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Topic: Asian Coins where to buy + help on size
Message: Posted by: Memory-Jah (Jan 25, 2011 01:22PM)
Can someone tell me if this is Silver Dollar sized?

http://www.stevensmagic.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=103_63&products_id=4084

I am also looking desperately for this:

http://www.seomagic-usa.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/499?osCsid=a55c90c99e72ebbb8010b080ae2c148b

But is is sold out. I could go berzerk. Can anyone provide me with a store link who has this coin for 10 bucks? I need one of those coins for a spell bound routne, done with silver dollars.

Thanks a lot in advance

Markus
Message: Posted by: PetePennekett (Jan 25, 2011 01:33PM)
The first coin you linked is 3/4 of an inch larger in diameter than a silver dollar. It's actually a pretty weird size since jumbo coins tend to be 3", but I'm sure there is some purpose to it.

I'm afraid I don't know where you can get that specific coin, but I would recommend that you look for real Chinese/Japanese coins on Ebay - Just search in the coins section for '38mm Japanese' or whatever your requirements are and select the 'include item description' box. Works a charm and if you search around you can get great looking coins for not much money.

~ Pete.
Message: Posted by: jazzy snazzy (Jan 25, 2011 02:58PM)
If you go berzerk, you'll be in good company here, We all seem to suffer from that to some degree.

The "Big Auction" has lots of Chinese coins. The trick is to find listings that show the diameter.
This can take a long time but it should pay off. 38mm coins work fine but slightly larger (40mm) are better for me.
Since they are darker color, they appear to be the same size as a dollar. Prepare to wait a couple of weeks if they are coming from China.
Johnson has a dollar size coin that may work for you.
Message: Posted by: Pete Biro (Jan 25, 2011 04:18PM)
Email mark@stevensmagic.com and see what he has if you don't find one on he big auction site.
Message: Posted by: lorenwade (Jan 25, 2011 05:48PM)
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On 2011-01-25 14:22, Memory-Jah wrote:
Can someone tell me if this is Silver Dollar sized?

http://www.stevensmagic.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=103_63&products_id=4084

I am also looking desperately for this:

http://www.seomagic-usa.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/499?osCsid=a55c90c99e72ebbb8010b080ae2c148b

But is is sold out. I could go berzerk. Can anyone provide me with a store link who has this coin for 10 bucks? I need one of those coins for a spell bound routne, done with silver dollars.

Thanks a lot in advance

Markus
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That design is specific to SEO Magic. I haven't seen it elsewhere and I know of tons of different chinese coins. They're the only one I've see with that design. If they're out of stock, there's not much for you as far as that design. I would also like you to note that it's not the highest quality coin. Mine's chipped up a bit from normal use. I can send you pics if you'd like. I still like the coin though.

As far as more chinese coins, check out my sig. I have a lot of chinese coins listed. I'm always adding more.
Message: Posted by: Memory-Jah (Jan 26, 2011 10:04AM)
Thanks for the help. actually its nothing special about seo itself. I just was happy to found a dollar sized asian coin (hole in the middle) which was unused available at only $10. So that's what I am really looking for. I will try ebay. If someone know any stores which sellls such coins (Dollar sized, asian, hole) for around 10 it woul be fantastic.
Message: Posted by: Redwulfe (Jan 27, 2011 01:32PM)
Not to be picky, well I guess it is, but the coins depicted are Japanese and not Chinese. I truly am not trying to be picky I just think it is funny and I'm not a know it all or anything I actually just looked it up right now because I thought it odd to have a Japanese manufacturer on a Chinese coin. They are very nice and have a good background to them the first one depicted is actually a Wado Kaichin which is what the four characters on the front say, roughly meaning 'Japanese copper initial money.' This coin's front is a copy of a coin that was minted anywhere from the 708 to 985AD and was the earliest known Japanese coin to be made. The back has the 11 wave design which is actually from an entirely different coin minted a thousand years latter. Not that any of this is helpful all in all. :)

Now that I digressed, back on topic. A good sight to look at for size refrences and coin refrences at all for that mater is http://www.themagicianscoin.com/ This is a very helpful sight to have bookmarked or at least I find it so.

Red
Message: Posted by: Memory-Jah (Jan 27, 2011 01:38PM)
I never said this is a chinese coin. I said "Asian". I know the difference between chinese and japanese. Why? Because I am studying Japanese at University. So I dot not really get your point. But thx anyways.
Message: Posted by: J-Mac (Jan 27, 2011 01:48PM)
The fact is that most if not all routines using Asian coins use the term "Chinese Coins" in their names. Thus most will tend to call them Chinese coins whether they are truly Chinese or not. I believe that most here are probably already aware of your "picky" fact. Sooo... what's your point? ;)

Jim
Message: Posted by: Redwulfe (Jan 27, 2011 03:08PM)
:) More of an interesting tidbit on the history of that particular coin, but as I kept trying to reword it to sound less nit picky I realized that most of you wouldn't think I was being pretentious and stop rewording.

Allot of times I like to draw on history to tell a story with my magic and unlike most "Chinese coins," :)which where never actually true currency, these have a interesting past.

I also looked up how much a real one would cost and the listing I found was $3,800. Say goodbye to the zig-zag. you'll just have to wait. :)

Red
Message: Posted by: Sean Giles (Feb 1, 2011 01:28AM)
Here you go... Dollar size Chinese coin for $6.37. I have one of these and they're pretty good for the price.

http://www.trickshopmagic.com/ikechinesecoin-blk.html

Kind regards
Sean
Message: Posted by: mago.niko (Feb 1, 2011 02:19AM)
Take a look also here http://www.52magic.com/index.php?gOo=goods_search_list.dwt&gcat=42&p=1
It has some very nice and cheap coins but the shipping cost is pretty expensive..
Message: Posted by: BarryTX (Feb 1, 2011 08:04AM)
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On 2011-02-01 02:28, seangiles wrote:
Here you go... Dollar size Chinese coin for $6.37. I have one of these and they're pretty good for the price.

http://www.trickshopmagic.com/ikechinesecoin-blk.html

Kind regards
Sean
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Sean,

Just checking, these are Ike Dollar sized? Their write-up is confusing, it says Ike Dollar sized in the name but in the description it says they are the same size as a US Half Dollar.
Message: Posted by: Memory-Jah (Feb 1, 2011 06:12PM)
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On 2011-02-01 09:04, BarryTX wrote:
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On 2011-02-01 02:28, seangiles wrote:
Here you go... Dollar size Chinese coin for $6.37. I have one of these and they're pretty good for the price.

http://www.trickshopmagic.com/ikechinesecoin-blk.html

Kind regards
Sean
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I did send an email to the shop and asking for the correct size. I found this coin on another website though and there it is stated as a half dolalr only. so it seems my happyness was too early :( unbelievable how hard it is to find a good asian dollar sized coin. I will now check ebay as mentioned above.

Sean,

Just checking, these are Ike Dollar sized? Their write-up is confusing, it says Ike Dollar sized in the name but in the description it says they are the same size as a US Half Dollar.
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