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I've noticed Tango have produced a copper-silver for Euros. Now, 2 euro coins are somewhat larger than 50 cent pieces, can anyone tell me how convincing the coin looks before I buy it? A non-Tango 5-20 cent coin I possess, while also of pretty different sizes in reality, is quite believable.

http://www.tiendamagia.com/product_info.php/products_id/332
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I live in England but note that the poster doesn't give a country.
Although the Euro is legal tender here I have never seen any in use.

How common are they ?
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I am English but I live in Madrid. The euro, of course, is used by over 300 million people in Europe, in Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, and Spain. It's the coin we all carry in our pockets and buy things with, so people's emotional attachment to them makes them my first choice when doing a trick.

I know I could buy gaff euros from the usual good sources in the USA but I was hoping someone would be familiar with this Tango set and could advise.
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You can get a Copper silver coin from Eddie Gibson with a 2p and a €2.
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Peter Crush used to make this coin, I think, but I haven't seen him for several years.
Everything Eddie Gibson makes seems to be first-class and he would be my first choice, besides, aren't Tango products the bottom end of the market ?

And I still haven't seen a Euro coin in use !
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And I still haven't seen a Euro coin in use !

IMHO the important thing is what your audience is familiar with. If that's UK currency great, but it's false thinking to assume your experience mirrors theirs.
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Thanks for the tip about Gibson's coin. I have his euro version of Coin Unique, and it is excellent.

I guess if you don't travel much you're unlikely to see a euro coin in use. However, the number of euro-users is about 300 million, roughly the same as the population of the USA, whereas pound and penny users comprise only around 60 million in all, so you can see the dilemma facing European magicians who seek gaffed coins in their own currency.
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At the end of the day, you're going to be handing out real coins at the start or end of the routine anyway as you'll switch in the gaff.

If I was you, I'd get the Gibson coin as the 2p is exactly the same size as the 2 euro.
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On 2006-11-06 13:31, eddieloughran wrote:

Everything Eddie Gibson makes seems to be first-class and he would be my first choice, besides, aren't Tango products the bottom end of the market ?

And I still haven't seen a Euro coin in use !


-Eddie's work may be first -class. But reaching him from outside the UK is NOT.

-I thought so too about Tango, yet when I got some of their euro gaffs in my hands I changed my mind. They were best selling at FISM. (Says a guy who only uses Lassen and Schoolcraft gaffs!)

-Did you ever see a Yuan coin in use? Mmmm, there's about 1.4 billion people that do. Outside the UK of course ;-)
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Hi, I've been thinking about getting the 2 Euro/50 Cent coin, but I'm also wondering about the different sizes of both coins and just how convincing such a coin could be because of this. Has anyone actually got one of these and tried it out? I can't use the 2p alternative suggested above as I live in Ireland.
Thanks in advance,
Ray
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I got the 2 euro/50 cent coin from Tango but it's useless imo... the sides of the coin give away everything and a spectator would notice if you use it in their hands.
Does anyone know a good supplier for this type of coin? I contacted Roy Kueppers but no answer...

There is Metal Sheep coins 2p/2€ but don't know how they stand...

Thanks!
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