134 entries in Coin / Sleights / Ditching Coins
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Breast Pocket Ditch as sleeve is pulled up, here with a watch
Mar. 1896
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 3)
Carl Willmann Simplified Coin Vanish Routine coins vanished one by one, ditched behind table one by one
Inspired by Jan. 1900
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 1)
Fr. Maubach Der wandernde Thaler ditching coin into breast pocket while removing wand from under arm, or ditching coin between neck and collar
Aug. 1901
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 8)
Sam Margules A New Impromptu Coin Vanish with handkerchief, complete, with pocket ditch
1939 53
2 - Top Pocket Vanish complete vanish
1941/27 69
To Get Rid of Coin After Vanish it in Hand
1941/27 82
Edward Marlo Two Ideas hooked coin in sleeve, pocket ditch for complete vanish
1942 19
Eddie Joseph The Wrist Vanish coin on back of left hand, picked up with right hand, secretly slid into sleeve under watch wrist band
1942 7
Eddie Joseph The Strop Vanish coin in left palm stroked with card or business card, vanishes, ditch in breast pocket
1942 10
Eddie Joseph The Cross Leg Vanish coin "lapped" between legs, without table
1942 15
Eddie Joseph The Pencil Vanish coin balanced on pencil, right hand strokes it and it vanishes, left under arm pit
Related to 1942 16
Eddie Joseph The Friction Exchange coin hidden in fold at elbow switched for visible coin
1942 30
Eddie Joseph The Getaway importance of ditching coin before revealing vanish, coin ditched under belt
1942 37
Eddie Joseph The Tie Hold-Out slit in tie
1942 42
J. B. Bobo Knee-zy Vanish coin travels from knee to knee, then vanishes
Variations 1947 91
Francis Carlyle A Coin Vanish and Reappearance coin slid under tight shirt cuff
1948 91
Max Malini Jacket Pocket Ditch
Related to 1952
Stars of Magic (Vol. 11 No. 1)
Dai Vernon Knee Hold-Out
Related to
  • Revelations Video Series No. 5
Also published here
Stars of Magic (Vol. 11 No. 1 )
Max Malini Spectator's Shoulder Hold-Out coin temporarily left on spectator's shoulder
Also published here 1952
Stars of Magic (Vol. 11 No. 1)
J. B. Bobo The Bobo Complete Coin Vanish from thumb palm to outer breast pocket
Related to 1952 49
J. B. Bobo Complete Thumb Palm Vanish to outer breast pocket, while pulling up the sleeve
1952 50
Knee-zy Vanish coin through knee, twice
Related toVariations 1952 50
With a Handkerchief - Number One coin is dropped into the outer breast coat pocket
Variations 1952 53
Jimmy Buffaloe With a Handkerchief - Number Two coin vanishes under a handkerchief on the table, back palm to side pocket
1952 55
Milton Kort With a Handkerchief - Number Three coin is thrown into outer pocket
1952 56
Wallace Lee, In a Spectator's Pocket Three Methods
a. into spectator's outer breast pocket, back palm
b. into spectator's outer breast pocket, thumb palm
c. hand is put into spectator's outer breast pocket to pull him closer (Wallace Lee Method)
Related to 1952 57
Dr. E. M. Roberts, Louis Tannen, Cuffing two methods
1952 96
Eddie Joseph Half a Penny coin transforms into other coin, while doing heads or tails, ditching coin in breast pocket
1952 3
Tenkai Ishida A Follow-Up coin vanishes from silk, with ditch in breast pocket
Also published here 1953 12
Breast Pocket Ditch with handkerchief cover
1969 28
Coin under Wrist Watch Band
1969 56
Harry Milliken The One Hand Complete Coin Vanish ditch into breast pocket
Variations 1973 74
Harry Milliken "and Here's Your Change" one-handed change of half dollar into quarter, ditch in breast pocket
Inspired by 1973 75
Tenkai Ishida A Follow-Up coin vanishes from silk, with ditch in breast pocket
Also published here 1974 128
Bob Driebeek Der sichtbare Topit slit in tie
Also published here
  • New Pentagram, Sep. 1974
Nov. 1975
Intermagic (Vol. 3 No. 1 & 2)
Lawrence Nudelman The Back-Handed Coin Vanish coin placed on back of hand, covered with handkerchief, it then vanishes (under wrist-watch)
1975-1978 ca. 13
Lawrence Nudelman A Half-Dollar Becomes Two Halves - or A Pain In The Neck steal from neck/collar as elbow is rubbed
1975-1978 ca. 5
Lawrence Nudelman Changing a Quarter the Easy Way quarter changed into two nickels and a dime under handkerchief, wrist watch hold out
1975-1978 ca. 8
Fred Robinson Dropit
Related to May 1976
Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 9)
Tony Slydini Leave and Take on ditching items when picking up something else
1976 30
Harvey Rosenthal Jacket Sleeve Miracle coin rolled into jacket sleeve near shoulder and vanishes, ditch in breast pocket, also as transformation or transpo
  • The Vanish
  • Miracle Coin Change
  • Copper Silver Transpo
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #1)
Pocket Vanish pocket ditch with handkerchief
1976 101
Roger Klause Elbow Swindle vanish of one or multiple coins after elbow catch, pocket ditch
Variations 1977 23
Harry Lorayne Complete Vanish (Standard Method)
1977 161
Karl Fulves Invisible Pockets two coins pressed to shirt with both hands, coin travels across, then coin vanishes ("playing the shirt", coin tossed into shirt)
Related to 1977 85
Ken Krenzel 2. Hookless Hook Coin impromptu servante behind trouser with other hand
Feb. 1978
Apocalypse (Vol. 1 No. 2)
Coin Vanish under Silk pocket ditch
Mar. 1978
Intermagic (Vol. 5 No. 1)
Peter Wilker Der Knieschlottertrick coin through knee, inspired by Bobo and Louis Gavilondo
Inspired by 1979
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 40 No. 3)
Bill Wisch Using the elbow as a servante
  • Loading the Elbow Crease
  • Acquitment of the object
Related to 1979 13
Rainer Teschner Gebe-Griffe: c) coin loaded under performer's watch
1979 15
Bob Fitch Spell-bound "Extras - Variations - 3)"
short note
1980 7
Bob Fitch Heads or Tails "Extras - Variations - 9)"
1980 7
Danny Korem Telling Tails Vanish Vanish
1981 224
Sol Stone Shirting the Issue complete vanish, coin ditched into shirt between two buttons
1981 249
Derek Dingle Breast Pocket
1982 176
Curtis Kam In the Side Pocket
1982 52
Ross Bertram The Waisted Coin half dollar disappears, reappears under foot
1983 6
Ross Bertram Atomized Coin complete vanish with coin ditch in breast pocket
1983 19
Ross Bertram Terminal Coins using B.U.D.
  • Terminal 1 (four coins vanish)
  • Terminal 2 (four coins vanish without jacket)
  • Terminal 3 (four coins travel to other hand at once)
1983 41
Ross Bertram The Texas Toppit using western style trouser pockets as topit
1983 44
Ross Bertram Can You Toppit? (Here's how) complete, ditch of coin in trouser pocket
1983 45
Thumb Palm & Breast Pocket Ditch
1985 121
Breast Pocket Ditch
1985 69
Danny Korem Trouser Pocket Ditch
1985 73
Joaquín Navajas JK. Desaparición complete coin vanish, to top pocket of shirt or jacket
Also published here 1985 35
Karl Fulves Getaways on complete vanishes, intro
1985 62
Karl Fulves Getaway I complete vanish of coin with bill, servante at belt, also as transformation
1985 62
Karl Fulves Getaway III "playing the shirt" with coin under cover of bill
Related to 1985 68
Steve Dusheck Jumbo Coin Vanish with topit
Inspired by
  • The Topit Book, Michael Ammar, p. 23
1985 14
Fred Kaps The Tie-Topit slit in striped tie design
1986 14
John V. Hope Trouser Pocket Topit see title
Related to June 1987
Apocalypse (Vol. 10 No. 6)
Procedures for the Vanish of the Coin several methods including lapping, false transfer, cuff, sleeving, ...
1988 25
Tony Kardyro Never Was No. 8, coin vanishes with handkerchief, unload under band of wrist watch
1989 10
Karl Fulves Higher No. 16, coin placed in eye like monocle, performer slowly turns around and coin vanishes, reappears on top of head (duplicate)
1989 22
Gary Kurtz Jumbo Coin Vanish Sleeve or Breast Pocket
1990 99
Pocket Ditch as sleeve is pulled up
1990 125
Alexander de Cova Coin Vanish complete with body servante
Also published here 1990 26
Alexander de Cova Anmerkung body servante to switch or ditch coins
1990 10
Rocco Silano Jumbo Coin Vanish unload into jacked pocket
1990 23
Michael Ammar Propelled Topiting as other object is thrown from hand to hand
1991 179
Gary Kurtz Lapping Coin into Purse coin secretly unloaded in purse
1991 23
Chris Kenner Side Pocket Ditch while displaying silk
1992 82
Chris Kenner Jacket Pocket Ditch as wand is removed from under arm
1992 139
Alexander de Cova Anmerkung body servante to switch or ditch coins
1992 140
Troy Hooser Coin Ditching in pocket, while opening jacket
Sep. 1992
The Minotaur (Vol. 4 No. 3)
T. Nelson Downs A Coin Vanish coin put under handkerchief vanishes, secret ditch into side pocket from back palm
Sep. 1992
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 1)
Richard Bartram, Jr. French Change in French Drop position, with clean up
1993 27
Coin Ditch into side jacket pocket
1995 40
Karl Fulves Bare-handed Vanish No. 56, coin vanishes in handkerchief, ditch into rolled-up sleeve
1995 78
Gary Kurtz Lapping Coin into Purse
1995 ca. 19
The Geek Makes Change by "Tyler" (no full name given), silver dollar shoved up performer's nose, four quarters come out, shirt pocket ditch
Inspired by May 1996
The Lemniscate (Vol. 2 No. 12)
Joshua Jay Watch Hold-Out Vanish bare-handed complete coin vanish using watch as hold-out
Related to Oct. 1998
Onyx (Issue 5)
Joshua Jay Watchama-Call-It bare-handed complete coin vanish using watch as hold-out
Related toAlso published here 1999 127
Joshua Jay Watchama-Call-It bare-handed complete coin vanish using watch as hold-out
Also published here Jan. 1999
Onyx (Issue 6)
Alain Nu, Alan "Ace" Greenberg Nu-Greenberg Hold-Out coin transfer in other hand with ditch under watch
Jan. 1999
Magic (Vol. 8 No. 5)
Gregory Wilson Pit Stop ditching items in the arm pit, various applications like bounce/no-bounce ball, coin vanish, thumb tip, .. credit information on using the arm pit
Related to June 2000
Magic (Vol. 9 No. 10)
Steve Beam Pocket Change coin put in hand, pencil pushed through hand, coin gone, ditch into breast pocket
June 2001
Magic (Vol. 10 No. 10)
Steve Draun Perfect Coin Vanish coin ditch behind wrist watch retrieval
Inspired byAlso published here Apr. 2002
Magic (Vol. 11 No. 8)
Dean Dill Ditch on Open Pile of Coins
Also published here May 2002
Magic (Vol. 11 No. 9)
Jay Sankey Pocket Drop Vanish handling for ditch in breast pocket
Related to 2004 48
Karl Fulves Holdout Secrets - Part Two on ditching on the spectator, see also following items
Related to 2008
Prolix (Issue 5)
Curtis Kam Ditching
  • Ditching that extra coin
  • Digging Ditches? Check These Out
  • Deeper Ditches
2008 19
Fred Robinson Drop-it: Blow-it coin tossed in outer breast pocket, complete vanish
Related to 2009 257
Troy Hooser Breast Pocket Ditch Point to your face while ditching stack of coins into breast pocket of jacket, magnetic
2010 77
Patrick Page, Max Malini Complete Coin Vanish pocket ditch
Related to Nov. 2010
Genii (Vol. 73 No. 11)
J. B. Bobo Complete Thumb Palm Vanish
Related to 2011 11
Max Malini, Patrick Page A La Malini dumping object in pocket while pulling on the sleeve
Related to 2011 135
Pete McCabe Schrödinger's Coin coin held between thumb and first finger, vanishes when hand is turn over to show other side, appears again, then is really gone
Jan. 2012
Genii (Vol. 75 No. 1)
Alexander de Cova Ein Münzverschwinden complete with body servante
Also published here 2013 67
Benjamin Earl The SDS Vanish "Slip, Ditch & Smoke", complete vanish
2016 7
J. B. Bobo Breast Pocket Ditch
2017 270
Akira Fujii Squeeze Shot coin is shot out of fist
  • The Basic Move
  • One Coin Across
  • Two Coins Across
  • In the Air
  • The Complete Vanish (into breast pocket)
Related to June 2017
Genii (Vol. 80 No. 6)
Chong Huang Coin through Ring Vanish coin vanishes when pushed through ring, breast pocket ditch
July 2017
Genii (Vol. 80 No. 7)
Luiz Castro Speedy coin vanish, hold-out on sleeve
May 2018
Genii (Vol. 81 No. 5)
David Roth David Roths Open Servante open pouch on table to drop things inside as alternative to lapping or topit
2018 97
Joaquín Navajas JK desaparición complete coin vanish, to top pocket of shirt or jacket
Inspired byAlso published here 2019 41
Rick Holcombe Coin Vanish and Ditch on the back of the hand, then ditched into breast pocket
Inspired by Sep. 2019
Genii (Vol. 82 No. 9)
Michael Rubinstein Matting ditching coins under mat
Related toAlso published here 2020 79
Michael Rubinstein Matting Variation ditching coin under mat
2020 132
Michael Rubinstein Pocket Ditch
2020 205
Pocket Ditch into breast pocket
2020 289
Moritz Mueller Slide of Hand Vanish coin slides into back thumb palm and along back of hand
  • As a Complete Vanish
  • Complete Vanish with Short Sleeves
2020 394
Bill Wisch The Elbow Servante
  • Loading the Elbow Crease
  • Recovery
Related toAlso published here
  • "An Arm Servante Technique" (Bill Wisch, MUM, Mar. 1982)
2020 448
Pick-Up From Floor Vanish slid under shoe
Dec. 2022
The Hermit (Vol. 1 No. 12)
Max Malini Cross-Body Pocket Ditch as a complete coin vanish
Related to 2022 110
Max Malini Seated With No Table coin left on knee with forearm covering it, credited to Vernon in Stars of Magic
Also published here 2022 116
Max Malini Standing With No Table coin temporarily left on spectator's shoulder
Also published here 2022 117
Paul Chosse Spittoon Coin Vanish Anecdote as clean up to get rid of gaffed coin
2022 122
Steve Draun Perfect Coin Vanish coin ditch behind wrist watch retrieval
Also published here 2022 73
Dean Dill Ditch on Open Pile of Coins
Also published here 2022 79
Barry Govan Govan's Upshot coin vanishes completely, secretly tossed to ceiling where it sticks
Inspired by 2022 194
Chuck King Muscling In muscle passing a coin into cuff
2022 197
Al Schneider Lapping Ditch timing advice
2022 31
Michael Rubinstein Matting ditching coins under mat
Also published here July 2023
The Hermit (Vol. 2 No. 7)