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Hopping Half by Johnson Products

(c. 1969) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)

The Hopping Half is perhaps the most popular set of gimmicked coins ever with the first ones available in the 1960s.  Easy to perform, with no palming and minimal sleight of hand. The Hopping Half is also the most versatile coin set one can buy, especially for someone coming aboard coin magic for the first time. The gaffs can be used individually for other effects as the most important gaffs make up this set.

Johnson Products is still the leader when it comes to commercially produced coin gimmicks. There are others in this business but their quality is sometimes questionable. Once you have reached a certain level, you can turn to custom coins by the likes of Todd Lassen using more “exotic” coins for that ultimate presentation.

Interestingly enough although I love the larger dollar size these coins are almost too big to perform this effect comfortably and I almost think the half dollar size is better.

Effect: Two coins are shown, a Half Dollar and an English Penny. One of the coins is dropped into your pocket and it immediately reappears back in your hand. The other coins is placed in your pocket and it too hops back. The effect is repeated again and finally, when the poor spectator is about to give up, you open your hand and to his astonishment everything has vanished!

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Approx. Price: $65.00 (2004) ***

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1 review for Hopping Half by Johnson Products

  1. George Guerra

    The most versatile gaffed coin set

    The Hopping Half is the most versatile coin set one can buy, especially for someone coming aboard coin magic for the first time. The gaffs can be used individually for other effects as the most important gaffs make up this set.

    Johnson Products is still the leader when it comes to commercially produced coin gimmicks. There are others in this business but their quality is questionable. Once you have reached a certain level, you can turn to custom coins by the likes of Todd Lassen using more "exotic" coins for that ultimate presentation..

    I have a set I bought over 15 years ago and the qualtity is very good. Johnson also makes this same set using a 1964 Silver Kennedy Half and the Walking Liberty.. the latter set I recently purchased and was very disappointed with the expanded Walker shell. However, I have heard that Johnson Products has exceptional customer service, but I decided to turn to Todd for a replacement.

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