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Topic: What do I have?
Message: Posted by: slyhand (Oct 21, 2018 09:27AM)
Hi. I have recently acquired a stack of quarters gimmick that I have no idea what it is or exactly how it was meant to be used.

It's a stack of 6 quarters that are hollowed out on one side to accommodate a stack of pennies. The quarters are not glued but are held together with a pin near the edge so the quarters can move/rotate around the pin and appear to be totally independent of the others. In the bag I also received was a dollar bill folded into a short cylinder that covers the stack.
If anyone can direct me to what this is and/or how I can find the instructions for the intended use, I would be most appreciative.
Thank you.
Message: Posted by: pabloinus (Oct 21, 2018 11:54AM)
You have a Quarter stack that allows to change quarters into dimes. David Roth has explanation for it on dvd and I think in his book, here is part of the routine in youtube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujXLXn098kk
Message: Posted by: slyhand (Oct 21, 2018 01:45PM)
Thank you very much.
Message: Posted by: Ray Haining (Oct 21, 2018 01:48PM)
Check out [i]The Stars of Magic[/i], Vernon on Nate Leipzig.

There is also Don Alan's routine in one of his pamphlets and, I believe, in the Racherbaumer book. (Perhaps someone can supply the titles to these.)

There are, no doubt, other references that other folks can supply. It's a very old trick.

It's been one of my favorite routines for nearly 50 years. I do the, rather illogical, version where after the coins "pass through" the spectators hands and the cone is lifted, they are left with a new stack of coins (I use dimes) on the back of their hand. I tried different versions where you place an object (a penny, a small die) on top of the stack and after the coins pass through that is what is left on the back of their hand, but even though more logical, it did not get the same reactions I get when a new stack of coins "appears" on the back of their hand.

Note that you need not use the leather cone (I do). A cone made from a dollar bill will work and also a ring made from a bill if the hand covers the opening at the top, but that is a bit more difficult because everything must be done one-handed.
Message: Posted by: slyhand (Oct 22, 2018 08:25PM)
Will do. Thanks.
Message: Posted by: Poof-Daddy (Oct 23, 2018 10:39AM)
Sounds like my Johnson Stack of Quarters except mine came with a Vinyl cone. Whoever you got it from may have preferred using a dollar bill so "everything" can look borrowed.