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I'm looking for a coin routine that fits the followng criteria.

1) Can be played for 200+ people on stage.
2) Can we done with poker chips
3) Is simple to follow.

Free-styling by Lee Asher would be ideal but, for complicated reasons, is not an option.
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You can adapt most any three fly routine with poker chips. Or how about a poker chip to glass, like John Carney's?
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Any coin effect would be enhanced by having volunteer assistants serve as witnesses for the larger audience.

Their participation and reactions will sell the effect for those who cannot see the action well.

Colorful poker chips can help. I prefer the heavier ones with a metal center.

I have an effect called "Untouched" using poker chips and a silver and a copper coin (no gaffs)

I have all of these selected by a spectator from a basket full of various chips and coins.

The copper coin I sandwiched between two Black chips so that the performer can't touch them -- then given to a VA to hold.

The Silver coin is sandwiched between two Orange chips /and given to another VA to hold.

They both verify what they hold for the audience, You have never touched the coins and now stand far away.

The coins change places in the hands of the VA's so that color parity is established.

Each VA opens their chip stack and announces what they now hold. The reaction is tremendous -- even amongst magicians.

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Have a look at Romany's performance of Coins Across (it's on YouTube). I wouldn't try to copy it, though.

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The effectiveness of almost any routine or trick DEPENDS N O T on the PROP, but on the PERFORMER and his PRESENTATION.

Scroll back UP and re read Fonds's FUNSWAY'S, and Mindpower's posts!

Emil JARROW (of Bill in Lemon fame) would ask a "down front" spectator in a vaudeville theater (seating hundreds)to stand. Emil would show a nickel, and toss it into the spectator's hand, asking the spectator to close his hand as soon as he felt the coin. When the gentleman reopened his hand, it was a quarter. The spectator's surprised look sold the effect to the rest of the audience.

Like many other performers, I have done a sponge ball routine with TWO balls, and a purse frame for high school audiences of 2,000. The on stage spectator's reaction, SELLS it.
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