S.A.M. JAY MARSHALL CENTENNIAL COMMEMORATIVE COIN issued by the Society of American Magicians as part of their 100 year celebration in 2002!
This Centennial coin has been minted with the Society's logo on the front, and a likeness of the S.A.M. president, Jay Marshall, on the reverse.
This bronze coin was a gift from the Society to every member of the S.A.M. or S.Y.M. during their Centennial year.
Estimated brass mintage was only 7,000 pieces.
The edge of the coin is reeded, of course, so magicians can use it as a palming coin.
The Society of American Magicians, founded on May 10, 1902 in Martinka's famous magic shop in New York City, New York, is the oldest magical society in the world.
Harry Houdini was the president of the organization from 1917 until his death in 1926.
During the S.A.M. Centennial celebration, the U.S. Postal Service issued a commemorative Houdini stamp.
The stamp actually does a trick!
You can purchase a full sheet of authentic Houdini stamps from MagicTricks.com here.