Spiked Coin

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Pete McCabe
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Spiked Coin

Postby Pete McCabe » July 12th, 2002, 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,

Pete

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Mike Rose
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Re: Spiked Coin

Postby Mike Rose » July 13th, 2002, 8:37 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.

Mike Rose

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Re: Spiked Coin

Postby sleightly » July 13th, 2002, 8:48 am

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

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Re: Spiked Coin

Postby Guest » July 14th, 2002, 3:39 am

Edwin of Supreme marketed this in wood back in the late 60s,early 70s. ;)

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Re: Spiked Coin

Postby EdAndres » July 14th, 2002, 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.

Ed

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Re: Spiked Coin

Postby Guest » July 14th, 2002, 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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Re: Spiked Coin

Postby EdAndres » July 14th, 2002, 1:00 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!
Ed

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Re: Spiked Coin

Postby Guest » July 14th, 2002, 2:50 pm

The Supreme coins were definitely Dollar size. :rolleyes:


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