114 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 knucklesRelated 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 Amusing Dime Catch coin pressed on spectators forehead vanishes 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 Coin Magic 33
Unknown Variation - A Good Cath gag, coin appears under two bigger coins Coin Magic 28
Matt Schulien, Dorny Testing a Half Dollar gag, glass hammered onto coin After the Dessert 8
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
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
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
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 moneyAlso 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 pullVariations 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
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 betRelated 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 endRelated 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 solutionInspired by Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 6) 76
Bob Read Bob's Business Noses Galore coin from nose, plastic nose appears Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 10) 122
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
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 transformationRelated 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
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 moneyAlso published here Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 24
Michael Ammar Coin on Ceiling also as a kicker for card on ceiling with card cornerAlso 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 Muscular Coins Across gag using muscle pass Steve Beam On Coins — Volume II 36
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
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 foilInspired 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 BeamRelated 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 thereRelated to
  • "Blackmailing the Enemy" (Karl Fulves, The Magic Book)
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 passVariations 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 cornerAlso 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 coinRelated to Rigmarole (Issue 5) 52
Alexander de Cova Convention Fooler coin under foot vanish with sucker element, other coin under footRelated 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 outAlso 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 foilAlso 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 capRelated 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 moneyInspired 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
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
Jay Sankey, David Acer Under Foot expose the "brush coin under foot" gag, but reveal that the penny under the foot has become a quarterRelated to Random Acts of Magic 280
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 vanishesInspired by Stupid Horrible Immature Tricks 11
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 againInspired by Progress Principle 20