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Bin
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On Jul 8, 2015, Nosslrak wrote:
I'm new to coin magic

Maybe I'm just a purist, but if you're new, why in god's name would you start out with gaffs? I mean, I can understand it if you're looking to do something specific like "thin cylindrical object through coin" but your question and subsequent posts imply that you are looking to get into coin magic, and you feel a good way to do that would be to get a feel for the sort of gaffed products out there. I respect the quest for knowledge, and I understand all to well what it's like to know nothing about a topic and want to get some sort of footing. But in my opinion one should learn the building blocks of coin sleight of hand first, and use the gaffs to only take that ability further and open new doors.
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Just for a laugh, I googled "How much does it cost to make a trick coin and who makes them?"

3rd link, I think you'll find it informative

http://www.blifaloo.com/magic/reed-coin-gaffs.php

If you want to play with various gaffs, I think you might like this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Full-SET-LUOHANQ......03819706
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On Jul 8, 2015, Nosslrak wrote:

But... can you give me at least some price estimate? I hate to bother these people with my questions if I still won't be able to afford it...



All of these people are in the business of coing gaffing, and so answering customer questions is a major part of their business. I don't think it bothers them - you're a customer who needs information. If a business is bothered by customer's asking questions, they'll likely lose a good deal of sales. If it bothers them, you'll also know who NOT to use Smile

Just contact these creators and tell them what kind of gaffs you want, what coins you will want to use, and how much they will charge. Then you can make a decision for yourself which you want to use. You may have to send the coins you want to use if they are not commonly used in gaffs.
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What happened to the OP?
Jamie-boy
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Lost interest? Got an answer? Only the OP can answer.

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As has been stated here...it depends on what, exactly, you're looking for. There are many good craftsmen, offering a wide variety of gaffs, in various coin types and denominations. I've had EXCELLENT service and products from Bob Swadling (via Mark Mason), Jamie Schoolcraft and even Johnson Magic. I've seen and handled Lassen products belonging to friends, but have not owned any, or dealt with him as a customer.
Since you're new to coin magic, I can say that going with any of the craftsmen listed in this string would be a wise investment for your coin magic future; and when looking at the price tags, keep in mind that the gaffs are made by professionals, for professionals and they are, in fact, an investment.
My only advice or word of caution is: Steer very clear of Roy Kueppers. It's a gamble when buying from him. Best not to have your first experience buying expensive gaffed coins a poor one!
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