40 entries in Coin / Effect Themes / Head & Tail
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown Juggling knacks by confederacie, and how to know whether one cast crosse or pile by the ringing heads or tails divined repeatedly, stooge with verbal code and psychology
1584 The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXX) 191
Unknown A Florin being spun upon the Table, to tell blindfold whether it falls head or tail upwards coin gaffed
1876 Modern Magic 159
Unknown The "Heads and Tails" Trick coins turn over in a stack of coins, double-faced coin
1876 Modern Magic 182
Unknown Head or Tail showing whatever the spectator wants, double-sided coin & shell
1890 More Magic 171
Unknown Kopf oder Wappen performer can tell whether coin lands heads or tails without looking, different sound
Nov. 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 3) 41
Eddie Joseph Heads or Tails spectator is always wrong, coin held on edge until spectator commits
1941 How Gamblers Win 16
Dai Vernon Heads or Tails routine for "glass through table"
Variations 1941/49 Select Secrets 35
Eddie Joseph To Make Coin Turn Over in Closed Hand
1942 Coin and Money Magic 46
Eddie Joseph The One Way Rattle coin shaken in match box, knowing which coin is up
1942 Coin and Money Magic 54
Laurie Ireland A Close-up Trick for a Bar coin vanishes and reappears in "heads or tails" game
1942 Bull's-Eye Coin Tricks 23
Eddie Joseph The Coin Toss six methods for controlled head or tail toss
  • The First Method
  • The Second Method
  • The Third Method
  • The Fourth Method
  • The Fifth Method
  • The Sixth Method
1942 Coin and Money Magic 81
Eddie Joseph Matching the Coin coins brought out heads or tails to match spectator's actions or wishes, by feel
1942 Coin and Money Magic 85
Karrell Fox, Roy Kissell The Topsy Turvy Coins five coins alternated heads up/tails up arrange to all heads up
1952 Modern Coin Magic 81
Unknown, Walter B. Gibson Heads or Tails? Determine whether hidden coin is heads or tails after spectator has turned over the coins randomly, provides variation by Walter Gibson using pieces of colored cardboard
1956 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 61
Tony Corinda (2) Sound Reading Applied to Action - Not Writing coin dropped in which box, coin lands head or tails up
1958 Pencil, Lip, Sound, Touch and Muscle Reading 39
Al Thatcher Numismatrick! coins on table are turned over one is covered and heads/tails is divined
Variations 1962 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 373) 319
Ken Krenzel Koin-A-Kinesis performer predicts head or tails as often as desired
June 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 8) 261
Karl Fulves A Remarkable Bet heads and tails bet with three coins, presentation for Walter Penney's coin flipping paradox
1970 Epilogue (Issue 10) 77
Jerry Mentzer Heads or Tails? penny grows to dollar-sized penny during heads & tails game
1975 Super Cents 6
Fred Robinson, Bob Hamilton Where There's Smoke
  • bar bet with a match box
  • matchbox and coin, divine if heads or tails, stooge
  • match in hand, matchbox balanced on back of the hand, box is tossed and match ignited
  • remove flame from lighter to light cigarette, gag
1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 10) 588
Dick Turpin Turpin's Turnip heads tails game under a hat, eventually a turnip and a full glass of liquid appears, see also "The Modern Magic Manual"
Related to 1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 9) 902
Steve Beam Polish Heads or Tails coin covered, performer can uncover coin and always win, using Pancake Coin
1981 Steve Beam On Coins — Volume I 26
Rhett Bryson Who Lost? coin vanishes with heads-or-tails game
1982 Steve Beam On Coins — Volume II 38
Larry Jennings The Toss of a Coin controlling heads or tails
1985 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 28, 29 & 30) 299
Karl Fulves Improbable "Penny Papers", probability question
1985 S-C — Contemporary Money Magic (Issue 6) 104
Larry Jennings Heads I Win, Tails You Lose under bill
1986 The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 54
Karl Fulves Quarter Bet No. 1, quarter under half dollar changes into dime, heads or tail presentation
1989 Self-Working Coin Magic 1
John Scarne Heads I Win one of two coins turns over on back of hand with wave of hand
Related to 1996 Underworld (Issue 4) 43
Paul Harris The Shape of Astonishment impression of coin in foil changes from heads to tails
1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue New Stuff) 13
Karl Fulves Heads or - ? "Unsolved Mysteries"
new coin design, heads or tail percentage, posed as a problem
1999 The Fine Print (Issue 10) 331
Unknown Coin Toss controlling a heads-or-tails-toss
2000 Why Not? 5
Karl Fulves Headstrong ungaffed coin always comes up heads, then is shown as two-headed
2007 Prolix (Issue 3) 152
Dan Buck, Dave Buck Rigged Method to control a coin flip
2008 Organic 14
Robert E. Neale Counterfeit Bar bet with American penny (heads or tails), a bit of a gag with a strange ending
2008 This Is Not a Book 293
Tomas Blomberg Four Heads coin flipped four times, bet is that it shows head every time
2014 Blomberg Laboratories 318
Tomas Blomberg Two-Upped con game with tossing of two coins
2014 Blomberg Laboratories 319
Marc Kerstein Siri Knows Your Coin Tosses spectator tosses coin three times and performer's iPhone's Siri announces the result
2018 Tricks With Your Phone 18
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
2019 Icons 1
Michael Powers Flipped Out three imaginary coins, chosen one predicted and also whether it is heads or tails up
Inspired by
  • "Positive Negative" (Phil Goldstein, Syzygy #1, 1994, also Videomind 1997)
2019 Tesseract 286
John Lovick Eliminate the Negative three imaginary coins, chosen one predicted and also whether it is heads or tails up
Inspired by
  • "Proof Positive" (David Parr, Magic, Oct. 2005)
Related to
  • "Positive Negative" (Phil Goldstein, Syzygy #1, 1994)
May 2020 Elixir (Vol. 3 No. 1 Part 2 (Spring #2)) 233