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Does anyone sell chromed nielsen coins?

And is the plating on the Wishing Coins by Alan Wong a chrome finish?

I am trying to decide between morgans, nielsens or wong's wishing coins for the miser's dream.

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If the coins are chromed it elimanates the features of the coins. They are shiney and can be polished with silver polish. They are the best on the market.

Wong coins are chrome placed in silver, Jeff McBride coins are chrome placed in gold color. They are very difficult to handling, and the edge has to be treated with a jeweler's saw or triangle file, to make an edge that can be gripped. Wong also makes a coin he calls Maximum grip, they are not maximum grip unless you remove the chrom and flatten the point a little.

It all depends on how you are going to handle the coins, if you are not going to do any moves as in the downs palm or deep palm, the you can use Wong's. If you are going to be using them close up, as in a banquet show or birthday party in the home, then just use real silver dollars. They can still be obtained from a National Bank. They are the Eisenhower coin which is very thick because they are clad coins.

My own opinion is the Norm Nielsen coins for productions. If you are going to drop in a bucket, then use half dollar size palming coins for making the dropping noise. In other words, for showing to an audience use a real or Nielsen coin(s), for making sound use half dollar size. Half dollar size palming coins are much cheaper.
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Morgans and nielsens are the same diameter but nielsens are 1/2 as thick and weigh 1/3? as much. Morgans will need to be polished but Nielsens don't. From stage Nielsens would work fine (no one gets a close look). Since they are much lighter they don't make nearly as much noise when you drop them in a bucket.

The Alan Wong Wishing Coins are plated with something like the Nielsens and don't need polishing, but they are GIGANTIC. They are 4 cm in diameter as compared to 3 cm for dollar coins. I would not use for a misers dream rt.
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