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Hello, I was wondering if there is a gaff similar to a C+S coin but with a Copper plated half and a Gold plated half instead of the usual C+S w/ English penny.

Basically, I want to perform Curtis Kam's spellbound routine from Plams of Steel one starting with a normal half dollar which becomes copper then gold and then back to the original which can be handed out for examination.

Any ideas?

Thanks-

Mark
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Yo Mark,
I don't know if there is a gaff made like this. I've seen around halves that were gold plated and copper plated. I'm sure if you find them and ship them out to one of the custom gaff-makers, one of them could make one for you. Sorry I can't be of any other help. Smile

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Hi Mark,
Yea I have been Thinking About geting some Made!
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Hey Bill what's up- I know there exists a gold/ sliver Half but not a copper/ gold.

In Curtis Kam's spellbound routine you start with an east african 5 cent piece and then he makes great use of the C/S it's like getting a "2 for one".

I wanted to do an "alchemy" type presentation of the routine so for me the coins are not changing but their properties are.

Mr Neighbors- who might be your source for getting a coin like this made.

Thanks guys-

Mark
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Todd Lassen may be a good place to start.

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I have someone in town. But I am not sure if he can do it yet! I will let you know!
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Good luck with it, guys. I like the sound of it, altho you'll have to make sure you perform it in good light. (I wasn't completely kidding about the patterline in NYSB) In many situations, it's tough to see the difference between a gold half and a silver one. In fact, a lot of restaurants keep it too dark to tell shiny copper from silver.

One suggestion--if you use a simple gold half as your starting coin, you can use a brass/silver gaff, which would be simpler to make. Plus, the gold coin is (to use David Regal's term) an "oddity" that gets the audience's curiosity at the start. It's a stronger opening, and they can examine it (as they'll want to) at the beginning, taking some of the heat off the coin(s) later.

BTW, wasn't the gaff in that old effect "Alchemist's Dream" (or something like that) what you're looking for? Not sure if it's still available.
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Sorry, it's "Alchemist's Fantasy" and still avaiable, at least from here (the first place I came across)

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Hi Curtis,
No the Alchemist's Fantasy Uses just A Standerd C/S Coin. But it does use Plated coins!
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You mean, when they said "the half dollar magically becomes copper"--they lied? Say it isn't so!

I was afraid of that--the half becomes a copper English Penny. So no cigar.
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Hay Curtis,
I thought you would know by now that's it's all a lie!!! Smile!
But The half does become A Copper plated Half!
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Thanks guys for responding. I had thought about the alchemist fantasy set, and perhaps incorporating the idea of a "philosophers stone" into the routine. I could begin with a regular half and then reach into the pocket for the stone wave it over the coin- deposit the stone in the pocket and steal out the coins as necessary but it would destroy the two for one advantage of using a C/S as in Kurtis's routine.

Well, I guess I might save up for the custom work or just try to work something out on my own-

thanks again-

Mark
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