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Topic: Johnson Hopping Half set
Message: Posted by: karnak (Jun 13, 2009 07:10PM)
Quick question: is the exp'd (you know what I mean, right?) half [ included in Johnson's Hopping Half set heads or tails?

Just not sure if it might be available either way, or only one way (and if so, which way?).

Thanks in advance.
Message: Posted by: yachanin (Jun 13, 2009 08:36PM)
Hi karnak,

I no longer have my Johnson set, but I am pretty certain my [ was "tails."

Regards, Steve
Message: Posted by: krintz (Jun 13, 2009 09:42PM)
Mine's tails.
Message: Posted by: chazk (Jun 14, 2009 12:26PM)
My Johnson walking half hopping half set [ is tails. In another set made with 1968 halves the [ is heads, but I do not know if the set is from Johnson. Images of the modern sets seem to show the [ as tails.
Message: Posted by: ralphs007 (Jun 14, 2009 01:48PM)
My set is tails.
Message: Posted by: ChrisJ (Jun 14, 2009 10:38PM)
Survey says........ Tails as well.

Had it for about 10-12 years.
Message: Posted by: DonHarlan (Jun 15, 2009 11:41AM)
Add one more tails to the list.
Message: Posted by: jonnyboy (Jun 16, 2009 10:49PM)
Message: Posted by: RevJohn (Jun 19, 2009 08:36AM)
Had my Kennedy set for 19 years, and it was tails before I sold it (well still tails after I sold it too).

Bought a Johnson version in Walkers... and it is tails as well.
Message: Posted by: QuailCreek (Jun 19, 2009 02:28PM)
Mine is tails too.
Message: Posted by: jonnyboy (Jun 19, 2009 07:31PM)
I'm sensing a pattern here.
Message: Posted by: lorenwade (Jun 19, 2009 08:26PM)
On 2009-06-19 20:31, jonnyboy wrote:
I'm sensing a pattern here.

This made me laugh soooo hard.
Message: Posted by: sidestealer (Jun 20, 2009 11:26AM)
I'm sure you could request a heads for JP if really wanted that instead.
Message: Posted by: themagickeeper (Jun 22, 2009 10:24AM)
Mine is heads? this can't be right, maybe I don't have a johnson hopping half set?
Message: Posted by: manreb (Jun 22, 2009 07:26PM)
I have two sets, both tails. I thought that there was a thread in the Café that indicated that Johnson made sets of the heads persuasion as well.
Message: Posted by: rowdymagi5 (Jun 23, 2009 04:56AM)
Johnson does make it with heads as well, you don't see it often, but I bought mine that way. Tails seems to be the more popular.
Message: Posted by: allen_m (Jun 23, 2009 09:27AM)
My Johnson set is heads; but, it is also a walking liberty set in silver...

Message: Posted by: jjduck (Jun 29, 2009 04:00PM)
I have a Johnson set that I bought in the seventies that is heads. I hadn't seen a tails set until recently.
Message: Posted by: videoman (Jul 1, 2009 11:28PM)
It's always been my understanding that they usually make the gimmicks of most coin sets in tails because with some gimmicks it is more easily disguised but even more importantly to also avoid showing a date on the coins, which makes it harder to match with any ungimmicked coins you may be using. Especially if you are using a borrowed coin as part of the routine. An observant spectator may notice the dates are different if you switch one out or have it vanish and reappear somewhere else, so using tails you don't have to worry about that.

Message: Posted by: G. (Jul 2, 2009 06:03AM)
I've had two sets, one I've lost it somehow, and I've gotten another one, one's head, and another one's tail. Either way I don't think there's a difference to lay people, but if there's a specific one you want to get, write a letter to them. I think they will be willing to help you to get the "head" or "tails"
Message: Posted by: snap (Jul 2, 2009 06:15AM)
I know they mostly use tail side because it gives you more depth