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I've been looking for a two-headed penny. Pennies don't seem to be made as much as quarters, etc. I've found one source, though many of the links on the site are broken, so I am hesitant to send them money. My question, besides if anyone knows of a source, is if the dates found on two-headed coins are typically the same.

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I've seen them on Ebay, but don't know how good they are.
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Anyone have any recommendations for a good routine with a two headed coin? I have a couple but don't know anything interesting to do with them.

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Two headed coins of any type can be had from Roy Kueppers - http://www.roykueppers.com and also, there is a Bob Farmer routine that comes with each one.

@ egoli: Check dealers like Hank Lee, Tannen Magic, Dayton Magic, The Trickery and Norm Neilsen. They seem to carry, or at least know where to find odd booklets like that. I swear I remember seeing a little book of things to do with two-headed/tailed coins in the past, along the lines of the '25 Tricks with a Svengali Deck' or '100 Tricks with a Ball and Tube', etc.
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Curtis Kam had some ideas on this old thread:

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......m=202&12
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On 2011-05-20 23:13, Dr_J_Ayala wrote:
I swear I remember seeing a little book of things to do with two-headed/tailed coins in the past, along the lines of the '25 Tricks with a Svengali Deck' or '100 Tricks with a Ball and Tube', etc.


This might be what you were thinking of:
http://www.betterworldbooks.com/Coin-Mag......sion=Alt

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Alan: Thanks for the links. There are some good suggestions on that old link.

As far as that little booklet goes, it is not the one I remember but it sounds like it would be a good start!

I think the book may have been in the Magic City series or another like it.
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On 2011-05-20 22:37, egoli wrote:
Anyone have any recommendations for a good routine with a two headed coin? I have a couple but don't know anything interesting to do with them.

Ed
In the Spectacle book, there's a very good one by Ray Grismer. It's called the Janus Effect or something like that. Very well constructed.
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Just to correct myself, Grismer's routine is called the Janus Predictions.
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Thanks to everyone for all the great suggestions. I have ordered the Klutz book and also dragged out my old Jay Sankey DVD "22 Blows To The Head" which has a routine called Symbolic on it. The Spectacle book seems quite expensive and from what I read the Janus Predictions uses 4 DH coins.

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Spectacle has several outstanding routines. Keep an eye out, you may find a used copy at a good price. Yes, the Janus Prediction uses several two sided coins, but that's what makes the routine so strong.
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I've been in and out of town, so I haven't been able to respond. Thanks for the leads. Anyone have an idea about the dates on the coins, whether they're typically the same on both sides?
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My experience with them is that it depends on the maker/manufacturer. Of course, the dates can be subjective (the right word here?). It depends on the routine as to whether it matters to have it that way or not. Also, if you have a person like Roy Kueppers, Todd Lassen, VanDokkum or Schoolcraft making them for you, then you can get it made the way you want it.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uf7HEk7qIic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28-zh-x0Eew&feature=related

The coin is made diffently than other coins of this type, made specifically for this DVD/trick
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Just an update:

I had Roy Kueppers make a couple for me, and they're fantastic. Excellent work, fast turn-around, and a great price. If you need custom coins, don't hesitate to check with him!

http://www.roykueppers.com
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Good to hear. I want to have him make some using foreign coins for something I'm doing.
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