117 entries in Coin / Effect Themes / Growing & Shrinking
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Andrew Brennan Growing Coin idea of shrinking bill from Linking Ring May 1935
Oct. 1935
The Jinx (Issue 13)
Tom Sellers Diminishing Coins elaborate gaffs
1943 10
Ross Bertram 10 to 1 dime is stretched until its a silver dollar
Sep. 1951
The Phoenix (Issue 237)
Edward Marlo Shrinkage in paper fold
1957 12
John Giordmaine The Big Nickel borrowed nickel changes into giant coin
  • An Alternate Effect
Variations 1966 473
Everett Lyda Large Coin Routine jumbo coin ideas
Inspired by 1968
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1967-68)
Juan Tamariz Inflación Monetaria coin grows by rubbing, hands otherwise empty
Inspired by 1969 23
Ger Copper Speaking of Money half dollar changes to dollar and back, then to quarter and giant coin
1970 6
Willie Schneider Penny Inflation small coin transposes with large coin in spectator's hand and grows
1972 283
Morty Rudnick Coin-Flation coin is magnified with lense and remains large
1972 352
Derek Dingle Two Coppers penny changes to giant penny, back to normal, then to micro penny
Related toVariations July 1972
Epilogue (Issue 15 (Part 2))
Horace E. Bennett The Half Crown Affair american penny and half crown in hand, one placed in pocket & travels back, transposition with spectator in which one coin grows
1973 68
Al Schneider Coin Growth coin grows under handkerchief
1975 82
Scotty York The Ring and the Penny Test gag, penny is dropped through ring, coin grows when spectator wants to try
1975 16
Karl Norman Change for a Penny transposition between penny and silver dollar, penny in handkerchief where it grows to dollar size, then giant penny
1975 21
Tony Spina Mini Magna Paddle mini penny on paddle changes to normal sized penny and grows when removed
1975 114
Jerry Mentzer Penny - Penny - Who Has the Penny? silver dollar into spectator's hand, penny into his own hand, now performer has dollar and spectator dollar-sized penny
1975 3
Jerry Mentzer Heads or Tails? penny grows to dollar-sized penny during heads & tails game
1975 6
Jerry Mentzer Inflation Cent penny grows to dollar-sized penny, edge grip
Inspired by 1975 11
Jerry Mentzer Undercover Inflation penny changes to dollar-sized penny with handkerchief cover
1975 12
Jerry Mentzer Magnified Coin
  • coin magnified with magnifying glass, it really is bigger afterwards
  • same with a lens without handle
1975 14
Jerry Mentzer Switch Penny penny changes to dollar-sized penny with handkerchief cover
1975 18
Jerry Mentzer Switch Change penny changes to dime and back, then to dollar-sized penny, with handkerchief
1975 19
Roger Divella Standup Inflation penny growing to dollar-sized penny, clean displays
1975 23
Will Dexter Cash Match two routines
1.) spectator and magician select a coin, both bearing the same date
2.) chosen coin becomes a jumbo coin, with the same date
Jan. 1976
Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 5)
Dan Tong Jumbo Coin Routine penny & silver dollar transpose, penny grows to dollar size, then to giant size and back, lapping
1977 54
Ross Bertram Ten to One dime becomes silver dollar
1978 24
Ken Krenzel, Derek Dingle, Karl Fulves Slow Motion III slow motion coin vanish, coin shrink when reproduced
Inspired by 1978 1094
John F. Mendoza Sitting Spellbound II dollar changes to jumbo coin, several more changes
Inspired by
  • "Sitting Spellbound" (John Mendoza Lecture Notes)
1978 65
Scott Weiser, John Cornelius Wave Change Metamorphosis Change variation, also as transformation to Jumbo Coin
Feb. 1979
Apocalypse (Vol. 2 No. 2)
Allan Hayden Jumbo Coin Jumbo coin to jumbo coin
Variations June 1979
Apocalypse (Vol. 2 No. 6)
Bernard Bilis The Growing Coin coin changes to jumbo coin on top of deck of cards
June 1979
Apocalypse (Vol. 2 No. 6)
Alex McFadzean Quadruple Inflation coin grows four times, based on Fred Kaps "The Fred Kaps Chinese Coin Routine"
Mar. 1980
Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 3)
Bob Fitch Small to Jumbo Coin Changes & Transpositions - 3)
1980 6
Bob Fitch Special Load or Unload Move "Extras - Variations - 14)"
  • A) Rabbit from Hat
  • B) Small, Medium & Large size Chinese Coins
  • C) Card in Lemon (based on Derek Dingle idea)
1980 8
John Berry Think Fast coin changes to jumbo coin, seated, steal from under close-up mat
1980 13
Steve Dusheck Shrinking Fluid coin dropped into shot glass with water, it shrinks
Also published here 1980 ca. 16
Steve Beam Pumpkin Seed Diminish coin visibly shrinks to miniature coin
1981 55
Derek Dingle Inflation penny becomes bigger, finally jumbo coin
Also published here 1982 110
David Roth Funnel coins shrink when thrown in funnel
1982 29
Fred C. Baumann Think Big normal coin becomes jumbo coin beneath silk
July 1982
Apocalypse (Vol. 5 No. 7)
Joe Safuto "On The Lap" coin changes on knee
Dec. 1982
Apocalypse (Vol. 5 No. 12)
Steve Beam The Perfect Climax coin dumped out of box becomes jumbo coin
1982 44
Phillip Young Swelled Head coin changes into jumbo coin, when turned over
1982 56
Phillip Young Slydini Revolve and Kick coin is slapped on table and changes into jumbo coin
1982 58
Michael Rubinstein The Diminishing Coin coin shrinks two times under business card, then changes to jumbo coin
1982 40
Michael Rubinstein Step by Step Coin Creation miniature coin produced, it changes into normal coin
1982 45
Ross Bertram Unflation dime is stretched to silver dollar
Related to 1983 8
Ross Bertram Parvum in Multo quarter grows and becomes English penny
1983 11
Ross Bertram Small Change two copper coins shrink, one in each hand
1983 51
Roy Baker It's Getting Larger Coin flurry where coin keeps increasing in size until it is gigantic
1983 14
Daniel Kalanowski Shrink coin apparently shrinks, with English currency
July 1983
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 27)
Michael Powers The Shrinking Dime dime changes into miniature dime on close-up pad
1983 72
Chris Power Spell Binder coin changes in size
1984 143
Mike Gallo More Than a Penetration coin penetrates hand three times, then coin grows in two step
Inspired by 1984 104
Patrick Page Big Coin, Little Coin coin transform into a bigger coin and back
1984 10
Fred Kaps The Fred Kaps Chinese Coin Routine "Giant Chinese Coin Climax"
Chinese and half dollar transpose, Chinese coin grows, smaller one found under purse, the different-sized Chinese coins transpose with handkerchief, one grows again and smaller one again under purse, giant Chinese coin produced
Related toVariations 1984 5
Walter Rollins Penny Times Two in essence two english pennies become small american pennies
Summer 1985
The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 28, 29 & 30)
David Roth The Funnel Coins change into tiny coins to fit through funnel into bottle
1985 310
Danny Korem Revolving Imp Coin Exchange coin changes in hand and becomes jumbo coin which changes again in handkerchief
1985 26
Martin Lewis Texas Money Silver dollar and penny change places (using handkerchief), before growing into jumbo coins
1985 128
Albert Goshman Coin Under Glass coin appears under glass, jumbo coin appears under glass then under salt shaker, mini salt shaker appears, small coin appears.
Also published here 1985 83
David Roth Gone but Not Forgotten one of two coins "vanishes" and small dime appears instead
1986 68
Karrell Fox "Yes-Sational-Coin Climax" half dollar becomes Chinese coin and grows several times with handkerchief to five inch coin
Inspired by
  • "The Fred Kaps Chinese Coin Trick"
1986 29
Gary Kurtz Five Hundred Percent half dollar is stretched into jumbo coin, visual handling
May 1987
Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 10)
Gary Kurtz The Bottle Cap and Coins dollar vanishes and appears under bottle cap in from of four quarters, they vanish and four Chinese coins are found under cap, they grow larger than the cap
1987 1
Gary Kurtz 500% coin grows into jumbo coin
1988 2
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)
Michael Powers Jumbo Finale half dollar grows to jumbo coin, changes back via tabled change with lapping
Inspired by 1990 142
Aldo Colombini Kayak multi-phase routine with half dollar, Chinese coin, string, cards
  • Air Mail: two coins and two cards
  • Express Transposition: two coins and one card
  • Hands Only: without cards
  • Chinese Coin: a coin and a length of rope
  • Karate Chop: two coins from one
  • The Magnified Coin: climax for the routine (with magnifying glass)
Also published here Jan. 1990
Opus (Vol. 3 No. 1)
Sveroni Der radfahrende Joker und die Münze joker on card vanishes, then complete card, then a card shrinks and a coin transforms into a jumbo coin
1991 37
Karrell Fox Gulliver's Nickel nickel becomes giant nickel under handkerchief and back to normal
1991 17
Karrell Fox The "Slaphappy" Coin normal coin slapped, it grows to giant coin, sleeve load
1991 18
Steve Dusheck Eccentric penny shrinks, then changes to dime, edge grip
1992 8
Steve Dusheck Shrinking Fluid coin dropped into shot glass with water, it shrinks
Also published here 1992 20
Steve Dusheck 3 Mile Nukel paddle routine with coin
1992 39
Steve Dusheck Concave Con coin looks smaller through lens, then it actually is smaller
1992 42
Steve Dusheck Concentric jumbo coin becomes regular coin and back several times, with edge grip
1992 45
Burton the Bizarre Sensory Deception transposition of Penny and Dollar coin, both grow in size
Sep./Oct. 1992
The Magic Menu (Vol. 3 No. 13)
Harvey Rosenthal A Quarter and a Half and a Quarter "A Tribute to S. Leo Horowitz"
quarter and half dollar shown, quarter expands to half dollar, then both are quarters
Feb. 1992
Magic (Vol. 1 No. 6)
Paul Gertner The Very Big Penny eight inch penny appears
1994 59
John M. Bauman Pulling Through chinese coin changes into jumbo chinese coin, with handkerchief, story to pull handkerchief through hole
1994 926
Warren Stephens Double Surprise penny grows two times, cloth pin holder
1994 84
John Riggs Coinfusion Two silver coins, one vanishes and the other changes into a smaller copper coin. One silver coin is reproduced, coins across and with the two odd coins
1995 23
Felix Farrell Coin Transformation to jumbo coin, under handkerchief
1995 31
Harry Lorayne Cointrol as a change, sleeving
Related to Nov. 1996
Apocalypse (Vol. 19 No. 11)
Michael Kaminskas Playful Penny coin grows and shrinks in stages
1996 57
Eddie Ganim Jumbo Drop Change jumbo coin changes into normal coin when dropped into other hand
1997 51
Richard Bartram, Jr. Enigmatic Purse and Coin coins are produced and vanished with purse frame, jumbo coin shrinks to normal coin
1997 52
Toyosane Sanada Bottled Quicksilver coins into miniature bottle, shrink when entering
Winter 1998 139
Steve Taylor Shrinking Nickel on spectator's hand with Raven
1999 165
Hiroshi Sawa The Sleeve Shootout one-handed production of handful of coins on the table, or growing coins (normal coins change into jumbo coins instantly)
VariationsAlso published here Nov. 2002
Genii (Vol. 65 No. 11)
Andrew J. Pinard Sweet Cents borrowed coin transforms into a penny, grows, vanishes, reappears, shrinks, finally transforms into several dollar-size chocolate coins
May 2002
Magic (Vol. 11 No. 9)
Derek Dingle Expert's Copper Silver copper in one hand, silver in the other, they transpose, then both become silver, then both copper, then both grow to dollar-sized silver and copper coins
Inspired by
  • Fred Kaps's unpublished routine
Related to
May 2004
Genii (Vol. 67 No. 5)
Derek Dingle Inflation penny becomes bigger, finally jumbo coin
Also published here 2004 36
Curtis Kam The Dime Machine three dollar coins shrink as climax of a routine, anti-theses to jumbo coin finale
2006 28
Michael Powers Expanding Expenditure coin tossed on mat grows to jumbo coin, vanishes and reappears
2006 187
Reed McClintock Time is Big Money borrowed quarter grows to jumbo coin, coin fold vanish with jumbo coin, quarter found under spectator's watch
Feb. 2007
Genii (Vol. 70 No. 2)
Guy Hollingworth Inflation
  • Part 1: Dime to Quarter
  • Part 2: Quarter to Half Dollar
  • Part 3: Half Dollar to Morgan Dollar
  • Part 4: Morgan Dollar to Jumbo Coin
Mar. 2007
Genii (Vol. 70 No. 3)
Toshio Yamauchi Glass Menagerie
  • Part I: Coin Through Spectator's Fist and Glass
  • Part II: Coin Through Glass onto Spectator's Palm
  • Part III: Another Coin Through Glass onto Spectator's Palm
  • Part IV: The Shrinking Coin Purse (coins inside shrink as well)
Oct. 2007
Genii (Vol. 70 No. 10)
Earl "Presto" Johnson Jumbo Copper/Silver penny transposes with silver dollar in spectator's hand, penny grows to silver dollar side in his hand
Also published here Dec. 2010
Genii (Vol. 73 No. 12)
Chuck Meyer Growing Penny odd transposition of two coins, then coin grows, glorpy
2012 168
Hiroshi Sawa The Sleeve Shootout one-handed production of handful of coins on the table, or growing coins (normal coins change into jumbo coins instantly)
Also published here 2013 239
Hiroshi Sawa Sawa's Multiplying and Expanding Coins Chinese, copper and silver coin, another Chinese and silver coins are produced from copper coin, repeat, then all three coins grow to jumbo coins
Feb. 2014
Genii (Vol. 77 No. 2)
Alexander de Cova Phase V: Die Riesenmünze jumbo coin production, coin changes into jumbo coin
2015 96
Geoffrey Latta The Flopperino Jumbo Coin Production coin grows to jumbo size
2017 51
Geoffrey Latta Gulliver's Transpo penny transposes with dollar in spectator's hand which is shown to be a jumbo penny, dollar grows as well
Inspired by
  • unpublished Earl "Presto" Johnson routine
2017 174
Geoffrey Latta, Jamy Ian Swiss Hung Fu three half dollars vanish, Chinese coin part of handling, grows into jumbo Chinese coin as finale
Inspired byVariations 2017 312
Earl "Presto" Johnson Jumbo Copper/Silver penny transposes with silver dollar in spectator's hand, penny grows to silver dollar side in his hand
Also published here 2017 148
Alexander de Cova Fred Kaps Chinese Coin Routine Chinese and half dollar transpose, Chinese coin grows, smaller one found under purse, the different-sized Chinese coins transpose with handkerchief, one grows again and smaller one again under purse, giant Chinese coin produced
  • Abschlussladung - Patrick-Page-Variante
Inspired by 2018 139
Alexander de Cova Quiz-Pfennig growing penny, visual with magnifying glass
2018 187
Alberto de Figueiredo Rutina de una moneda one coin routine, then coin changes to bigger coin and then to jumbo coin
2019 167
Curtis Kam, Jonathan Friedman Zooming In photo taken of coin, performer zooms in on photo and real coin becomes jumbo coin
Apr. 2020
Genii (Vol. 83 No. 4)
Christian Scherer Stand-Up Hung Fu three silver coins travel in hole of Chinese coin and appear again, then Chinese coin turns into jumbo coin and silver coins vanish and reappear a second time
Inspired by 2020 3
Jeremiah Zuo 2. The Drop Shuttle Pass/Color Change also as visual growing of coin
Also published here Dec. 2021
The Disclaimer (Vol. 1 No. Christmas Special)
Tom Gagnon Radical Expansion visual switch of tabled coin with aid of playing card into jumbo coin
Inspired by 2022 213
Michael Rubinstein Purse Transpo Surprise copper and silver coin removed from purse, they transpose, then vanish and are found back in purse, then they grow to dollar size
July 2023
The Hermit (Vol. 2 No. 7)