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Topic: Johnson Coin Quality???
Message: Posted by: dukenotes (Apr 5, 2002 05:32AM)
Hi all,

I'm thinking of buying a "Locking $1.35" set. In your opinion, is the difference in quality of Johnson Coin products worth the price difference. You don't have to go into great detail with your answer; I trust the experience of the forum.

Thanks in advance,

Message: Posted by: Alan Munro (Apr 5, 2002 07:50AM)
I usually use Johnson coins -- the quality has never let me down. I'm often dissatisfied with Sasco coins -- they have lousy quality control.
Message: Posted by: Thoughtreader (Apr 5, 2002 08:13AM)
Johnson's is top notch.

PSIncerely Yours,
Paul Alberstat
Message: Posted by: Clay (Apr 5, 2002 09:24AM)
I've have a Johnson Ultimate Copper/Silver set I bought when I was about 13 (now 38) and it still works great! As a magic dealer for a brief time I had a chance to examine and use gaffed coins from some other makers and while it was functional, I'll always put my money into Johnson's stuff first.
Message: Posted by: Dan Watkins (Apr 5, 2002 12:14PM)
I personally have all Todd Lassen gaffs now, but I had Johnson stuff before Todds.

Johnson quality is superb, the only reason I got rid of them was I wanted to use real silver coins instead of clad.

Message: Posted by: thimblerig (Apr 6, 2002 12:56AM)
Johnson does (or did) custom work as well, and it is excellent. I had them make me a custom stack of real silver halves for the Ramsay Cylinder and Coins routine several years ago. Very nice work. I called them first, discussed, then mailed them the coins I wanted them to use. It wasn't too expensive either - and really shouldn't be for a standard item they are making anyway.
Message: Posted by: dukenotes (Apr 8, 2002 01:05AM)
Thanks for the help fellows! Looks like I should stick with Johnson stuff.

Thanks again,

Message: Posted by: Geoff Williams (Apr 11, 2002 08:27AM)
I've never seen a poorly-made Johnson product. For gaffed coins, they are superb.
Message: Posted by: Tony (Apr 11, 2002 12:34PM)
Ditto on Johnson products. You get what you pay for.

Just a side note:
If you're using the new Kennedy halves, I've noticed that the 1990 is slightly larger than any other year. The 1990 half fits the Johnson expanded half best IMHO. I plan to get their Walking Liberty coins in the future.

Message: Posted by: Merlyn of 8 (Apr 13, 2002 03:43PM)
My two cents worth.......
Johnson's the best...Hands down.
Message: Posted by: davisjr (Apr 16, 2002 05:18PM)
I've had versions of tricks that I bought when all I could afford was the lesser expensive makes. Later replaced them with Johnson and the difference was very noticable.
Message: Posted by: Jimmy Lee (Apr 27, 2002 09:07AM)
Johnson's coins are great. Good quality and the weight is just right!