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I just received this set of coins from Approach China. (http://www.approachchina.com/luohanqian-chinese-coin-sets-morgan-size-p-1354.html)

These are the nicest Chinese coins I've owned. I got these in Morgan dollar size. As per Curtis Kam, and Chris Kenner on 3 Fly, I want to use the largest coins possible. The set includes 5 coins, 2 gimmicks, a jumbo coin, and an embroidered bag, plus an instructional DVD.

The coins are solid, engraved, and attractive. The gimmicks fit well.

The DVD covers the French drop, a vanish, a transformation, a coins across into the spectator's hands, and a visual coin onto ribbon. If you're looking to do 3 Fly, here you have everything needed for an ungimmicked or gimmicked handling. If you look at some of the gaffed 3 Fly sets out there, this is a bargain at $37.

All in all, I think this is a great package at a very reasonable price that will enable you to do a lot of coin magic with visually appealing coins.
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They look pretty good. I just wonder why the Jumbo coin has a square hole while the dollar size coins have round holes.... I don't get it ?
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You just cost me $37.00 plus shipping. Haha. Thanks for the review. I've been looking for some more chinese coins. I like them a lot!
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They are also on ebay. Nice coins. I use them for my shadow coins.
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I use these coins for charming Chinese challenge as well as any spellbound/wild coin routines. I use half dollar sized and they handle just like a half dollar in terms of weight. A great set.
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Anyone who has the Morgan size... Does the shell fit over a regular Morgan and does a Morgan Exp shell fit over the Chinese coin properly?
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And for the half dollar size, do the Chinese shells fit over U.S. half dollars? Or would an expanded half dollar shell fit over the regular Chinese coins?
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Same set seems to by sold on yunmagic.com for $10 less, but don't know about shipping
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On Jan 17, 2016, funsway wrote:
Same set seems to by sold on yunmagic.com for $10 less, but don't know about shipping

The banner on top says they are a "wholesale magic" dealer (but I am sure they will sell to anyone) but there is a $10.00 fee for orders under $100.00. (but you can save $10.00 on your first order using the code provided)
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Poof Daddy,

The Chinese shell fits over a Morgan dollar loosely. The Chinese coins are slightly larger in diameter than a Morgan dollar.

Scott,

The jumbo coin does have a square hole, but it's a beautiful coin.
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Thanks, now I know it won't work for what I was looking to do. Smile
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Half dollar and dollar size shells fit loosely over eisenhower dollars and kennedy halves. Of course, they have a hole in them, so you can see silver through said hole.
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Half dollar and dollar size shells fit loosely over eisenhower dollars and kennedy halves. Of course, they have a hole in them, so you can see silver through said hole.


Moleskin solves that.
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Super cheap. Thanks for sharing.
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Half dollar and dollar size shells fit loosely over eisenhower dollars and kennedy halves. Of course, they have a hole in them, so you can see silver through said hole.


What about an exp half shell fitting over the chinese coin? (that is the more important info for me). The hole is easily hidden with tape behind or even your thumb over it if using over a half, but I would use the "Half shell" over the Chinese Coin more for certain effects I do. Right now I am using very cheap Joker Brand Chinese coins. Am hoping to find a better Chinese coin that fits (dollar size too, but I got my answer on that one above).
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Good questions, Poof. I could see a good Chinese set replacing copper/silver for many effects.

IS there a mid-Eastern coin the size of a half dollar? Then we can be fortune tellers as well Smile

The point is that a good Chinese coin can create a different level of interest than an English Penny or Centavo, and the hole defers suspicion.

trouble is that so many Chinese coins available just look like props including those with my CSB sets.

Plse, being able to combine ring on string effects with coin effects.
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Just a caution...it can be a little hit and miss on the quality of the Luohanquian coins. I got a set on ebay and I am vary happy with them for the same reason as the other post-ers. However, one of the two shells in my set does not nest as neatly as I'd like over the solid coins - as though it was very slightly buckled. The other fits just fine. I have read in other forums about similar issues, so perhaps you role the dice a bit on getting a set that is perfect. That said, I would still recommend them - just be aware. Also, some sets seem to include the jumbo coin while other sets advertised don't. Just be sure it is clear what you are ordering.

By the way, other gaffs matching the set seem to be sold separately. I have seen a bite coin and a slippery shell for the half dollar size.
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By the way, other gaffs matching the set seem to be sold separately. I have seen a bite coin and a slippery shell for the half dollar size.



I think a flipper coin too, and extra matching solids. Wish they had a Kennedy/Chinese coin available - hole to be filled as desired and not flat metal.

Maybe that is whythtere are two shells -- so that I can make one.
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Just got Morgan ones. Yes, slightly loose. Gorgeous coins though.
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