MyMagic eNewsletter #952
August 4, 2021
You may remember a while ago I discussed the history of the Kennedy 3-D coins (HERE). After that newsletter came out Ted Bogusta contacted me about a bag-full of some coins he had that were made by Sasco in the 1970s. They have been in storage ever since.
These were extremely well made, among the best I have ever seen, and the detail is extraordinary. It is known as a Coin Repousse and was made out of a real Kennedy Half Dollar and the pop-out is of a liberty bell. I have very few in stock.
►Liberty Bell Pop-Out Coin:
Repousse coins, which are also known as a pop-out coins, pushed-out coins, or 3D Coins, are made using real coins. They date back to the 16th century and have been made using different methods.
Although you can use them for magic by doing coin manipulations with them, turning an examined coin into one, or even forcing a bell and pretending to push your finger into the coin creating a 3D shape of a bell, you can also carry the coin as a good luck charm or a cool oddity to show people.
By drilling a hole in them you can use them as key chains or necklaces and by attaching a pin to them you can wear them as lapel pins or broaches.
Get one: HERE
I have spent the last few months studying the magic of David Roth. What I noticed it that in addition to the formal showpieces that he is most remembered for he has also created many short and quick routines to use between longer performance pieces. The best of those in my opinion is the Eraser Coin I released.
Once you view it as a segway routine you begin to realize that the coin you are using should match all the other coins you will be using during the show. David always used the 1964 Kennedys because he liked the size, look, and sound they made.
I have gotten several requests to have them made using different coins. I will eventually have them in Quarter and Dollar size coins. But have not figured out the ideal dimensions yet. I did however make some Silver Walking Liberty coins that are now available, for those that perform using those.
►Walking Liberty Eraser Coin:
The eraser coin is the most devious and easiest of the many David Roth creations. It combines an optical illusion with a great premise. Many people consider it his greatest routine.
You show a coin and then using an eraser you begin rubbing the edge of the coin until it slowly starts disintegrating. You do the same to the other end of the coin until the round coin begins to look like a triangle. You then start erasing the face of the coin until it becomes blurry… except for the area that you were holding with your fingers. The unique looking coin you are left with is now examinable.
Watch and buy: HERE
David Roth considered this to be one of his best routines and the one he used to open his act with throughout his career.
The routine introduces two impossible objects, a Bagless Purse and a Portable Hole, which are used to create some incredible magic where coins repeatedly appear and disappear in remarkable ways. The best way to appreciate what happens is to watch David perform his complete routine on the trailer.
In addition to David Roth teaching the entire Portable Hole routine you also get detailed tutorials for the Retention Vanish, Shuttle Pass, Michael Skinner’s Spidergrip Vanish, and the Kick Move. Mastering these sleights can open up an entire world of coin magic for you and these might be the best tutorials available.
Watch and buy: HERE
Yesterday I received the fifth shipment of Martin Lewis’ new One To Six Spot Card which is already becoming a classic. If you are still looking to get one, get it: HERE
Stay happy, Meir
PS: I hope all my friends at the 83rd Abbott’s Magic Get Together are having a great time this week. This turned out to be the first major convention to be held since March of last year.