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Hoffman Coin Wand by Colin Rose

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The Coin Wand was first exposed in Hoffman’s Modern Magic as The Half-Crown (or Florin) Wand (pg. 203), it was first used in performance c. 1872. Stanyon’s advertised their version c. 1902, Roterberg advertised there version c. 1904, and Thayer were advertising theirs at least as early 1921 but probably earlier. Thayer also had a Slender Coin Wand, but this did not use the same mechanical approach.

Colin’s Coin Wand is about as smooth as the Owen’s Coin Wand though the finish is not quite as nice and there is no flared end with the Owen’s.  Like the Owen’s this does makes a slight scraping sound which can be heard very close-up, but this is not a close-up item anyway so it is moot.  Very fine motion.

Effect: This is a real little ‘gem’ from the Five of Hearts Workshop, unavailable for a long time but now beautifully made to the original design of Professor Hoffman in ‘Modem Magic’ Faithful in its reproduction, the coin is minutely engineered, having been cut at 45 degrees in three pieces, emerging from a hollow wand, giving the appearance of a solid coin production… and the vanish works in reverse. An absolute ‘must’ for ‘The Misers Dream’ Routine, available in Half Dollar Coins. Routine Notes by Patrick Page.

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Approx. Price: $175.00 (2020) ***

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1 review for Hoffman Coin Wand by Colin Rose

  1. Andy Martin

    The Coin Wand was first exposed in Hoffman’s Modern Magic as The Half-Crown (or Florin) Wand (pg. 203), it was first used in performance c. 1872. Stanyon’s advertised their version c. 1902, Roterberg advertised there version c. 1904, and Thayer were advertising theirs at least as early 1921 but probably earlier. Thayer also had a Slender Coin Wand, but this did not use the same mechanical approach.

    Colin’s Coin Wand is about as smooth as the Owen’s Coin Wand though the finish is not quite as nice and there is no flared end with the Owen’s.  Like the Owen’s this does makes a slight scraping sound which can be heard very close-up, but this is not a close-up item anyway so it is moot.  Very fine motion.

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