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Hello! What's the best easy to use, easy to setup (something you can keep in your pocket everyday & can do impromptu ), coin vanish gimmick?

I was looking at getting The Raven, but with it being a pull device, it's not an ideal everyday carry device. Also, ideally looking for something that doesn't require sleights.

I'm not a professional by any means. Just looking for something I can do for my kids, family, etc.

Thanks so much in advance!

Jonathan

P.S. I'm learning sleight of hand, coin vanishes but I suck at them. Smile I know it will take time, but wanting an easy to carry gimmick that does that work for me in the meantime.
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A few come to mind, but they each have their unique limitations and compromises, and will still require some baseline level of sleight of hand:

Black Ops Watch by Eric Jones & Ellusionist.com
https://ellusionist.com/products/black-ops-watch

Catch by Vanishing Inc.
https://www.vanishingincmagic.com/close-up-magic/catch/

Flicker Coin V2
https://www.vanishingincmagic.com/close-......coin-v2/

Keep practicing your sleights! You'll be vanishing coins without any gimmicks in no time!

P.S. Honorable mention goes to the trusty old shell or hooked coin in your local currency!
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Using a Raven certainly requires sleights, as do all gimmicks.

Some "no gimmick" methods require less difficult sleights such as "Never Was," just psychology

The real skill to be mastered is not a sleight - to hold an empty hand convincingly as if it holds a coin/object when it does not.
The rest is timing, directed focus and confidence.
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Dick Oslund's 'Pro Method' for COIN-GO may be exactly what you are looking for. It is in his Road Scholar book page 273.

Effect: Magician takes a half dollar from pocket and places it on leg, just above knee. Covering it with his fingers, he rubs the coin for a few seconds. Fingers are lifted and the coin is gone.

Note from Dick: "The last time that I worked at the Magic Castle, this simple bit had the young guys following me around All Week!"
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Also, jregister, for the above I assumed that you wanted just a practical single coin vanish. But there are other effects which you might get a lot of use from. Items like Scotch and Soda, Locking 61 cents (or $1.35 or $2.85), Hopping Half, and Lethal Tender could be good choices for you. Are you familiar with those?
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On Sep 27, 2022, FrankFindley wrote:
Dick Oslund's 'Pro Method' for COIN-GO may be exactly what you are looking for. It is in his Road Scholar book page 273.

Effect: Magician takes a half dollar from pocket and places it on leg, just above knee. Covering it with his fingers, he rubs the coin for a few seconds. Fingers are lifted and the coin is gone.

Note from Dick: "The last time that I worked at the Magic Castle, this simple bit had the young guys following me around All Week!"


Dick's COIN-GO is his routine using the method I suggested, a pull. There are numerous ways of hook up in using such a
device, though I do agree that I have used it no other way since he taught it to me in the mid '80s.
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