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marty.sasaki
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What are the best coins for the Miser's Dream? Relatively recent silver dollars (Eisenhower?), older silver dollars (Morgan's), palming coints, half dollars?

I don't plan on producing a bucket full, maybe a few dozen maximum.

Thanks in advance.
Marty Sasaki
Arlington, Massachusetts, USA

Standard disclaimer: I'm just a hobbyist who enjoys occasionally mystifying friends and family, so my opinions should be viewed with this in mind.
Father Photius
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Mostly a preference choice. Properly done you don't need more than a dozen coins, in some cases even less. But if you want to produce a few dozen, unless you want to make a serious investment in coins, go with the the eisenhower dollar, half dollars, or palming coins. A few dozen soft, off key date morgans can set you back a pretty penny.
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Bob Sanders
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Often foreign coins make a good alternative. We used casino tokens for years until they became too valuable.

At a time when I did trade shows for a book publisher the sponsor had coins made as "give-aways" at a cost of about $.30/each. They were ordered by an advertising specialty company. Perhaps samples are available. There are also sources in "throw-out" coins used in parades along the Gulf Coast on Fat Tuesday each year. They come in many sizes, colors and materials. (The "pieces of eight" are interesting and can be used as a real "zinger" when transposed into aluminum coins from India of the same shape.)

The world is full of opportunities. Frankly, I doubt that your audience cares. They have none of them in their pockets! Whatever you use is a very noticeable prop. Take advantage of that and make them fit the routine in other ways too.

Enjoy your coin magic.

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Dynamike
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I used to use Norm Nielson palming coins because of the diameter and thinness. After someone stole my eqiptment I was forced to use Silver Dollars. I like the Silver Dollars better. They are heavier. It makes the sound louder. I use Chris Capehart method of reloading the coins. I like the bigger coins better because I do a lot of stage shows. The larger ones are easier for the audience to see.
Hearttau
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How about these Mardi Gras coins? Might be good for color changes as well.

http://www.mardigrasoutlet.com/catalog/332.html
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Dynamike
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If they are metal, I see no problem. If plastic, I would not suggest it.
Hearttau
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Mike,

The coins I suggested are made of aluminum. Smile
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