A quick thought to share. From T. Nelson Downs' book The Art of Magic: This passage was written in 1908. Vernon held the book in high esteem. Downs writes that just over a century ago, a performer who could not conceal 12-15 half dollars in their hand was considered average at best. To conceal three or four was rudimentary and not even worthy of consideration. Most magicians I know are content to practice with one coin, and consider it a remarkable achievement to palm two. How do you compare? Just a realistic reminder that everyone has a long way to go.