63 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 The Art of Magic 251
T. Nelson Downs Second Method of "The Sympathetic Coins", extra coin
1909 The Art of Magic 254
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Diplomaten-Konferenz four coins placed on handkerchief, covered with two cards
1930 Zauberkunststücke 22
T.J. Crawford The Migratory Coins using a shell
1933 Expert Manipulative Magic 23
The Sympathetic Coins on corners of handkerchief, second method with extra coin
Related to 1935 Coin Magic 52
T.J. Crawford Migratory Coins coins on corners of black cloth, with two postcards
Variations 1938 Greater Magic 705
George G. Kaplan The Sympathetic Coins two silver, one copper and one copper/silver
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 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 Principles and Deceptions 89
Ross Bertram Coin Assembly
Variations 1951 Stars of Magic (Vol. 9 No. 1) 136
Yank Hoe The Sympathetic Coins on a handkerchief with two pieces of paper
1952 Modern Coin Magic 197
Second Version on a handkerchief with two pieces of paper, with extra coin
1952 Modern Coin Magic 198
Third Version with pennies and playing cards
1952 Modern Coin Magic 199
Stewart James Fourth Version The Changing Change coins with different values, covered with two bills, extra coin
1952 Modern Coin Magic 199
J. B. Bobo Routine No. 13
1952 Modern Coin Magic 346
Dr. Jacob Daley Motile! sympathetic coins, on handkerchief
Related toAlso published here 1952 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 249) 994
Bruce Elliott Coin Assembly with one foreign coin
1953 Classic Secrets of Magic 107
Gerald Kosky Penny-Thru two effects with steel pennies and postcard with magnet, coin to glass and coin assembly
1966 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1965-66) 12
Dr. Jacob Daley Motile sympathetic coins, on handkerchief (originally in Phoenix)
Related to 1966 The New Modern Coin Magic 383
John Braun Penny Prestidigitation combination routine with seven pennies
1966 The New Modern Coin Magic 414
Eddie Joseph Rainbow Coins coins with different-colored stickers, international matrix, postcards
1969 The Art of Eddie Joseph 103
Dr. Morris Gerry Flying High coins on newspaper gather in one corner, covered with two magazines, bill production climax
1970 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70) 81
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 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 8) 343
John Bowery Added Bit for "Two Coins" coin travels to under card to second coin, coins connected with thread
Inspired by Sep. 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 11) 363
Derek Dingle Four Coins in the Countin'
1971 Dingle's Deceptions with Cards and Coins 42
David Carré Coin Congregation matrix where the coins change in the end

Feb. 1977 Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 6) 363
Harry Lorayne The Traveling Salesmen four coins on corners of handkerchief, then penetrate upwards, two cover cards
1977 The Magic Book 195
Ross Bertram Coin Assembly see credit information on page 40
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 37
Trevor Lewis Four-Coin Assembly
May 1981 Apocalypse (Vol. 4 No. 5) 485
Derek Dingle Technical Variation of Bertram's Coin Assembly
1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 194
Derek Dingle Four Coins and Counting slightly different effect
1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 211
Paul Cummins Top Billing using two bills (instead of cards) and coins
Sep. 1983 Apocalypse (Vol. 6 No. 9) 823
Russ Burns Four the Hard Way using two matchbooks
Oct. 1983 Apocalypse (Vol. 6 No. 10) 834
Stephen Tucker Out & About with two travel passes and a torch
1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 31) 595
David Roth Stonehenge Coin Assembly rock production climax
Variations 1985 Expert Coin Magic 142
Davide Costi, Toni Mantovani David's Reverse Matrix
VariationsAlso published here 1987 For Friends Only... 64
Tom Gagnon You Have My Sympathy with close up map
Inspired by 1988 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 23) 399
Karl Fulves Undercover pocket card, "high card wins" presentation
Inspired by 1989 Money Moves 30
Dr. Jacob Daley Mobility No. 52, three coins and two cards
Also published here 1989 Self-Working Coin Magic 56
Karl Fulves Cover Up No. 54, simplified matrix
1989 Self-Working Coin Magic 60
Karl Fulves Two Coins No. 61, two coins under two cards, one travels to the other, coins connected with thread
Inspired by 1989 Self-Working Coin Magic 74
Karl Fulves The Gathering No. 83, coin travels from under one playing card to another
1989 Self-Working Coin Magic 117
Bob Kohler Return to Spender reverse matrix with two cards
1990 Impossibilia 108
Scott Robinson The Big Bang reverse coin assembly
1990 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 33) 587
Paul Gertner Bounce Assembly and Reverse two cards, extra coin handling or shell handling
1994 Steel and Silver 45
Bob King International Backfire
Inspired by
  • "Matrix Minus Two" (Bob King, Opening Night Magic)
2000 Great Britain 2001 10
John Cornelius An Assemblage of Silver
2001 The Award-Winning Magic of John Cornelius 67
Andy Luttrell Ace, Ace, & the Critter Chase coin matrix with two Aces, Aces change to Jacks as climax
2001 Mr. Gadfly (Vol. 1 No. 4 Nov./Dec.) 12
Mike Gallo The Matrix Routines using shim coin
  • The 4-Card Routine
  • The 2-Card Routine
2002 Visual Coin Assembly 6
Al Baker The Cards and Coins shell
Also published here
  • marketed 1934
2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Instructions) 591
Al Baker Sympathetic Coins
2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Notebooks) 744
Davide Costi, Toni Mantovani Reverse Matrix
Also published here 2004 Close-Up Elegance by Davide Costi 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) 26
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 Monedas Y Otras Historias 122
Mark Tams Two Card Backfire Matrix four coins
2012 The F.F.F.F. Book 259
Tom Gagnon Gagnon's Sympathetic Coins coins penetrate upwards through pad to join coin under card, extra coin
Inspired by 2013 Too Hot for the Devil 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 Coinlang. 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 Pure Imagination 135
Carlos Vaquera Matrix - Premier four coins four cards with backfire ending, repeated with four coins and two cards
2019 The Illusioneer 265
Carlos Vaquera Matrix - Deuxième
Inspired by 2019 The Illusioneer 271
Michael Rubinstein Two Coin Monte (Two Card Reverse Matrix) credit information
Also published here
  • Knockout Coin Magic videos, 1986
2020 Rubinstein Coin Magic 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 The Session 2020 18
Motoki Kaido Easy Quick Four Matrix, four coins and two cards, instant assembly, uses KATSUKARE Steal
2021 The Monster of the Secret Art 10
Motoki Kaido Back Fire Assembly Matrix with Backfire ending. Four coins and two cards.
2021 The Monster of the Secret Art 57