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hersheymagic
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Let me start this post by saying we are currently in the process of getting permission from SAM to use the logo and back this project as an organization. I've been a life member of SAM since 2003. Hershey Magic closed in 2010 from the poor economy and internet magic shops. I've gone back to my previous passion of designing custom coins for people and organizations worldwide. Here's a flyer to give you the details we're working on. This is just informational at this point but wanted to get it in the hands of other magician's to see what you think about using a coin vs. a business card to stand out! I've used a business card coin for Hershey Magic since 2003. People love it when you give them a nice heavy coin with substantial quality and weight.

Could you see yourself meeting a potential client and leaving your own custom coin behind, instead of a business card? I have been doing it for a long time but I'll hold my experience until people start offering their own thoughts!

http://graywaterops.com/sam/

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Keith
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hersheymagic
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Image attached. This is one side of the coin for my business.

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Keith Hanshaw

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hersheymagic
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Here's the coin I designed for Mark Cannon

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hersheymagic
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Keith Hanshaw

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hersheymagic
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Keith Hanshaw

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We had similar coins in the military, called "challenge" coins. I really enjoy them and have several, but I am unsure that very many magicians would want to give them out as business cards due to the cost. Seems like a good idea, though, for a working pro. Good luck with this.
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Ray Bertrand
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These coins are a work of art and very well made. Probably too high an investment for most amateurs and part time pros. I wish you the best of luck with this endeavour.

Ray
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hersheymagic
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Yes if you're getting less than $250 a show you're probably not going to want to give out a $5 coin to the client! If, however, you're trying to book a show at the $500.00 and up range, it's a smart investment. I work as a media consultant for eight radio stations on the Eastern Shore. I give out my personal coin (attached) to my big clients. It ALWAYS gets extra attention. I've sat down with the General manager of a baseball team and gave him my coin when we met. He sat at the conference room table and sub-consciously played with the coin the entire time I was there.

I gave one to a local builder about eight months ago when I spent 15 minutes with him in his office. I called him last week. I hadn't talked to him or seen him since then. When I said my name on the phone, he said oh yea I have your coin laying on my desk!

People react to them.

billmarq - Yes, these are challenge coins. They're "top shelf" in quality and craftsmanship challenge coins! We're a veteran owned company and we make coins for military units all over the world. More businesses and civilian organizations are using them as marketing tools now.

Ray the cost for 100 custom minted coins, 1.75" diameter, 3.5mm thick SOLID Bronze or Nickel coin, hand painted and sealed with epoxy with your design on one side and the SAM logo on the other is $120 for the die to mint the coins and $4.25 each. Shipping is $90 because of the weight!

You're in for a $635 investment for your first 100 coins. Each 100 after that is $515 per 100. To me, a $5 coin has more of a positive impact on being remembered and standing out, that it's worth a $5 investment per customer to be remembered and win their business.

Thanks for the comments!

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hersheymagic
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Here is a design I did for Mike Snyder.

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