42 entries in Coin / Effect Themes / Topological Effects / Torn & Bent Coin
Creators Title Comments & References Source Page Categories
Professor Hoffmann The Melting Coin (Improved) coin becomes soft, held into flame, becomes tin-foil ball
Related to
  • "La Pièce Fusible" (Robert-Houdin, Secrets of Conjuring and Magic)
Later Magic 484
Al Baker Bending a Half Dollar
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 182
George Karger Karger's Bent Coin switch
My Best 172
Samuel Berland Pinched pieces are broken of from a half dollar, last piece transforms into a quarter
The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 105) 423
Unknown The Bent Penny coin bends in spectator's hand
Modern Coin Magic 186
Edward Marlo Solid-Soft-Solid-Gone coin folded in paper is bent
Coining Magic 16
Milton Kort Sheer Brute Strength Penny bending
Kort Is Now In Session 17
John Braun Penny Prestidigitation combination routine with seven pennies
The New Modern Coin Magic 414
C. Thomas Magrum Quick Change dollar to half dollar to copper, vanishes, dollar reappears bent and is straightened
The New Modern Coin Magic 472
Gene Nielsen Gellerism Plus penny bending
The Compleat Magick - Volume I (Issue 81) 402
Stephen Minch Wilting Coinage bending borrowed coin visibly
Mind & Matter 47
Philip T. Goldstein Chaos gathered metal objects put in a handkerchief and react on their own, some of them are bent
The Blue Book of Mentalism 27
Harvey Rosenthal The Unknown coin bends in two steps, metamorphosis change
Close-Up Sampler — Part 1 10
Paul Harris Torn & Restored Coin Three pieces of a coin fuses into one coin
Variations SuperMagic 42
Al Mann The Bends coin is bent and folded
Related to Psycho-Mentisis 1
David Roth Torn & Restored Coin
Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 1 No. 8) 92
David Roth The Complete Torn and Restored Coin
CoinMagic 28
Tom Gagnon Bending Coin
Sleightly Original 67
Richard Kaufman, Scott Weiser Torn Between Two Worlds Torn, changed and then restored coin
CoinMagic 193
Stephen Tucker Zig Zag Coin middle section of coin is moved to the side
Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. Special #2 (Xmas)) 12
Stephen Tucker The Rolled Coin ideas with rolled up coin, travel to pen
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 29) 571
Paul Harris, Dick Ryan Chocolate Coin real coin is torn open as if it were a chocolate coin with tin foil
Inspired byAlso published here A Close-Up Kinda Guy 82
Bill Diedrich The Squished Nickel nickel is pressed flat by squeezing it with bare hands
Powerful Magic 63
Stephen Tucker Ferryman four coins travel under four playing cards, as a kicker one coin is found to be bent
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 25) 475
Ed Eckl Susie B. torn coin
Fork Full of Appetizers - Book 2 102
David Roth A Mighty Squeeze Fold a coin in half and then quarters
Expert Coin Magic 40
Jay Sankey Bridging The Gap using a clear glass tube as gag explanation for Coins Across through which rolled up coin slides
Sankey Panky 53
Unknown Metal bending No. 27, coin apparently soft and bent back and forth
Self-Working Coin Magic 39
Michael Powers Twilight Zone coin and mirror, coin also bent and straightened with mirror
Inspired by Top Secret Stuff 146
Bob Friedhoffer Strongarm
Variations Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 14 No. 8) 1959
Alan Alan Apocalypse Variations Or Additions
Inspired by Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 15 No. 4) 2059
Paul Harris Torn & Restored Coin (revised) three pieces of coin melt together into coin, using folding coin
Inspired by The Art of Astonishment - Book 1 (Issue Super Magic) 145
Paul Harris, Dick Ryan Chocolate Coin real coin is torn open as if it were a chocolate coin with tin foil
Also published here The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue Close-up Kinda Guy) 133
Simon Lovell Cointear coin is torn
Simon Says! 234
David Harkey, Eric Anderson Torque coin gets hot, is dropped into drink which boils, bends
Variations Ah-ha! 12
Unknown The Rubber Coin Illusion coin appears to be soft
Natural Selections — Volume II 166
Tim Trono Spare Change Meets the Bent Penny idea for marketed routine
  • Bending the Dime
Inspired by
  • "Spare Change" (David Acer, marketed 1988)
Natural Selections — Volume II 192
Chad Long Stretching Silver borrowed quarter is bent and stretched, then returned
Some Other Stuff... 7
John Wilson The Hypnotic Coin Bend coin bends in spectator's hand
Inspired by
  • "Skin" (Benjamin Earl, DVD, 2008)
You and Me and the Devil Makes Three - Volume I 25
Samuel Varg, Jon Allen The Double Peek Warped Coin Routine coin bends when held by spectator's hands, includes nice subtlety by Jon Allen where spectator can peek at the coin to check it has bent yet
Elixir (Vol. 2 No. 2 (Winter #2)) 168
Paul Vigil ICON Redux "A Multi-Phase Mental Coin Routine"
  • Phase 1: Spinning is Everything (heads or tails predicted)
  • Phase 2: A Penny for your Thoughts (coin after elimination process predicted)
  • Phase 3: Heads Up (date on a chosen coin predicted)
  • Phase 4: Eye-Con (coin bends)
  • Phase 5: A Supplementary Continuation
  • Phase 6: Folie à Plusieurs
  • Afterthoughts
  • Further Thoughts (incorporating Yigal Mesika's "Electric Touch")
  • Notes
Icons 1
Fritz Alkemade D.A.R.C. fuse two "half" (sawn in half) coins into one whole coin
Elixir (Vol. 2 No. 2 (Winter #2)) 141