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I was wondering about multiple coin routines and using a magnetic coin or a shimmed coin and keeping track of the gaff. I suppose for a shimmed coin, you could just spend the money and have them all be shimmed so you could use a holdout on any coin. But with magnetics, they would interfere with each other. Any tips and tricks here? In many effects, the handling makes it easy, but for those where I can get confused, I keep the gaffed coin shinier than the others. Always worried it stands out.
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Are you asking how you can distinguish the shimmed from the magnetic when the coins are not in "play," or are you trying to keep track of them during a routine where both shimmed and magnetic coins are being used during the routine?
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During the routine when they are all on the table or in your hands.
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You're just going to have to keep track of them... I can't see any other way... no more than you would have to keep track of various gaffed cards in a deck or packet trick.
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Yea I use a Steal core coin AKA shimmed ( I think they sound better Then a Magnetic one!Todd's do anyway! Smile ) ! And I just have It A different Date Then all my other Coins ! Smile
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If the coins are silver, one could be tarnished more than the other.
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No tips. By the time a routine has been practiced enough to become performance-ready, you'll have memorized what coins are where and worked out any problems with attraction.
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I wouldn't make one shinier... That's asking for someone else to call attention to it.
Chess man's probably got the best answer, but if for some reason you want a spectator to handle them (not the best idea with a magnetic coin) such that they may get mixed up, Daves suggestion of a specific date makes sense. For old coins that are somewhat scratched or marked up, just add one more in an easily visible location, or just study your coin... It may already have a unique feature.

Cheap answer : wear a pk ring - - it'll be the coin that stays in your hand. Smile
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If you keep your coins in a purse and shake them out you can tell which is magnetic by the way it interacts with the clasp.
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The date thing is not just an Ideal ! I have been using it it play for over 20 years!!! Smile
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