Coin Unique £1/1p

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Postby TheOldForum » May 8th, '01, 02:33



Name : Coin Unique By Eddie Gibson
Price : £28.99 www.abrakazam.com
Difficulty : 1
Time to learn : a few mins
Reset time : Instant
Examinable : yes, but not for to long.
Performance time : anything from a few seconds to 1 min
What you get : A very well gimmicked coin.

Effect : This is just one of the effects you can do with this trick.
The magician has on a solid dinner plate a pound coin and a penny, the magician places a pint glass over the coins. Then the magician makes a circular motion with the pint glass and visibly the penny disappears RIGHT INFRONT OF THERE EYES!!. the magician lift up the pint glass and then lift up the plate to reveal the penny under the solid dinner plate. This looks like real magic.

Comments : This is probably my favourite coin trick, I have had many hours of fun with this. The only down side I suppose is that if the spec examines the coin for to long they may spot the gimmick.

Rating 10/10

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Postby TheOldForum » May 8th, '01, 02:43

I recently received a useful tip from Terry Brookes, that a small amount of 'Blue Tac' (or similar) placed between the components stops any movement (i.e. spinning) of the gimmick. You should lessen the stickiness before inserting it - Maybe Terry may have some suggestions?

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Postby TheOldForum » May 8th, '01, 02:58

Thanks for the excellent top-tip

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Postby TheOldForum » May 8th, '01, 13:02

Use only a very tiny amount of blue tack, and "dust" it first so that it loses its tackiness.

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Postby TheOldForum » May 11th, '01, 23:22

I like to place the penny in my left palm and the pound just overlapping (be careful as the pound can jump over the penny so not too much overlap take two fingers (first and second) cover the coins with the tips and make a small rubbing pass then turn over your right hand to reveal the pound but no penny turn your right hand over and over then show both sides of your left hand I have had loads of people stunned with this I did it in a bar the other day and the bar lady looked at my hand and said "NO WAY!" thats what it is all for. Steve

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Postby TheOldForum » May 29th, '01, 01:37

This trick may seem a bit pricey but believe me it is worth every penny. I use this more than any other trick and it never lets me down. EVER!!!! I have had it for over a year and whatever routine I use it is usually the one people are talking about at the end of the night.
Easy to use is an understatement.

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Postby TheOldForum » Jun 6th, '01, 19:01

I have the 10p/2p version and use it for kids shows using the following patter.
Do you get pocket money? When I was your age, I used to get 4p. (Show one 2p in each hand ensuring the one with the 10p side is accross the fleshy bit of the thumb). When I got older, I got 12p. (Close fists so that the thumb flips the coin as you bring the thumb towards the hand. Open and show a 2p and a 10p). But now I'm grown up and have bills to pay and the wife takes the rest of my money. So do you know what I end up with for myself? Just 2p. (Bring coins together and make some rubbing movements as the hands are seperated away from each other leaving the 2p at the tips of the fingers. Show both sides of the coin and both hands front and back.)
The 10p/2p suffers somewhat due to the false noise it makes when brought together but with a little care, this can be avoided.
Hope this of help.
By the way, did you know that the government is bringing in a 'Unique' magic tax? It's a penny in the pound. Sorry about that but I heard it yesterday and thought I'd share it.

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Postby TheOldForum » Jun 16th, '01, 22:35

I got this for £35 in Medow Hall on a small stand a bit pricey but I couldnt resist. My fav way of performing this trick is by overlapping the 1p with the £1 in the palm of my lef hand then suddenly jerking my hand forward then back quickly enogh for the £1 to disspolve the 1p through my hand <FONT FACE="WINGDINGS">J</FONT> and then toss the £1 from hand to hand and then palm it and giv the spec a proper £1

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Postby TheOldForum » Jul 5th, '01, 14:57

I brouhgt this trick for £28, well worth it. I used to like placing both coins under a glass and swirling the glass, then show the vanish but evryone always gets suspicious so now I like to vanish it in the hands.

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Postby TheOldForum » Jul 5th, '01, 23:21

i like putting the pound and the penny in a mathbox getting the spectator to shake then open. the pound is still there but where's the penny jumped to. i show my hand and there it is. show both sides of either coin and that always baffles them.

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Postby TheOldForum » Aug 7th, '01, 20:45

Hi,

here's a great trick. I call it 'The Slammer' - a highly effective variation on coin unique tricks we already should know.. except this one seems (from trial-and-error) to work best.

You'll need a penny which is dated >= 1992 ... why.. because these pennies are ALL magnetic. Keep it with you, and make sure it matches the shininess/colour of your coin-unique 1p (I used a really shiny penny once, and a spectatator noticed the difference between them).
You also need a shot glass, a tenner, and your coin unique.

Presentation is (switch hands if you prefer I'm left handed):

Finger palm the 1p in right hand.
Take a shot glass place on table.
Put £10 in left hand - along with coin unique £1/1p seperated.
Place 10 pound note over right hand.
Place coin unique 1p on top of the note - and bring the palmed coin underneath it.

-- You now have a sandwich... holding the £10 note with left hand near the edge. The coin unique 1p is in the middle on top, and the real 1p is underneath, being held in place automatically..

Practice the above bit, so that you can do it easily while spectators are watching.

Switch tenner to right hand.
Take the shot glass with left hand and place on table.
With right hand place loaded £10 on top.
With left hand put coin unique £1 slightly over 1p.
>>>Keep it there with your index finger.

With your other hand draw the sides of the tenner over the glass. Why? ... so they can't see underneath.. but you say: "to make sure that there's no cheating, and no way for the coins to escape past the note"

At this point: you know have right hand pulling sides of tenner over shot glass, and left hand with index finger on top of £1. The thumb and middle fingers of left hand can go either side of the glass.

Tell spectators to watch carefully.

Raise shot glass slowly.

Slam glass down. As you do this, slide the £1 over the 1p. When the glass hits the table the coin will audibly drop into the glass.


A few comments .. I've tried a few variations of this trick. I found the shot glass to be the best to use ... with bigger glasses people tend to want to look 'underneath' the object you place above the glass. Because of the thickness of the glass, this is nigh on impossible.

With some patter this is a highly effective trick, noone caught me out.

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Postby TheOldForum » Dec 13th, '01, 03:34

The matchbox idea is good, but if you use the package the cards came in and practice enough it tooks really cool.

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Postby Magic Man » May 18th, '03, 17:16

I love this trick its my favourite one apart fromthe raven vanish

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Postby the_mog » May 30th, '03, 12:28

i must admit i would never have bought this but i got a good 2nd hand deal on it. HOWEVER, on reflection id quite happily pay full price for this has to be one of the best coin gimmicks on the market, using the most basic routine blows away even the most sceptical spec... well worth the money

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Postby Whisperrs » Jan 5th, '07, 03:33

I have a none eddie gibson version that i bought on ebay, the quality is sound, and has stood even the closest examintaion, except when a friend knocked the coin sharply on a table several times. the gimmick was not discovered but i later had to utilise some super glue, which incidentally fixed the coin as good as new. I love this trick I have yet to meet anyone who knows this gimmick or owns it who does not think it is possibly the best coin vanish yet. I have also used this in a kind of scotch and soda routine with a 5p under the penny.
as a funny point, the retailer i bought this off warns not to spend this coin!!
whilst at a party recently i must have passed the coin out for inspection, and i didn't get it back. so i presume it must now be in circulation!! if you see a pound with an english crest, (rampant lion and unicorn) with a dent in the face 5mm wide near the unicorns head, please let me know!!

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