Written by J. B. Bobo

1952
Work of Various

358 pages (Paperback), published by Dover Publications
Illustrated with drawings by Nelson Hahne.
Language: English

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J. B. Bobo Preface
vii
John Braun J. B. Bobo
xi
J. B. Bobo Acknowledgements
xiv
Unknown Prologue - Of Coins and Conjuring History of Coin Magic
xv
Unknown The Classic Palm
1
Unknown The Edge Palm
2
Unknown The Thumb Palm
3
T. Nelson Downs The Downs Palm
3
Unknown The Finger Palm
4
Unknown The Front Finger Hold
5
Unknown The Back Palm from back to front
5
Unknown The Back finger Clip
7
J. B. Bobo, T. Nelson Downs The Back Thumb Palm three methods to transfer the coin into the palm (Downs, Bobo, Bobo)
8
J. B. Bobo The Bobo Switch
Related to 10
Unknown Utility Switch
Also published here 11
Unknown One-Hand Switch
12
Allan Shaw, Stewart Judah Shaw-Judah Coin Switch with a glass
13
Chester Woodin The Click Pass two methods retaining one coin and both (Woodin, unknown)
Also published here 14
Paul Morris The Click Pass
15
Unknown The Coin Flip flipping a coin while palming an other

16
Unknown Change-Over Pass from thumb or edge palm to a two finger clip
17
Paul Morris The Bottom Steal bottom coin of a pile is stolen in classic palm of other hand
Variations 18
Unknown Producing a Coin from a Spectator's Clothing vanished coin is reproduced under spectator's tie
19
Unknown Take Advantage of a Fumble three methods for vanishing a coin while picking it up from the floor (throw into the other hand, cuffing, under the shoe)
Related to 20
Unknown Standard Vanish classis palm
Related to 22
Unknown Simple Vanish classic pass, like closing a book
23
Unknown Over the Top hands are crossed, coin is thrown from the lower hand onto the palm of the upper hand
23
Unknown The Tunnel Vanish coin is pushed into the fist of the other hand
24
Unknown Thumb Palm Vanish
25
Milton Kort The Drop Vanish coin is dropped from the right hand into the left hand, also as a switch and as a pass
Related to 25
J. B. Bobo The Bobo Coin Vanish
27
John Mulholland The Slide Vanish coin slides from left palm on the the right hand
28
T.J. Crawford The Illusive Coin Pass retention of vision basic
29
Dai Vernon A Coin Vanish reprint from Greater Magic
Related to 30
Unknown The Pinch Vanish for small coins
32
Bill Simon Gone steal to other hand, with reference to produce a coin from spectator's ear
Variations 32
Jimmy Buffaloe The New Era Coin Go show both sides of both hands, wrist
Related to 34
Frank Garcia The Flyaway Coin coin vanishes when tossed up
35
Unknown Behind the Back coin vanishes when tossed up
36
Unknown The French Drop (Le Tourniquet Vanish)
37
Dr. E. M. Roberts The Reverse French Drop
38
Al Saal The Elusive Silver Dollar
39
Royal H. Brin, Jr. The Wrist Watch Vanish
40
Glenn Harrison The Pulse Trick coin vanishes and appears
41
Wallace Lee The Cranium Vanish coin is placed on the head
42
Unknown Vanish with the Aid of a Handkerchief
43
H. Adrian Smith The "Heads and Tails" Vanish as a stack, while closing the hand
44
Unknown Vanish for Several Coins two methods
45
Ross Bertram A Trio of Vanishes three methods, last one with sleeving
46
J. B. Bobo The Bobo Complete Coin Vanish from thumb palm to outer breast pocket
Related to 49
J. B. Bobo Complete Thumb Palm Vanish to outer breast pocket, while pulling up the sleeve
50
Unknown Knee-zy Vanish coin through knee, twice
Related to 50
Unknown Sucker Vanish
50
Unknown Pocket Vanish coin through trouser to the inside pocket, then it vanishes
Related to 52
Unknown With a Handkerchief - Number One coin is dropped into the outer breast coat pocket
53
Jimmy Buffaloe With a Handkerchief - Number Two coin vanishes under a handkerchief on the table, back palm to side pocket
55
Milton Kort With a Handkerchief - Number Three coin is thrown into outer pocket
56
Wallace Lee, Unknown In a Spectator's Pocket Three Methods
a. into spectator's outer breast pocket, back palm
b. into spectator's outer breast pocket, thumb palm
c. hand is put into spectator's outer breast pocket to pull him closer (Wallace Lee Method)
57
Unknown Bluff Vanish pretending to take a coin from a handful of change
Variations 59
Milton Kort Sucker Bluff Vanish
59
Unknown The Coin Fold paperfold
61
Unknown The Envelope Vanish slit
61
Unknown Through the Leg two methods
63
Unknown Rubbed Through the Leg through leg
64
Dave Coleman, Unknown Through the Pocket three methods
a. one coin
b. with extra coin
c. false transfer (Dave Coleman Method)
65
Ross Bertram, Clyde Cairy, Unknown Through the Hand three methods a. Inside out (Clyde Cairy Method) b. through the fist, rubbing c. Inside out (Ross Bertram Method)
66
Unknown Through a Handkerchief two methods (fake wrapping and steal)
68
Jimmy Buffaloe Double Penetration two coins through handkerchief
71
Jimmy Buffaloe Pants Leg Miracle half dollar transforms into a dime when placed into a trousers fold
73
Milton Kort Half Dollar to Quarter
73
Unknown The Charmed Coin coin to candy
75
Dr. E. M. Roberts The Coin of Metamorphosis
Variations 75
J. B. Bobo Coin to Key
Related to 78
Unknown Change for a Half half dollar to a quarter, a nickel and two dimes
80
John Braun Much from Little nickel to penny and half dollar, edge grip
Variations 80
Karrell Fox, Roy Kissell The Topsy Turvy Coins five coins alternated heads up/tails up arrange to all heads up
81
Jimmy Buffaloe The Impromptu Mint coin transforms under a card
82
Frank Chapman Smart Coin Trick on the back of the hand
83
Jimmy Buffaloe The Switchover coin appears out of a handkerchief
85
Jimmy Buffaloe The Appearing Half coin appears with aid of a handkerchief
87
Unknown Coin Production from Two Cards
88
Cardini The Touch of Midas four coins are produced
90
Cal Emmett One to Four
92
Jack Chanin One to Six
93
Dr. E. M. Roberts, Louis Tannen, Unknown Cuffing two methods
96
J. B. Bobo Some Observations on the Subject remarks on sleeving
99
Unknown Delayed Action Sleeving
100
Unknown Improved Method on the extreme fingertips
101
Unknown The "Pumpkin Seed" Vanish squeeze method
Variations 101
Ross Bertram Reverse "Pumpkin Seed" Vanish squeeze method
102
Unknown The Catapult
Related to 102
Stewart Judah Judah Method while grasping the wrist
103
Ross Bertram A Unique Sleeving Move
103
J. A. Bowling The Throw
104
Milton Kort Kort Method
105
Kirk Stiles Kirk Stiles Method
106
Milton Kort A Method of Sleeving One of Several Coins
107
Dr. E. M. Roberts Dr. E. M. Roberts' Method one handed flick
Variations 107
Unknown, Dr. E. M. Roberts Loading four methods of loading a coin into the sleeve
111
Unknown Switching switching coins by sleeving
112
Unknown The Sleeve Pocket
112
Unknown Penetration coin through table
113
Frank Garcia Coin Through Table Ruse simulating the tabbing of a coin from underneath the table
114
Unknown Migration two methods
114
Dr. E. M. Roberts Transposition two coins transpose while wrapped into two silks
115
Tenkai Ishida Devaluation half dollar to quarter
117
Unknown Inflation quarter to half dollar
118
Unknown Transformation nickel to half dollar
118
Unknown Variation concept for transforming a coin to a small object
119
Al Saal, Milton Kort Dime and Penny for the Wiseacre one of two coins vanishes, designed as magician fooler
120
Paul Rosini A Novel Vanish and Reproduction with pencil, see also "The Kaplan Transposition" on page 447 in "Hugard's Magic Monthly"
121
Milton Kort The Vagabond Coins four coins across
121
Dr. E. M. Roberts Splitting the Atom half dollar to two quarters and reverse (wax)
123
Dr. E. M. Roberts Change for a Dollar two half dollars to one dollar bill
124
Dr. E. M. Roberts The Stratosphere Quarters four coins vanish and reappear
124
Dr. E. M. Roberts The World's Fastest Coin Vanish and Reproduction
125
Kirk Stiles Die to Dime coin to small object
127
Stewart James, Milton Kort Almost a Transposition transposition of dime and penny, as a kicker the dime transforms into two nickels
Related to 127
Unknown Second Version
128
Milton Kort, Robert Ungewitter Third Version
128
Milton Kort Copper and Silver Transposition
Related to 129
Milton Kort Loading Move from thumb palm
Related to 130
Stewart Judah Second Method
130
Arthur Punnar Third Method
131
Ross Bertram Fourth Method three phases, two coins transpose, travel and vanish
132
C. James McLemore Guess Which Hand spectator guesses in which hand the performer hides a coin, six phases
134
Laurie Ireland, Glenn Harrison, J. B. Bobo Quarter and Half Dollar Transposition several times a half dollar and a quarter change places, finally the half dollar changes to two quarters
Related to 139
Thomas H. Bearden The Curious Nickel coin travels from hand to hand, appears and vanishes with the aid of a rabbit foot
142
James G. Thompson Jr. Two Pennies on the Leg
Variations 143
Unknown The Inseparable Pair crossed handed
144
Unknown Drop Switch crossed handed
144
Unknown Coins in the Teeth
146
Jimmy Buffaloe The Drop Pass
146
Jimmy Buffaloe The Drop Pass
146
Jimmy Buffaloe The Hippity Hop Half
147
Royal H. Brin, Jr. Rapid Transit
149
Nelson Hahne Winged Silver four coins travel one by one, extra
149
Unknown Improved Version with an odd coin as an attraction of the other coins
151
Unknown The Flying Eagles three coins in the left join three coins in the right one by one
Variations 152
Senor Charles Mardo Variation
153
Unknown Three and Three
153
Unknown Chinese Money Mystery
Variations 154
Frank Drobina Frank Drobina's Coin Routine five small coins from hand to hand, five phases, in spectator's pocket and with marked coin

156
Arthur H. Buckley Four Coins to a Glass
160
Unknown Coin Production from edge palm
161
Unknown Second Version
163
J. B. Bobo The Traveling Centavos coins to dice cup
Related to 164
Eddie Fields, Glenn Harrison Miracle Coins to the Pocket coins to glass in jacket pocket, tube from breast to coat pocket, in the book credited to Glenn Harrison, see Giobbi for credit detail
Related to 168
Unknown Coin Through a Ring with a handkerchief, two methods
  • a.) folding coin
  • b.) fake wrapping
171
Stewart Judah, Orville Wayne Meyer Silver or Copper Extraction two coins wrapped in handkerchief, spectator can chose which should penetrate. Three methods
174
Unknown Copper Penetration two coins, one is wrapped into a handkerchief and hold by the spectator, the other coin penetrates the silk
Related to 178
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin, L'Homme Masqué, Dai Vernon The Expansion of Texture - Expanded! two coins, one is wrapped into a handkerchief and hold by the spectator, the other coin penetrates the silk
Related to 181
J. B. Bobo, George F. Wright The Gadabout Coins two in the hand, one in the pocket
Inspired by
  • "The Alleurian Coins" by George F. Wright in "The Linking Ring" 1/1950
Variations
182
Unknown Coin through Hand
183
Milton Kort The Three Coin Trick three coins vanish one by one and appear again, the last one in the spectator's pocket, three methods
184
John Ramsay Coin through Hand with extra coin
185
Unknown The Bent Penny coin bends in spectator's hand
186
Dr. Boris Zola Silver Extraction coin to transparent coin
Variations 187
Unknown, Wallace Lee The Ghost of a Coin half dollar to glass disc, two methods
188
Han Ping Chien, J. B. Bobo, Stewart Judah Coins Through the Table eight coins, four penetrate the table, four versions
1.) Classic Han Ping Chien
2.) without putting the coins on the knee
3.) with an odd ninth coin
4.) Steward Judah, six pennies, one nickel
191
Han Ping Chien Han Ping Chien
191
Al Baker, Frank Garcia The Magical Filtration of Four Half Dollars four coins through the table, one by one, with a variation on the last coin by Frank Garcia
Related toVariations 193
Frank Garcia Here is Frank's method for last coin through table
196
Yank Hoe The Sympathetic Coins on a handkerchief with two pieces of paper
197
Unknown Second Version on a handkerchief with two pieces of paper, with extra coin
198
Al Saal The Al Saal Stratagem move to transfer a coin
Inspired by 198
Unknown Third Version with pennies and playing cards
199
Stewart James Fourth Version The Changing Change coins with different values, covered with two bills, extra coin
199
Unknown The Coin Roll
201
T. Nelson Downs The Downs Coin Star with wax on one coin
202
Unknown Roll Down Flourish with Four Coins four coin roll-out
Related to 204
T. Nelson Downs Downs Eureka Pass four coins vanish and appear one by one, transfer of back palmed coins
205
Arthur Punnar "Eureka" Routine four coins vanish and appear
206
Stewart Judah Rattle Box Routine coin penetrates glass and table, other coin travels from box to glass, rattle box
207
Milton Kort, Stewart James Thieves and Sheep two extra coins
208
Stuart P. Cramer Just Pretend coin vanishes and appears
210
Unknown Downs Palm Load
211
Unknown The Free and Ultimate Coinage of Silver coin is vanished, spectator selects object on the table under it is the coin. Then under all the objects is a coin
Related to 213
Glenn Harrison Coins and Cards Three coins appear under three cards, are vanished and reappear under the cards. six coins
Related toVariations 214
Theo "Okito" Bamberg The Okito Coin Box history
217
Unknown Okito Box Move
218
Unknown Another Way okito box turnover
219
Unknown One Hand Method okito box turnover
219
Unknown Hand to Hand Throw okito box turnover
220
Unknown Coin Through Box and the Hand with a description of four coins through table with the okito box
221
Unknown Okito Box, Coin and Handkerchief marked coin from box to handkerchief
221
Jack Chanin Routine with an Okito Box and a Silk four coins vanish
223
Dr. Carl L. Moore Silver to Copper with the Okito Coin Box
224
J. Elder Blackledge The Half Dollars and the Okito Box five coins, shell
Related toVariations 224
George Boston The George Boston Combination Coin Box coins penetrate box and hand
230
Unknown Copper Silver Transposition with the Combination Coin Box
231
Unknown The German Coin Box Bert Kalmar coin box variation
231
Paul Fox The Paul Fox Coin Boxes three versions
233
Stewart James Sqeeze Play coin through hole in poker chip and ring, with handkerchief, shell
235
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
236
Stewart James Money Paper paper disc penetrates a stack of four pennies and ends up inside a business card, nickel & penny set
237
Stewart James Almost a Transposition trasposition of dime and penny, as a kicker the dime transforms into two nickels, nickel & penny set, dime & penny set
Related to 238
Alfred Caroselli The Homing Coins three coins travel back under a handkerchief, 21 cent shell set
239
Unknown The Circus Trick several coins vanish from a handkerchief, 21 cent shell set
240
Unknown The 16¢ Vanish several coins vanish out of the hand, 21 cent shell set
241
Rolland Hamblen 85¢ Through the Table (The $1.35 Trick) several coins through handkerchief and table, $1.35 shell set
241
Unknown, James G. Thompson Jr. Copper and Silver Transposition all with copper/silver coin
  • Number One
  • Number Two
  • Number Three
  • Number Four (J. G. Thompson, Jr.)
Also published here 243
Thomas H. Bearden Presto Chango two coins change several times from silver to copper and back, copper/silver coin
Related toVariationsAlso published here 245
Milton Kort The Inferior Coin two silver one copper, copper vanishes and reappears three times, in the end there are two copper and one silver coin, copper /silver coin
246
Lillian Bobo Thieves and Sheep with double facer
Related toVariations 249
Hen Fetsch In and Out with handkerchief, copper/silver coin
249
Hen Fetsch Up Their Sleeve coin in spectator's sleeve and magician's sleeve transpose, copper/silver
250
Hen Fetsch Buddha's Coin silver coin is sandwiched between two copper coins, it transposes with a copper coin wrapped in Buddha Papers, double facer
Also published here 252
Nate Leipzig, Rolland Hamblen The Stack of Quarters six quarters covered with cone transform into pennies, quarters are found in the hand
253
Unknown Second Method stack of quarters covered with a bill tube transforms into pennies, quarters are reappear in purse
255
Unknown The Hook Coin different stratagems
256
Unknown The Magnet handlings for steel coin and magnet
258
Milton Kort Vanish vanish of a steel coin, with magnet
259
Unknown Sundry Gimmicked Coins and Tricks Therewith
260
Unknown Nickel to Half Dollar special folding half with nickel soldered to center section
260
Unknown Liberty Head Half and U.S. Penny
260
Unknown The Ring Coin coin with ring glued to it
261
Gene Gordon Short Changed several coins vanish, glued coins with hook
262
Jimmy Buffaloe The Marksman hole appears in coin
263
Unknown The Squirting Nickel when pressed, water squirts out
264
J. B. Bobo The Shell Half general remarks
265
Unknown Mystery with a Half Shell two coins, one appears and vanishes
265
Unknown Shell Split shell and coin are clipped in front palm, coin thrown, shell kept in position
265
Unknown How to Make Money one coin appears, two coins are rubbed together and one transforms into a quarter
266
Dave Coleman Three Questions two half dollars - one has an X on one side - are rubbed together, the marked coin transforms to a quarter with an X on it
268
Unknown Coin Through a Glass two coins in a glass, one coin travels visually into the other glass
268
Jimmy Buffaloe Perfect Coin Through Handkerchief shell
270
Dr. Carl L. Moore 25¢ and 50¢ Transposition quarter and half dollar change places, in the end both are halves
272
Unknown The Peregrinating Halves four half dollar coins from hand to hand, one by one
273
Unknown Shell Split Move
Related to 274
Milton Kort Coins Through the Table with shell and glass
Variations 276
Milton Kort Removing Shell from Stack in spectator's hand
278
Milton Kort The Protean Coin coin changes from copper to silver several times
279
Milton Kort The Sympathetic Coin on handkerchief, one card, three silver & one copper, shell
Variations 282
Unknown Shell Pickup Under a Card
283
Unknown The Modern Miser five coins appear
285
J. B. Bobo The Folding Half introduction
286
Ralph De Shong The Half Dollar in the Bottle
286
Stewart Judah Second Method
Variations 288
Unknown The Magic Mint nickel in the hand, half dollar appears, nickel transforms into another half dollar
289
Gene Gordon Biting a Piece from a Coin
290
Tom Hollingsworth Second Version coin bite
291
Dave Coleman Coin Through a Card (The Folding Quarter) with handkerchief
291
Unknown Coin Switch with handkerchief
293
Dave Coleman A Comedy Coin Routine coins appear and travel into spectator's hand, coin tray, coin wand
294
Unknown Coin in the Banana marked coin should appear in banana, boy already ate it, coin is produced with a wand from the boy's mouth
298
Rolland Hamblen Coin in Ball of Wool and Nest of Boxes entertaining routine with trick funnel and magic awl
299
Glenn Harrison Flight Three three marked coins travel to a pile of ten coins a spectator is holding, coin tray
303
J. B. Bobo The Miser's Dream general remarks and history
306
T. Nelson Downs T. Nelson Downs' Original Version with a hat, includes different palming techniques
308
Unknown Production Of Any Number Of Coins At Finger Tips
316
Unknown To Pass a Coin Trough the Knees
316
Unknown The Elusive Pass vanish of several coins
317
Unknown New Change-Over Palm
318
T. Nelson Downs Downs' New "Click" Pass
318
T. Nelson Downs Downs' New Fan Pass
Variations 320
Unknown The Downs' Eureka Pass
Related to 320
Unknown The "Turnover" with Forty Coins
320
T. Nelson Downs To Palm and Make the Pass with Forty Coins
321
Glenn Harrison The Miser's Dream with bucket
322
M.S. Whitford The Miser's Dream with glass
326
Jack Makepeace A Miser's Dream Routine with wine glass
329
Harry Bernard Perpetual Coins coin production, coins are always put in the pocket
330
Stanley Collins T. Nelson Downs some comments
332
Stanley Collins William J. Hilliar
332
Stanley Collins L'Homme Masqué
333
Stanley Collins Allen Shaw
333
Stanley Collins Owen Clark
Variations 333
Stanley Collins Charles Morritt
334
Stanley Collins Morritt's Purse Trick purse palm
Variations 334
Unknown Three Coin Monte three coins, one is labeled, monte
336
Unknown The Jumping Sixpence coin turns or jumps from wrist
337
Stanley Collins The Esscee Half-Crown and Wafers Trick with stickers
338
Unknown Two Heads and a Tail
339
Stanley Collins The Esscee Front and Back Manipulation
340
J. B. Bobo Routine No. 1 With a Single Coin
341
J. B. Bobo Routine No. 2 With a Single Coin
341
J. B. Bobo Routine No. 3 With a Single Coin
342
J. B. Bobo Routine No. 4 with copper/silver
342
J. B. Bobo Routine No. 5 with handkerchief
343
J. B. Bobo Routine No. 6
343
J. B. Bobo Routine No. 7 with handkerchief
344
J. B. Bobo Routine No. 8
344
J. B. Bobo Routine No. 9
344
J. B. Bobo Routine No. 10 shell
345
J. B. Bobo Routine No. 11
345
J. B. Bobo Routine No. 12
346
J. B. Bobo Routine No. 13
346
Milton Kort Routine No. 14 with dice cup
346
Milton Kort Routine No. 15 Too Many Coins
348
Rolland Hamblen Routine No. 16 with boston and lippincott coin box
349
James G. Thompson Jr. Routine No. 17
350