102 entries in Coin / Effect Themes / Topological Effects / Miscellaneous
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
The Travelling Counters twelve coins, travel around, at one point they are stuck together to a solid block
1876 180
The "Heads and Tails" Trick coins turn over in a stack of coins, double-faced coin
1876 182
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)
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)
Zur "Durchdringenden Münze" clarifying illustration
Related to Dec. 1900
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 12)
Phantome Ein moderner Erfinder - 7. coin melts in hand, quicksilver
Related to Jan. 1902
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 1)
The Shell Coin fixing coin with shell with hair, spectator turns heads-up coin over under handkerchief, still heads-up
1939 59
Eddie Joseph To Make Coin Turn Over in Closed Hand
1942 46
Eddie Joseph The Eccentric Coin coin clings to blade of knife
1942 95
Shaman Half-Head/Half-Tail Coin for rubbing-two-coins-together illusion
Related to Nov. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 47)
L. Vosburgh Lyons Discus Chinese compass, arrows on circle point always in same direction
Related to Mar. 1946
The Phoenix (Issue 102)
Norman Jensen Half a Jit vanish of one half of a coin, context trick
Nov. 1950
The Phoenix (Issue 215)
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
Also published here
Nov. 1951
The Phoenix (Issue 243)
Karrell Fox, Roy Kissell The Topsy Turvy Coins five coins alternated heads up/tails up arrange to all heads up
1952 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 236
Jimmy Buffaloe The Marksman hole appears in coin
1952 263
Gene Gordon Biting a Piece from a Coin
1952 290
Tom Hollingsworth Second Version coin bite
1952 291
Dave Coleman Coin Through a Card (The Folding Quarter) with handkerchief
1952 291
J. B. Bobo Routine No. 3 With a Single Coin
1952 342
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 12
Robert E. Olson Folding Money coin is produced from a smaller container
Apr. 1965
The New Phoenix (Issue 395/396)
Silent Mora Chinese Money Trick chinese coin is stretched, then formed into man-like coin (originally from Sphinx)
Variations 1966 411
Hans-Gerhard Stumpf, George Leitmayr Match Sword Box coin in matchbox is penetrated by six matches
1969 91
Roland Hurley The De-Materializing Coin Chinese coin with square hole and half dollar with round hole transpose, then holes transpose from Chinese coin to half dollar
Inspired byVariations Feb. 1971
Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 2)
Alan Alan The Balance Coins coins cling to fingers, using thread (Dual Control Gimmick)
1972 265
Milton Kort Bottom's Up coin drops through hole at the bottom of a glass that is too small, see 1994 reference for Kort credit information
Related to 1973 67
Harvey Rosenthal Sixty Cent Trick small coin on larger coin, coins change size, metamorphosis change
1976 11
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 99
Trevor Lewis Hole Card coin fits through hole in card even though it is too small
Also published here Apr. 1978
Apocalypse (Vol. 1 No. 4)
Shigeo Futagawa Handkerchief and Coin handkerchief is moved and coin remains in place
1978 13
Karrell Fox "Outa-Shape" Penetration plastic glass and coin penetrate table, both come out warped and distorted
1979 67
Nick Pudar The Incredible "Bulk" with two coins that have tape around them, kicker: stuck together
Sep. 1981
Apocalypse (Vol. 4 No. 9)
Sol Stone Silver Hole Switcheroo Moving hole on a coin
Variations 1981 119
Scott Weiser Key to the Orient Chinese coin on padlock
1981 180
John Bentz Stick It Needle Through Coin
1981 196
Les Shore The Melting Coin with matchbook
1981 226
Stephen Tucker Zig Zag Coin middle section of coin is moved to the side
Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. Special #2 (Xmas))
Curtis Kam Inverted Spellbound spellbound routine, including an "inverted" (filed-down) coin, nine changes
Related to 1982 10
John Lyon Optical Plastic coin appears to sink into sheet of plastic
Related to
  • "Blue Crystal" (Lubor Fiedler, Tenyo T-198)
1982 ca.
Michael J. Gerhardt Ultra C/S Transposition chinese coin and half dollar, as climax only the hole transposes
Nov. 1983
Apocalypse (Vol. 6 No. 11)
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 154
Stephen Tucker Coineto coin from hand to hand, first a quarter, then half and three quarters travel
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. Special #3)
Bill Diedrich The Squished Nickel nickel is pressed flat by squeezing it with bare hands
1983 63
Trevor Lewis Hole Card coin fits through hole in card even though it is too small
Also published here 1984 (ca.) 1
Ben Harris Masquerade ink on coin burns hole in coin in shape of index of forced card (flash paper)
Apr. 1985
Apocalypse (Vol. 8 No. 4)
David Roth Pulling Off Ten Cents Pulling off a small piece of a half dollar, which transforms into a dime
1985 39
David Roth A Mighty Squeeze Fold a coin in half and then quarters
1985 40
David Roth The Eraser Erase pieces of a coin
1985 152
David Roth Linking Coins fusion of two, then three half dollars
1985 158
David Roth Linking Coins II Fusion of two coins, then three
1985 316
David Roth Silly Putty Coin folds in sympathy with a silly putty impression of it
1985 336
Ben Harris The Greenhouse Effect card appears folded in glass which is held mouth-down on deck
1985 63
Karl Fulves Coin in Sand invisible coin moves in sand, then appears under glass visibly, posed as problem
1985 107
Jay Sankey Bridging The Gap using a clear glass tube as gag explanation for Coins Across through which rolled up coin slides
1986 53
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)
Alexander de Cova Münzen durch den Tisch - Klimax climax in which the coins become stuck inside the glass which is now a solid clear block
1988 23
Karl Fulves Zimzum coin drops through holes in paper that are much smaller
1989 10
Simon Lovell Assassination Three bullet holes appear in a coin after magician feigns assassinating Kennedy - coin then changes into a bullet
1989 59
Metal bending No. 27, coin apparently soft and bent back and forth
1989 39
Ori Ashkenazi It Seems so right Coin appears to have two head sides
Dec. 1990
Apocalypse (Vol. 13 No. 12)
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)
Giovanni Livera Passage to China glass covered with large Chinese coin, three half dollars penetrate into glass, last one under glass, one half dollar visible penetrates through hole in Chinese coin
Related to Dec. 1991
Magic (Vol. 1 No. 4)
Steve Dusheck Turnover Penny penny on card turns over, then is found glued onto card
1992 30
Bob Farmer Transpose My Spaces With The Trick Coin Of Life Chinese coin with square hole and half dollar with round hole transpose, then holes transpose from Chinese coin to half dollar
Inspired byRelated to Nov. 1993
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 3)
Aldo Colombini ESP Coins coins assume shapes of symbols
Nov. 1994
Apocalypse (Vol. 17 No. 11)
Nate Leipzig Balancing of a Half Dollar on the Finger Tips short note from Hilliard's notebook
1994 1091
Bob Gill Gyro-Compass Chinese compass applied to coin with straight sides
Jan. 1994
New Sorcerer (Vol. 1 No. 6)
Yuji Wada Stretching Your Money two coins are produced, then they become magnetic and travel to one hand, finally one coin is stretched
Sep. 1994
The Minotaur (Vol. 6 No. 3)
Karrell Fox Sympathetic Coins bunch of quarters are alternating heads up and face up, when dropped singly all heads up
1995 29
Paul Harris Cheap Juggler pennies are balanced on edge, then shown stapled together
The Art of Astonishment — Book 1 (Issue Misc. Pieces of Paul)
Paul Harris Putty Buddy paddly is formed out of silly putty, coins pressed into it turn over and change
1996 31
Don Tanner, Paul Harris The Twinkie Bottle pen drops through hole in washer into bottle
1996 43
Paul Harris Twinkie Too pen drops through hole in washer into bottle
1996 44
Paul Harris The Shape of Astonishment impression of coin in foil changes from heads to tails
1996 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)
David Harkey, Eric Anderson Torque II coin gets hot, is dropped into drink which boils, becomes lump of silver
1997 14
Karl Fulves Copper copper layer in US quarters moves from being nearer to the head side to the tail side
1997 154
Chris Bailey Hole In The Head moving hole on a coin
Inspired byRelated to Jan. 1997
Magic (Vol. 6 No. 5)
Karl Fulves Cold Cash spectator should guess which coin is heavier with closed eyes, they are the same but colder coin seems heavier
Discoverie (Issue 1)
John Carney Bits dollar breaks into four pieces which change into four quarters, see Issue 3, p. 1, for further credits
July/Aug. 2002
The Penumbra (Issue 2)
Hiroshi Sawa Mother and Daughter coins adhere to each other
Nov. 2002
Genii (Vol. 65 No. 11)
Jay Sankey The Changeling Two initialed coins transpose, then fuse into one coin with initials on both sides
Twenty Years Of Magic (Issue Amazing Tricks)
David Acer New Millennium Tenkai Pennies Tenkai Pennies with signed coins - then signatures end up on same coin
Also published here Apr. 2003
Genii (Vol. 66 No. 4)
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
Also published here Nov. 2003
Magic (Vol. 13 No. 3)
David Acer New Millennium Tenkai Pennies Tenkai Pennies with signed coins - then signatures end up on same coin
VariationsAlso published here 2004 227
Joseph K. Schmidt Trapdoor Coin stream of rice produced from hole in Chinese coin
Related to 2004 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 51
Jay Sankey A Strange Journey borrowed coin is inserted in straw and travels down
2004 102
Martin Gardner Coin That Floats Japanese 1-yen coin floats on water, then sinks on command
  • KF note (Karl Fulves)
Discoverie (Issue 9)
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
Prolix (Issue 5)
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
Also published here 2009 26
David Acer Transfusion Tenkai Pennies with signed coins - then signatures end up on same coin
Also published here 2011 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 28
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))
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 29
Al Schneider Hole Hop
  • Broadcast from Nowhere
copper coin with slit is put in copper-colored envelope, silver coin with hole in silver envelope, the hole forms transpose
Jan. 2019
Genii (Vol. 82 No. 1)
Michael Rubinstein Oil and Water three copper and three silver coins alternately put in one hand, they separate, repeat, then the coins become a solid block
Related toAlso published here
  • Penguin Two Live lecture, 2016
2020 114
Michael Rubinstein Coin in Coin Roll coin sinks into flat paper tube à la Ball and Tube
2020 337
Motoki Kaido Yin Sound Sound is heard when invisible coin is used to hit against a real coin, uses hidden coins to produce sound
Variations 2021 254
Joe Cole Through and Chew three different coins through table, one changes to chewing gum at the end and back, one coin is stretched to long shape
Mar. 2022
Genii (Vol. 85 No. 3)
Andrew Mayne Eat the Change borrowed coins are thrown into one's mouth and loudly eaten
Also published here
  • MAGIC, Dec. 2009
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