2020
Written by Michael Rubinstein
Work of Michael Rubinstein
487 pages (Hardcover), published by R.O.P.S. Press
Illustrated with photographs
Language: English
208 entries
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William A. Wells Foreward "Bill Wells"
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Michael Rubinstein Introduction
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Unknown Part One - Moves, Sleights and Techniques
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Unknown Chapter One - R.O.P.S. Technique
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Michael Rubinstein The R.O.P.S. Move - Retention Open Palm Steal coin starts out on palm and is stolen with other hand during closing
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Michael Rubinstein The R.O.P.S. New Theory Retention Pass
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Michael Rubinstein R.O.P.S. Click Pass
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Michael Rubinstein R.O.P.S. Double Click Pass stealing both coins
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Unknown Chapter Two - Vanishes, Shuttle Passes, Loads & Changeover Palms
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Michael Rubinstein Variation Retention Pass credit information
  • Variation One
  • Variation Two
Inspired by 9
Michael Rubinstein The Bronx Take using angle palm (credit information)
Inspired byAlso published here 12
Michael Rubinstein Technique to Silently Classic Palm a Stack of Coins
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Michael Rubinstein Miracle One Hand Coin Vanish back clip
Also published here 15
Michael Rubinstein Roll-Down Retention Pass fan of coins placed in other hand, base of thumb action
Variations 16
Michael Rubinstein Fingertip Shuttle Pass
Also published here
  • "Rubinstein Shuttle Pass" (Michael Rubinstein, Master Coin Technique videos, 1985)
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Michael Rubinstein Fingertip Shuttle-Pass Display with added hand-washing display
Related toAlso published here
  • "R.S.P. Turnover Switch" (Michael Rubinstein, Master Coin Technique videos, 1985)
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Michael Rubinstein Palm-Down Fingertip Shuttle Pass
Also published here
  • "Fingertip Shuttle Pass" (Michael Rubinstein, Master Coin Technique videos, 1985)
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Michael Rubinstein The Fingertip Load
Related toAlso published here
  • Creative Coin Magic, 1983
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Michael Rubinstein Tap Load loaded as hand is opening
Also published here
  • Coinvention Lecture Notes, 2003
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Michael Rubinstein Spellbound Changeover Palm as visible coin is transferred, followed by variations
Also published here
  • Master Coin Technique videos, 1985
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Michael Rubinstein Spellbound Changover-Palm Variation and Display
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Michael Rubinstein Nowhere Palm Changeover Palm using curl palm, credit information
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Michael Rubinstein Rubinstein Put-Back Move coin returned to other hand as one is openly taken
Inspired by 24
Michael Rubinstein Miser's Dream Sequence as a continuous production
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Michael Rubinstein Chapter Three - Click Passes
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Michael Rubinstein The Rubinstein Click Pass both coins dropped in hand together
Also published here
  • Master Coin Technique videos, 1985
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Michael Rubinstein Air Drop Click Pass
Inspired by
  • move in Secret Stuff Notes, 2004
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Edward Marlo Marlo's Holding Position bringing coin from finger palm to edgewise position between thumb and base of fingers
Also published here 28
Michael Rubinstein The Turnover Double Click Pass
Inspired byAlso published here
  • Secret Stuff Notes, 2004
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Michael Rubinstein Snap Down Double Click Pass
Also published here
  • in routine "A Bit of Change" in Coinvention Lecture Notes, 2003
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Michael Rubinstein Nowhere Palm Click Pass
Also published here
  • Secret Stuff Notes, 2004
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Michael Rubinstein Nowhere Palm Double Click Pass
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Michael Rubinstein Fan Double Click Pass with three coin fan
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Michael Rubinstein Reverse Double Click Pass
Also published here 35
Al Schneider Classic Vanish
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Unknown Chapter Four - Spellbound Moves
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Michael Rubinstein Impromptu Touch Change
Inspired by
  • John Mendoza's Touch Change, 1970s
Also published here
  • Magic Castle Notes, 1985
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Michael Rubinstein Nail Grip position
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Michael Rubinstein The Wave Change
  • From Finger Palm
Also published here
  • Coinvention Lecture Notes, 2003
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Michael Rubinstein The Wave Change as Production or Vanish
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Michael Rubinstein The Rubinstein Steal Back
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Michael Rubinstein Flip-Over Change
Inspired by 41
Michael Rubinstein The Soft Change
Inspired byAlso published here
  • My Close-Up Collection, 1985
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Michael Rubinstein The Strike Change
Inspired byAlso published here
  • Master Coin Technique videos, 1985
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Dai Vernon Changeover Palm
Variations 43
Michael Rubinstein The Rub Change
Also published here
  • Magic Castle Lecture Notes, 1985
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Michael Rubinstein Spellbound 9333
Inspired byAlso published here
  • Magic Manuscript, June/July 1983
  • Master Coin Technique videos, 1985
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Michael Rubinstein The Blow Change using Tenkai Pinch
Also published here
  • Master Coin Technique videos, 1985
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Fred Kaps Kaps Variation of Victor's Color Change
Also published here 47
Michael Rubinstein Tenkai Pinch Recovery
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Michael Rubinstein The Cartwheel Change
  • Sit-Down Version
  • Stand-Up Version
Related toAlso published here 49
Michael Rubinstein Spellbound Times Three three-coin fan changes from silver-copper-silver to copper-silver-copper
Also published here
  • Creative Coin Magic Two, 1985
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Michael Rubinstein Blue Phantom Sequence copper coin moves progressively up in three-coin fan, ambitious coin
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Michael Rubinstein Triple E.G. Spell three ungaffed coins, edge grip handlings
  • Edge-Grip Display
Also published here 51
Unknown Chapter Five - False Counts & Useful Moves
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Michael Rubinstein The PH (Pseudo Himber) Count two as three
Also published here
  • Secret Stuff Notes, 2004
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Michael Rubinstein The Fidget Count
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Michael Rubinstein Rubinstein Fidget Move coin twirls through fingers
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Michael Rubinstein The R.O.P.S. Discrepancy Count
Also published here
  • Secret Stuff Notes, 2004
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Michael Rubinstein Discrepancy Steal
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Michael Rubinstein The Combination Count two as four, R.O.P.S. Discrepancy Count & Fidget Count
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Michael Rubinstein The Click Steal Back fan of three coins placed in other hand, one coin stolen back
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Michael Rubinstein The Clip Steal Back fan of three coins placed in other hand, one coin stolen back
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Michael Rubinstein Purse-Palm Subtlety hiding coin in purse palm while showing other coins
Related to
  • "Front Finger Hideout" (Curtis Kam)
Also published here
  • Coinvention Lecture Notes, 2003
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Michael Rubinstein Fingertip Utility Switch - Rubinstein Technique several coins moved from hand to hand, partial switch
Also published here
  • Secret Stuff Notes, 2004
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Mike Gallo Fingertip Utility Switch - Gallo Technique several coins moved from hand to hand, partial switch
Also published here 64
Michael Rubinstein Angle-Finger Palm Switch one-handed
Inspired by
  • Master Coin Technique videos, 1985
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Michael Rubinstein Multi-Coin Angle-Palm Switch one-handed
Inspired by 67
Michael Rubinstein The Slide Move one-handed
  • Slide-In Phase
  • One-Finger Variation
  • Slide-Out Phase
VariationsAlso published here
  • New York Coin Magic Seminar Vol. 13, dvd, 2009
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Michael Rubinstein Crossed Arms Subtlety choreography for palm position transfer
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Michael Rubinstein Transfer to Nowhere Palm
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Michael Rubinstein The Rubinstein Subtlety thumb palm transfer while tossing a coin from hand to hand
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Michael Rubinstein Tout Toss Switch
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Michael Rubinstein Chapter Six - Stealth Palm intro
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Michael Rubinstein Getting into Stealth Palm low purse palm
  • Method One
  • Method Two
Also published here
  • New York Coin Magic Seminar Vol. 8 - 10, dvds
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Michael Rubinstein The Stealth-Palm Display Position
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Michael Rubinstein Stealth-Rest Position
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Michael Rubinstein Stealth Toss
  • Option One
  • Option Two
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Unknown Chapter Seven - Additional Techniques
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Michael Rubinstein Matting ditching coins under mat
Also published here
  • Knockout Coin Magic video, 1986
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Michael Rubinstein Transfer to Semi Back-Palm
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Michael Rubinstein Pocket Management Pocket Manager dividers made from playing cards
  • Using Cloth
  • Using a Playing Card
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Unknown Part Two - The Routines
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Unknown Chapter Eight - Copper-Silver
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Michael Rubinstein The Purse and the Glass three silver coins transpose with three copper coins in purse
Inspired byAlso published here
  • New York Coin Magic Seminar Vol. 13, dvd, 2009
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Michael Rubinstein Rubinstein Rattle Purse gaffed purse
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Michael Rubinstein Roll-Down Retention Pass Variation fan of coins apparently placed into purse
Inspired by 88
Michael Rubinstein Purse Coin Dump palmed coins apparently dumped from purse
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Michael Rubinstein The Magical Change Purse "Purse, No Glass"
three silver coins transpose with three copper coins in purse
Also published here
  • New York Coin Magic Seminar Vol. 13, dvd, 2009
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Michael Rubinstein The Substitution Trunk Mystery
Inspired byAlso published here
  • Penguin Two Live lecture, 2016
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Michael Rubinstein Stand Up Sucker Copper-Silver Routine both coins vanish as finale
Inspired by
  • version in Magic Castle Lecture Notes, 1985
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Michael Rubinstein Copper or Silver Extraction inspired by Judah method
Inspired by 97
Michael Rubinstein Copper Penetration two coins, one is wrapped into a handkerchief and hold by the spectator, the other coin penetrates the silk
Inspired by 99
Michael Rubinstein Transfer from Fingertip Rest to J.W. Grip
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Michael Rubinstein Handy Copper-Silver Transposition
Inspired by
  • handling in Penguin Two Live lecture, 2016
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Michael Rubinstein J.W. Grip to Fingertip Switch
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Michael Rubinstein Pistol Grip Switch
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Michael Rubinstein Side Grip
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Michael Rubinstein Cup of Copper Silver coin in cup transposes with coin in small envelope
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Michael Rubinstein Fake Insertion of coin into envelope
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Michael Rubinstein The Envelope Substitution
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Michael Rubinstein Envelope Steal
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Michael Rubinstein Stealth Copper-Silver Transposition
Also published here
  • Coin Magic lecture notes, 2010
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Michael Rubinstein Ungimmicked Copper-Silver-Brass
Related toAlso published here
  • New York Coin Magic Seminar Vol. 13, dvd, 2009
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Unknown Thumb-Palm Switch
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Michael Rubinstein Pseudo Purse Load
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Michael Rubinstein Partial Switch one of two coins switched
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Michael Rubinstein J.W. Grip to Nowhere Palm
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Unknown Retention of One Coin from a Group Using Finger Palm brief
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Unknown Ramsay Subtlety credit information
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Michael Rubinstein Oil and Water three copper and three silver coins alternately put in one hand, they separate, repeat, then the coins become a solid block
Related toAlso published here
  • Penguin Two Live lecture, 2016
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Mike Gallo Gallo Subtlety pocket search switch
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Michael Rubinstein Matchbook Treasury Redux
  • Phase One: Coin Production
  • Phase Two: Copper-Silver Transposition
  • Phase Three: Coins to Matchbox
  • Phase Four: Coins to Watch
  • Phase Five: Ending
Inspired byAlso published here
  • New York Coin Magic Seminar Vol. 15, dvd
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Michael Rubinstein Matchbox Load
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Unknown Chapter Nine - Wild Coin
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Michael Rubinstein Twilight Zone Wild Coins Introduction credit information
  • Twilight Zone Wild Coin Patter
Inspired by 125
Michael Rubinstein Twilight Zone Wild Coin Show Version with cup
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Michael Rubinstein Drop Switch
Also published here
  • Magic Castle Lecture Notes, 1985
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Ross Bertram Color Change Move and Concealment
Related to 129
Geoffrey Latta Fingertip Twirl coin twirled at the fingertips, one-handed
Also published here 130
Michael Rubinstein Modified Bobo Switch
Inspired by 131
Edward Victor Ramsay-style Color Change (Move F)
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Michael Rubinstein Matting Variation ditching coin under mat
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Al Schneider Snap-back Technique brief
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Michael Rubinstein Twilight Zone Wild Coin Impromptu Handling
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Michael Rubinstein Twilight Zone Wild Coin Cup Version
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Michael Rubinstein Twilight Zone Wild Coin Purse Version
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Michael Rubinstein Twilight Zone Wild Coin Original Handling
Also published here
  • Magic Castle Lecture Notes, 1985
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Michael Rubinstein Slap-Change Variation coin slapped on back of other hand
Inspired by
  • "Stone Slap Change" (Sol Stone)
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Michael Rubinstein Twilight Zone Wild Coin Multi-Gold Version
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Michael Rubinstein The Stack Addition coin silently added to palmed stack
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Michael Rubinstein Drop-Switch Modification for Multiple Coins
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Michael Rubinstein Sliding Wild Coin three-coin production followed by wild coin phase, then vanish
Also published here
  • New York Coin Magic Seminar Vol. 14, dvd
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Michael Rubinstein Fingertip Shuttle-Pass Display Variation
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Unknown Chapter Ten - Spellbound Routines
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Michael Rubinstein Thoughts on Spellbound
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Michael Rubinstein Ultimate Silver Lint coin appears, changing sequence, then vanish
Also published here
  • European Coin Magic Symposium, dvd, 2011
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Derek Dingle Sucker Change
Also published here 149
Ellis Stanyon Thumb-Palm Color Change
Also published here
  • "Florin v. Penny" (Ellis Stanyon, New Coin Tricks, 1899)
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Michael Rubinstein The Chocolate Coin
Also published here
  • New York Coin Magic Seminar Vol. 3, dvd
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Michael Rubinstein Imagine a Coin routine with three coins that appear, change, vanish
Also published here
  • Penguin Two Live lecture, 2016
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Unknown Fingertip Half Shuttle Pass no coin in receiving hand
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Ken Krenzel Steal Back
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Edward Victor Thumb-Palm Color Change (Move H)
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Michael Rubinstein Four-Way Spellbound coin changes multiple times
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Michael Rubinstein Separation Changeover Palm
Inspired by 157
Michael Rubinstein Shattered Spellbound coin changes into many pennies as finale
  • Phase One: The Changes
  • Phase Two: The Shatter
  • Phase Three: The Cleanup
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Michael Rubinstein Shake and Slide Move
Inspired by 161
Michael Rubinstein Spread Finger Subtlety Variation hide-out at table edge with fingers under table
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Michael Rubinstein Chinese Explosion coin changes, at the end many coins appear
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Michael Rubinstein Separation Flip coin silently produced from stack
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Unknown Chapter Eleven - Coins Through the Table
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Michael Rubinstein Rubinstein Coins Through the Table
Also published here
  • Coin Magic Lecture Notes, 2010
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Michael Rubinstein Retention of One Coin from a Group Using Fingertip Rest as coin fan is placed in other hand
Related toAlso published here
  • Master Coin Technique videos, 1985
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Albert Goshman Lapping Move
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Michael Rubinstein Stand Up Coins Through Table
Inspired by
  • Magic Castle Lecture Notes, 1985
Also published here
  • Penguin Two Live lecture, 2016
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Harvey Rosenthal Subtle Coin Steal palming a coin from a group, flip-over
Also published here 172
Michael Rubinstein Spread Finger Subtlety hide-out at table edge with fingers under table
Also published here 173
Michael Rubinstein Pick up Pinch getting a coin into Tenkai pinch with coin in fingertip rest
Also published here
  • Coinvention Lecture Notes, 2003
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Michael Rubinstein Optical Take coin apparently slid off several coins from one hand into other hand
Related to 175
Ross Bertram Rubdown
Also published here 176
Michael Rubinstein CSB Coins Through the Table three different coins
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Michael Rubinstein Pointing Heel-Clip Steal
Inspired by 179
Michael Rubinstein Giant Four Coins Through the Table
Also published here
  • Creative Coin Magic Lecture Notes, 1983
  • Penguin Two Live lecture, 2016
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Unknown Chapter Twelve - Coins Across
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Michael Rubinstein Talahassee Jumping Coins "Tallahassee", three coins, last one to spectator's hand
Inspired by
  • version in Coin Magic Lecture Notes, 2010
Variations
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Michael Rubinstein Retention of One Coin from a Fan
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Michael Rubinstein Toss Load
Related to 189
Michael Rubinstein The Impossible Four Coin Trick I
  • Phase One: The Production
  • Phase Two: The Impossible Four Coin Trick
Also published here
  • Coinvention Lecture Notes, 2003
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Michael Rubinstein Angle Palm Gesture One
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Michael Rubinstein Angle Palm Gesture Two
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Michael Rubinstein Clasped Hands Position
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Michael Rubinstein Technique for Pulling a Coin Out of Angle Palm
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Michael Rubinstein Modified Shuttle Pass while palming additional coins
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Michael Rubinstein Substitution Addition as coins are counted from hand to hand
Related to 195
Michael Rubinstein The Impossible Four Coin Trick II advanced handling
Also published here
  • New York Coin Magic Seminar Vol. 1, dvd
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Michael Rubinstein Fingertip Shuttle Pass Variation with extra coins in the hands
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Michael Rubinstein Long Term, Short Term three coins, involving a purse
Inspired by
  • version on New York Coin Magic Seminar Vol. 1, dvd
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Michael Rubinstein Fan Separation Shuttle
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Michael Rubinstein Retro Fly credit information
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Michael Rubinstein Substitution Addition Variation as coins are counted from hand to hand
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Curtis Kam French Pop Variation
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Michael Rubinstein Pocket Ditch
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Michael Rubinstein Utility Switch brief
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Michael Rubinstein The Specciolini Brothers
Inspired by
  • "Crazy Coins Across" (Michael Rubinstein, Creative Coin Magic Two, 1985)
Also published here
  • Penguin Two Live lecture, 2016
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Michael Rubinstein Secret Add On
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Michael Rubinstein Shell CSB Coins Across three different coins
  • Phase One: The Production
  • Phase Two: Coins Across
Inspired by 209
Unknown Chapter Thirteen - Coin Productions & Vanishes
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Michael Rubinstein Triple Play appearances and vanishes, one-behind principle
Also published here
  • New York Coin Magic Seminar Vol. 5, dvd
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Michael Rubinstein Kort's Drop-Vanish as Click Pass
Inspired byRelated to 216
Michael Rubinstein Magical Money Rap rap patter
Also published here
  • Penguin Two Live lecture, 2016
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Michael Rubinstein The Wishing Well four-coin production
Inspired byAlso published here
  • Coin Magic Lecture Notes, 2010
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Michael Rubinstein The Tunnel Load
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Michael Rubinstein Vegas Math multi-coin production as finale
Inspired byAlso published here
  • At the Table lecture, 2017
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Michael Rubinstein Modified Roth Shuttle Pass
Inspired by 223
Michael Rubinstein Fuzzy Math
Inspired byAlso published here
  • Coin Magic lecture notes, 2010
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Michael Rubinstein Bologna Debut clear plastic coins changes into copper coins, then half dollars, then two more coins are produced
Also published here
  • My Close-Up Collection, 1985
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Mike Gallo The Gallo Pitch
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Unknown Flying Shuttle Pass two for two, credit information
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Michael Rubinstein Stealth Hanging Coins
Also published here
  • New York Coin Magic Seminar Vol. 9, dvd
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Michael Rubinstein Modified Fingertip Shuttle-Pass Display
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Michael Rubinstein Flash Production
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Michael Rubinstein Stealth Showcase
  • Phase Two: Coins Across
  • Phase Three: Gadabout Coins
Also published here
  • New York Coin Magic Seminar Vol. 10, dvd
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Michael Rubinstein Déjà Vu Coin Vanish vanish, production, vanish of three coins
Also published here
  • New York Coin Magic Seminar Vol. 10, dvd
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Michael Rubinstein Tri-Coin
  • Phase One: Three Coin Production
  • Phase Two: Karen's Nightmare
  • Phase Three: Three-Coin Vanish
Related to 236
Michael Rubinstein Fan Click Pass double click pass
Inspired byRelated to 238
Michael Rubinstein The Flash Vanish coin held onto palm of other hand, hand closes and opens quickly and coin is gone
Inspired by
  • vanish on Eric Chien's DVD "Coin"
  • Herb Zarrow Vanish on Master Coin Technique videos, 1985
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Unknown Chapter Fourteen - Coins & Cards
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Data entered by Denis Behr.