120 entries in Coin / Effect Themes / Gags / Miscellaneous
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Unknown To conveie one shilling being in one hand into another, holding your armes abroad like a rood sucker bet in which a coin is in each hand, it is proposed to bring them into one hand without the hands coming near each other
The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXV) 187
Unknown How to rap a wag on the knuckles gag in which a spectator is rapped on the knuckles
Related to The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXV) 187
Unknown A merry conceit gag in which a spectator is rapped on the knuckles as coins are handed out
The Art of Legerdemain Discovered 38
Unknown A Simple Coin Trick coin in broken match into bottle, non-magical science experiment
The Modern Conjurer 295
Unknown Variation - A Good Cath gag, coin appears under two bigger coins
Coin Magic 28
Unknown Amusing Dime Catch coin pressed on spectators forehead vanishes
Related to Coin Magic 29
Unknown Dime and Ginger Ale Bottle dime put on mouth of a bottle jumps into the air
Coin Magic 29
Unknown To Pick Up a Dime with the Palm
Related to Coin Magic 33
Matt Schulien, Dorny Testing a Half Dollar gag, glass hammered onto coin
After the Dessert 8
Bruce Elliott The Back Room bar bet with a coin, gag with a bill (Al Cohn), on semantics, exposure, George Karger, Keith Clark and Bill Larsen
The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 16) 68
Danny Morris, Doc Hurwitz Betcha bar bet, drinking from a glass while arm is held by spectator, coin gag
The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 17) 70
Danny Morris, Doc Hurwitz Betcha
  • coin jumps from mouth of empty bottle, without touching
  • pepper in glass is attracted or repelled by finger
The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 19) 81
Danny Morris, Doc Hurwitz Betcha
  • drinking from a sealed bottled without opening it
  • moving a coin without touching it
The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 20) 85
Unknown Gaglets with assistant, coin falls on the stage and assistant is looking for it during the show
The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 22) 93
Danny Morris, Doc Hurwitz, Walter B. Gibson Betcha
  • boiling water in a paper bag
  • beer bet
  • coin bet / puzzle ("One is not a nickel")
Variations The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 24) 101
Eddie Joseph The Double Bite coin pressed on spectators forehead, he is told to make it fall but it's not there, it really is left there for second spectator, coin reappears under lapel of third spectator
Coin and Money Magic 76
James G. Thompson Jr. Coin Betcha
The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 28) 118
Hen Fetsch Betcha removing two coins balancing on rim of mouth of a galss, with one hand, bar bet
The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 33) 137
Hen Fetsch Betcha turning over a coin under a beer mug without touching the mug
The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 34) 140
Unknown, Walter B. Gibson "Free" French Drop like spider grip vanish, as a fake french drop, as a switch, pretending to be a master sleever
The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 52) 213
Tom Fitzgerald A Cute Betcha match balancing on edge of a match, everything is covered under a glass, removing match without touching anything
The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 53) 217
Jean Hugard The Melting Coin coin is apparently bent with both and vanishes in the flame of a match where it is reproduced again
Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 3) 62
Bob Hummer Latest Miser's Dream Gag verbal ambiguity, getting spectator's money
Also published here Six-Trix for 1944 8
Hen Fetsch Pants Pour gag, penny dropped in funnel which is in pockets, milk is poured inside funnel
Milk Pitcher Magic 25
J. B. Bobo The Squirting Nickel use for hollow coin to squirt water from, heckler stopper
Watch This One! 95
Karrell Fox Sucker!! buddha papers joke for magician's
The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 166) 665
Jack Yeager Glorifying Your Magic 1. Califaction of Handkerchiefs (silks in dove pan merge together)
2. How to spell trust? (oddity on coin)
3. Key Card Placement (Charlier Pass)
4. 20th Century Silks idea
5. Zombie Idea (floating flower pot)
6. Comedy bits with a stooge
7. Miser's Dream Shower (with handkerchief)
8. Thumb Tip Idea (with scotch tape)
9. Thimble color change
10. The cotton bunny (cotton bunny to real one, dove pan)
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1948) 12
Unknown Coin On Card Stunt Balance card and coin on finger, flick card out under the coin
Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 16
Unknown Three Stunts with a Dime bets and gags with coins
Over the Coffee Cups 21
Unknown Sucker Bet gag with coins
Over the Coffee Cups 22
Unknown Penny Game puzzle with cigarettes, glass, coin and paper, set-up for joke with flash paper
Over the Coffee Cups 24
Al Baker Dime and Penny Gag for magicians only
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Pet Secrets) 430
Eugene Bernstein Shaker's Switch idea for old gag, pressing coin on forehead of spectator
The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 231) 925
Hen Fetsch Betcha!
  • reading the date of a coin through a paper
  • predicting the right card, gag (two versions)
  • showing five kings in a deck
The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 236) 944
Franklin V. Taylor Wet Dime! water drops fall from between two coins
The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 245) 980
Unknown The Squirting Nickel when pressed, water squirts out
Modern Coin Magic 264
Ronald B. Edwards Just A Half magician's joke, tearing up a folding half
The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 299) 1197
Charlie Miller Coin in Paper Sack ?
The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 80
J. B. Bobo A Funny Finish for a Coin Routine dividing ten coins between boys and performer, boys get nothing
The New Modern Coin Magic 423
Milton Kort, Ron Bauer Gag Penetration with an Okito Box coin becomes bigger as it penetrates box
The New Modern Coin Magic 504
Al Flosso, Karl Fulves The Wonderful Coin Trick coin held with visible pull as gag, then really vanishes from end of pull
Variations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 10) 52
Jay Weiler Hook Coin Gag for magicians
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 4) 318
Robert Eagle Penny Gag using special advertisement penny
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 2) 388
Pete Biro Sock Purse Gag
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70) 55
Bob Read R.I.P. sort of miser's dream with a hat, joke
Thanks to Pepys... 14
Juan Tamariz Cuenta Enigmatica de 3 Monedas do as I do trick with coins, spectator fails to repeat the same actions
Aprenda Ud. Magia 99
Ken Brooke Coin Riddle bar bet
Related to Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 4) 50
Ken Brooke Coin Puzzle
Related to Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 4) 50
John Cornelius Gotcha! - Sleight Of Foot gag for "coin brushed under foot" in which it is not there at the end
Related toVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 7) 735
John Cornelius Gotcha! - Invisible Downs Palm coin position that allows to display hand more freely, as magician's gag
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 7) 735
Unknown Betcha Can't coin pressed on spectator's forehead gag
Tricks with Coins 54
George Blake On Coin Puzzle other solution
Inspired by Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 6) 76
Fred Robinson Edge Spinners bar bets and flourishes with coins
  • Finger Flicker, coin spinning
  • Thumb It, coin spinning with two hands
  • Tri-Van, sleeving technique while coin spins
  • Bottoms Up, coin spins on reversed tumbler
  • Nicked, how to hear on which side a coin lands on
  • Off Balance, coin lands always on the same side
  • Smash and Grab, spun coin vanishes by hitting a match box on it
  • For Two Pins, coin spins held by two pins
  • Skittled, coin is knocked over with an other coin
Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 9) 106
Bob Read Bob's Business Noses Galore coin from nose, plastic nose appears
Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 10) 122
Fred Robinson Circulating Coins several ways of spinning a coin on a needle, tossing and rolling a coin
Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 4) 190
Unknown, Alex Elmsley, Tony Faro, Ed Schuman Festive Fun a coin puzzle by Alex Elmsley and by Tony Faro, logic puzzles, making smoke powder by burning a striking surface, match problems by Tony Faro, medium card revelation, a number puzzle by Ed Schuman and how to stick a bottle on a wall

Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 4) 192
Unknown Moneda en la Frente (I) gag, spectator can not remove coin from forehead
Magia en el Bar 101
Unknown Mondea Gag glued coin on counter, as used by Fu Manchu, gag
Magia en el Bar 109
Geoff Ray Close-Up Quickly coin transforms into spider, gag
Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 3) 329
Eddie Fields Dropsy Diddle Spectator locates selection by dropping coin on card in a spread, involves a gag with the card printed on the coin and a final card transformation
Related to The Artful Dodges of Eddie Fields 65
Karl Fulves Folding Coin Gag for magicians, using welded obvious folding coin
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #1) 880
Vic Allen Helping Hand snatching a coin out of the spectator's hand, ends a with a rubber hand joke
Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 9) 407
Dai Vernon "Over The Top" Vanish sucker gag for magicians
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #8) 1007
Karl Fulves Blackmailing the Enemy spectator balances coin on nose and must make it fall, then coin pressed on spectator's forehead, heckler stopper, picture snapped with camera
Related to The Magic Book 144
Thomas A. O'Lenick Aero-Dynamic Dollar bill with 2 quarters in it is folded into propellor and tossed to ceiling where it sticks
Las Vegas Close-Up 67
Karl Fulves Current Comedy confusing coin magic patter
Interlocutor (Issue 22) 83
Slydini A Coin Gag coin given to spectator, vanishes before he reaches for it and is reproduced
The Magical World of Slydini 48
Bob Hummer Latest Miser's Dream Gag verbal ambiguity, getting spectator's money
Also published here Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 24
Michael Ammar Coin on Ceiling also as a kicker for card on ceiling with card corner
Also published here Encore II 11
Stephen Tucker Curio magician only gag, apparently using magnetic locking coin
Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 1) 4
Steve Beam Counting Forty as Four spectator gets glimpse of load of coins which then vanishes without ever being produced
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume II 31
Steve Beam Muscular Coins Across gag using muscle pass
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume II 36
Claude Hale Eggstraordinary coin dropper in stuffed chicken
Fork Full of Appetizers 57
Phillip Young Brace Yourself two jokes with braces and coins
Fingers don't Entertain, People Do 29
Ross Bertram Two-Faced double sided coin changes into two separate coins, for magicians
Bertram on Sleight of Hand 68
Paul Harris, Dick Ryan Chocolate Coin real coin is torn open as if it were a chocolate coin with tin foil
Inspired byAlso published here A Close-Up Kinda Guy 82
Gary Osborne By Gum apparently biting off parts from a coin, making coin vanish, ungaffed
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 29) 568
Meir Yedid Misdirection Coin Vanish toy spider jumps across table as misdirection, gag
Off the Wall 5
David Roth Ringing The Change coin makes ringing sound, hidden bell
The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 3 19
Steve Beam Leftovers a computer gag, Henry Pettit, Dan Garrett, Phil Young, Wayn Kyzer's bear handed production gag, , a coin gag by Dexter Cleveland, Don Morris, a probability impossible trick for magician's by Steve Beam
The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 8) 140
John Riggs The Thing small puppet hand in coin purse, throws coin out, more ideas on "Mr. Jimmy" by Steve Beam
Related toAlso published here The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 12) 193
Richard Bartram, Jr. Phert! idea when spectator's hand is covering cards / coins on the table, so they feel the magic moment, plate-lifter
Close-Up of the Damned 4
Albert Goshman Spiked Coin coin sticks to forehead, shown to have spike in it.
Magic By Gosh 73
Albert Goshman Coin on Edge coin on edge in tabled glass
Magic By Gosh 120
Karl Fulves Blackmail "Penny Papers", coin pressed on spectator's forehead, not really there
Related to S-C — Contemporary Money Magic (Issue 5) 86
Roger Klause Delayed Reaction coin is tossed to other hand but is seen a little later, sight gag using muscle pass
Variations The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 5 136
John Riggs Cranium Vanish gag, coin is thrown in the air and lands on performer's head, he then removes the coin and it vanishes, for bald people only, tattoo
The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 20) 349
Karrell Fox "A Real Shocker" tray of coins vibrates and buzzes when spectator touches a coin, joy-buzzer
My Latest Book 20
Unknown Animation No. 7, six copper coins and one silver coin in handkerchief, silver coin apparently doesn't like that and the handkerchief shakes widely, at doorway edge, part of handkerchief behind door, gag
Self-Working Coin Magic 9
Steve Spillman The Coin On Forehead coin dropping from spectator's head changed to jumbo coin, Paperballs Over The Head situation
Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 3 No. 1-5 Aspen Bar Magic) 29
Steve Beam Roller Derby while doing the coin roll, a dinner roll appears
The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 33) 592
Mark Fitzgerald Chink-A-Change gag with coin-changer
The Minotaur (Vol. 2 No. 1) 6
Michael Ammar Coin on Ceiling also as a kicker for card on ceiling with card corner
Also published here The Magic of Michael Ammar 93
Bret Blackshear Thumbs Up coin apparently produced from thumb tip, gag
The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 39) 704
Karl Fulves Shocked hidden joy buzzer under metal cup, as burglar alarm when spectator takes out a coin
Related to Rigmarole (Issue 5) 52
Alexander de Cova Convention Fooler coin under foot vanish with sucker element, other coin under foot
Related to Secrets No. 1 79
Yuji Wada Stretching Your Money two coins are produced, then they become magnetic and travel to one hand, finally one coin is stretched
The Minotaur (Vol. 6 No. 3) 6
Bob Farmer Double-Headed Coins bar bets with double-headed coins
  • Con of the Realm
  • Pocket Change
  • Two Heads are Better than One
  • Two Out of Three Ain't Bad
  • None out of Three
  • Two out of Three Ain't Badder
  • Heads I Win, Tails You Lose
Beat 'em, Cheat 'em, Leave 'em Bleedin' 6
John Riggs Mr. Jimmy puppet hand in coin purse, throws coin out
Also published here The Magic of John Riggs 14
Thomas A. O'Lenick Aero-Dynamic Dollar bill with two quarters in it is folded into propellor and tossed to ceiling where it sticks
The Art of Astonishment - Book 1 (Issue Las Vegas Close-Up) 181
Paul Harris Cheap Juggler pennies are balanced on edge, then shown stapled together
The Art of Astonishment - Book 1 (Issue Misc. Pieces of Paul) 241
Paul Harris, Dick Ryan Chocolate Coin real coin is torn open as if it were a chocolate coin with tin foil
Also published here The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue Close-up Kinda Guy) 133
Karl Fulves Nickels to Dimes magician's only trick with nickels to dimes apparatus in which nickels transpose with cap
Related to Underworld (Issue 9) 122
Milton Kort The Invisible Toss Magician pretends to do false transfer, but coin is shown to have transferred
Kort 147
Steve Beam Imaginary Vanish mathematical problem, dividing money
Inspired by
  • Stewart James' "One-Cent Tale" in "The James File" p. 1931.
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 111
Torkova The Edible Coin Magician apparently swallows coin
Random Acts of Magic 255
Jay Sankey, David Acer Under Foot expose the "brush coin under foot" gag, but reveal that the penny under the foot has become a quarter
Related to Random Acts of Magic 280
Gary Plants Casino Royal coins in square layout, coins are added, yet number remains same, mathematical principle (edge counting)
Lecture Notes - The Second Super Session 33
Curtis Kam Bending The Chinese Coin giant coin, bending gag
Dangerous Notions 7
Fred Robinson The Coin Con bar bet
The Magic of Fred Robinson 240
Tom Stone Hand Rothing idea for climax for David Roth's "The Sleeve" (Expert Coin Magic)
Vortex 71
Unknown Another Bar Bet coin removed from underneath object
Secret Agenda (Issue Oct 9) 301
Patrick Page A Coin Trick "they must be mine" joke
Magic Page by Page 298
Patrick Page The Coin Vanish coin placed on head, vanish for child, rest of audience can see how it works
Magic Page by Page 320
Kevin Ho A Simple Vanish finger instead of coin vanishes
Inspired by Stupid Horrible Immature Tricks 11
Tomas Blomberg Four Heads coin flipped four times, bet is that it shows head every time
Blomberg Laboratories 318
Tomas Blomberg Two-Upped con game with tossing of two coins
Blomberg Laboratories 319
Roberto Giobbi Any Money Called for joke story, producing asked-for amount of money from pocket
Hidden Agenda (Issue Feb 17) 52
Roberto Giobbi Idea for a Bill Routine pencil through bill, promising to make hole disappear but making whole bill vanish, similar gags
Hidden Agenda (Issue Nov 28) 341
Tomoya Horiki Time and again Single coin is apparently tossed into other hand multiple times, keep seeing the coin being tossed over and over again
Inspired by Progress Principle 20