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Tom G

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After dusting off some of my coins I pulled out my CSB set.  Well, there is the very standard routine and after buying the World's Greatest Magic Gaffed Coins when it came out, I realized that pretty much everyone uses the standard.  I do have Jeremy Pei's DVD on CSB in which he uses the set for totally different things.  I'll have to take another look at it.  Also, in the June 2014 issue of Genii is a very nice take using a shot glass and adding a Eshell.  The ending was cool as he took one coin out of his hand flashed both side put it away and his hands were empty.  Not that there's anything wrong with the standard routine, but is anyone doing anything different with the set?
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Oh, I only do the standard effect, but I had the pleasure of recently meeting Pressley Guitar, the guy who came up with the CBS (yes, the CBS) routine, and who had a patent on the gimmick...it was issued back in 1974.

I bought a set of Pressley's coins from him...which are the coins he had illustrated in his patent...and he seemed to like the way I did the effect.  I'll gleefully take that as a compliment that I'll always remember.
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Tom G

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That's really cool Steve.  His work and Connie Hayen's are still praised to this day.  Didn't J. C. Wagner write the routine for Johnson Products version?
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I used to do this when i worked at Magic Masters, always liked it.
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I don't know if this qualifies as doing something different with "the set," but I recently added a jumbo half dollar finish to the routine.  I had been ending what was a 3-phase routine  by placing into my pocket what appeared to be the half dollar, leaving what should have been the copper and silver coins in my closed fist.  When the fist is opened, the copper and silver are gone, and the half is there.

While it is a mind-blowing effect, it just seemed incomplete somehow - it just never felt like it was a really good ending. So now, while they are fixated on the half dollar sitting in my open hand and thinking the routine has ended based on the patter line I say, I casually steal the jumbo half from my pocket or belt.  Holding it at my side in thumb palm, I bring it up and do a spellbound change of the regular half into the jumbo.  Since adding this, the routine has gotten an exponentially better reaction.

I then hand the jumbo half to a spectator and ditch the regular half while they are gawking at the jumbo.  When I get the jumbo back, angles-permitting, I do a series of sleights and gags with it (various vanishes, reproductions, "tossing in the air," "bending" the coin etc. - *credit to Gary Kurtz for some of the moves), and then end with a complete vanish of the jumbo half. 
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That's really cool Steve.  His work and Connie Hayen's are still praised to this day.  Didn't J. C. Wagner write the routine for Johnson Products version?

Yes, J.C. Wagner wrote the original routine that came with the Johnson coins.
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Pipo Villanueva has an interesting variation a CSB routine by Jeremy Pei. It's called The Atomic Coin, essentially a stand-up wild coin.
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I have a set of lecture notes of Geoffrey Latta's that contain an ungimmicked CSB, Pretty cool routine
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Jim McGowan

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Here's a few that I have used:

Real World CSB by Cody Fisher.  http://www.codyfisher.com/product/real-world-copper-silver-brass-e-book/
Pouched CSB by Scott Guinn. (Available on his ebook "My Best to You, Volume 2: Coins" )  http://www.lybrary.com/my-best-to-you-coins-p-81641.html
No Moves Copper Silver Brass by Nathan Kranzo. (Basically a variation of the J.C. Wagner's original routine) Free article with script here:  http://kranzomagic.myshopify.com/pages/no-moves-copper-silver-brass
CSB Assault by Dan Watkins on his "Coin Man Walking" DVD  http://www.coinvanish.com/
Backhanded by Doug Brewer in his book "The Unexpected Visitor".  http://www.dougbrewermagic.com/products.html#unexpected_visitor_book
CopSilBrass by Geoff Latta in Richard Kaufman's book "CoinMagic".  (Not currently available new)
The Old Three Coin Trick by Doc Eason  (Not currently available new)

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Tom G

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Quite a background Jim.  I've looked at most of them, except the Kranzo version.  Dug out the Jeremy Pei DVD as he had a bunch of different takes with the set.  Although I do like using a switch purse at the end of the standard routine.
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My favorite is actually Scott Guinn's "Pouched CSB". It has moves borrowed (with permission/credit) from James Lewis (CSB Change or Visual Change), John Bannon (Take Two Switch from his "Mystery on the Orient Express" on his Smoke and Mirrors DVD), and JC Wagner's "In the Hands Change". He uses a multi-section purse though I prefer the Himber Purse and its non-gimmicked twin from The Ambitious Card. Allows you to leave the purse on the table after putting the coins away in it and then leave it there for sneaky friends to peek in as you attend to something else. Mystifies them even more!

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