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boydy
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I'm looking for a good quality folder. But I had one before and the was center cut. Are there any other types of this coin that you can't see a giant slit round the middle of the coin?

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Alan
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Get a half or quarter with a "profile" cut like these made by Johnson Precision Magic:

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mago.niko
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Hi boydy!
I have two folding coins. One coin in bottle from Roy Kueppers and one bite coin from Tango. Roy's cuts are much more invisible. But I never had a problem with either coins. The structure of the routines doesn't allow the spectator to see the slits.
I can take a photo of the coins if you want.
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boydy
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Coollllll! Never knew about these.

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Magoniko,

Can you describe what you mean about invisible?

Regards Alan
CarpetShark
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I'm with inigmntoya: get a Johnson folding half. Well made, at a decent price.
David Neighbors
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Yea If you are Just doing Coin in the Bottle A Johnson Folder Is Fine! They are never going to see it outside the bottle Anyway!
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AGMagic
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Can someone please recommend what size rubber bands to use with a profile cut Johnson folding Half Dollar? I have Medium-light 5/16ths band but they do not seem to seat correctly. I have tried cleaning the groove and got a fair amount of crud out but there may still be more.
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AGMagic
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Never mind. I soaked the coin in Lacquer thinner than ran a piece of upholstery thread through the groove and the band seats fine now.
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Bill Hegbli
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I just dig out the old band with an fine tip Exacto Knife blade.

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Well, you can also do ring thru half dollar trick, where the half dollar is placed in the center of a handkerchief, and the corners gathered, and a borrowed finger ring is threaded onto the hank, then drawn down to the captured coin. Put your hand around it and extract the ring. A real puzzler.

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All folding coins will eventually show some wear at the seams, but I don't think you will live long enough for that to happen. After all it is folding coin. It mainly has to do with how much you respect your props.

As far as the band groove, if it really bother you, and you are not a good enough performer to know switches and ways to cover problem spectators, then one professional, I think it was Scotty York, suggested working bar soap into the grove. Would imagine the harder Bee's wax or wax from the hardware store would work as well. The Bee's wax would match in color better. Of course, you would have to dig it out when replacing the band, a lot of time wasted in my opinion.

They use to actually have a real rubber band for these coins, but then they switched to this dental band. They only last 2 or 3 uses and have to be replaced. Some famous magician's recommend two bands, but I found that is 2 tight. The additional purpose of two bands was if one weakens or breaks, the other will keep it together.

If you think, that your spectators will see what you see, then don't buy any gaffed coin tricks. You will telegraph to them that you are using gimmick coins. And this will encourage them to question the props.

Learn some good coin switches and practice them until you are confident in your handling.

What is meant by invisible, you walk into a large room, and off to the side there is one piece of dust on the white carpet, if you are the type that can notice that piece of dust, then magic is not for you, because the other hundred people will not even know what you are talking about.

Most all handling of coins, they are shown as the spectator looks at the face or tail of the coin, the edge is only a shadow. No one looks at the edge of coin, they see it is a real half dollar. Why would they have to look any further.

And, very true, if doing the coin in bottle, they only look from the side and down through the neck. You never hand them the bottle without proper instructions. They see a real half dollar and handle it, you perform your miracle, they see a real half dollar in a bottle. You shake the bottle over their hands and a real half dollar lands in their hands. What is to question?
Ihop
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Boydy,
To answer your question, Roy Kueppers makes a nice folding coin with a profile cut.
Ihor
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