Spiked Coin

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Postby Pete McCabe » 07/12/02 11:22 PM

Two questions about the "Spiked Coin" sold in plastic by Royal Magic.

1) Is there a nice wooden or metal one available?

2) Who invented the trick?

Thanks in advance,

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Postby Mike Rose » 07/13/02 08:37 AM

According to Bart Whaleys, "The Encyclopedic Dictionary of Magic," the Spiked Coin was Invented by Tom Fitzgerald in 1957. I recently saw an older one made of wood on ebay. You might want to try searching there occasionally if you are looking for an older one that is not plastic.

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Postby sleightly » 07/13/02 08:48 AM

I believe that Bob Solari offers one in brass...

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Postby Guest » 07/14/02 03:39 AM

Edwin of Supreme marketed this in wood back in the late 60s,early 70s. ;)
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Postby EdAndres » 07/14/02 12:01 PM

I have a weird one. It is a little wooden box with a hinged lid. The inside of the box is round, the same size of a half dollar and about an inch deep. There is a post that extends down from the lid to hold a half in place after it's put inside and the lid closed. There are four holes drilled through for the pins. The secret is the coin is gaffed. I bought it off some guy who needed money and wandered into the shop one day. I have never seen another.

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Postby Guest » 07/14/02 12:39 PM

That sounds very like the Supreme model although Edwin supplied a gaffed German coin more usually seen as Palming coins! :confused
Figure of ,presumably, Mephistopheles on the coin!! :rolleyes:
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Postby EdAndres » 07/14/02 01:00 PM

I am not sure about that.I had to supply my own coin. It uses a standard(still) gaffed half dollar.

Thanks for the input!
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Postby Guest » 07/14/02 02:50 PM

The Supreme coins were definitely Dollar size. :rolleyes:
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