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Topic: Chunk of silver?
Message: Posted by: MarkTirone (Nov 8, 2008 09:20PM)
Can anybody tell me if the use of a small chunk of silver has ever been used before in coin magic? By chunk, I mean the size of the cork for cylinder and coins. I have had this idea to visually crush a piece of silver into a coin. Anything close to it would work. Anything that can lead me to it to see if this is original.
Message: Posted by: jprace (Nov 8, 2008 09:25PM)
http://themagicwarehouse.com/cgi-bin/findit.pl?x_item=JO1449
Message: Posted by: MarkTirone (Nov 9, 2008 09:18AM)
Thanks. My method seems a little bit easier but I will work on it.
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Nov 10, 2008 05:32AM)
A wadded sheet of tp, a penny, a ring, a lifesaver candy all yes - a crushed/crumbled coin - not so far.

Does the coin crushing overshadow the rest of the routine?

Anyway in magic you're expected to find your own props etc so your tricks become more organic to your performing character so keep up the good work.
Message: Posted by: MarkTirone (Nov 10, 2008 02:09PM)
I'm confused, Jonathan. Sorry.
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Nov 10, 2008 04:22PM)
The crushed coin approach is novel as far as I know. The other items, from charms to candy to rings and pennies and even a crumpled sheet of toilet paper have been other folks little ways of adding some personality to the trick. The version in the Bertram Book uses a small die.

I was wondering if the effect of crumbling a coin might overshadow the CnC trick.
Message: Posted by: MarkTirone (Nov 10, 2008 08:41PM)
CnC? Lol sorry.
Message: Posted by: Father Photius (Nov 10, 2008 08:50PM)
I don't recall if it was a piece of chunk silver or a ring. Curtis Kam did a routine at WMS about 3 years ago, using something like that. Wasn't crushing a coin, but I recall a ring and a chunk of silver. Why not PM him and ask.
Message: Posted by: MarkTirone (Nov 11, 2008 03:43PM)
Cool. Thanks for the top Father Photius. I will be contacting him soon about it.
Message: Posted by: One Man (Nov 11, 2008 08:32PM)
Johnson, I believe, produced a trick called the mint. You took a silver cube, rolled it into a ball, smashed it flat into a disk and then turned it into a half dollar.

Kevin
Message: Posted by: MarkTirone (Nov 11, 2008 08:37PM)
One Man, That was posted above as well. I think that seems a bit too.. idk exactly what to call it. It just doesen't seem practical for me in my situations.