Having done the Aerial Mint (aka Miser's Dream) for many years, I can tell you that the most practical work IMHO, is Pat Page's. Jeff McBride based his routine on a little of Pat Page and a little of Flosso.
Pat's "London Stage Lecture" video has some excellent work that makes his (now out of print) booklet really come alive. Pat's climax is a shower of coins from both hands into the bucket, and you won't believe the bold loads he uses. His routine is designed for a noisy cabaret floor, and works well on the street and under most conditions.
One of the biggest choices is the methodology. Many performers today do the coins as if it were a dove act, with numerous body loads. I really think this misses the point of the thing, which is creating the illusion of vast amounts of money with only a few coins, by the means of reproducing the same coin and using a single load in the non-dominant hand. Pat Page's work correctly sticks to this.
David's Ben's version in GENII (vol. 63, no. 6, June 15, 2000) :genii: , is wonderfully spare, and as already noted, was designed for a specific need - to vamp during the set up between larger effects. However, I would still take the time to learn it, for several reasons. First, you may have the need to fill time (perhaps as an MC) someday, and having this (literally) in your back pocket could save the day. Second, if you value texture and variety in your shows (and I hope you do), then this provides a quiet interlude that could be just the thing you need. Third, it's a wonderfully designed routine that will teach you something about acting and what Henning Nelms calls "the silent script." These are all good things and make this routine worthy of your consideration.
Bobo (second ed.) also contains a wonderful version by Howard Schwarzman that makes a great opening routine. It's very fooling.
Also, you may wish to take a look at another view of the L'Homme Masqu Palm (aka Downs Palm) in the "L'Home Masqu" issue of GENII (vol. 63, no. 7, July 15, 2000). :genii:
If I am on stage and the audience will never get a close look at the coins, then I use Neilsen palming coins. If, however, I plan to produce coins from the audience members' clothing, hair, ears, etc. then I always use real half-dollars or US dollar coins, prefereably silver.
Near the holidays these will change magically to silver-wrapped chocolate coins at the end, which are tossed out to the audience.
I have found that the Aerial Mint is an open-ended routine that nevertheless has a climax, and which allows me to get off the stage and mix with the audience. The magic is often in the interaction with one or more children on stage or mingling with the audience. If the pace is kept snappy and it's not overdone, it can add important variety and texture to a platform show.
Hope these ramblings help someone.
Eric Henning Henning Magic