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To build the perfect coin we looked to those that had come before. From the Roman Denarius and 16th Century Ducat, through to the Barber Half Dollar and British penny - we studied them all looking for the perfect design and the physical aspects that draw magicians to these small discs of metal.
The 1902 coins feature an unmilled edge which lessens unwanted talk in the hands, but maintains the friction required for effortless palming. The softly burnished faces slide smoothly across each other and won’t catch on a close-up mat when performing a coin matrix.
Shaped to the exact dimensions of silver Kennedy Half-dollars, 1902 coins are a familiar handshake from a good friend.
Full OverviewThe coins were designed to look as if they were issued by a secret society from 1902 - perhaps one to which even Erdnase himself would have belonged. A rumoured initiation into such societies was the initiate’s wearing of a blindfold to complete a challenge, representing that until one was granted access to the inner secrets, they were blind.
The Double-Headed Eagle is the Babylonian symbol of the followers of Ninurta, one of the oldest secret societies in known history. In Akkadian mythology, Ninurta was the God of War, who defeated the monster Anzu to obtain the tablets of destiny - tablets that gave the bearer the power to rule the universe.
'Acta Deos Nunquam Mortalia Fallunt' inscribed along the circumference of the coin is Latin for ‘Mortal Actions Never Deceived the Gods’ whilst the opposite side reads ‘Decipimur Species Recite A Falsis Prinicipiis’ - a bastardisation of ‘Deceived by the false appearance of the right principles’.
- • The exact dimensions of a Walking Liberty Half Dollar
- • Antique Silver Finish
- • Ferromagnetic Core - these coins will stick to a magnet, and can be magnetised themselves
- • Unmilled Edges limiting unwanted talk
- • Softly burnished faces allow smooth movement across a close up pad
- • Scratch & Impact resistant
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I have experimented with many different coins, both custom made from websites and from actual circulated/non-circulated coins, but this is by far the best coin that I have come across. It's lightweight, it has that perfect half dollar size that just grips your palm, and it has the antique look of a coin that hasn't been touched by human hands in over a century.
I do coin magic a lot. I generally use actual currency. I decided to try Ellusionist's 1902 coins. I really enjoy using them. The have good balance, sharp, clean edges, and a great old school look. (The steel shim inside is a plus) A nice coin for magic...
One of the things I LOVE about ellusionist is that they make products for magicians, by magicians. You can count on the products quality and have the confidence to put the item through the toughest of tests. The 1902 ANTIQUE SILVER FINISH COINS are yet another product that keeps the performer in mind. It is a visually pleasing coin and it works extremely easily in the hand. I love the size, shape and texture. I have relatively small hands and some coins on the market are just to bulky and heavy to comfortably perform consistently. I only purchased one because I hated to invest too much into a product if it was just going to end up collecting dust. But I'm well on my way to collecting 4 more of these beauties as well as the other sizes of the ellusionist coins.
I gave this coin a 4 star rating because while practicing with the1902 ANTIQUE SILVER FINISH COIN, it slipped off my hand and fell on the concrete. It must have hit in the edge and put a good size nick in the con. The ONLY complaint I could find with this coin is that it's made from a fairly "soft" metal. That being said, if the performer doesn't drop the coin or works on carpeted surfaces, they would not even know it is a "soft" substance.
The1902 ANTIQUE SILVER FINISH COIN is a winner in my book and I don't hesitate to use it whenever I can!