...pull out a coin that today is exotic and I find it hard to imagine people not assuming it is gaffed (which it is of course).
Hi Drew,Originally posted by Drew:
I live in the UK, and We, like the rest of europe, are experiencing a similar problem with the Euro at the moment.
I had same question as Pete. Realized the range of colors, designs, and weight of the various chips might be restrictive on production of gaffs. I have 11.5 gm weight clay chips with card pips circled around each side. The edge is marked with dots around the circumfrence. They are roughly the same size as a dollar coin. Gaffs might possibly be made in metal, painted and designs screened on. As far as sun/moon - the designs and colors might pose a problem.The question is: who makes good expanded poker chip shell, double-sided chips, flipper chip (chipper?), etc.? Is there a set of chips with ten ungimmicked red, 10 white, 10 blue, a shell of each color, double-face every combination. (All presumably made to minimize talking.)
Bob, the chips I have are dollar size, 11.5 grams, solid in color with white dots around edges and the card pips around the 2 flat side edges. The colors are red, blue, white and black.2. Real poker chips are a bit large and have multi-colored edges. It would be very expensive to duplicate these -- the best compromise is something that looks close and is about the size of a 50 cent piece.
Pete,Someone might remember his name, but some years ago a magician from (I think) Germany, ah, Earhardt Liebenow!!! Lectured on magic with Poker Chips and sold a huge assortment of gaffed chips. They were really beautiful and well made. I guess they are out there in one of my "hidden garage boxes" and hopefully this coming weekend may take a look for them.
Slight correction: the Sacagawea dollars are EXACTLY the same size and weight as the Susan B. Anthony coins, but they look quite different.Originally posted by Muscarella:
Also, the American so-called "gold" dollar coin is called the Sacagawea (named after a famous Native American woman). It is a little larger than a quarter, but smaller than a half dollar. (The Susan B. Anthony coins are about the same size, but thet're even LESS common these days and they're actually in a hexagonal shape.)
Shouldn't that be M/P (Milk or Plain)? :DOriginally posted by Pete Biro:
Don't laugh, but gold foil-covered chocolate candy coins are great. You can do all kinds of things with them, then dine if you wish.
You can get silver foil ones and make your own C/S er, G/S coins... :eek:
Also, the American so-called "gold" dollar coin is called the Sacagawea (named after a famous Native American woman). It is a little larger than a quarter, but smaller than a half dollar. (The Susan B. Anthony coins are about the same size, but they're even LESS common these days and they're actually in a hexagonal shape.)