138 entries in Coin / Effect Themes / Vanish Routines / Bare Handed
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown To throwe a peece of monie awaie, and to find it againe where you list coin thrown into air vanishes (classic palm with second and third fingers), duplicate appears somewhere else (like on a stooge)
1584 The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXIV) 185
Unknown An excellent feat, to make a two penie peece lie plaine in the palme of your hand, and to be passed from thence when you list one-handed coin vanish with wax on nail to bring coin to sort of back-palm position
Related to 1584 The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXV) 186
Unknown To conveie a testor out of ones hand that holdeth it fast coin pressed into spectator's hand vanishes, and reappears with coin in performer's or another spectator's hand
Related to 1584 The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXV) 186
Unknown An excellent feat to make a twopeny peece lie plaine in your hand, and to be passed from thence when you lift one-handed coin vanish with wax on nail to bring coin to sort of back-palm position
Related to 1634 The Art of Legerdemain Discovered 47
Unknown How to seeme to blow a sixe pence out of another mans hand coin pressed into spectator's hand vanishes, and reappears at sleeve
Related to 1634 The Art of Legerdemain Discovered 49
Unknown To Rub a Coin into the Elbow
1890 More Magic 146
Unknown Die unsichtbare Wanderung eines Thalers borrowed marked coin vanishes from hand of spectator and reappears in another spectator's pocket, attachable hook gimmick
July 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 7) 103
Hugo Schröder Die verschwindende Münze Pumpkin Seed Sleeving/Vanish
Related to
  • Willmann's Salon-Magie, p. 101, 1885
July 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 7) 105
Unknown Die vier magischen Münzen four coins vanish from hand at once, coins are on a thread
May 1897 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 9) 130
Julius Kupka Die verschwindende Münze foil impression of coin as coin imitation which can be vanishes or apparently eaten
Apr. 1899 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 4) 54
Unknown Der in freier Hand verschwindende Thaler No. 20, coin vanishes via pull into vest pocket, also with borrowed coin and shell on pull
1900 Der Amateurzauberer 57
T. Nelson Downs Das Zerreiben einer Münze II. one-handed vanish into back clip between second and third finger, recovery, with back and front palming afterwards (credited to Downs)
Related to Jan. 1900 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 1) 8
T. Nelson Downs Das Verschwinden von zwanzig Münzen nacheinander in Freier Hand twenty coins vanish one by one, transferred back into left hand as each new coin is placed into right hand
Variations Jan. 1900 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 1) 9
Carl Willmann Simplified Coin Vanish Routine coins vanished one by one, ditched behind table one by one
Inspired by Jan. 1900 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 1) 11
T. Nelson Downs VI. Der "elusive pass" und die Eskamotage von vierzig Münzen in einem Tempo
  • false transfer with stack of coins, with change over palm
  • false transfer with stack of up to forty coins
see also p. 127 for correction
June 1900 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 6) 86
Fr. Maubach Das Verschwindenlassen mehrerer Münzen nacheinander multiple coins vanished one by one, they are apparently picked up from stack of coins on table, but same coin used every time
May 1901 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 5) 73
Wilhelm Grüner Ein sehr täuschender Münzentrick coin taken and audibly slammed on table, it vanishes, sound comes from other hand near table edge or below table
Mar. 1902 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 3) 45
Carl Willmann Die neue Münzenklammer coin clip
Variations Dec. 1902 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 12) 187
Carl Willmann Die aus freier Hand verschwindende Münze coin put on open hand, other hand covers it and then coin is gone, using pull with sticky end, raven
Aug. 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 8) 120
T.J. Crawford Multiple Coin Vanish one by one
1909 The Art of Magic 245
Unknown Amusing Dime Catch coin pressed on spectators forehead vanishes
Related to 1935 Coin Magic 29
Jess Kelly, Laurie Ireland Vanish of Coin from Trousers Fold half dollar put in trouser fold, changes into nickel, forty-five pennies grabbed from air
Variations 1937 The Magic Annual for 1937 40
William H. McCaffrey, S.S. Blodgett The Penny and the Dime one of two coins vanish
1938 Greater Magic 678
Unknown The Vanishing Dime
1938 Greater Magic 683
Unknown Vanish for Coin of Any Size one-handed throw into the air, back clip
1939 The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 54
L. Vosburgh Lyons The "Good-Bye" Coin coin on pull
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 100) 610
Joe Berg Vanishing Coin sleeving technique to be used when sitting
1941 After the Dessert 8
Eddie Joseph The Tip of Nose Vanish coin balanced on nose, secretly slid in mouth but apparently taken off
1942 Coin and Money Magic 9
Eddie Joseph The Cuff Throw Vanish coin apparently tossed onto floor where it vanishes, really into cuff
1942 Coin and Money Magic 10
Eddie Joseph The Kick Vanish coin kicked into sleeve during head or tails toss
1942 Coin and Money Magic 12
Eddie Joseph The Spin Vanish coin tossed up with right hand, secretly kicked into other hand before next toss
1942 Coin and Money Magic 13
Eddie Joseph The Throw Vanish coin thrown in other hand, really directly into sleeve
1942 Coin and Money Magic 14
Eddie Joseph The Wack Vanish coin apparently whacked from left first finger, held in right-hand edge type grip, openly placed in sleeve
Related to 1942 Coin and Money Magic 15
Eddie Joseph The Coat Vanish pendulum pull attached with wax
1942 Coin and Money Magic 18
Eddie Joseph The Looped Coin loop of thread on coin
  • For a Vanish
  • For Production
  • For Continuous Front- and Back-Palm
1942 Coin and Money Magic 38
Shaman Half-Head/Half-Tail Coin for rubbing-two-coins-together illusion
Related to 1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 47) 195
Nate Leipzig Kneesy! as Nate Leipsig, coin on knee vanish
Related to 1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 69) 282
George Starke The Ghost Coins handful of coins vanish, soldered coins
Also published here 1945 My Best 188
Unknown Interlude - with a Coin at a Bar or Counter coin snapped onto table disappears, sound illusion
Sep. 1945 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 4) 149
R. M. Jamison The $1.85 Trick nested shell set, chinese coin as surprise finish
Sep. 1945 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 4) 151
J. B. Bobo Knee-zy Vanish coin travels from knee to knee, then vanishes
Variations 1947 Watch This One! 91
J. B. Bobo Sucker Vanish
1947 Watch This One! 92
Ross Bertram Twenty-One Cents two nickels, dime and cent into hand, all vanish except nickel, ungaffed
1948 Principles and Deceptions 94
T. Nelson Downs The Eureka Vanish "A useful Sleight for Vanishing Five Coins in Succession at the Fingertips"
1948 Principles and Deceptions 107
Norman Jensen Half a Jit vanish of one half of a coin, context trick
1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 215) 861
Max Malini Malini's Favorite! with nice clean up
1952 Stars of Magic (Vol. 11 No. 1) 155
Al Saal, Milton Kort Dime and Penny for the Wiseacre one of two coins vanishes, designed as magician fooler
1952 Modern Coin Magic 120
Ross Bertram Fourth Method three phases, two coins transpose, travel and vanish
1952 Modern Coin Magic 132
Unknown The 16¢ Vanish several coins vanish out of the hand, 21 cent shell set
1952 Modern Coin Magic 241
Gene Gordon Short Changed several coins vanish, glued coins with hook
1952 Modern Coin Magic 262
Unknown The Elusive Pass vanish of several coins
1952 Modern Coin Magic 317
Unknown The Downs' Eureka Pass
Related to 1952 Modern Coin Magic 320
Milton Kort Routine No. 15 Too Many Coins
1952 Modern Coin Magic 348
Nate Leipzig The Coin on the Knee
1963 Dai Vernon's Tribute to Nate Leipzig 120
Unknown Coin to Confetti
1966 The New Modern Coin Magic 426
Harry Lorayne Cointrol borrowed penny changes to quarter, quarter vanishes, reappears, changes back to penny
1967 Deck-Sterity 83
Ken De Courcy The Duplex Coin penny changes into a half-crown, with sucker ending (two pennies)
1967 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 1 196
Eddie Joseph Your Choice, Sir two coins slapped on back of left hand, named one vanishes
1969 The Art of Eddie Joseph 114
Eddie Joseph Mirage in Action two coins vanish during guessing game, using mirage holdout
1969 The Art of Eddie Joseph 322
Eddie Joseph The Intruders two of six coins vanish, using mirage holdout
1969 The Art of Eddie Joseph 326
Eddie Joseph Heads or Tails coin vanishes during heads or tails toss, using mirage holdout
1969 The Art of Eddie Joseph 327
Eddie Joseph On the Spectator's Hand one of three coin vanishes from spectator's hand, using mirage holdout
1969 The Art of Eddie Joseph 327
Mike Rogers Six to One six coins put in hand transform into one different coin, clip
1971 Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 3) 17
John Cornelius Gotcha! - Sleight Of Foot gag for "coin brushed under foot" in which it is not there at the end
Related toVariations May 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 7) 735
John Cornelius Slow Motion Coin Vanish see also p. 786 for credit information
Related toVariationsAlso published here May 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 7) 736
De Vega Elastic three coins dropped on table, one vanishes or penetrates table, folding coin simulates third coin, with ideas by Karl Fulves and J. G. Thompson, Jr
Also published here
  • "Elastic" (The Sphinx, 1918)
June 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 8) 969
Shigeo Futagawa Vanishing Coin coin folded into sleeve cloth vanishes
1978 Introduction to Coin Magic 32
Shigeo Futagawa The Coin Vanish with four exercises
1978 Introduction to Coin Magic 37
Shigeo Futagawa Coin Vanish two methods, both using the outside breast pocket of coat
1978 Introduction to Coin Magic 76
Richard Chiswell A Coin Effect silver coin vanish, appears and transforms into copper
1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 5) 517
Ross Bertram Copper and Silver Transposition only two coins, first transposition, then travel, then vanish
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 10
Ross Bertram Twenty-One Cents two nickels, dime and cent into hand, all vanish except nickel, ungaffed
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 25
Ross Bertram Four Coins Go pull
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 26
Ken Krenzel, Derek Dingle, Karl Fulves Slow Motion III slow motion coin vanish, coin shrink when reproduced
Inspired by 1978 The Chronicles (Issue 3) 1094
Harvey Telmar Flying Eagles finale for routine, into spectator's hand, clean vanish
Inspired by 1978 The Chronicles (Issue 9) 1147
Lenny Greenfader Obersvation Test group of coins stuck together, lapped
Feb. 1979 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 2) 161
Karl Fulves Hoax Coin complete coin vanish, then reproduction, sleeving into spectator's sleeve, see p. 1328 for credit claim by Howard Schwarzman
1979 The Chronicles (Issue 22) 1275
Arthur Setterington Back Hander coin on arm catching, last coin disappears
1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 7) 878
Bob Fitch Heads or Tails "Extras - Variations - 9)"
1980 Topit Again & Again 7
Bob Fitch Drop an object on the floor (coin) "Extras - Variations - 11)"
1980 Topit Again & Again 7
David Roth Hanging Coins Plus
1981 CoinMagic 39
Geoffrey Latta Quandra Quicksand Coins Away Four coin vanish sequence
1981 CoinMagic 141
David Roth IV Four sequential retention vanishes and reappearances
1981 CoinMagic 261
Ron MacMillan Spread Vanish and Coin Star
1981 Modern Art Of Coin Manipulation 54
Ron MacMillan Between the Fingers two coins between the fingers, similar to a billard ball + shell vanish
1981 Modern Art Of Coin Manipulation 67
Steve Beam Drawback and Nothing variation of previous trick with vanish finale, tabled
1981 Steve Beam On Coins — Volume I 13
Tom Gagnon Double Duty Departure two coins vanish one by one, two folding coins and thumb tip
1981 Sleightly Original 13
Tom Gagnon Twofold Vanish two coins vanish one by one, two folding coins and thumb tip
1981 Sleightly Original 16
Derek Dingle Slow Motion Coin Vanish
Related to 1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 155
Steve Beam Counting Forty as Four spectator gets glimpse of load of coins which then vanishes without ever being produced
1982 Steve Beam On Coins — Volume II 31
Rhett Bryson Who Lost? coin vanishes with heads-or-tails game
1982 Steve Beam On Coins — Volume II 38
Bob Chesbro Superman Cigarette quarter vanishes, lit cigarette vanishes and coin reappears
1982 The Tipnician 19
Curtis Kam In the Side Pocket
1982 All the World's a Stage 52
Michael Skinner Slowly Folding slow motion coin vanish using a folding coin
1983 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 16) 145
Ross Bertram Atomized Coin complete vanish with coin ditch in breast pocket
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 19
Ross Bertram Clip Trip two coins vanish with clip
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 31
Ross Bertram Inky Pinky - Hanky Panky two coins vanish completely, one in each hand
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 50
Ross Bertram Bertram's Open, Slow Motion Coin Vanish
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 65
Howard Cohen, Marty Martin Instant 2-Coin Vanish lapping
Dec. 1984 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 12) 1001
Albert Goshman Vanish of 10 Coins credit information, ten coins vanished one at a time in one hand.
1985 Magic By Gosh 129
David Roth Gone but Not Forgotten one of two coins "vanishes" and small dime appears instead
1986 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 5 68
Milton Into Thin Air
Nov. 1986 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 9 No. 11) 1277
Fred Kaps The Hoo Coin hook coin hangs on flesh instead of cloth
1986 It's So Simple 13
Gary Kurtz Too Many Coins four coins vanish one by one
1988 Continuations ... Departures 1 5
Gary Kurtz Too Many Coins four coins vanish one by one
1988 Continuations ... Departures 1 & 2 7
John Cornelius A Silly Trick several coins vanish without sound
1988 Creative Secrets No. 1 5
John Cornelius Slow Motion Coin Vanish
Also published here 1988 Creative Secrets No. 1 24
Karl Fulves Higher No. 16, coin placed in eye like monocle, performer slowly turns around and coin vanishes, reappears on top of head (duplicate)
1989 Self-Working Coin Magic 22
John Bannon Coins Across the Water three coins vanish one at a time, reappear in sealed envelope in wallet
1990 Impossibilia 123
Steve Dusheck Experiment No. 10 magnet hidden in one-finger Sanada type gimmick
1991 Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 53
Steve Dusheck Experiment No. 17 folding coin vanishes
Related to 1991 Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 58
Fred C. Baumann "Vanishing" Dust sleeving
Variations July 1992 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 15 No. 7) 2092
Gary Kurtz Fluctuations in Value quarter to half Dollar to Dollar, then coin vanishes
1992 The Minotaur (Vol. 4 No. 4) 1
Fred C. Baumann Apocalypse Variations or Additions
Inspired by Mar. 1993 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 3) 2191
Paul Gertner Part Three: Visible Transposition and Vanish as before, at the end both coins vanish, tabled
1994 Steel and Silver 34
Karl Fulves Shell Game for magicians, shell dropped onto coin, coin vanishes
1995 Underworld (Issue 2) 18
Milton Kort Going, Going, Going, gnioG, Gone Coin through hand four times, then vanishes (sequences include those by Felicien Trewey, Jose Frakson)
Inspired by 1999 Kort 151
Joshua Jay Watchama-Call-It Barehanded complete coin vanish using watch as holdout
1999 Magic Atlas 127
Karl Fulves Never Was eighteen coins in pairs in 3x3 square, one pair chosen, one of the coins in this pair vanishes, nickel & dime set
Inspired by 2001 Hex Squared 18
John Cornelius Slow Motion Fadeaway
Also published here 2001 The Award-Winning Magic of John Cornelius 119
David Ben Devaluation Detailed half dollar transforms into dime, dime vanishes
2003 Tricks 83
Joshua Jay Three-coin Vanish Vanishing three coins with flipper, expanded shell and watch holdout
Inspired by
  • "Squeezed Away" (Troy Hooser, Destroyers, 2001)
Related to
2005 Sleight of Hand and a Twist of Fate 56
Miguel Ángel Gea The Coin that Turns into Skin coin slowly vanishes in the hand of spectator, in two steps
  • No Sleeves Variant
2005 (ca.) Magic with Coins from the Profound of Madrid 8
Miguel Ángel Gea Coins for Blind People a coin becomes blurry and then invisible, invisible coin can still be heard when tapped on a table
  • No Sleeves Variant
2005 (ca.) Magic with Coins from the Profound of Madrid 10
Sol Stone Two Gone copper and silver coin vanish, shell and c/s coin
2007 Best of Friends — Volume III 238
Robert E. Neale Thirty Two pennies and a dime, dime vanishes completely while telling ghost story
2008 This Is Not a Book 390
Paul Morris "I'll Toss You" coin flipped and caught on back of hand, vanishes completely, sleeving, also as transformation
2008 Prolix (Issue 4) 251
Unknown Coin Magnet quarter on palm, penny on top, quarter vanishes from underneath, sleeving, 1950s
2008 Prolix (Issue 4) 252
Fred Robinson Cat's Paw two coins vanish with sucker presentation, coin tossed in outer breast pocket, sleeve, complete vanish
2009 The Magic of Fred Robinson 262
Fred Robinson The French Drop Swindle complete sucker vanish
2009 The Magic of Fred Robinson 271
Tony Cachadiña Two-Coin Transposition and Vanish Tenkai Pennies followed by vanish
2010 Secret Agenda (Issue Oct 3) 295
Troy Hooser Squeezed Away Three coins vanish one by one at fingertips, from Destroyers
2010 Moments 19
Troy Hooser Triple Threat Describes basic handlings for the Triple Threat gimmick by Todd Lassen, two shells and a coin that nests together with magnets
  • Simple Production
  • Three Coin Vanish
Related to 2010 Moments 63
Michael Weber Voodoo Coins seven coins counted into spectator's hand, one vanishes
Inspired byRelated to 2017 Black Tears 2
Geoffrey Latta One-Gone Illusion tiny silver coin simulates coin in hand
2017 The Long Goodbye — Latta on Coins 257
Geoffrey Latta QuadraQuicksand Coins Away four coins vanish one by one
2017 The Long Goodbye — Latta on Coins 308
Eric Stevens Hang 'Em High Hanging Coins, three quarters are hung in the air invisibly, third coin appears on spectator's shoulder before vanishing
2018 Perspective 43
Tom Gagnon Tipsy Coin Vanish one of several coins vanishes
Inspired by 2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 425