62 entries in Coin / Effect Themes / Animation
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown With words to make a groat or a testor to leape out of a pot, or to run alongst upon a table coin crawls out of cup along table, thread pulled by stooge, recommended at night with candle light to make it more deceptive
1584 The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXIV) 185
Unknown The Animated Coin, which answers Questions, etc. coin jumps around in glass, threaded coin or gimmicked glass, as question-answering coin
1876 Modern Magic 185
Unknown The Walking Shilling
1890 More Magic 125
Unknown The Climbing Coin "A Florin made to climb up the face of a small Wooden Pillar, into a Box at top", mechanical
Related toVariations 1890 More Magic 181
Unknown Ein kleiner Zauberscherz coin clings to wall or door
Dec. 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 4) 59
Unknown Die frei an der Wand hängende Münze coin sticks to wall, no preparation
Aug. 1901 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 8) 127
Carl Willmann Der Thaler am Hutrand coin stands upright on edge of top hat, as interlude for production
Mar. 1902 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 3) 40
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli XIX. Suggestion eines Obolus 1. Ein Autodafé (coin folded in paper vanishes in a flash)
2. Phönix (coin appears in glass, covered with silk)
3. Die wahrsagende Münze (coin in glass jumps, to answer questions, coding systems)
4. Der Karzer (glass and coin are covered with silk and placed inside a box where they vanish)
1902 Moderne Magie 178
Carl Willmann Der dressierte Taler glass covered with newspaper piece, coin vanishes and visibly drops into glass and dances
Aug. 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 8) 121
Unknown The Trained Half Dollar "Animated Coin", borrowed coin dropped in glass jumps up and down, thread & assistant
1909 The Art of Magic 266
T. Nelson Downs The Tattling of Toto six selections, penny in glass jumps up and down to communicate with performer
Inspired by
  • French magazine "The Illusioniste"
1909 The Art of Magic 184
Joseph Michael Hartz The Improved Money Column coin climbs up on pillar prop, Davenport Cabinet
Also published here 1911 Magical Titbits 110
Joseph Michael Hartz The Improved Money Column coin climbs up on pillar prop, Davenport Cabinet
Inspired byAlso published here 1911 Later Magic 655
Unknown Dime and Ginger Ale Bottle dime put on mouth of a bottle jumps into the air
1935 Coin Magic 29
Unknown Balancing a Coin coin stands upright on outstretched hand
1935 Coin Magic 32
Unknown The Talking Coin coin dances in glass, answering questions, assistant
1935 Coin Magic 40
Unknown The Rising Coin up in glass and over lip, thread
1938 Greater Magic 693
John Ramsay Hypno Coin coin stands on edge on thumb
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue Summer Extra 1939) 416
Al Baker The Rising Coin coin dropped in glass, rises out and drops out, thread
1941 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 180
Eddie Joseph The Coin on the Wall coin sticks to wall
1942 Coin and Money Magic 36
Eddie Joseph The Eccentric Coin coin clings to blade of knife
1942 Coin and Money Magic 95
John Hamilton Magnagrip coin is magnetized, gimmick
1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 266) 1064
Everett Lyda Impromptu Atomic Routine several tricks combined into a routine with atomic theme, Glorpy, Adam's Atomic Crystal Spot, break-away pencils
1962 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962) 40
Nate Leipzig Balanced Coin on hand
Variations 1963 Dai Vernon's Tribute to Nate Leipzig 110
Nate Leipzig Penny Out of a Glass of Beer coin in a glass of beer rises out of it
1963 Dai Vernon's Tribute to Nate Leipzig 130
Richard N. Oslund Rising Coin Through Handkerchief
1966 The New Modern Coin Magic 422
Francis J. Baker Marley's Ghost behind a screen a bell rings and coins move from jar to table, p. 241 for further reference
Dec. 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 2) 229
Don Nielsen Trance Coin copper coin in match box, silver coin in Okito box, copper travels into Okito box, lifts lid and jumps out, see also p. 486 for credit information and comment by Kenn E. Eastin
Related to
  • "Tribute to Okito" (Dennis Loomis, 1963, Tops)
Nov. 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 1) 466
Alan Alan The Balance Coins coins cling to fingers, using thread (Dual Control Gimmick)
1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 265
Frank Garcia Flip-Over Penny coin turns over on hand, shell
1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 285
Morty Rudnick Hair, There and Everywhere imaginary invisible thread is used to animate various things
Variations 1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 294
Amedeo Vacca Cinquevalli Coins balancing coin on top of other, top one spins
1974 Amedeo's Continental Magic 81
Patrick Page The Floating Coin coin dropped into a glass of water floats up and out of glass
1974 Tricks with Coins 36
Shigeo Futagawa Handkerchief and Coin handkerchief is moved and coin remains in place
1978 Introduction to Coin Magic 13
Unknown The Enchanted Coin Pedestal (Rising Florin), "A Florin made to climb up the face of a small Wooden Pillar, into a Box at top", mechanical
Related to 1978/76 More Classic Magic with Apparatus 144
Karl Fulves (A) Haunted Halves coins flip over visibly on table or in stack, posed as problem
1979 Interlocutor (Issue 37) 147
Unknown Dime Museum coin stands up on palm
1981 Steve Beam On Coins — Volume I 56
Bobby Bernard Indian Rope Trick Chinese coin threaded on wand, rises up the wand magically. Coin is removed from wand, and penetrates back onto wand
1982 The Coin and Card Magic of Bobby Bernard 49
Richard Bartram, Jr. This Ain't Psychokinesis, Either! coin under glass moves and spins
1985 Close-Up of the Damned 21
Jay Sankey The Visible Coin Assembly four chinese coin visibly travel on table into one corner, thread
1986 Sankey Panky 103
Roger Klause Delayed Reaction coin is tossed to other hand but is seen a little later, sight gag using muscle pass
Variations 1986 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 5 136
David Roth Limbo in China chinese coins "float"/hang threaded on chop stick
Also published here 1987 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 9) 8
John Kennedy Coin Bubble coin floats inside bubble
1987 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 7) 18
Unknown Animation No. 7, six copper coins and one silver coin in handkerchief, silver coin apparently doesn't like that and the handkerchief shakes widely, at doorway edge, part of handkerchief behind door, gag
1989 Self-Working Coin Magic 9
David Roth Limbo in China chinese coins "float"/hang threaded on chop stick
Also published here 1990 Spectacle 89
Richard Bartram, Jr. Balancing the Budget coin balanced on card, defying gravity
1990 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 35) 629
Unknown The Lie Detector coin jumps up and down in vase, then vase crashes
1993 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 8 285
Unknown Coin Jumping out of Glass coin dropped into glass jumps out on command
1994 Rigmarole (Issue 8) 91
Charles W. Fait Fait's Coins "Unsolved Mysteries"
three coins stuck to forehead, chosen one drops, no method given
1997 The Fine Print (Issue 6) 148
Karl Fulves Cap Caper
  • coin placed on mouth of bottle wobbles and jumps
  • plastic cap of plastic bottle placed inverted on bottle jumps to answer questions
1998 Underworld (Issue 8) 105
David Stone Eureka Koin coin accidentally dropped, it jumps back into hand
Also published here 1999 Mietek — Lecture Notes 44
Barrie Richardson Powers of Darkness II marked coin turns over on spectator's palm without him noticing and with his eyes closed
Inspired by
  • "Powers of Darkness" (Tony Corinda, marketed ca. 1958)
Also published here
  • Magick, Jan. 1985
1999 Theater of the Mind 74
David Stone Eureka Koin coin accidentally dropped, it jumps back into hand
Also published here 2001 X-Rated 17
Al Baker Miracle Man's Penny Trick marked coin moves out of heap, thread
2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Notebooks) 724
Jay Sankey Prime Time Bend borrowed quarter visibly bends
2004 Sankey Unleashed 120
Mark Lewis, Johnny Neptune Spooky Pencil animated coin and pencil
  • The Coin Trick and the Spooky Pencil
  • The Pencil Rises in the Fist
  • The Pencil Moves Across the Hand
  • The Pencil Rises Across the Fingers
  • The Pencil Rises from the Bottle
2006 Marmaduke the Wonder Mouse 7
Karl Fulves Moving Coin coin under cellophane of cigarette pack, it rises by shaking
Related to
  • old MUM issue
2011 Prolix (Issue 9) 605
Tomoya Horiki Standing Coin (スタンでィング・コイン) Coin standing up on edge on magician's palm
Inspired by 2017 Coinlang. 66
Tomoya Horiki Isolation Vanish Coin held between fingers, seem to "float" and remain isolated as hands move around it (something like contact juggling), then coin vanishes, inspired by Jerry Andrus and Troy Hooser
2018 Progress Principle 29
Tomoya Horiki Imaginary Thread Coin animation, tied by imaginary thread, balancing coin
Inspired by 2018 Progress Principle 50
Ryan Plunkett Magnetic Silver two coins become apparently magnetic, one then travels across from hand to hand
  • Through-the-Hand Cleanup
2020 Distilled 65
Unknown The Basic Magnetic Coins Sequence two coins seem to attract and repel each other
2020 Distilled 67