144 entries in Bill / Number-Reading
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
2. Experimente mit Banknoten medium divines denomination and number of bill, explanation in reference
Related to Mar. 1895
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 3)
41
Erklärung explanation of bill divination code
Related to Apr. 1895
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 4)
54
Al Baker Al Baker's Pet Hat Trick hat as a utility prop to exchange billets or other things
Also published here 1933 12
Theodore Annemann, Charles Peet A Mentalist with Money marked bill is divined among others and its number as well
Also published here Dec. 1936
The Jinx (Issue 27)
168
Theodore Annemann Serial Number Divination number is divined by medium, in random order
Related to 1937 10
Another Divination exploiting rule in which last digits give information about the letter of a serial number
1937 21
Bill Number And Cards Correspond top cards of shuffled deck match serial number
1937 30
Theodore Annemann Mental Mysteries With Bills three bills folded and put in handkerchief, one is selected and the serial number is divined, the Accessory
Related to 1937 56
Transmission of Thought assistant divines number on bill
1937 56
The Finger Code silent code for numbers
1937 57
Theodore Annemann Mental Dollars three bills folded and put in handkerchief, one is selected and the serial number is divined, the Accessory
Related to 1939 10
Henry Hardin Mystic Perception divined whether serial number on dollar bill is odd or even
Also published here 1940
The Jinx (Issue 97)
596
Dr. Richard Rowe Three Cards and a Bank Note (Bill) three selections & borrowed bill sealed in four envelopes, performer names card and serial number, all vanish and reappear in middle of deck, bill wrapped around the three cards, duplicates
Related to 1940 43
Dave Price, Naming the Date on a Borrowed Bill bills had certain years on them
1941 5
Martin Gardner Four Piles and a Dollar Bill spectator deals pile into four piles, the values on top form the year on the bill
1941 6
Paul Curry Pay-Off bill folded and put in envelope, serial number is divined
Also published here 1941 17
Tom Osborne Instant Number Memorization how to quickly memorize serial number
1943 134
Clyde Cairy Hoomdangs result of some calculations with the serial number of a chosen bill, appear on slates
Mar. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 30)
123
Theodore Annemann Controlled Currency two bills placed inside envelopes, serial number reading and other travels into box
1944 235
Theodore Annemann, Charles Peet A Mentalist With Money marked bill is divined among others and its number as well
Also published here 1944 238
Henry Hardin Mystic Perception divined whether serial number on dollar bill is odd or even
Also published here 1944 240
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Impromptu Bill Reading
1945 163
Ronald B. Edwards Numerology with prepared stage money
Mar. 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 79)
320
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley A Chance in a Billion bill put in a glass and covered with handkerchief
1947 41
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley New Bills for Old ten serial numbers are noted on a blackboard, performer is blindfolded and can call out all the numbers
1947 44
Reading the Number on a Borrowed Dollar Bill using double envelope
1948 178
Bob Somerfeld Serial Number Prediction
June 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 152)
618
Cliff Green Precognition several bills borrowed and placed inside a hat, serial number of chosen bill is divined
July 1948 443
Al Baker Bill-Epathy using Baker Billet Switch
Also published here 1949 6
Dr. Jacob Daley, Dr. Stanley Jaks Daley's Device bill switch while putting it in envelope
Also published here Dec. 1950
The Phoenix (Issue 217)
866
Stuart P. Cramer Opportune Magic anecdote of performing a serial number divination in a bar
Mar. 1951
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 8 No. 10)
771
Bill (22)
  • Martin Gardner’s Encyclopedia of Impromptu Tricks
divination if serial number is odd or even
May 1951
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 8 No. 12)
787
Bill (23)
  • Martin Gardner’s Encyclopedia of Impromptu Tricks
number divided by six, performer names remainder
May 1951
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 8 No. 12)
787
Bill (24)
  • Martin Gardner’s Encyclopedia of Impromptu Tricks
May 1951
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 8 No. 12)
787
Bill (27)
  • Martin Gardner’s Encyclopedia of Impromptu Tricks
how to memorize numbers, on a bill
May 1951
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 8 No. 12)
787
Royal Vale Heath Bill (28)
  • Martin Gardner’s Encyclopedia of Impromptu Tricks
Serial number divination
Also published here May 1951
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 8 No. 12)
787
Gene "Phantini" Grant Challenge Dollar Bill Test bill in envelope and between slates, still performer divines serial number
1955 10
Dr. Jacob Daley Device bill switch while putting it in envelope
Also published here 1956 213
Royal Vale Heath Heath's Bill Trick Serial number divination, very mathematical
Also published here 1956 52
Tony Corinda (5) The Bartender's Nightmare! divination of a serial number, blindfolded
1958 150
Dr. Spencer Thornton Other Thorntonism Ideas for a serial number divination, switching playing cards and appearance of a message
1958 2
Eric Mason (12) The Star Trap Billet Switch (Eric Mason) spectator throws rolled up bill to performer, who divines the serial number, with star trap towel holder gimmick, bill accidentally dropped
1959 181
Dr. Spencer Thornton Serial Number Telepathy one of five collected bills is selected and the serial number divined
1959 12
Dr. Jacob Daley, Dr. Stanley Jaks Einfacher Zettelaustausch bill switch while putting it in envelope
Also published here 1959
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 20 No. 1)
786
Corvello Mentalism in Numbers three bills folded and put in a handkerchief
1960 68
The Amazing Maurice A Spectator Performs Telepathy spectator divines number from a bill by looking into a glass of water
1961 19
Jochen Zmeck Banknoten-Hellsehen number reading of one of three borrowed bills
1961 23
George B. Anderson Ultimate Dollar Bill Divination spectator divines serial number of Dollar bill
1968 36
Lou Borin Mind vs. Money ten bills borrowed, performer reveals serial numbers behind back, see p. 246 for further references & p. 258 for Evan Shanahan playing card adaption
Also published here Feb. 1969 237
Alfred Zorn The X-Ray Match-Box bill is folded and cicled with rubber band then put in matchbox, serial number reading
1969 7
Alan Shaxon The Banknote in Walnut bill in walnut in egg in lemon, serial number divination to start
Inspired by 1970 37
Jack Kent Tillar The Third Eye signed bill
1970
Magick (Issue 5)
21
Marshall Weinstein In Mind's Eye! using a Hoy stick
Related to 1971
Magick (Issue 29)
143
Paul Siegel Money Madness any bill put in envelope, performer reveal serial number
1972 17
Charles "Cicardi" Scott Telep-a-Bill handkerchief switch
1973
Magick (Issue 81)
403
Amedeo Vacca Budapest Switch featuring switch of crumpled bill with handkerchief, tabled
1974 93
Fredric Broder Charitable Chicanery serial number reading in context of a charity event
1974
Magick (Issue 103)
512
Nathan Stark The Bill of Belphegor bill folded and put under rubber band of a banded stack of index cards
1975
Magick (Issue 120)
597
Tieneblas Eye Level with pad
1975
Magick (Issue 129)
642
Orville Wayne Meyer The Pineal Senses playing card, serial number of bill and a name are divined, clever pre-show handling
1976
Magick (Issue 144)
717
Paul Rylander Psi Traveler... Revisited follow up for Psi Traveler, serial number divination
Related to 1976
Magick (Issue 157)
782
Al Mann The Legal Tenders serial number is divined, with Abyss envelope
1977 8
Erwin Schussel Sonic Sight spectator seals bill in envelope before the show
1977
Magick (Issue 194)
969
John Cornelius "Nor Eyes to See With" Revisited denomination and serial number of bill read that is given behind back
Inspired byAlso published here 1977 15
Robert Cassidy A 35mm Triple Test die, ESP card and bill are placed into three film cans, number, symbol and serial number are divined
1977 11
Harry Lorayne The Larger the Bill spectator reverses one of four bills and eliminates one by one after given instructions and will end up with the reversed one, with optional serial reading
Inspired by 1977 231
Francis Carlyle The Blindfold Act
1978 129
John Cornelius Read Out denomination and serial number of bill read that is given behind back
Related toAlso published here 1978
The Chronicles (Issue 11)
1165
Jack Bridwell Bill Changer switch behind card, with paperclip
1978
Magick (Issue 198)
988
Roy Miller Divine Power number is generated with calculator, it turns out to be the serial number of chosen bill from audience member, with bulldog clip on stick
1978
Magick (Issue 207)
1031
George Kemp, Nita Kemp PK: By the Numbers bill in glass moves, then with aid of spectator part of serial number is divined
1978
Magick (Issue 213)
1061
Larry Becker Ultraffinity folded bill in one of several matchboxes is found by performer, then serial number is divined
Variations 1978 91
Neal Rider Planned Failures after failing at a routine, serial number of bill is revealed
1979
Magick (Issue 222)
1109
Karrell Fox Forward and Sdrawkcab bit of business for bill serial number reading
1979 139
Larry Becker Ultraffinity Revisited folded bill in one of several matchboxes is found by performer, then serial number is divined, different boxes
Inspired by 1979 54
Roy Johnson Third Dimensional borrowed bill in envelope, number divined
Related to 1979 40
George B. Anderson Serial Number Divination serial number of folded bill is divined with pendulum, switch
1980 24
Jules Lenier Sneak Preview one of four bills is selected, using a Himber wallet
1980
Magick (Issue 254)
1269
Robert Priest Orobas Factor before the show spectator buys a magazine and seals a bill in an envelope, magazine test and serial number reading, himber wallet
1980
Magick (Issue 265)
1321
Hanussen Numystic Eye serial number divination with five bills, in paper bag
1980
Magick (Issue 271)
1353
Gene "Phantini" Grant Supreme Psychometry pseudo psychometry, different objects in envelopes, serial number divination of a bill
1981 71
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Scott David idea for Serial number reading
1981
Magick (Issue 288)
1440
David Avadon, Sid Fleischman One Man Telephone Trick prediction of serial number on answering machine of telephone
1981
Magick (Issue 290)
1449
Barrie Richardson Dollar Divination using bill switch
VariationsAlso published here Aug. 1982
Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 5)
1034
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson "Bill Divination" several bills in a bowl, one is selected and number divined
1982 37
Rev. John "Jack" Keenan Ripper Amok number divination of a bill and prediction with a office spike
1982 10
Karroll Priest Z divination of the banks who printed the US-bills, sticker to cover the names
Apr. 1982
Magick (Issue 305)
1522
Nathan Stark Test-a-Money using number cards, switch
Aug. 1982
Magick (Issue 309)
153
Serial Secret No. 88, how to really memorize the serial number of a bill quickly
Related to 1983 115
Basil Horwitz Challenge Bank Note Mindreading several bills are collected and sealed in envelopes, spectator choses one and serial number is divined
VariationsAlso published here 1984 57
David Lederman Darkness at Noon divination of year and serial number of bill
Mar. 1985
Magick (Issue 349)
1741
Marvyn Roy Omega-Four...One-Man Mental Act routine with four phases
  • named card is written on blank card in the deck
  • number divination, then signed bill travels to sealed card case
  • selected cards are named, memory stunt
  • spectator looks at ping pong ball and names a card, card appears inside case
Inspired by Sep. 1985
Magick (Issue 357)
1781
Karl Fulves Mind vs. Money No. 10, five bills borrowed, performer reveals serial numbers blindfolded or behind back
Also published here 1985 21
C. James Rainho Dimension X number reading, special index card to switch bills and billets, with paperclip
June 1986
Magick (Issue 372)
1859
Karrell Fox "Clipswitch" switch with paper clip
1988 19
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Point Blank with large pushpin, switch
July 1989
Magick (Issue 425)
2124
Mike Millet Nines performer hands out stack of bills, one is selected and spectator names serial number but skips a digit, number is divined by performer
Mar. 1990
Magick (Issue 436)
2180
Rudy T. Hunter Gimlet number is revealed using a Ouija board
Sep. 1990
Magick (Issue 445)
2223
Tony Johnson Bill Fold three bills folded, numbers divined
July 1991
Magick (Issue 457)
2285
Basil Horwitz Der Geldschein-Hellseher several bills are collected and sealed in envelopes, spectator choses one and serial number is divined
Also published here Jan. 1991
Intermagic (Vol. 16 No. 1)
28
Chuck Hickok The Three T's (Telesthesia, Telepathy, and Teleportation) spectator divines serial number, bill is burnt and found restored in box, bill duplication method
Inspired by
  • Bob Christenson'r routine in "Vibrations" #136.
1991 35
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Bill-Z-Bub bill in glass covered with handkerchief
Related toVariations July 1992
Magick (Issue 474)
2369
Larry Becker, Lee Earle Divination bill placed inside Becker Coin Purse, with idea by Lee Earle
1992 358
Ted Lesley Serial Killer using the Teleport Envelope
1994 191
Moshe Botwinick Uneasy Lies the Mind: Lie-A-Bill one of five bills is selected by spectator and last digits of serial number remembered, liar routine to find bill then prediction of serial number is shown on business card
Apr. 1994
Vibrations (Vol. 16 No. 10)
5
Karl Fulves By George, He Got It! No. 53, quarter folded into bill by spectator, date of coin and serial number of bill divined by performer behind back
1995 75
Dr. E. Raymond Carlyle Kismet serial number divination, switch
Jan. 1995
Vibrations (Vol. 17 No. 7)
4
Paul Harris Bat Fishing borrowed dollar bill, eight cards selected, their values are serial number of bill
Variations 1996 37
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Bill-Z-Better! bill in glass covered with handkerchief, ungaffed, secret turnover of glass
Inspired by 1996
Syzygy (Vol. 2 No. 8)
121
Alain Nu Double Delight drawing on business card and Dollar bill are placed inside Bendix Bombshell wallet, drawing and serial number are divined
1996
Syzygy (Vol. 3 No. 2)
183
Harry Lorayne Money Talks two $1 and one $5 bills put in envelopes that are mixed, performer divines which is which and the serial number of one bill, switch with Himber Wallet
1998 15
Gary Lee Williams Bill Divin(Ation)
1998 119
Barrie Richardson Dollar Divination bill switch, with full presentation
Also published here 1999 16
Kenton Knepper Scrying in Your Wine using a mug or a bottle
May 2000
Pabular (Vol. 9 No. 3)
2040
Paul Curry Payoff bill folded and put in envelope, serial number is divined
Also published here 2001 159
John Cornelius MoneyTalk denomination and serial number of bill read that is given behind back
Also published here 2001 113
Al Baker Al Baker's Pet Hat Trick hat as a utility prop to exchange billets or other things
Also published here 2003
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Al Baker's Book)
77
Al Baker Bill-Epathy using Baker Billet Switch
Also published here 2003
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Mental Magic)
283
Al Baker Dollar Bill Trick
2003 710
Neil Tobin, Larry Becker, Ted Lesley The Big Game bill is located among several envelopes and serial number is divined, using the Teleport Envelope
Inspired by 2003 23
Robert Cassidy Black and White, and Red All Over spectator's bill in envelope, bill found in remaining envelope while other were burnt, serial number divination as climax
2004 124
Wonder Man Fred Bat Fishing borrowed dollar bill, eleven cards and scrabble pieces are selected, their values are serial number of bill
  • Tempora mutantur
  • Von der Bühne zum Tisch
  • Die Auswahl des Geldscheins
  • Die Wahl der Ziffern durch Karten
  • Die Wahl des Buchstabens
  • Der Austausch des Geldscheins
  • Der Ablauf der Vorführung
Inspired by 2004 278
Mark Strivings The Dakota Miracle divination of serial number and where it was minted, with quick reset
Also published here
  • in "Pseudo Psi" 1999.
2004 1
Mark Strivings The Dakota Miracle On The Go divination of serial number and where it was minted, methods to code number, phonetic / major system
2004 6
Chuck Hickok Suggestions for "Dollar Divination" presentational points on the Richardson routine
Inspired by 2005 125
Barrie Richardson, David Hoy Dr. Faust Does a Miracle description of a performance of David Hoy with possible method reconstruction, reading of letter in serial number for three spectators, then full serial
2005 121
Darwin Ortiz Note Under Cup Finale discussion and number reading ending
Inspired by 2006 114
Docc Hilford 3xchang1t "Exchangit", prediction of chosen value of bill, serial number divination
2006 43
Alan Rorrison Past Thoughts serial number of bill predicted on voice recording device
2007 79
Neil Tobin Reserved several bills are collected and redistributed, one of them divined
Jan. 2008
Genii (Vol. 71 No. 1)
24
Oliver Meech Secret Service Load Performer divines serial number of a bill inside the spectator's wallet. The bill is never taken out of the wallet during the reading.
2009 72
Robert Cassidy Five Canisters and a Bill five film canisters, in one is a bill in the other are rolled up pieces of paper, performer locates canister with bill, serial number divination as climax
2013 38
Alexander de Cova Der Reverse Take unusual thumb-tip transfer principle
  • Als Austausch
Also published here Dec. 2013 432
Alexander de Cova Die Geldscheinnummer reverse take switch application
Also published here Dec. 2013 434
Alexander de Cova The Serial Number Divination reverse take switch application
Also published here Apr. 2014
Scrapbook (Issue 9)
56
Karl Fulves Note 1 memory
2015
The Lowdown (Issue 1)
22
Alexander de Cova Die Seriennummer
2017 74
Josh Janousky Billuminati magician can divine which Federal Reserve printed the bill despite bill being folded up
Related to
  • Diamond Jim Tyler's Bamboozler Vol. 2
Also published here
2017 13
Josh Janousky Billuminati magician can divine which Federal Reserve printed the bill despite bill being folded up
Also published here July 2019
Elixir (Vol. 2 No. 2 (Winter #2))
140
Rhys "Morgan" Jones, Robert "West" Tay Intra-Sensory Perception testing five senses by divining the following things
  • number of cut of cards with blank deck
  • date of birth
  • what spectator had for breakfast
  • occupation of spectator
  • serial number of bill
2020 111
Mike Pisciotta, Manuel Llaser Ideas for using The Devil's Lunch Sack
  • Lunch 1
  • Lunch 2
  • Map
  • Music
  • Book Test
  • Magazine Test
  • Cards
  • Money
  • Drawing Duplication
2020 7
Roberto Mansilla A Finale for Multiple Location
  • Artifices
the eight selections make up the serial number of a bill that is used as a bet
  • With a Borrowed Bill
Dec. 2021
Genii (Vol. 84 No. 12)
46
Anson Chen Serial Killer first group of card is selected and then after the packet is mixed, one card is chosen, card matches prediction and order of other cards match serial number on bill, using a Quiver wallet
2023 134
Tony Picasso Money Wins number of borrowed bill is divined, two with card values where bill was inserted, casino game themed
2023 134