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Topic: Harvey Dent's Coin?
Message: Posted by: RickVancouver (Sep 4, 2008 12:48AM)
Does anyone know the type of coin that was used in the recent Dark Knight (Batman) movie? [i](i.e.: was it a Walking Liberty, Morgan, etc?)[/i]

Rick
Message: Posted by: pepka (Sep 4, 2008 01:10AM)
It was a silver Peace Dollar. These were minted just at the end of WWI. Todd Lassen actually made a few double facers and put them on eBay.
Message: Posted by: Nathan Kranzo (Sep 4, 2008 04:41PM)
I've got one of Todd's coins and it is a beauty.

I have five different presentations that all deal with the plot of the movie. I was thinking about releasing them as a download but I'm not sure if there would be a great interest. It's kind of a narrow "scope".

Let me know if you guys are into it....

Kranzo
Message: Posted by: polygonsmagic (Sep 5, 2008 09:08AM)
I would be very interested in any routines with the double sided peace dollar. Got on from Todd as well.
Message: Posted by: Lawrence O (Sep 6, 2008 08:51PM)
[quote]
On 2008-09-04 17:41, Nathan Kranzo wrote:
I've got one of Todd's coins and it is a beauty.

I have five different presentations that all deal with the plot of the movie. I was thinking about releasing them as a download but I'm not sure if there would be a great interest. It's kind of a narrow "scope".

Let me know if you guys are into it....

Kranzo
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There are many potential uses for it and I wrote several unpublished routines using them. Basically in "Gestalt Theory" (let's not get scared by a technical word describing perception patterns and rules), there must be a certain proximity between an initial state and a final state for a change to be credible. The double facer (and double tailer) are great coins for very close up Spellbound routines. Thus a coin is allegedly so well tricked that it cannot be detected...
There are several other possibilities and routines that I came up with: when you start, ideas pop up faster than you can write routines.
I'd dare suggest that it's a good commercial bet for you
Message: Posted by: MarkTirone (Sep 7, 2008 10:50AM)
Nathan, I'm not sure if I'm reading your post correctly, But you are thinking about releasing an effect for download using a double sided coin? Would it work with just any double sided coin??
Message: Posted by: Nathan Kranzo (Sep 9, 2008 04:15PM)
Hi Mark,

Yeah but it really wouldn't make sense because all of my presentations deal with the Dark Night movie and this coin.

SO yes they would work with any double headed coin but the plot of the movie uses a double headed peace dollar which later ends up being scorched on one side.

If you haven't seen the movie none of this makes sense. If you have you know exactly what I mean. : )

Kranzo
Message: Posted by: Douglas Lippert (Oct 15, 2008 08:30AM)
Here's an idea for the Dark Knight theme:

1)Scorch one side of the double facer
2)Put a peace dollar shell over the scorched side to hide the blackness.
3)Rotate dollar in hand showing both sides and talk about the movie.
4)Remove shell in hand as you flip coin in air.
5)Reveal the scorched side.

Of course, you have to add a presentation.
Message: Posted by: DP the Great (Oct 15, 2008 12:09PM)
I think this is a fantastic idea! I never even thought about the possibility of using the double face peace dollar as a trick in connection to the Dark Knight, my favorite movie ever! Thanks for the suggestions guys. -DP
Message: Posted by: MarkTirone (Oct 15, 2008 03:20PM)
[quote]
On 2008-09-09 17:15, Nathan Kranzo wrote:
Hi Mark,

Yeah but it really wouldn't make sense because all of my presentations deal with the Dark Night movie and this coin.

SO yes they would work with any double headed coin but the plot of the movie uses a double headed peace dollar which later ends up being scorched on one side.

If you haven't seen the movie none of this makes sense. If you have you know exactly what I mean. : )

Kranzo
[/quote] Scorched meaning like burned on one side? I have seen the movie and I understand what you mean but is the burned side supposed to be relevant to Harvey Dent's face? I think that there might be issues though if you release it all relating to batman because of copywrite problems. sounds stupid but It could happen.
Message: Posted by: gaddy (Oct 25, 2008 07:23PM)
[quote]
On 2008-10-15 09:30, DVLKCC wrote:
Here's an idea for the Dark Knight theme:

1)Scorch one side of the double facer
2)Put a peace dollar shell over the scorched side to hide the blackness.
3)Rotate dollar in hand showing both sides and talk about the movie.
4)Remove shell in hand as you flip coin in air.
5)Reveal the scorched side.

Of course, you have to add a presentation.
[/quote]

Peace dollar shell? Wouldn't that cost, like, 300.00$ +

That's a lot of capital for a one shot trick!

Still, I'd certainly like to see it done...
Message: Posted by: walking_liberty (Oct 25, 2008 07:56PM)
[quote]
On 2008-10-25 20:23, gaddy wrote:
[quote]
On 2008-10-15 09:30, DVLKCC wrote:
Here's an idea for the Dark Knight theme:

1)Scorch one side of the double facer
2)Put a peace dollar shell over the scorched side to hide the blackness.
3)Rotate dollar in hand showing both sides and talk about the movie.
4)Remove shell in hand as you flip coin in air.
5)Reveal the scorched side.

Of course, you have to add a presentation.
[/quote]

Peace dollar shell? Wouldn't that cost, like, 300.00$ +

That's a lot of capital for a one shot trick!

Still, I'd certainly like to see it done...
[/quote]


You can get an expanded Peace dollar shell here for $60.

http://themagicwarehouse.com/tsilver1.html
Message: Posted by: MarkTirone (Oct 26, 2008 05:13PM)
^

Wow that site has a jumbo walking liberty shell for 6 bucks. that's amazing!