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Has anyone ever done a cups and balls sequence using coins?
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same as you, plus 3 and enough to make
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Yes, Ray Mertz, published in Apocalypse in the late 80's I believe. He used three jumbo cards and three dollar-sized coins, ending with three huge jumbos. The routine was done seated.

The ads for the "Miracle Cups" also indicate that a cups-and-balls type routine would be an easy application of these props.

Depending on how abstract your analysis is, "Matrix" is "Cups and Balls" with coins.
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Wouldn't it be Cups&Coins, since there aren't balls involved?!?
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Yes, the Miracle Cups work very well. I begin with Laurie Ireland's first cup and ball routine, follow with revealing coins under all 3 cups, do several sequences with the coins, and then use Fakini balls for a final load under each of the cups.

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Albert Goshman performed a sequence using coins and salt shakers. I've seen this referenced in different cups and balls literature.
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How about a cups and coins routine intermixed with a coins to glass routine with multiple glasses. I've always wanted to end producing 3 stacks of half's.

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If you can find it check out Dylan Sardo's "The Mother Load" by John Lovick. 16 page manuscript copyright 1999.

He describes the routine as being "is being as close to the Cups and Balls as you can get without using cups or balls."

Three phases and a climax: 1) one in hand two in pocket, 2) Vanish of single coin and appearance under coin purse, 3) coin vanishes and appears under and on top of card case, 4) three coins appear under clear glass and finally three jumbo coins under the coin purse, card box, and glass.

I have seen John perform this and it is a killer.
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I have "Now You See It, Now You Don't" by Bill Tarr. Is the book good enough for me to learn some basics?
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I use a great set of Cups and Coins that includes two wonderful swap-outs of stack of three coin cups and a solid cup.

Have you seen this set that comes with some good routines?
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