I've recently decided to get into coin magic, mainly because, well, you do look a little weird carrying around your deck of bicycles on the train to work I've been planning to just work through Bobo's book (which arrived on Christmas day), perhaps with a bit of help from youtube demonstrations, but as an Australian I find myself unsure what coins I should be using. I've read on several forums and even at some magic stores' websites that for some reason Australian coins are not well suited for magic. Can anyone confirm/explain this? At the moment, I'm just looking for some advice from people who might have been in the same situation. What coins do you use? Is it worth getting my hands on some american half-dollars or some other foreign coins? Coin magic seems hard enough, I guess I don't want to be fighting any more than I need to. Thanks BTW, I've got quite large hands (for any Aussies out there, I find it hard to imagine I could front finger hold a 20c effectively, though of course practice might be able to change that).