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Well, the critter went and done it! I've been lusting after these coins for nearly a decade, but could not justify the cost - being a mere enthusiast and not earning a living through magic. Made the decision to endulge myself after hearing a FOAF passed suddenly. Not to be morbid, but we all have an expiration date; procrastinating is a game for the young. In the words of a great Canadian, 'we are only immortal for a limited time" (Geddy Lee, RUSH).

Enough blabbering. After contacting the top coin manufacturers I decided on Roy Kueppers, not because he is a fellow Canuck, but because his reputation is without equal, he is the only artist to have worked with Canadian silver, and he gave me a very good price. It took him less than two weeks to soften and remill six silver dollars, then manufacture the best [ I have ever seen. The exp. [ fits perfectly over all five coins and cannot be spotted even edge on. Absolutely gorgeous Smile

and so, as requested here are a few pics.

Set consists of five silver dollars plus an exp. [
I've added a Morgan and Kennedy for comparison.
<a href= "http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb332/Doobrother/Coins/coins1_zpskl6v2pm6.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb332/Doobrother/Coins/coins1_223x240_zpsgvn5glzb.jpg" border="0" alt="C1s photo coins1_223x240_zpsgvn5glzb.jpg"/></a>
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Can you find the [ in the following pics ?
<a href="http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb332/Doobrother/Coins/coins2_zpsagolwv2d.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb332/Doobrother/Coins/coins2_320x216_zpsbtho3tjl.jpg" border="0" alt="C3 photo coins2_zpsagolwv2d.jpg"/></a>
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<a href="http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb332/Doobrother/Coins/coins4_zpszdg4lesy.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb332/Doobrother/Coins/coins4_320x240_zpszhgfxxpl.jpg" border="0" alt="C4s photo coins4_320x240_zpszhgfxxpl.jpg"/></a>
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Yea well I used to procrastinate, But I keep putting It Off! Smile
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He has also done some excellent for me too.,
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Ok, this is weird.... when editing my initial post in this thread, I have no problems seeing the pictures, yet all that shows up when viewing this page is the html ?!! To clarify, when I first created the post, and clicked on the "Preview Post" button, I could/can see the images. Seems as if html is 'on' within the editor and possibly 'off' when just reading a post...


Anyone know why ??
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TESTING TESTING ... is this thing on ?

Can you find the [ in the following pics ?
<a href="http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb332/Doobrother/Coins/coins2_zpsagolwv2d.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb332/Doobrother/Coins/coins2_320x216_zpsbtho3tjl.jpg" border="0" alt="C3 photo coins2_zpsagolwv2d.jpg"/></a>
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Same results Smile HELP!!!
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Did this work ?

<Html>
<a href="http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb332/Doobrother/Coins/coins2_zpsagolwv2d.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb332/Doobrother/Coins/coins2_320x216_zpsbtho3tjl.jpg" border="0" alt="C3 photo coins2_zpsagolwv2d.jpg"/></a>
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Nope, same thing, preview looked good but the actual post did not.

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On Apr 3, 2016, CarpetShark wrote:
Well, the critter went and done it! I've been lusting after these coins for nearly a decade, but could not justify the cost - being a mere enthusiast and not earning a living through magic. Made the decision to endulge myself after hearing a FOAF passed suddenly. Not to be morbid, but we all have an expiration date; procrastinating is a game for the young. In the words of a great Canadian, 'we are only immortal for a limited time" (Geddy Lee, RUSH).

Enough blabbering. After contacting the top coin manufacturers I decided on Roy Kueppers, not because he is a fellow Canuck, but because his reputation is without equal, he is the only artist to have worked with Canadian silver, and he gave me a very good price. It took him less than two weeks to soften and remill six silver dollars, then manufacture the best [ I have ever seen. The exp. [ fits perfectly over all five coins and cannot be spotted even edge on. Absolutely gorgeous Smile

and so, as requested here are a few pics.

Set consists of five silver dollars plus an exp. [
I've added a Morgan and Kennedy for comparison.
<a href= "http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb332/Doobrother/Coins/coins1_zpskl6v2pm6.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb332/Doobrother/Coins/coins1_223x240_zpsgvn5glzb.jpg" border="0" alt="C1s photo coins1_223x240_zpsgvn5glzb.jpg"/></a>
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Can you find the [ in the following pics ?
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Wow that's a gorgeous set. Congratulations!

Can you shoot me a PM? I have a question about your experience with Roy, since I'm still waiting to hear back from him about mine. Smile

From your thread over here: http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......09901#12 , it seems you had better success.

Thanks!
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Magnus: Thanks! My intent was to display the smaller pics, linking them to the bigger ones (which is why you're seeing double, sorta). Can you tell me what exactly I was doing wrong ? Javascript ? It should not be this difficult to post a pic, imho.

TonsOfQuestions: Thanks bro, as I mentioned earlier, feels like Christmas! PM is on it's way.
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You're welcome Carpetshark. Photobucket's formatting doesn't work here. To see what I di, click on quote and take a peek at the MC syntax.
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
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The best lack all conviction, while the worst
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So Shark, what sorts of routines do you do/will you do with these fabulous-looking new coins? Smile

I have a set of 4 soft Morgans with a perfectly matched x[ that was actually hand made by an old friend here on the Café. Though I don't find myself using it a lot, I do love the make of it - they are absolutely beautiful to behold and present with. Probably something I hopefully hand down to a deserving grandchild one day, more so than I do any magic with them nowadays.

Enjoy your new set. Smile
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Magnus, will do. Next time I'll upload the pics to a different server.

Mb: Interesting that you mentioned passing them on to a grandchild, as I plan on doing the same. Hopefully one of them will discover the joys of coin work...

What will I do with the set? I have to admit, my reasons for taking this rather expensive jump to a pro set include the eye-candy factor. So, apart from liking shiny things, I will use them for the usual stuff: 3 Fly, Breaking a Dollar, Coins Across, etc. but recently I've been working on longer, more theatrical routines by Liwag (Coins 2), Franzis (Breath of Eole) and Charlie Justice(Covert Coins). Finally, owning a dollar-sized [ really 'expands' my potential repertoire.
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A beautiful set, CarpetShark. I was going to ask if they were indeed soft, one of your requirements, because the profile details still looks pretty sharp.
I see in another thread that you indicated they are soft and silent.

Well done by RK.

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Hey Randy, thanks for your interest. Yep, the coins are soft: Roy is a %$@# magician! Although this set did set me back a few bucks, as anyone who has had a set made will know, here's how I justified the expense: 1) I now have my dream set, one more thing to cross off my bucket list, 2) The psychological boost I feel when using them is priceless, 3) eye-candy: My nipples get hard just looking at them Smile , 4) I needed a dollar-sized [, and 5) the coins had to be soft. A nice bonus is these coins are slightly thinner as each was cut down, softened and remilled. This allows for some stacked edge work ala Harbottle. The sky's the limit Smile
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Look closely at the very first pic, and you will see Roy's Sig, Oh...and...um...have I mentioned how shiny and sparkly they are ?!!!?!?!! Smile
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