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According to Dingle's Last Notes it is a purse palm he uses.  As for the thumb palm, the way I learned it, the coin sticks out about 45ยบ and could easily be felt.  Magic-Aly, what does your TP look like? You must be using a variation of the standard?


Tom, I really don't think I am using a variation.  I just make sure that the thumb-palmed coin is below or off to the side of the spectator's hand when I make contact with their hand. And for this contact I am using basically my fingers and the portion of my hand that is above the point where the coin is being held. Admittedly, unlike the purse palm, that does not allow for having one's entire hand make contact with the spectator's. But it seems to get by. 

So my method is imperfect compared to Dingle's purse-palming method, but probably substantially more convincing and deceptive than the classic-palming methods I've seen because my hand still appears (and is, in fact) completely flat. I guess the counter-veiling consideration is that it is easier (at least for me) to get the coin into thumb palm on my way over to the spectator's hand without any tell-tale or suspicious move.  When it is time to drop the coin, I just address a remark to the spectator for some misdirection and lift my hand up and over so the coin will land in the center of their hand and clink against their ring and/or other coin(s) that is already there. Also, the pantomime tossing motion with the closed hand that is supposedly holding the coin of course provides ample misdirection for any movement of the "guilty" hand.
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Ok.  It appears Derek also keeps the coin away from the spectator's hand until it's go time.
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I'm in Canada and I use Kennedy halves exclusively for coin work. They are the perfect fit for my hands and I've never had them questioned.
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Not sure if being concerned what coins are used is just a magician thing or not, but suspect the spectators just see coins as objects.  On a few occasion when using an English penny a spectator has been curious about it, but after being told what it was, it was still referred  to as copper or even a brown coin.  They move from hand to hand, assemble under cards, change color, not thinking the spectator is concerned if it's a half dollar or English penny or some other coin. 
What do others think?
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Charlie,

Usually I get them on eBay, because yes, they are quite hard to find. And a lot of banks don't have them any longer. But they are still legal tender. I got my largest stash when someone bought CDs from me (I'm a musician too) with cash - two rolls of Kennedy half dollars! that was cool[smile].

Ken


One of the tellers I asked about half dollars way back in February had 20 half dollars for me this week [smile]
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I use Kennedy half dollars and East African dimes. The EA dimes are the same size as an English Penny. The EA dime has a hole in the center. Working in low light behind the bar, you cannot tell the difference between the half dollar and the English Penny. In hospitality suites I use 1942 walking liberty halves and EA dimes.
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Good point Frank.  I can't remember who, but I was told to never polish an English Penny as you won't tell them from a half in some lighting conditions.
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When I use Eisenhower Dollars, which work well for my hands, people always comment that they've never seen one. That leads to interesting / misdirection conversation.   
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