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Jess Cone
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I'm rather embarrassed to admit that I've successfully managed to spend 3 S&S coins over the years. I've finally switched over to an Ike Dollar size coin and this has solved my problem. Sheesh. Jess Cone
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LUCKILY I haven't. I keep them in a pouch.
Jacob Smith
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Ive spent many folding quarters on accident.
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My house was broken into once and my shelf of gimmicked coins was wiped clean. They were probably only worth a few dollars at face value but were a few hundred dollars to replace.

Insurance covered them after I explained what they were. That's an interesting conversation to have.

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When I first started out I spent a few folding coins until I learned to keep them in the watch pocket of my jeans.
On another note, I was performing "mislead" at a local tavern one night when the waitress took the pencil (complete with gimmick) from my table without me noticing. I am guessing that she had lost hers and thought that I had it. I did not notice until I got home. A couple of weeks later I attended a party at this waitress's home and borrowed a pencil to write down my contact info for someone. Attached to the pencil and quite invisible was my mislead gimmick so I immediately went into the routine which just floored everyone present. I discretely removed the gimmick and returned her pencil.
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Yes, my locking 21 cent trick…and that sucks
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Picked up an S&S coin during a high card cut. Someone, not a magician, tossed it inot the pot and it made that tell-tale thud so I offered to buy it at face value.

My best magic buy ever!

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I have never spent any of mine but I always have my quarter [ in my pocket and I always have to double check before giving it
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Its been years now but back when I was in the NAVY, I had a bad habit called....drinking!!! Needless to say I used a few of my gaff coins to pay for some beer with out thinking, and in Guantanimo Bay , Cuba no less!!!!! Lesson learned Smileo not carry them when I drank as I was quite mad at myself the next day. Helped me slow down on drinking too!!!
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Tap, Tap, Tap, that's the sound of me knocking on wood with my fipper, I've never lost a coin gimmick.
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I hate to say it, but in a rush once I spent my S&S at a toll booth. It ticks me off every time I pass that booth.

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When I was a kid my little brother used to spend 'em on candy. He's lucky to be alive.
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I never spent any shells or gaffs because God knows I'm smarter than that! But I was so broke once that I actually had to spend 6 of my silver dollars for some food. It sucked to do it, but I had no choice. When I went to the deli I asked the guy not to cash them in because I would be back in a couple of days to buy them back. He said OK; I went back two days later with some bills only to find out he already "deposited" them in the bank, so he said.

I miss those F*#%ers. Being broke sucks and sometimes you have to do what you have to do.

PS. Something funny. When I was practicing my Downs palm I used to carry Eisenhower dollars everywhere. One day I was driving (don't get ahead of me) and while I was practicing, I accidentally threw a coin out the window.
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I had a scotch and soda 10 years ago and I use to carry with me all the time, then I moved back to mexico and forget about it, I was too busy doing cars efects, after two years I found the coin holder with the half dollar in it, was a real half dollar!! I bit the hell out of it and never came apart.
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I've have a dime/penny lost in a large jar of change!
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I've spent my folding coin. it was a euro coin and we use Lei here in romania.
I just didn't see it. it got mixed up through my other coins and I guess some lady from the pharmacy has it now,lol.
it happens.

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I spent my triple threat gimmick.
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I also accidently spent my Kohler Holdout.

I have no idea how I did that. One second it was in my pocket and I got on the bus and the next thing I know I spent it!

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Just recently my nephew came into my magic room and saw a half dollar sitting on one of my magic tables. He decided he wanted it and left me two quarters for the half. He had no idea that it was the nested Scotch & Soda half. A short time later he decided he did not want the half and spent it.
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My wife took my cig thru .25 gahering up money for cigarettes. That was one expensive pack.Now she will not spend any change without checking with me first, & I have upgraded to Johnsons Cig thru .25. No way that is going to be spent.
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