Cosa Nostra Coins
The rumored coins of the wiseguys & made men inside La Cosa Nostra... aka The New York Mafia.
It was their way to spend FEAR.
New York in the ’70s & ’80s was a lawless city plagued by violence, drugs & crime.
Five families controlled the city. Those were the Lucchese, Bonanno, Colombo, Gambino & Genovese crime families.
But we all know them by another name… The Mafia.
Made men or members inside The Mafia would refer to it as Cosa Nostra, aka “our thing.”
The myth is that every wiseguy carried a coin. This coin had no value but could buy anything - unlimited drinks, meals out, gas for their cars, and especially loyalty.
... It was a way to spend fear.
The rumor is that if you were a business owner who didn’t accept, they’d break your leg and stuff your own foot in your pocket.
But it was hard to prove their criminality… Nobody was talking.
Any wiseguy pinched would live by the Omertà:
- You didn’t hear nothing.
- You ain’t seen nothing.
- You won’t say nothing.
If you did, it wouldn’t be long before you were wearing cement shoes.
The impenetrable code of silence made it hard for the FBI to gather any evidence from within…. And the coins were never found.
... Until now.
In a declassified sale from the US Department of F.M.S, Ellusionist has acquired some pristine silver coins carrying mobbed-up imagery.
We have no way of verifying authenticity.
Each coin is almost identical in size to a US half-dollar.
- They have milled edges for lasting grip with even the most difficult of sleights.
- A satisfying ring when flicked into the air.
- Pristine Silver Finish for flawless retention vanishes.
- Ferromagnetic core - these coins will stick to a magnet and can be magnetized themselves.
They seem to be PERFECT for coin magic - and we believe they are.
The story we’ve been told is that they were locked in a safe that was seized in a RICO raid on February 14th, 1985. The night of the NYPD’s “godfather roundup.”
Anyone who wasn’t already in silver bracelets, vanished overnight.
That famous RICO sting stamped out the fire on organized crime for all 5 families. No mob now exists to claim their alleged property.
… and when we ask former wiseguys if the coins are real they all say the same thing.
“Forget about it”
They still ain’t talking.
Get your Cosa Nostra coins today.
I like it because of its very cool design. If you have a Morgan size, it's the best.
Cool coins to give out to friends
Cosa Nostra Coins
These coins have a great look, and the theming is useful when performing because you can come up with a story about the coin to go with the performance. Since they can be magnetized, they offer some good opportunities for creativity using magnets.
Half dollar size
These coins are beautifully designed and the perfect size for coin magic. Huge plus that they stick to magnets as well. Highly recommend even if it’s used as a token.
I've been searching for a unique coin for both magic and personal purposes, and these coins knock it out of the park. Most alternatives for an actual silver coin have either been too light, or too much of a "token" feel, but these have a perfect weight and smooth feel. Not to mention the conversations, and patter applications they bring to your spectators. Just buy these already!!
I’m not a coin magician. I’m transitioning to becoming a mentalist, but I really was interested in checking this coin out. It’s really beautiful, shiny, and it’s a good size of coin. I’m thinking of using it for a which hand effect. I’d recommend this to anyone who does coin magic or enjoys collecting cool coins in general.
I've never owned a coin that's worth more than 50 cents before now, and I'm so glad that's changed. This coin actually feels silky, if that's even possible. Imagery is great, and the coin really shines-- like really.
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