78 entries in Coin / Effect Themes / Puzzle
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown Scherz-Aufgabe puzzle with three coins
Feb. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 2) 30
Unknown Die durchdringende Münze cardboard with a hole smaller than a coin, challenge to pass coin through hole
Related to Nov. 1900 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 11) 175
Unknown Zur "Durchdringenden Münze" clarifying illustration
Related to Dec. 1900 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 12) 189
Tom Darlington Tip Tap Top puzzle/bar bet with coin and cigarette pack
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue Summer Extra 1939) 408
Unknown Getting Coin in Glass paper on glass, coin on top, getting coin in glass without touching paper (no snap!)
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 93) 580
Emil Jarrow Dimes and Pennies of Confucius puzzle
Related toAlso published here 1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 105) 631
Danny Morris, Doc Hurwitz Betcha bar bet, drinking from a glass while arm is held by spectator, coin gag
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 17) 70
Danny Morris, Doc Hurwitz, Walter B. Gibson Betcha
  • boiling water in a paper bag
  • beer bet
  • coin bet / puzzle ("One is not a nickel")
Variations 1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 24) 101
Frederick Mosteller Fred Mosteller's Solution to No. 87 logic word puzzle, weight problem with a fake coin
1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 90) 366
Dr. William Weyeneth Gagnez vos paris coin in bottle filled with water is removed under handkerchief without spilling, followed by german translation "Um Ihre Wette zu gewinnen"
Jan. 1948 La Baguette Magique (Issue 19) 5
Unknown Sixteen Coin Puzzle
1949 Over the Coffee Cups 21
Unknown Three Stunts with a Dime bets and gags with coins
1949 Over the Coffee Cups 21
Johnny Paul Spinning the Half Dollar spinning a coin on its edge without touching it
1949 Over the Coffee Cups 22
Unknown Penny Puzzle how many letters on coin, puzzle
1949 Over the Coffee Cups 22
Unknown Glass and Check removing check under glass, with coin balancing on rim
1949 Over the Coffee Cups 25
Tom Fitzgerald Cute Coins eight-pointed star, coins have to be moved, puzzle, see also p. 48 and p. 52
Also published here 1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 306) 22
Dr. William Weyeneth Eine magische Groteske coin in glass adheres to paperclip on thread, as puzzle
1957 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 18 No. 4) 525
Bob Bergheim Coin Displacement Puzzle
Related to Mar. 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 5) 166
Bob Bergheim Coin Puzzle solution
Related to Apr. 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 6) 170
Emil Jarrow, Theodore Annemann All In A Row coin layout puzzle
Related to Dec. 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 2) 386
Martin Gardner Turnabout Coins coin layout puzzle
Related toVariationsAlso published here Mar. 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 5) 412
Unknown There She Blows coin spins on glass, stunt
1974 Tricks with Coins 23
Unknown To Spin a Coin without Touching it
1974 Tricks with Coins 24
Unknown Heads or Tails divining if coin falls heads or tails after it is spun on table
1974 Tricks with Coins 27
Unknown Sneak it Out coin under glass is moved without touching glass, bar bet
1974 Tricks with Coins 48
Unknown Snap a Coin bar bet with coin, coin turns over on wrist
1974 Tricks with Coins 49
Unknown The Balanced Coin on finger, with card
1974 Tricks with Coins 61
Unknown Moneda que Gira Sin Tocarla bar bet with a coin, spinning it without touching
Also published here
  • in Martin Gardner's "Over the Coffee Cups" 1949.
1975 Magia en el Bar 106
Martin Gardner Turnabout coin layout puzzle
Also published here 1977 The Magic Book 88
Unknown Ein Balance Problem balancing a coin on a bill
Dec. 1979 Intermagic (Vol. 6 No. 3&4) 108
Unknown Münzen collection of eight bar bets and puzzles with coins
Mar. 1980 Intermagic (Vol. 7 No. 1) 18
Unknown Geldschwindel coin short change sucker gag
Aug. 1983 Intermagic (Vol. 10 No. 2) 61
Karl Fulves Penny Papers "A column devoted to some of the best games, puzzles and stunts with money"
column introduction
1985 S-C — Contemporary Money Magic (Issue 2) 34
Karl Fulves A 5-Penny Bet "Penny Papers"
1985 S-C — Contemporary Money Magic (Issue 2) 34
Karl Fulves Roll Around "Penny Papers"
1985 S-C — Contemporary Money Magic (Issue 2) 34
Karl Fulves Date Bet "Penny Papers"
1985 S-C — Contemporary Money Magic (Issue 2) 35
Karl Fulves Penny Checkers "Penny Papers"
1985 S-C — Contemporary Money Magic (Issue 2) 37
Karl Fulves Counting "Penny Papers"
1985 S-C — Contemporary Money Magic (Issue 2) 37
Karl Fulves How Many Heads? "Penny Papers", on a quarter
1985 S-C — Contemporary Money Magic (Issue 3) 54
Karl Fulves The Marrakech Game betting game with coins, guessing value of hidden coins
1985 S-C — Contemporary Money Magic (Issue 4) 60
Karl Fulves Crypto Coins "Penny Papers", letters in an equation stand for letters or coins
1985 S-C — Contemporary Money Magic (Issue 4) 70
Karl Fulves Tri Hex "Penny Papers", game with coins related to Tic Tac Toe
1985 S-C — Contemporary Money Magic (Issue 4) 71
Karl Fulves Not a Half "Penny Papers", twist on catch question "one of them is not a half dollar"
Inspired by 1985 S-C — Contemporary Money Magic (Issue 5) 85
Karl Fulves The Distance "Penny Papers", layout puzzle
1985 S-C — Contemporary Money Magic (Issue 5) 85
Karl Fulves Two Headed "Penny Papers", bet about head on both sides of a penny
1985 S-C — Contemporary Money Magic (Issue 5) 86
Karl Fulves Triangle Solitaire "Penny Papers"
1985 S-C — Contemporary Money Magic (Issue 5) 87
Karl Fulves Penny Hex "Penny Papers", layout puzzle
1985 S-C — Contemporary Money Magic (Issue 5) 88
Karl Fulves Touch Four "Penny Papers", layout puzzle
1985 S-C — Contemporary Money Magic (Issue 5) 88
Karl Fulves Catchbets No. 6, on bets in which the sneak solution does not work as expected
  • coin on strip of paper on edge of glass has to be put into glass
  • three coins in a row, some can be touched, some moved
  • tearing a strip of paper, one hand on each end, into three pieces, posed as a problem
Related to 1985 S-C — Contemporary Money Magic (Issue 6) 93
Karl Fulves Another Quarter "Penny Papers", probability question about having another quarter
1985 S-C — Contemporary Money Magic (Issue 6) 104
Karl Fulves Two Heads "Penny Papers", layout puzzle with coins and a straight line
1985 S-C — Contemporary Money Magic (Issue 6) 105
Unknown Münzen seventeen impromptu magic items and gags with coins
Dec. 1986 Intermagic (Vol. 12 No. 3&4) 133
Karl Fulves Betcha adding digits on coin
1988 Interlocutor (Issue 48) 211
Unknown Tower of Nickels No. 28, stack of coins, problem to move top coin one coin down without touching the stack
1989 Self-Working Coin Magic 40
Tom Fitzgerald Spread the Wealth No. 30, eight-pointed star, coins have to be moved, puzzle
Also published here 1989 Self-Working Coin Magic 41
Unknown Penny Hex No. 31, layout puzzle with six coins
1989 Self-Working Coin Magic 42
Unknown On the Line No. 35, line on paper, placing three coins on paper so that two heads are on one side and two tails on other side of line
1989 Self-Working Coin Magic 44
Unknown Triangle Solitaire No. 36, coin layout game/puzzle
1989 Self-Working Coin Magic 44
Unknown Touch Four No. 37, layout puzzle
1989 Self-Working Coin Magic 45
Unknown Two-Headed Coin No. 38, "how many heads on a quarter?"
1989 Self-Working Coin Magic 45
Unknown Not a Half No. 41, trick question about two coins
1989 Self-Working Coin Magic 46
Unknown Penny Catch No. 42, trick question
1989 Self-Working Coin Magic 46
Unknown Penny Checkers No. 43, layout puzzle
1989 Self-Working Coin Magic 46
Unknown Date Bet No. 45, guessing year on coin, trick question
1989 Self-Working Coin Magic 47
R. J. Cooper Balancing Act No. 46, balancing coin on bill
1989 Self-Working Coin Magic 47
Emil Jarrow Confucius Coins No. 47, coin layout puzzle
Also published here 1989 Self-Working Coin Magic 48
G. W. Lewthwaite Sharper's Game No. 48, layout puzzle with coins on checkerboard, spectator loses
1989 Self-Working Coin Magic 50
Karl Fulves, Martin Gardner Well Stacked on top of bottle is a bill, followed by a stack of coins, problem of removing the bill, multiple methods
Related to 1990 Swindle Sheet (Issue 2) 23
Rudolf Braunmüller Aufsitzer & Bierwetten collection of bar bets
  • Verschiedene Wetten
    • Die dreifache Gemeinheit (drinking shot glass under hat without touching)
    • Für Trinkfeste (drinking three beers faster than someone else three shot glasses)
    • Beantwortungs-Wetten
    • Münzenwetten
    • Eine Pokerwette (cards taken openly from face-up deck, yet spectator loses)
    • Die nächste Karte, die ich umdrehe, ist Ihre! (Circus Card trick)
  • Zauberer-Wetten (for magicians)
    • Der Center Tear
    • Der Münzenschnipper
    • Mental-Farbwürfel
    • Der Faro-Mischkünstler
June 1991 Intermagic (Vol. 16 No. 2) 79
Unknown Pennies Bet incomplete
1991 Swindle Sheet (Issue 6) 72
Martin Gardner Cornered bar bet with checkerboard pattern and coins
1995 Underworld (Issue 2) 23
Bob Driebeek Das Erbe des alten Arabers illogical puzzle, dividing money under three sons, done with real coins
Related to 1996 Aenigmas Rätsel 37
Harry Baker Das Sternenquiz star layout puzzle
1997 Intermagic (Vol. 21 No. 3) 114
Mel Bennett Metamorphosis layout puzzle with coins
2005 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 10) 425
Karl Fulves Re-Shape The Pyramid coin layout puzzle
2008 Prolix (Issue 5) 298
Román García El Juego que Yo no le Haria a Dai Vernon puzzle illustrated with cards, finally a coin appears under a card
2010 Nanomagias 111
Nick Trost Spinning Nickel Poker using beveled edge coins
Also published here
  • "Spinning Nickel Poker" (Nick Trost, Expert Gambling Tricks, 1975)
2015 The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 263
Matt Baker Three Coin Monte Standard Monte plot, but done with coins, one of them with an X drawn on it, ends with the target coin in coin pouch
2019 The Buena Vista Shuffle Club 121