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I am looking for some chinese coins, half dollar size to be used for some edge grip work for roth's wild coins on edge, and then some dollar size ones that are thing. The ones on Joe Mogar's site looks nice, the half dollar size ones are milled so that will help with some edge grip and palming. The dollar ones are said to be thin, has anyone used any of these coins? Id like to hear your input and see if anyone has any other suggestions on chinese coins for the aforementioned uses. Thanks gang!

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I own some of Joe Mogar's milled, dollar sized Chinese coins and I like them. They are very thin and really don't feel like coins, but since I use them as the finale to an okito box routine I've never found that to be a problem. I am certain that they would work technically for an edge grip routine but I'm not sure that I would want to use them in a routine for which they were such an integral part; When I produce them as a surprise finale nobody is interested in inspecting the coins, but where you're changing one coin into another they probably will be.

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Hey Pete!

Do you feel they look too "fake" to use for a routine? Joe also has the one on top of his page which are slightly larger than half dollar which he also has a shell and flipper for that I am interested as well. Do you have any pics you can send of a side view of the coins?
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I've not handled the other Chinese coins he makes, but for my purposes the thin dollar sized coins are fine. They're strikingly different to dollars and they are obviously Chinese coins; That said I'd be lying if I said I thought spectators really believed them to be legitimate currency. That really doesn't matter for my Okito climax, but if I were you I'd be looking for more realistic Chinese coins if you want them to play a significant part in your coin plot. I'm certain that some people would disagree with me, but that is how I view them.

I don't have a photo currently but I'll see if I can upload one tomorrow.

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That would be awesome if you could pete. something from the side. Idk if anyone has seen the coins Curtis uses in Palms of Steel 2 for the goblet and beijing coins across but those are nice and thin. Some sleights are hard for me to do with half dollars because they are small, and then sometimes the thickness of a morgan is a bit much. I can maybe f***er p**m 3 or maybe 4 morgans...the thinner coins would be a little bit easier. I don't feel they need to pass as real currency, although my roommate has some chinese coins from when he was overseas and let me tell you--they are PAPER thin!

Aside from dollar size chines coins I do need a few half dollar ones that are relatively thin for charming chinese challenge--I lost the initial ones I had that I bought from Joshua at a lecture. The tango chinese ones I have are super fat, they are the same thickness as two english penny's! I would also use these chinese ones for some wild coin on edge, so the thick ones arent the best choice.

Just seeing whats out there. I may order some of those dollar size ones and I believe he has them in half size too, depending on how good they look in the pic. couldn't hurt to try, just a few bux...

Thanks

-Ben
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Here you go, couldn't find my camera so I made a recording with my webcam: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SqX6DB3zZM

Structurally they are essentially milled metal disks with black stickers on each side, any spectator regardless of age will pick that up if they inspect them. That said they're fairly cheap and are strikingly different to silver dollars.

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Hey Pete, Thanks!

They actually look pretty good, and I do like the idea that they are milled. Many chinese coins arent. Do you think those stickers will come off? I think I may order these this week if they will hold up.

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Nah the stickers seem pretty durable, I don't think that will be a problem.

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