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zhuanan
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Hi Guys:


I am interested in acquiring a folding quarter/half dollar, and I come across many versions of folding quarter/half dollar. Could you please give me your comments as to which should I obtain for reasonably good quality?

My main objective of obtaining folding quarter/half dollar is to perform coin in bottle.

Types of folding quarter:

a) Folding Quarter (BITE OUT) by Roy Kueppers
Link: http://www.magic.org/store/product_info.php?products_id=2436

b) Folding Quarter (Sasco)
Link: http://www.magic.org/store/product_info.php?products_id=2437

c) Folding Quarter (Sterling)
Link: http://www.magic.org/store/product_info.php?products_id=2438

d) Folding Quarter by Roy Kueppers
Link: http://www.magic.org/store/product_info.php?products_id=769

e) Johnson Folding Quarter
Link: http://themagicwarehouse.com/coins.html#jo1417 [ Title: Coin in Bottle ]

f) Tango Folding Half Dollar
Link: hocus-pocus

g) Folding Coin Half Dollar
Link: hocus-pocus

h)Folding Coin Quarter Size
Link: hocus-pocus

Thanks a lot!!!! Smile
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Looks like you've already done your research. I would recommend Johnson. They have good quality for reasonable price.

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I'll second buying from Johnson.
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I would go with percision. But that's just me. I love my percision folding half.
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I would recommend a laser cut folding coin, can't see the seam.
APC
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Is there a difference between the to Roy coins? I bought a bite-out one the other day off ebay...ill tell you what I think when I receive it
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On 2006-01-01 20:06, tbaer wrote:
I would recommend a laser cut folding coin, can't see the seam.


It depends on what you want to use it for. If it's for Coin in Bottle, then you want the seam to be invisible. But for bitten coin, a lot of people think the laser cut is "too perfect." The outline of Washington doesn't look enough like a bite mark. For that you might want a more jagged cut.
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I don't know which one I have, but it works great for me. Just get one that will do what its supposed to do. Not too expensive, but not too cheap. I forget how much they go for tho. But 20 bucks sounds good.
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You're correct. The laser cut ones I've seen run around $20.
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zhuanan
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Hi Guys:

Thanks for all the feedback
After hearing all the comment, I am now settling down with two types of folding quarter - of course I would like to choose just one among the following two:


a) Johnson Folding Quarter
Link: http://themagicwarehouse.com/coins.html#jo1417 [ Title: Coin in Bottle ]

b) Laser Cut Folding Quarter
Link: http://www.themagicbox.com/catalog/produ......ts_id=50


If my objective of purchasing folding quarter were to:


1) Perform REALISTIC coin in bottle ONLY - which would you recommend? Johnson's or laser cut's?

2) Perform REALISTIC bite out coin ONLY - which would you recommend? Johnson's or laser cut's?

3) Perform REALISTIC coin in bottle AND bite out coin - which would you recommend? Johnson's or laser cut's?

Thanks!
Face
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I agree with Cpontze here - Johnson is well priced and reliable product.
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I like the laser cut for realistic close-up magic. I also add a second band to the coin.
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I like the Sterling folding quarter. Just my 2 cents .. or rather 25 cents. lol
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Ok I just got the Johnson folding coin. Its a nice 3 piece coin but on mine the cut on the side of Georges face is visible from 5 feet away. Worth $9 yes, are there better folding coins...yes.
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I'll put my vote in for Johnson Coin Products also. Although there are some guys out there doing some work that is just simply stunning, like Jamie Schoolcraft, Johnson has for year after year produced the finest gaffed coins in the world for a price that really everyone can afford. Best,
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I love Johnson products, but if you are only wanting it for the Coin Bite idea, you should go with Fun Inc's coin. I don't know where they're sold, but it's the best I've seen for the Bite. As far as Folding in general, I'd say Johnson.
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Wow laser cut, first time see this.
Does any one do custom laser cut coin?
I'd like to get it in some foreign currency.
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Also, does Johnson do custom orders? how do I contact them?
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I don't think Johnson bothers with custom work they are a mass quantity outfit, but very precise. I would see what http://www.coingaffs.com offers. You want a coin that does NOT have sharp edges that would cut the band and your are dead if that happens. Many of us use two bands. Check out Kevin James' routine with a Perrier bottle.
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If you're planning on performing the coin in the bottle with any regularity, the Johnson coin will be fine. The difference between the Johnson cut and any other finer work (if that exists) will be beaten out of the coin by the first week of practice. Think about what happens to the coin, especially as it leaves the bottle, and you'll realize that the cut edges take a real beating.

I'd say the professional approach would be to find a well-made coin at a cost that you won't mind paying every now and again, as needed. Sort of like sponge balls, they need to be replaced.

Or switch to plastic bottles, but you've got to get ones with the proper neck. I did this a couple of weekends ago and was pleasantly surprised by the reaction. The plastic bottles will not bash the heck out of your coin so quickly.
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