67 entries in Coin / Effect Themes / Traveling / Matrix / Two Cards
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Yank Hoe The Sympathetic Coins on corners of handkerchief
Variations 1909 251
T. Nelson Downs Second Method of "The Sympathetic Coins", extra coin
1909 254
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Diplomaten-Konferenz four coins placed on handkerchief, covered with two cards
1930 22
T.J. Crawford The Migratory Coins using a shell
1933 23
The Sympathetic Coins on corners of handkerchief, second method with extra coin
Related to 1935 52
T.J. Crawford Migratory Coins coins on corners of black cloth, with two postcards
Variations 1938 705
George G. Kaplan The Sympathetic Coins two silver, one copper and one copper/silver
1948 248
Arthur H. Buckley, John Northern Hilliard Two Playing Cards, Four Half Dollars and a Handkerchief
Inspired by
  • Hilliard trick in Stanyon's "Magic", Dec 1904
1948 89
Ross Bertram Coin Assembly
Variations 1951
Stars of Magic (Vol. 9 No. 1)
Yank Hoe The Sympathetic Coins on a handkerchief with two pieces of paper
1952 197
Second Version on a handkerchief with two pieces of paper, with extra coin
1952 198
Third Version with pennies and playing cards
1952 199
Stewart James Fourth Version The Changing Change coins with different values, covered with two bills, extra coin
1952 199
J. B. Bobo Routine No. 13
1952 346
Dr. Jacob Daley Motile! sympathetic coins, on handkerchief
Related toAlso published here Feb. 1952
The Phoenix (Issue 249)
Bruce Elliott Coin Assembly with one foreign coin
1953 107
Gerald Kosky Penny-Thru two effects with steel pennies and postcard with magnet, coin to glass and coin assembly
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1965-66)
Dr. Jacob Daley Motile sympathetic coins, on handkerchief (originally in Phoenix)
Related to 1966 383
John Braun Penny Prestidigitation combination routine with seven pennies
1966 414
Eddie Joseph Rainbow Coins coins with different-colored stickers, international matrix, postcards
1969 103
Dr. Morris Gerry Flying High coins on newspaper gather in one corner, covered with two magazines, bill production climax
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70)
Morty Rudnick Two Coins two coins under two cards, one travels to the other, coins connected with thread, see also p. 348
Related toVariations June 1970 343
John Bowery Added Bit for "Two Coins" coin travels to under card to second coin, coins connected with thread
Inspired by Sep. 1970 363
Derek Dingle Four Coins in the Countin'
Related to 1971 42
John Northern Hilliard Les pièces voyageuses corners of handkerchief assembly, shell, two cards
Related toAlso published here
  • J. H. Hilliard "La Prestidigitation du XXe Siècle"
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 34 No. 4)
Lawrence Nudelman Traveling Coins with 2 One-Dollar Bills four coins in square formation assemble under cover of two bills
1975-1978 ca. 4
Lawrence Nudelman Two Cards - Four (?) Coins
1975-1978 ca. 4
Rodolfo Sympatische Münzen
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 37 No. 3)
David Carré Coin Congregation matrix where the coins change in the end

Feb. 1977
Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 6)
Harry Lorayne The Traveling Salesmen four coins on corners of handkerchief, then penetrate upwards, two cover cards
1977 195
Ross Bertram Coin Assembly see credit information on page 40
1978 37
Trevor Lewis Four-Coin Assembly
May 1981
Apocalypse (Vol. 4 No. 5)
Derek Dingle Technical Variation of Bertram's Coin Assembly
1982 194
Derek Dingle Four Coins and Counting slightly different effect
1982 211
Paul Cummins Top Billing using two bills (instead of cards) and coins
Sep. 1983
Apocalypse (Vol. 6 No. 9)
Russ Burns Four the Hard Way using two matchbooks
Oct. 1983
Apocalypse (Vol. 6 No. 10)
Stephen Tucker Out & About with two travel passes and a torch
Nov. 1983
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 31)
David Roth Stonehenge Coin Assembly rock production climax
Variations 1985 142
Davide Costi, Toni Mantovani David's Reverse Matrix
VariationsAlso published here 1987 64
Tom Gagnon You Have My Sympathy with close up map
Inspired by 1988 399
Karl Fulves Undercover pocket card, "high card wins" presentation
Inspired by 1989 30
Dr. Jacob Daley Mobility No. 52, three coins and two cards
Also published here 1989 56
Karl Fulves Cover Up No. 54, simplified matrix
1989 60
Karl Fulves Two Coins No. 61, two coins under two cards, one travels to the other, coins connected with thread
Inspired by 1989 74
Karl Fulves The Gathering No. 83, coin travels from under one playing card to another
1989 117
Bob Kohler Return to Spender reverse matrix with two cards
1990 108
Scott Robinson The Big Bang reverse coin assembly
1990 587
Paul Gertner Bounce Assembly and Reverse two cards, extra coin handling or shell handling
1994 45
Bob King International Backfire
Inspired by
  • "Matrix Minus Two" (Bob King, Opening Night Magic)
2000 10
John Cornelius An Assemblage of Silver
2001 67
Andy Luttrell Ace, Ace, & the Critter Chase coin matrix with two Aces, Aces change to Jacks as climax
Nov./Dec. 2001
Mr. Gadfly (Vol. 1 No. 4)
Mike Gallo The Matrix Routines using shim coin
  • The 4-Card Routine
  • The 2-Card Routine
2002 6
Al Baker The Cards and Coins shell
Also published here
  • marketed 1934
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Instructions)
Al Baker Sympathetic Coins
2003 744
Davide Costi, Toni Mantovani Reverse Matrix
Also published here 2004 121
Adam Keisner The Vanishings four coins vanish and reappear visually on the table in matrix configuration with two cover cards
Jan. 2007
Genii (Vol. 70 No. 1)
Luis Piedrahita Monedas y Plástico de Embalar four coins appear under a piece of bubble wrap, then the bubble wrap is cut into two pieces and the coins covered with them, very visible matrix
2011 122
Mark Tams Two Card Backfire Matrix four coins
2012 259
Tom Gagnon Gagnon's Sympathetic Coins coins penetrate upwards through pad to join coin under card, extra coin
Inspired by 2013 164
Tomoya Horiki Unexpected Assembly (アンエクスペクテッド・アセンブリ) Four coins and two cards, travel from under one card to another
2017 40
Scott Robinson Big Bang four-coin matrix with one card, first coin vanishes and joins other beneath card, card split into two, last two coins join them one at a time, backfire finish, good follow-up for “Automated Teller Card” (p. 130)
2018 135
Carlos Vaquera Matrix - Premier four coins four cards with backfire ending, repeated with four coins and two cards
2019 265
Carlos Vaquera Matrix - Deuxième
Inspired by 2019 271
Michael Rubinstein Two Coin Monte (Two Card Reverse Matrix) credit information
Also published here
  • Knockout Coin Magic videos, 1986
2020 252
Carlos Vaquera Matrix Premier four coins assemble under one card with backfire, first with four cards, then again with two cards
Also published here
  • The Illusioneer
2020 18
Motoki Kaido Easy Quick Four Matrix, four coins and two cards, instant assembly, uses KATSUKARE Steal
2021 10
Motoki Kaido Back Fire Assembly Matrix with Backfire ending. Four coins and two cards.
2021 57