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Coin of the Realm by Dave Powell(c. 1997) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)
The Cabala effect where a steel ball slowly passes through a solid sheet of glass in a box with holes at the top and bottom was originally made by John Snyder, Jr. and marketed by Thayer’s and Kanter’s c. 1936 and was known as the Steel Ball Through Glass – it came in an Ordinary and Deluxe version. And it was also sold by Davenport’s and Max Holden (through arrangement with Davenport’s) as “The Miracle Steel Ball thro’ Glass” which became the inspiration for this coin variation where the ball is replaced for a coin. The first version of Coin of the Realm I could locate was released by Owen’s c. 1956.
Effect: Dave Powell has created a handsome collector’s piece that you will love. A marked half dollar is placed into a slot of the wooden box The coin cannot pass through the bottom slot of the box because it is covered with a piece of glass. On your command, it melts right through. All may be examined.
Approx. Price: $179.95 (2008) ***
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