97 entries in Coin / Effect Themes / Topological Effects / Miscellaneous
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
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
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
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
Eddie Joseph To Make Coin Turn Over in Closed Hand
1942 Coin and Money Magic 46
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
L. Vosburgh Lyons Discus Chinese compass, arrows on circle point always in same direction
Related to 1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 102) 410
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
Also published here
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 243) 970
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
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
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
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
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
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 Wonderful Routines of Magic — The First Addendum 67
Harvey Rosenthal Sixty Cent Trick small coin on larger coin, coins change size, metamorphosis change
1976 Close-Up Sampler — Part 1 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 The Magic Book 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) 43
Shigeo Futagawa Handkerchief and Coin handkerchief is moved and coin remains in place
1978 Introduction to Coin Magic 13
Karrell Fox "Outa-Shape" Penetration plastic glass and coin penetrate table, both come out warped and distorted
1979 Another Book 67
Nick Pudar The Incredible "Bulk" with two coins that have tape around them, kicker: stuck together
Sep. 1981 Apocalypse (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
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 J. Gerhardt Ultra C/S Transposition chinese coin and half dollar, as climax only the hole transposes
Nov. 1983 Apocalypse (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
Trevor Lewis Hole Card coin fits through hole in card even though it is too small
Also published here 1984 (ca.) Magic of my Friends 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) 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
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
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 Unterhaltung durch Illusion 23
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. 13 No. 12) 1863
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
Steve Dusheck Turnover Penny penny on card turns over, then is found glued onto card
1992 Dusheck's Coin Magic 30
Aldo Colombini ESP Coins coins assume shapes of symbols
Nov. 1994 Apocalypse (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
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
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
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
Karl Fulves Cold Cash spectator should guess which coin is heavier with closed eyes, they are the same but colder coin seems heavier
1999 Discoverie (Issue 1) 5
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
Hiroshi Sawa Mother and Daughter coins adhere to each other
Nov. 2002 Genii (Vol. 65 No. 11) 49
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 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) 70
David Acer New Millennium Tenkai Pennies Tenkai Pennies with signed coins - then signatures end up on same coin
VariationsAlso 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
Martin Gardner Coin That Floats Japanese 1-yen coin floats on water, then sinks on command
  • KF note (Karl Fulves)
2004 Discoverie (Issue 9) 120
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
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
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
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) 34
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 Rubinstein Coin Magic 114
Michael Rubinstein Coin in Coin Roll coin sinks into flat paper tube à la Ball and Tube
2020 Rubinstein Coin Magic 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 The Monster of the Secret Art 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) 58