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Topic: Coin routine
Message: Posted by: Paul Wingham (May 4, 2006 03:47PM)
After seeing Gary Kurtz perform a card roitine where he apparently goes back and forth through time I thought of doing a similar thing with a coin, i.e. spellbound, to show the coin with no face on it (as it has not been stamped with a face yet) then the coin (possibly signed) appearing in a plastic coin case like the ones coin collectors use... i.e. in the future as the coin would be a collectible. I hope that makes some sense.

I like the idea of a spellbound routine of this nature. Any thoughts? I'm sure similar stuff has been done before. I've had a coin made up with no face on it and showed it to a few people and the response has been good. I just need to develop it.
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (May 5, 2006 11:16AM)
Curtis Kam showed his inside-out Spellbound in '79 or so.

There was a trick out from about then that ended with a slug getting "printed" into a half dollar after being a sphere then a cube.

David Neighbors mentioned a time travel type Spellbound routine here at the Café.

For some reason your text suggested doing a trick where you put the coin in a coin collector's folder and then it changes. Just the way I read... sorry. ;)

Okay, back to the "normal art" process of cobbling together a routine that works for you from such well known themes as time travel and available techniques in print...

Nothing truly new there but if you can present it, folks will probably enjoy it.
Message: Posted by: Paul Wingham (May 5, 2006 12:43PM)
It's a fairly logical plot so I'm not suprised it's been around for years. You're right in what you say about how it reads... what I meant was, it'd be a nice idea if a marked coin appeared in a coin collector's plastic sleeve as a logical end to the spellbound routine... kind of a see-through coin-to-sugar packet. Just playing around with ideas... thanks again for your advice.

Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (May 5, 2006 12:49PM)
The coin holder thing is not so much trouble if you recall the old bit using staples and rubber cement for index cards.

Might be worth carrying around a stapler. :)
Message: Posted by: Paul Wingham (May 5, 2006 01:39PM)
Yeah, I remember, but I've found a gadget that fits in the pocket allows me to give their coin sealed in a plastic sleeve as a cheap, impossible souvenir. Maybe I'm being a little adventurous.... or perhaps all those over-priced coin-through-bottle routines and advertisements have finally gotten to me.