210 entries in Coin / Effect Themes / Topological Effects
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown The Travelling Counters twelve coins, travel around, at one point they are stuck together to a solid block
1876 Modern Magic 180
Unknown The "Heads and Tails" Trick coins turn over in a stack of coins, double-faced coin
1876 Modern Magic 182
Unknown To Pass Coins into a Bottle folding coin, hidden in cork
1890 More Magic 158
Unknown Coin to Bottle Wand mechanical wand to introduce folding coin into bottle
1890 More Magic 160
Unknown Der magische Flaschenstöpsel folding corn in hollow cork with release mechanism
Sep. 1898 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 9) 136
Arthur "Dr. Avon" Kollmann Die magischen Münzen im physikalischen Laboratorium coins are melted into (real!) quicksilver, then changes into smoke and then back to coins, uses quicksilver, woods metal, chemical
Nov. 1898 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 11) 167
Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Der wandernde Thaler No. 10, borrowed marked coin travels audibly into glass bottle that a spectator holds on his head, examined, then bottle broken to retrieve coin, dummy coin really in bottle
1899 Jedermann Zauberkünstler! 39
Unknown Der magische Flaschenstöpsel No. 16, fake metal cork contains folding coin, spring catapults coin out of cork into bottle
1900 Der Amateurzauberer 48
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
Phantome Ein moderner Erfinder - 7. coin melts in hand, quicksilver
Related to Jan. 1902 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 1) 10
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)
1903 Later Magic 484
Unknown Coin and Bottle
1935 Coin Magic 41
Harry Blackstone The Half Dollar and Ginger Ale Bottle folding coin
1938 Greater Magic 677
Unknown The Shell Coin fixing coin with shell with hair, spectator turns heads-up coin over under handkerchief, still heads-up
1939 The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 59
John Mulholland On the Coin in Bottle
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 108) 648
Jimmy Muir Coin in Bottle bottle without bottom
1940 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 10) 4
Al Baker Bending a Half Dollar
1941 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 182
Audley Walsh Coin in Bottle Idea spectator holds coin under handkerchief and lets it fall into a glass of water, that stands on a deck of playing cards and everything is balanced on a bottle, coin ends up in bottle
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 25) 106
Eddie Joseph To Make Coin Turn Over in Closed Hand
1942 Coin and Money Magic 46
Eddie Joseph The Magnetic Coin a coin is apparently magnetized, it is removed from other coins with knife, wax
1942 Coin and Money Magic 95
Eddie Joseph The Eccentric Coin coin clings to blade of knife
1942 Coin and Money Magic 95
Shaman Half-Head/Half-Tail Coin for rubbing-two-coins-together illusion
Related to 1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 47) 195
George Karger Karger's Bent Coin switch
1945 My Best 172
Joseph Dunninger Coin in Bottle Convincer for the sound
1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 106) 426
John Hamilton All Wet moves and subtleties for coin in bottle
1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 111) 447
L. Vosburgh Lyons Discus Chinese compass, arrows on circle point always in same direction
Related to 1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 102) 410
Samuel Berland Pinched pieces are broken of from a half dollar, last piece transforms into a quarter
1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 105) 423
Wallace Lee The Ghost of a Coin
1947 Watch This One! 89
Wallace Lee The Ghost of a Coin coin to glass disc in spectator's hand
1947 Watch This One! 99
R. M. Jamison Half Dollar in the Bottle coin starts in bottle
1948 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 154) 622
U. F. Grant Half Dollar in Bottle coin in bottle as a practical joke for bar tender
Oct. 1948 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 1 & 2) 4
Norman Jensen Half a Jit vanish of one half of a coin, context trick
1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 215) 861
Gerald Kosky Color-I-Tus on perceiving reality, colored dots on a cards change, coin seems to be made from rubber
Inspired by
  • Nixon's Chinese Coin Mistery
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 243) 970
Ralph De Shong The Half Dollar in the Bottle
1952 Modern Coin Magic 286
Stewart Judah Second Method
Variations 1952 Modern Coin Magic 288
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
Stewart James Jimmy Valentine Picks a Lock two coins wrapped in handkerchief and the corner pulled through a padlock, one is named and that one is removed, nickel & penny set
1952 Modern Coin Magic 236
Jimmy Buffaloe The Marksman hole appears in coin
1952 Modern Coin Magic 263
Gene Gordon Biting a Piece from a Coin
1952 Modern Coin Magic 290
Tom Hollingsworth Second Version coin bite
1952 Modern Coin Magic 291
Dave Coleman Coin Through a Card (The Folding Quarter) with handkerchief
1952 Modern Coin Magic 291
J. B. Bobo Routine No. 3 With a Single Coin
1952 Modern Coin Magic 342
Unknown The Bent Penny coin bends in spectator's hand
1952 Modern Coin Magic 186
Eddie Joseph The EJ Version of the Bent Coin copper changes to silver, then it bends and bends back and eventually changes back to copper
1952 Tricks for Informal Occasions 13
Dr. Boris Zola Silver Extraction coin to transparent coin
Variations 1952 Modern Coin Magic 187
Unknown, Wallace Lee The Ghost of a Coin half dollar to glass disc, two methods
1952 Modern Coin Magic 188
Karrell Fox That's a Hot One coin vanishes and appears in a folded tissue paper which is to small for the coin, flash paper
1954 Kornfidentially Yours 12
Don Alan Sneaky Half Dollar in Bottle coin in bottle combined with Anti-Gravico gimmick
1956 Pretty Sneaky 32
Stewart James Silversion signed coin to sealed bottle under handkerchief, sealed with cellophane on top
1957 Magic Mine No. 1 1
Edward Marlo Solid-Soft-Solid-Gone coin folded in paper is bent
1957 Coining Magic 16
Milton Kort Sheer Brute Strength Penny bending
1962 Kort Is Now In Session 17
Robert E. Olson Folding Money coin is produced from a smaller container
1965 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 395/396) 410
Silent Mora Chinese Money Trick chinese coin is stretched, then formed into man-like coin (originally from Sphinx)
Variations 1966 The New Modern Coin Magic 411
John Braun Penny Prestidigitation combination routine with seven pennies
1966 The New Modern Coin Magic 414
C. Thomas Magrum Quick Change dollar to half dollar to copper, vanishes, dollar reappears bent and is straightened
1966 The New Modern Coin Magic 472
Rolland Hamblen A Surprising Routine marked coin, silver extracted and becomes transparent, original coin in box
1966 The New Modern Coin Magic 428
Hans G. Stumpf, George Leitmayr Match Sword Box coin in matchbox is penetrated by six matches
1969 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 2 91
Bobby Bernard Melted silver extraction from coin, big part is transparent one part is still the coin
1969 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 2 223
Alan Shaxon, Tommy Scott The Watch in Bottle! coin in bottle, then watch to nest of boxes
Related to 1970 My Kind of Magic 33
Bob Paul Dime & Penny coin changes inside bottle, marked
1970 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70) 76
Roland Hurley The De-Materializing Coin chinese coin with square hole and half dollar with round hole transpose, then holes transpose
Inspired by 1971 Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 2) 9
Alan Alan The Balance Coins coins cling to fingers, using thread (Dual Control Gimmick)
1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 265
Gene Nielsen Gellerism Plus penny bending
1973 The Compleat Magick - Volume I (Issue 81) 402
Stephen Minch Wilting Coinage bending borrowed coin visibly
1975 Mind & Matter 47
Harvey Rosenthal Sixty Cent Trick small coin on larger coin, coins change size, metamorphosis change
1976 Close-Up Sampler — Part 1 11
Philip T. Goldstein Chaos gathered metal objects put in a handkerchief and react on their own, some of them are bent
1976 The Blue Book of Mentalism 27
Harvey Rosenthal The Unknown coin bends in two steps, metamorphosis change
1976 Close-Up Sampler — Part 1 10
Harvey Rosenthal Silver Shadow coin wrapped in handkerchief, ball of silver pulled through handkerchief, glass disc remains in handkerchief, then changes back to silver coin when rubbed against silver foil
1976 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #2) 896
Barrie Richardson Coin In bottle - Mentalism & Molecules folding coin is signed and bottle is broken with a hammer
Variations Dec. 1977 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 4) 501
Karl Fulves A Flourish and a Trick one-handed, three coin stack, middle coin spun out and rotated, effect where it is done under cover of a handkerchief and a sympathetic effect happens when center coin in another three-coin stack is turned over
Inspired by 1977 The Magic Book 99
Paul Harris Torn & Restored Coin Three pieces of a coin fuses into one coin
Variations 1977 SuperMagic 42
Al Mann The Bends coin is bent and folded
Related to 1977 Psycho-Mentisis 1
Eric Mason A Pound With A Bottle coin in bottle, forming a cone with a bill
May 1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 9) 574
Peter Crush Peter's Presto Pop-In English penny in tonic bottle by placing the coin on the neck and pushing it in
May 1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 9) 575
Trevor Lewis Hole Card coin fits through hole in card even though it is too small
Apr. 1978 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 1 No. 4) 43
Shigeo Futagawa Handkerchief and Coin handkerchief is moved and coin remains in place
1978 Introduction to Coin Magic 13
David Roth Torn & Restored Coin
Aug. 1978 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 1 No. 8) 92
Unknown Coins in the Bottle coins travel one by one into corked bottle
1978/76 More Classic Magic with Apparatus 138
Billy McComb Coin to Bottle with folding coin index
1978/76 More Classic Magic with Apparatus 138
Karrell Fox "Outa-Shape" Penetration plastic glass and coin penetrate table, both come out warped and distorted
1979 Another Book 67
Karrell Fox Unglued quarter put in hand, changes into circle of copper wire and the center copper layer is no longer visible at edge of quarter
1979 Another Book 45
Michael Ammar Let's Hit the Bottle corked bottle
Also published here 1980 The Command Performance — Premier Issue 28
Al Schneider Ghostal Coin silver of a half dollar is squeezed out, the now transparent coin and the silver is put back together to a normal coin
1980 Al Schneider On Close-Up 51
John Carney Le Perrier - Coin In Bottle
Related to 1981 Encore II 40
Wayne Dobson Schhh... It's Wayne Dobson multi-phase coin through table routine, coin in bottle kicker
1981 Babel (Issue 2) 4
Tom Gagnon Soda Jerk coin in bottle with transposition phase, folding copper/silver
Inspired by 1981 Sleightly Original 89
Nick Pudar The Incredible "Bulk" with two coins that have tape around them, kicker: stuck together
Sep. 1981 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 9) 531
Sol Stone Silver Hole Switcheroo Moving hole on a coin
1981 CoinMagic 119
Scott Weiser Key to the Orient Chinese coin on padlock
1981 CoinMagic 180
John Bentz Stick It Needle Through Coin
1981 CoinMagic 196
Les Shore The Melting Coin with matchbook
1981 CoinMagic 226
David Roth The Complete Torn and Restored Coin
1981 CoinMagic 28
Richard Kaufman, Scott Weiser Torn Between Two Worlds Torn, changed and then restored coin
1981 CoinMagic 193
Tom Gagnon Bending Coin
1981 Sleightly Original 67
Geoffrey Latta Silver Extraction No. 1 Extract the Silver from a coin
1981 CoinMagic 133
Geoffrey Latta Silver Extraction No. 2 Extract the SIlver from a coin
1981 CoinMagic 134
Stephen Tucker Zig Zag Coin middle section of coin is moved to the side
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. Special #2 (Xmas)) 12
Curtis Kam Inverted Spellbound spellbound routine, including an "inverted" (filed-down) coin, nine changes
Related to 1982 All the World's a Stage 10
John Lyon Optical Plastic coin appears to sink into sheet of plastic
Related to
  • "Blue Crystal" (Lubor Fiedler, Tenyo T-198)
1982 ca. Optical Plastic
Michael Weber Striking Glass ungaffed, coin not bigger than opening
Related to 1983 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 1 No. 11) 92
Jeff Busby Credit Information on coin in bottle
1983 Two Perfected Professional Routines 3
Richard Osterlind The Marked Borrowed Coin in Bottle ungaffed coin
1983 Two Perfected Professional Routines 17
"Magic" Christian Stelzel The Coin in the Bottle bottle is smashed with hammer to bring coin out again
1983 Lecture Magic 16
Michael J. Gerhardt Ultra C/S Transposition chinese coin and half dollar, as climax only the hole transposes
Nov. 1983 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 6 No. 11) 847
Ray Mertz Hole Coin/Whole Coin penny with hole in silk, half dollar in hand, the hole transposes into half dollar
Inspired by
  • "Hugs & Kisses" (Al Schneider)
1983 The Mendoza Portfolio No. 1 154
Stephen Tucker Coineto coin from hand to hand, first a quarter, then half and three quarters travel
1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. Special #3) 14
Bill Diedrich The Squished Nickel nickel is pressed flat by squeezing it with bare hands
1983 Powerful Magic 63
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 1983 A Close-Up Kinda Guy 82
Stephen Tucker Ferryman four coins travel under four playing cards, as a kicker one coin is found to be bent
1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 25) 475
Stephen Tucker The Rolled Coin ideas with rolled up coin, travel to pen
1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 29) 571
Michael Weber The Ship in the Bottle ungaffed
1984 Side Effects 13
Ed Eckl Susie B. torn coin
1984 Fork Full of Appetizers - Book 2 102
David Roth A Funnel Coin in Bottle Coin in bottle through a funnel
1985 Expert Coin Magic 44
David Roth New Wave Coin in Bottle
1985 Expert Coin Magic 47
David Roth The Funnel Coins change into tiny coins to fit through funnel into bottle
1985 Expert Coin Magic 310
David Roth The Salt Shaker Coin in Salt Shaker, Shaker through Table
1985 Expert Coin Magic 343
Ben Harris Masquerade ink on coin burns hole in coin in shape of index of forced card (flash paper)
Apr. 1985 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8 No. 4) 1055
David Roth Pulling Off Ten Cents Pulling off a small piece of a half dollar, which transforms into a dime
1985 Expert Coin Magic 39
David Roth A Mighty Squeeze Fold a coin in half and then quarters
1985 Expert Coin Magic 40
David Roth The Eraser Erase pieces of a coin
1985 Expert Coin Magic 152
David Roth Linking Coins fusion of two, then three half dollars
1985 Expert Coin Magic 158
David Roth Linking Coins II Fusion of two coins, then three
1985 Expert Coin Magic 316
David Roth Silly Putty Coin folds in sympathy with a silly putty impression of it
1985 Expert Coin Magic 336
Ben Harris The Greenhouse Effect card appears folded in glass which is held mouth-down on deck
1985 Out Of His Mind! 63
Karl Fulves Coin in Sand invisible coin moves in sand, then appears under glass visibly, posed as problem
1985 S-C — Contemporary Money Magic (Issue 7) 107
Jay Sankey Bridging The Gap using a clear glass tube as gag explanation for Coins Across through which rolled up coin slides
1986 Sankey Panky 53
Karrell Fox "A New Look at an Old Effect" cone funnel twisted with dollar bill, used to drop coin into bottle
1988 My Latest Book 24
Dennis H. Evans Letters - On Optical Plastic illusion of getting a coin trapped into a sheet of plastic and then having the coin penetrate it
Inspired by 1988 Interlocutor (Issue 48) 207
John Bannon, Rick Johnsson Vacuum Packed folding coin, removed with tweezers, two handlings
Also published here 1989 Without 1
David Williamson Coin in Bottle application for striking vanish, brief
1989 Williamson's Wonders 20
Karl Fulves Zimzum coin drops through holes in paper that are much smaller
1989 Money Moves 10
Simon Lovell Assassination Three bullet holes appear in a coin after magician feigns assassinating Kennedy - coin then changes into a bullet
1989 Close Up Magic To Tapdance To 59
Unknown Metal bending No. 27, coin apparently soft and bent back and forth
1989 Self-Working Coin Magic 39
Ori Ashkenazi It Seems so right Coin appears to have two head sides
Dec. 1990 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 13 No. 12) 1863
Michael Powers Twilight Zone coin and mirror, coin also bent and straightened with mirror
Inspired by 1990 Top Secret Stuff 146
Michael Ammar Let's Hit the Bottle
Also published here 1991 The Magic of Michael Ammar 175
John Carney Quarter Spin bottle appears, quarter travels in and out of bottle two times
Related to 1991 Carneycopia 176
John Bannon, Rick Johnsson Vacuum Packed folding coin, removed with tweezers, two handlings
Also published here 1991 Smoke and Mirrors 148
Michael Weber The Ship in the Bottle ungaffed, coin not bigger than opening, improved handling
Related to 1991 Life Savers 121
Ted Lesley Die Faltmünze coin in bottle, long article with multiple versions
1991 Avantgarde Magic (Vol. 1 No. 3) 4
Patrick Page Die Münze in der Flasche
Also published here
  • Pages from Patrick's Notebook
Dec. 1991 Intermagic (Vol. 16 No. 4&5) 146
Patrick Page Münzen-Karate coin covered with handkerchief on table, it is hit with hand, then shown to be broken in two parts
Also published here
  • Pages from Patrick's Notebook
Nov. 1991 Intermagic (Vol. 16 No. 3) 128
Bob Friedhoffer Strongarm
Variations Aug. 1991 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 14 No. 8) 1959
Alexander de Cova Anmerkung body servante to switch or ditch coins
1992 Ein Profi packt aus... 140
Steve Dusheck Turnover Penny penny on card turns over, then is found glued onto card
1992 Dusheck's Coin Magic 30
Alan Alan Apocalypse Variations Or Additions
Inspired by Apr. 1992 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 15 No. 4) 2059
Bob Elliott Coin in Bottle
Oct. 1993 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 10) 2269
Richard Bartram, Jr. French Extraction Retraction ending for Zola's Silver Extraction
Inspired by 1993 Mystification 38
Dan Garrett Bottle Piggy Bank
Aug. 1994 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17 No. 8) 2391
John Murray Real Coin in the Bottle slot in bottle
1994 Close-Up File 165
Aldo Colombini ESP Coins coins assume shapes of symbols
Nov. 1994 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17 No. 11) 2429
Nate Leipzig Balancing of a Half Dollar on the Finger Tips short note from Hilliard's notebook
1994 More Greater Magic 1091
Bob Gill Gyro-Compass Chinese compass applied to coin with straight sides
1994 New Sorcerer (Vol. 1 No. 6) 17
Yuji Wada Stretching Your Money two coins are produced, then they become magnetic and travel to one hand, finally one coin is stretched
1994 The Minotaur (Vol. 6 No. 3) 6
Karl Norman Coin in the Bottle
1995 40 Years at the Forks 36
Karrell Fox Sympathetic Coins bunch of quarters are alternating heads up and face up, when dropped singly all heads up
1995 Much Ado About Something 29
John West Borrowed Coin In Bottle slit in plastic bottle
Oct. 1996 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 10) 2704
Michael Kaminskas You Marked It marked coin in corked bottle
1996 Miracle Material 66
Michael Kaminskas Hitting the Bottle bottle is produced then coin in bottle, as a climax bottle vanishes
1996 Miracle Material 81
Bob King Coin in Bottle with sleeving
Also published here 1996 Five-Star Magic 5
Paul Harris Cheap Juggler pennies are balanced on edge, then shown stapled together
1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 1 (Issue Misc. Pieces of Paul) 241
Paul Harris Putty Buddy paddly is formed out of silly putty, coins pressed into it turn over and change
1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 2 (Issue New Stuff) 31
Don Tanner, Paul Harris The Twinkie Bottle pen drops through hole in washer into bottle
1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 2 (Issue New Stuff) 43
Paul Harris Twinkie Too pen drops through hole in washer into bottle
1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 2 (Issue New Stuff) 44
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
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 Torn & Restored Coin (revised) three pieces of coin melt together into coin, using folding coin
Inspired by 1996 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 1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue Close-up Kinda Guy) 133
Sam Schwartz Bottled penny and quarter in hand, hand-pocket sequence, chosen coin travels into miniature bottle, first marketed in 1964
Related to 1997 The Fine Print (Issue 6) 151
Larry White The Bermuda Bottle label and coin penetrate corked bottle, wrapped inside newspaper, with variation by Ted Lesley
Related to 1997 Mind & Magic Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 1) 3
David Harkey, Eric Anderson Torque II coin gets hot, is dropped into drink which boils, becomes lump of silver
1997 Ah-ha! 14
Karl Fulves Copper copper layer in US quarters moves from being nearer to the head side to the tail side
1997 The Fine Print (Issue 6) 154
David Harkey, Eric Anderson Torque coin gets hot, is dropped into drink which boils, bends
Variations 1997 Ah-ha! 12
Simon Lovell Cointear coin is torn
1997 Simon Says! 234
Toyosane Sanada Bottled Quicksilver coins into miniature bottle, shrink when entering
1998 The Looking Glass (Issue 4) 139
Karl Fulves Up His Sleeve "Unsolved Mysteries"
small bottle dropped in sleeve, marked coin in other sleeve, hands held up and clink sound heard, coin is in bottle, or two marked coins in both sleeves transpose, posed as a problem
1998 The Fine Print (Issue 7) 177
Barrie Richardson Molecules in Motion initialed coin in bottle, then other objects as well like key, button, ring, bottle smashed at the end
Inspired by 1999 Theater of the Mind 30
Unknown The Rubber Coin Illusion coin appears to be soft
1999 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)
1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 192
Chad Long Stretching Silver borrowed quarter is bent and stretched, then returned
2000 Some Other Stuff... 7
Wolfgang Moser Die verbogene Münze coin put in spectators hand, then coin in performer's hand is bent, spectator's coin as well and a spoon as well
2001 Intermagic (Vol. 24 No. 3-5) 156
David Berglas Coin in the Bottle coin in in bottle, as an encore marked coin is put in bottle again and handed out as a souvenir
2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 139
John Carney Bits dollar breaks into four pieces which change into four quarters, see Issue 3, p. 1, for further credits
2002 Penumbra (Issue 2) 10
Bob King Coin in Bottle with sleeving
Also published here 2003 New Magician Foolers 4
Jay Sankey The Changeling Two initialed coins transpose, then fuse into one coin with initials on both sides
2003 Twenty Years Of Magic (Issue Amazing Tricks) 31
David Acer New Millenium Tenkai Pennies Tenkai Pennies with signed coins - then signatures end up on same coin
Also published here 2004 Random Acts of Magic 227
Joseph K. Schmidt Trapdoor Coin stream of rice produced from hole in Chinese coin
Related to 2004 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 9) 345
Jay Sankey Holistic Medecine one coin with hole and one without, hole jumps around, in the end both coins have no hole and another coin has two holes, with purse
2004 Sankey Unleashed 51
Jay Sankey A Strange Journey borrowed coin is inserted in straw and travels down
2004 Sankey Unleashed 102
Jay Sankey Prime Time Bend borrowed quarter visibly bends
2004 Sankey Unleashed 120
William Duncan Scripting To Create Motive - Spellbound "The Invisible Coin", using a coin and a transparent coin
2005 Tubthumping 9
Vanni Bossi Impromptu Coin in Bottle Routine
2007 Lecture Notes Las Vegas 2007 12
Arthur Ward Mystic Ring coin marked with sticker, tossed in container with other coins, performer's ring tossed in as well, marked coin is suddenly permanently welded to top of ring
2008 Prolix (Issue 5) 339
Oliver Meech Fish Bowl Coin Illusion Fish drawn on one side of coin, circle drawn on the other side. Coin is spun, fish ends up drawn inside the circle.
2009 The Plot Thickens 26
Oliver Meech Dripping Coin A silver coin is partially melted and dripped on a copper coin, turning it silver
2009 The Plot Thickens 36
Oliver Meech Pop In Coin appears in sealed Snapple bottle, teaches method to reseal the bottle
2010 Plot Twists 38
Unknown Jinn Fizz uncarbonated bottle opened, it fizzes, then brass token into bottle
2010 Prolix (Issue 7) 460
Román García El Principio de Samuelson coin and label of bottle inside bottle, bottle can be handed to spectator
Related to 2010 Nanomagias 53
David Acer Transfusion Tenkai Pennies with signed coins - then signatures end up on same coin
Also published here 2011 More Power to You 15
Micky Wong 入钱 (Taking Credit a.k.a. Coin in Octopus Card) Putting coin into a train card, then taking it out again
2016 The Ace Assembly All-Star Lecture Notes 28
John Wilson The Hypnotic Coin Bend coin bends in spectator's hand
Inspired by
  • "Skin" (Benjamin Earl, DVD, 2008)
2016 You and Me and the Devil Makes Three - Volume I 25
Michael Kras The Weakness Magician can slide coin around on table, but spectator unable to slide coin on table surface
Inspired by Oct. 2017 Elixir (Vol. 1 No. 2 (Autumn #1)) 18
张国洲 Jojo 独一无二的十一元 (The One and Only Eleven Dollar Bill) Dollar coin fused with ten dollar bill, then plucked out again
2017 The Truth 真相 29
Geoffrey Latta Painless Extraction
Inspired by 2017 The Long Goodbye — Latta on Coins 149
Geoffrey Latta Silver Lining
Inspired by 2017 The Long Goodbye — Latta on Coins 152
Johnny Thompson Coin in the Bottle
2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 2) 51
Fritz Alkemade D.A.R.C. fuse two "half" (sawn in half) coins into one whole coin
July 2019 Elixir (Vol. 2 No. 2 (Winter #2)) 141
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
July 2019 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
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