73 entries in Coin / Effect Themes / Animation
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown With words to make a groat or a testor to leape out of a pot, or to run alongst upon a table coin crawls out of cup along table, thread pulled by stooge, recommended at night with candle light to make it more deceptive
1584 The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXIV) 185
Unknown The Animated Coin, which answers Questions, etc. coin jumps around in glass, threaded coin or gimmicked glass, as question-answering coin
1876 Modern Magic 185
Unknown The Walking Shilling
1890 More Magic 125
Unknown The Climbing Coin "A Florin made to climb up the face of a small Wooden Pillar, into a Box at top", mechanical
Related toVariations 1890 More Magic 181
Unknown Ein kleiner Zauberscherz coin clings to wall or door
Dec. 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 4) 59
Unknown Die frei an der Wand hängende Münze coin sticks to wall, no preparation
Aug. 1901 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 8) 127
Carl Willmann Der Thaler am Hutrand coin stands upright on edge of top hat, as interlude for production
Mar. 1902 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 3) 40
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli XIX. Suggestion eines Obolus
  • 1. Ein Autodafé (coin folded in paper vanishes in a flash)
  • 2. Phönix (coin appears in glass, covered with silk)
  • 3. Die wahrsagende Münze (coin in glass jumps, to answer questions, coding systems)
  • 4. Der Karzer (glass and coin are covered with silk and placed inside a box where they vanish)
1902 Moderne Magie 178
Carl Willmann Der dressierte Taler glass covered with newspaper piece, coin vanishes and visibly drops into glass and dances
Aug. 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 8) 121
T. Nelson Downs The Tattling of Toto six selections, penny in glass jumps up and down to communicate with performer
Inspired by
  • French magazine "The Illusioniste"
1909 The Art of Magic 184
Unknown The Trained Half Dollar "Animated Coin", borrowed coin dropped in glass jumps up and down, thread & assistant
1909 The Art of Magic 266
Joseph Michael Hartz The Improved Money Column coin climbs up on pillar prop, Davenport Cabinet
Inspired byAlso published here 1911 Later Magic 655
Joseph Michael Hartz The Improved Money Column coin climbs up on pillar prop, Davenport Cabinet
Also published here 1911 Magical Titbits 110
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Der verzauberte Obolus coin is balanced on pencil, then wrapped inside handkerchief and held over flame, coin is removed but handkerchief is found unharmed
1927 Leichte Zauberei 42
Unknown Dime and Ginger Ale Bottle dime put on mouth of a bottle jumps into the air
1935 Coin Magic 29
Unknown Balancing a Coin coin stands upright on outstretched hand
1935 Coin Magic 32
Unknown The Talking Coin coin dances in glass, answering questions, assistant
1935 Coin Magic 40
Unknown The Rising Coin up in glass and over lip, thread
Related to 1938 Greater Magic 693
John Ramsay Hypno Coin coin stands on edge on thumb
1939 The Jinx (Issue Summer Extra 1939) 416
Al Baker The Rising Coin coin dropped in glass, rises out and drops out, thread
1941 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 180
Dr. Stanley Jaks Wenn man gerade keine Karten bei sich hat...
  • coin on bottle stars to move and jump
  • chalk spot on table appears on performer's hand
Dec. 1941 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 3 No. 12) 4
Eddie Joseph The Coin on the Wall coin sticks to wall
1942 Coin and Money Magic 36
Eddie Joseph The Eccentric Coin coin clings to blade of knife
1942 Coin and Money Magic 95
Unknown Das Rollende Geldstück coin balances and rolls on edge of knife
Mar. 1942 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 4 No. 3) 3
Unknown 7 kleine Tricks am Tisch
  • bet with matches
  • balancing a pencil
  • balancing three coins
  • balancing a glass on the table
  • coin penetrates filled beer glass and tabletop
  • magnetized cigarette
  • balancing a pencil, different method
Sep. 1942 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 4 No. 9) 3
Dr. Harry T. Hoffman Strange Dr. Hoffman dime on mouth of bottle bounces up and down, caused by heat from cigar or coffee
1945 Routined Magic 12
Everett Lyda Impromptu Atomic Routine several tricks combined into a routine with atomic theme, Glorpy, Adam's Atomic Crystal Spot, break-away pencils
1962 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962) 40
Nate Leipzig Balanced Coin on hand
Variations 1963 Dai Vernon's Tribute to Nate Leipzig 110
Nate Leipzig Penny Out of a Glass of Beer coin in a glass of beer rises out of it
1963 Dai Vernon's Tribute to Nate Leipzig 130
Richard N. Oslund Rising Coin Through Handkerchief
1966 The New Modern Coin Magic 422
Francis J. Baker Marley's Ghost behind a screen a bell rings and coins move from jar to table, p. 241 for further reference
Dec. 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 2) 229
Don Nielsen Trance Coin copper coin in match box, silver coin in Okito box, copper travels into Okito box, lifts lid and jumps out, see also p. 486 for credit information and comment by Kenn E. Eastin
Related to
  • "Tribute to Okito" (Dennis Loomis, 1963, Tops)
Nov. 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 1) 466
Alan Alan The Balance Coins coins cling to fingers, using thread (Dual Control Gimmick)
1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 265
Frank Garcia Flip-Over Penny coin turns over on hand, shell
1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 285
Morty Rudnick Hair, There and Everywhere imaginary invisible thread is used to animate various things
Variations 1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 294
Amedeo Vacca Cinquevalli Coins balancing coin on top of other, top one spins
1974 Amedeo's Continental Magic 81
Patrick Page The Floating Coin coin dropped into a glass of water floats up and out of glass
1974 Tricks with Coins 36
Shigeo Futagawa Handkerchief and Coin handkerchief is moved and coin remains in place
1978 Introduction to Coin Magic 13
Unknown The Enchanted Coin Pedestal (Rising Florin), "A Florin made to climb up the face of a small Wooden Pillar, into a Box at top", mechanical
Related to 1978/76 More Classic Magic with Apparatus 144
Karl Fulves (A) Haunted Halves coins flip over visibly on table or in stack, posed as problem
1979 Interlocutor (Issue 37) 147
Albert Verity Crawling 10p Piece coin moves on paper, magnetic
1980 Ken Brooke's Magic — The Unique Years 49
Unknown Dime Museum coin stands up on palm
1981 Steve Beam On Coins — Volume I 56
Bobby Bernard Indian Rope Trick Chinese coin threaded on wand, rises up the wand magically. Coin is removed from wand, and penetrates back onto wand
1982 The Coin and Card Magic of Bobby Bernard 49
Frank Shields Star Power coins adhere to fingertips and apparently fall at command of performer
Jan. 1983 Magick (Issue 314) 1567
Richard Bartram, Jr. This Ain't Psychokinesis, Either! coin under glass moves and spins
1985 Close-Up of the Damned 21
Roger Klause Delayed Reaction coin is tossed to other hand but is seen a little later, sight gag using muscle pass
Variations 1986 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 5 136
Jay Sankey The Visible Coin Assembly four chinese coin visibly travel on table into one corner, thread
1986 Sankey Panky 103
John Kennedy Coin Bubble coin floats inside bubble
1987 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 7) 18
David Roth Limbo in China chinese coins "float"/hang threaded on chop stick
Also published here 1987 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 9) 8
Pat Conway The Coin in Beer Glass coin dropped into full glass, it rises out back into the performer's hand
1987 The Pat Way to Con 137
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
1989 Self-Working Coin Magic 9
David Roth Limbo in China chinese coins "float"/hang threaded on chop stick
Also published here 1990 Spectacle 89
Richard Bartram, Jr. Balancing the Budget coin balanced on card, defying gravity
1990 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 35) 629
Unknown The Lie Detector coin jumps up and down in vase, then vase crashes
1993 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 8 285
Unknown Coin Jumping out of Glass coin dropped into glass jumps out on command
1994 Rigmarole (Issue 8) 91
Charles W. Fait Fait's Coins "Unsolved Mysteries"
three coins stuck to forehead, chosen one drops, no method given
1997 The Fine Print (Issue 6) 148
Karl Fulves Cap Caper
  • coin placed on mouth of bottle wobbles and jumps
  • plastic cap of plastic bottle placed inverted on bottle jumps to answer questions
1998 Underworld (Issue 8) 105
David Stone Eureka Koin coin accidentally dropped, it jumps back into hand
Also published here 1999 Mietek — Lecture Notes 44
Barrie Richardson Powers of Darkness II marked coin turns over on spectator's palm without him noticing and with his eyes closed
Inspired by
  • "Powers of Darkness" (Tony Corinda, marketed ca. 1958)
Also published here
  • Magick, Jan. 1985
1999 Theater of the Mind 74
David Stone Eureka Koin coin accidentally dropped, it jumps back into hand
Also published here 2001 X-Rated 17
Al Baker Miracle Man's Penny Trick marked coin moves out of heap, thread
Also published here 2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Notebooks) 724
Al Baker The Miracle Man's Penny Trick marked coin moves out of heap, thread
Also published here Feb. 2003 Genii (Vol. 66 No. 2) 51
Jay Sankey Prime Time Bend borrowed quarter visibly bends
2004 Sankey Unleashed 120
Bob Ostin The "Stand Up" Coin borrowed coin balanced on back of hand stands up by itself
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 139
Mark Lewis, Johnny Neptune Spooky Pencil animated coin and pencil
  • The Coin Trick and the Spooky Pencil
  • The Pencil Rises in the Fist
  • The Pencil Moves Across the Hand
  • The Pencil Rises Across the Fingers
  • The Pencil Rises from the Bottle
2006 Marmaduke the Wonder Mouse 7
Angelo Carbone Precious Metal change held in hand, one coin floats up
Mar. 2010 Genii (Vol. 73 No. 3) 69
Karl Fulves Moving Coin coin under cellophane of cigarette pack, it rises by shaking
Related to
  • old MUM issue
2011 Prolix (Issue 9) 605
Jeff Prace Slo-Mo Coin coin cut, then the coin visibly moves along in-the-hand spread towards selection
Apr. 2012 Genii (Vol. 75 No. 4) 56
John Gaughan The Rising Florin
  • The Chamber of Secrets
apparatus in which a coin is seen floating upwards inside a tube
Apr. 2013 Genii (Vol. 76 No. 4) 28
Tomoya Horiki Standing Coin (スタンでィング・コイン) Coin standing up on edge on magician's palm
Inspired by 2017 Coinlang. 66
Tomoya Horiki Isolation Vanish Coin held between fingers, seem to "float" and remain isolated as hands move around it (something like contact juggling), then coin vanishes, inspired by Jerry Andrus and Troy Hooser
2018 Progress Principle 29
Tomoya Horiki Imaginary Thread Coin animation, tied by imaginary thread, balancing coin
Inspired by 2018 Progress Principle 50
Max Malini The Rising Coin up and down in glass, thread
Related to 2022 Max Malini 211