I have to say I put my vote into David Stone. I mean, after watching his "Basic Coin Magic" dvd's I have to say, he is amazing. Ponta the Smith has very good hands, but I can't say he's the "best" coin magician, because as I see, he's just really good at manipulating coins, which doesn't mean that he's a good magician. Until I see some real performances, I can't say he's a the "best". But anyways, David Stone. Whenever I'm watching performance videos of David Stone, whenever he does his coin magic, it actually seems like "real" magic because of his charisma and technique. Btw, Basic Coin Magic is the way to go. Period.