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Japanese Coins & Shell Set

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  • Category: MONEY MAGIC
  • Product Type: MAGIC TRICK
  • BONUS: Shelled Coins Across Routines Tutorial.

Almost all “Chinese” coins that have been used in magic have flaws that keep them from looking real. Whether the characters are reversed or not even Chinese, they often say something silly, or have weird colors that make them look like toys. This is something that always bothered me. I even called them fake Chinese coins when performing with them.

But I was not the only one. Christian Scherer felt the same way… but he did something about it. In the 1980s he commissioned a set of half-dollar size coins that were made to look like real coins.

What he did was take the image of the Japanese 5-Yen (Go-Yen) coin and blew it up to half-dollar size so it can be used with English pennies and US halves. Along with the coins he also manufactured expanded shells to match. Since these shells were manufactured instead of machined the coverage on the edges is excellent. The color of the coins is technically referred to as bronze which is a combination of brass and copper or metallic brown.

I recently purchased all the remaining inventory and the rights to make more. There is an extremely limited number of the original sets.

The set includes four regular Japanese coins and a matching shell. They are half-dollar size which is around 1.2-inches in diameter.

BONUS: Every purchase will include access to a 20-minute video tutorial starring David Roth, Derek Dingle, and Michael Gallo who teach what I consider the three best routines you can do with a shell set.

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