This item is manufactured by Jay Leslie using real Half Dollar coins. Some ideas for it’s use: Display a regular half dollar. As you have a spectator hold out his hand, make eye contact, and secretly switch the regular half dollar for Jay Leslie’s Puffy Coin. Using you hand as a shield, place the Puffy coin in the soectators hand and tell him to make a fist, have him blow on his hand then open it and watch Comment “That’s inflation, but it only works one way”. Tell the volunteer who blew the coin up “you’re good. You could be a pro!” Another remark “ That’s what happens when you keep your money with your Viagra”. Yet one more “This was a quarter when I woke up this morning”. Routine: Take the Puffy Coin from the spectator. Dropp it into a cup (secretly switching it for a regular coin). Introduce a second regular half dollar from your pocket and it too magically inflates this second half dollar is switched for the puffy coin as you apparently throw that coin in the cup. When you empty the cup both coins are back to normal. This is the short version of David Roth’s Wild Coins Many magicians find it fun to “visually” blow the Puffy Coin it up. Whit Hayden showed me how to pinch the Puffy Coin displaying the edge so it appears flat. Inflate it while they watch. Move your fingers away from the edge slowly revealing the coin as you pretend to blow it up. the mirror is your best friend to see how this would look. Use Puffy Coin in routines where you want extra punch at the end, specifically in the “Spellbound” routine. Many other coin routines may be found in magic books and on video tape and DVD. When the audience asks how you did it tell them “We make them in the back room” or say “I don’t know… How did you do it?” Don’t ;et the, examine the coin too long or the mystery fades. Which is good advice for any trick. The longer an audience examines your props the less time they watch you. Finally, if the spectator sets the puffy coin down on the table pick it up by pinching it between your thumb and index finger, and at the same time, secretly drop a regular half dollar on the table from finger palm or classic palm. Do this while you make eye contact. Your three free fingers (say that five time fast) fo the same hand “squash” the regular coin flat. Spectators are so busy examining the regular coin they have never asked to see in my hand. An assistant could boldly walk an elephant on stage and it would appear to come from thin air.