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The perfect "carry everywhere" coin effect! Such a strong coin trick that EVERY magician should own! Few gimmicked coins are this amazing, this versatile and yet this simple to master.
With the Copper Silver Coins you can perform a variety of routines, including changing an English penny to an American half dollar and back again
And that's the basic routine: you show a half dollar in your right hand and an English penny in your left. Close both hands, and immediately open them again- the coins have SWITCHED PLACES- the half dollar is now in your right hand, and the English penny in your left!
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History and Trivia:
Is it illegal to use real US coins to make magic tricks? According to the U.S. Treasury F.A.Q., the answer is- No.
It is only illegal to alter a US coin with the intention of spending it as if it were a coin of a different value.
From the official U.S. Treasury website: "Section 331 of Title 18 of the United States code provides criminal penalties for anyone who 'fraudulently alters, defaces, mutilates impairs, diminishes, falsifies, scales, or lightens any of the coins coined at the Mints of the United States.' This statute means that you may be violating the law if you change the appearance of the coin and fraudulently represent it [in a monetary transaction in trade for goods or services] to be other than the altered coin that it is. As a matter of policy, the U.S. Mint does not promote coloring, plating or altering U.S. coinage: however, there are no sanctions against such activity absent fraudulent intent."
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