtis Kam (Sep 23, 2006 08:23PM)
There are paper bills made for Chinese funerals that you're supposed to burn so that the departed will have money in the afterlife. They say "Bank of Hell" across the top, in English. Swear to Bob. Sort of pessimistic, unless they figure you don't need cash if you make it to heaven.

As far as something to change your lusk at gambling, why not a satanic poker chip? These can be printed to your specifications. I'd go with the "Martha Stewart Casino" or something like that.

For other purposes, I've always thought the Devil would use a credit card. You'd be left with just an imprint reciept.