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Paul
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Anyone seen this advertised?
Advertised as the most deceptive folding coin ever made, it is suggested every other folding coin has a groove arond the edge where the band goes and that now this has been totally eliminated.

Actually, this was eliminated 20 years ago by Peter Crush of Presto Magic in England. He still makes and supplies his "Super Folder" folding coins.
The advert also says, "They can look as long and hard as they want and will never find the mechanism". To some that might suggest it could be handled which it could not. They can look, but not touch.

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Personally, I don't get it....unless the audience can examine the coin....

I NEVER had anyone notice the grove...expecially with the coin in the bottle.

Now is the coin was solid...and the same coin can be looked at...

it would be great !
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Does anyone know how durable this design is? I've noticed that my usual folder takes quite a beating going in and out of the bottle. I often have to bend open the sides of the outer groove just to change the band.
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On 2003-12-07 13:22, Expertmagician wrote:
Now if the coin was solid...and the same coin can be looked at...

it would be great!


There is a version using a soild coin and the same coin can be looked at. In fact, you can even borrow the coin and have it marked. Check out "Marked Coin in Bottle" in volume #4 of Richard Osterlind's "Mind Mysteries" DVD set. At the bottom line, though, I like bottle cap in bottle better than any version of coin in bottle.

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"folder?"..."FOLDER?"....you mean "f****r" don't you???? As in "s***l"...what has the brotherhood come to?....Darn!!!! Now, everyone will know!
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Jeff:
I think you are right; I have never had anyone notice the groove. There are days when I demonstrate it (as in a bite coin) all day long in the magic shop.

We sell dozens of these as bite coins, only the adventuresome get them for coin in the bottle. Yes I know that the “bite” coin looks better, but we just stock the folding.

Bob
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Paul
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On 2003-12-08 16:36, Curtis Kam wrote:
Does anyone know how durable this design is? I've noticed that my usual folder takes quite a beating going in and out of the bottle. I often have to bend open the sides of the outer groove just to change the band.


If memory serves me correctly, Peter Crush used to suggest using the Super Folder more for Coin Through Ring, rather than Coin in Bottle exactly because of all that beating it would take. I cannot see this "new" coin being made any differently.

re c.perkins and;
"folder?"..."FOLDER?"....you mean "f****r" don't you???? As in "s***l"...what has the brotherhood come to?....Darn!!!! Now, everyone will know!"

Unfortunately the advert itself is quite specific and I assume people that read this forum also peruse dealer adverts. As this will be advertised by many magic shops shortly then the damage is done. Of course there are many magic adverts that could be worded far better so as not to expose. Why should some book test ads. go into how cleverly gaffed a book is for instance? Just giving the effect should be enough.

Paul.
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In all fairness to the community, the secrets seem to be prese****ion and prac**ce and c*gent thou*t.

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I can't see trading in the old standard coin for this new coin. I have never had a problem before. Something I'd consider, however, is a gimmick that won't break or need replacements. That would be useful. I also wonder how difficult it would be to replace the band in this new coin.
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Conny Hayden was manufacturing this type of coin 30 years ago. Ren Clark had one that he used in a coin penetration device that Eddy Taytelbaum made for him.
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I must have a cheap folder. It sometimes does not unfold at the right moment, so maybe this new one will be a welcome improvement. Smile
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