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Neat Magician Walking Lib Half Dollar

MeltdownMeltdown Posts: 8,667 ✭✭✭✭✭

I picked up this old lady at an antique shop in San Antonio a couple weeks back.
I had never heard of this trick coin before but a couple friends I showed it to had...
She's crusty, that's for sure!




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    TreashuntTreashunt Posts: 6,747 ✭✭✭✭✭

    fun find

    Frank

    BHNC #203

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    MeltdownMeltdown Posts: 8,667 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Anyone else familiar with this magic trick?

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    zomrhinozomrhino Posts: 23 ✭✭

    @Meltdown said:
    Anyone else familiar with this magic trick?

    It’s a big coin in a small bottle folding coin. The coin is held together by a thin rubber band. Cool find!

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I remember the trick from years ago.... Never saw the actual coin up close. It was at a party with a rented entertainer..... Later, I heard how it was probably done, but this is the first time I have seen one of the coins. Cheers, RickO

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    WAYNEASWAYNEAS Posts: 6,348 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I never saw or heard of this trick.
    Live and learn.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Wayne

    Kennedys are my quest...

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    CaptHenwayCaptHenway Posts: 31,550 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Have seen clad Kennedies cut like this with the rubber band still in the groove around the edge.

    Numismatist. 50 year member ANA. Winner of four ANA Heath Literary Awards; three Wayte and Olga Raymond Literary Awards; Numismatist of the Year Award 2009, and Lifetime Achievement Award 2020. Winner numerous NLG Literary Awards.
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    ScarsdaleCoinScarsdaleCoin Posts: 5,187 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 22, 2022 11:18AM

    @Meltdown said:
    Anyone else familiar with this magic trick?

    Yes very familiar. When I was a teen I worked for Pat Mollo. Mollo Magic in CT. Pat was a machinist and actually used to make these and others by hand. This was before all the computer machines

    For rubber bands go to orthodontist and use the ones they use on braces

    Great effect one of the best sellers.

    One last thing. That’s how I got started collecting Magicians Tokens

    https://magictokensociety.org/

    Jon Lerner - Scarsdale Coin - www.CoinHelp.com
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    MeltdownMeltdown Posts: 8,667 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 22, 2022 11:27AM

    @ScarsdaleCoin said:

    @Meltdown said:
    Anyone else familiar with this magic trick?

    Yes very familiar. When I was a teen I worked for Pat Mollo. Mollo Magic in CT. Pat was a machinist and actually used to make these and others by hand. This was before all the computer machines

    For rubber bands go to orthodontist and use the ones they use on braces

    Great effect one of the best sellers.

    One last thing. That’s how I got started collecting Magicians Tokens

    https://magictokensociety.org/

    That's cool. I still didn't quite get how the trick worked so I youtube'd it... Now it makes sense!
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    https://youtube.com/watch?v=EbGvlRRar7w
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    numismanumisma Posts: 3,877 ✭✭✭✭

    @Meltdown said:

    That's cool. I still didn't quite get how the trick worked so I youtube'd it... Now it makes sense!
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    https://youtube.com/watch?v=EbGvlRRar7w
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    It looks like he's using an old 1 Rupee in that video. Thanks for posting it.

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    WalkerfanWalkerfan Posts: 8,973 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I've seen this trick before but never knew, exactly, how it was done.

    Cool curiosity piece.

    Despite being jig-sawed; I actually 'LIKE' the look of the Walker, too!! :D

    “I may not believe in myself but I believe in what I’m doing” ~Jimmy Page~

    My Full Walker Registry Set (1916-1947)

    https://www.ngccoin.com/registry/competitive-sets/16292/

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    Steven59Steven59 Posts: 8,294 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Neet one - the "Old Coin in the Bottle" trick.

    "When they can't find anything wrong with you, they create it!"

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