140 entries in Coin / Effect Themes / Mental Stuff
  
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Unknown Knowing how much Money a Spectator has stooge The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXV) 186
Unknown Odd or Even, or the Mysterious Addition rather transparent math trick in which performer apparently knows whether the amount of coins selected is odd or even Modern Magic 160
Unknown The Capital Q back-count force with counters/coins or cards, as divination with partial stackAlso published here Tricks with Cards 95
Unknown The Capital Q back-count force with counters/coins or cards, as divination with partial stackVariationsAlso published here More Magic 27
Frederick E. Jones Writing the Date of a Coin guessing number on a coin, while writing it together with spectator, muscle reading and probability Mind Reading Secrets and Sealed Billet Reading 19
James J. Moren Coin Divination No. 3, spectators put row of half dollars on table, performer divines date on every one, one ahead Ten New Miscellaneous Tricks 8
Charles T. Jordan Another Date-Reading Trick No. 4, coins collected in head, date announced and coin instantly removed with that date, repeated, coin rubbed with soap Ten New Miscellaneous Tricks 10
Theodore Annemann Nickles on the Brain date of coin is predicted SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 39
Unknown A Thought Reading Trick two ways, first coin is discovered in correct hand and then under correct drawer of a matchbox Coin Magic 27
Unknown The Talking Coin coin dances in glass, answering questions, assistant Coin Magic 40
Charles Rosenthal Money Mentalism money is put in envelope, medium names denomination, code The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 21) 123
Stewart James Numismatigic coin divination behind back, magnetismRelated to The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 25) 157
Charles T. Jordan Dates borrowed coins in hat, performer announces year and finds coin by touch, repeated, one ahead The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 33) 213
Charles T. Jordan Duplex Date Reading naming dates on borrowed coins The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 37) 250
Theodore Annemann, Audley Walsh Coin Experiment three spectators put a coin in an envelope, medium divines value, date and owner "En Rapport" 11
Mahendra The Miracle Divination - The Problem of the Three Coins three coins are pocketed by three spectators, performer divines themVariations Greater Magic 128
Al Baker Dime Under One of Three Cards spectator puts dime beneath one of three card, performer divines which card Greater Magic 681
L. Vosburgh Lyons The Knickel of Kanadah coin divination, magnetismInspired by The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 72) 486
Franklin M. Chapman It's a Date date of borrowed dime appears on disk Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1, No. 9) 2
T. Nelson Downs Money Sense cards divined and four selected cards represent year of coin The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 87) 551
Unknown A Penny - A Bet - A Drink guessing in which hand the coin is, bar bet, see also page 728 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 123) 716
James G. Thompson Jr., Bruce Elliott The Coin Dowser coin is found with a dowsing rod in the dark The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 15) 63
Walter B. Gibson 91¢ Miracle three spectators select a different color envelope each and can than put one coin out of five in it, when performer turns over and sees the remaining two, he knows who chose which coinRelated to The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 44) 180
L. Vosburgh Lyons Key Chart to the 91¢ Miracle Related to The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 48) 198
Walter B. Gibson, Bruce Elliott Gold Seal Mystery coins, objects and colors are chosen and predicted, in an envelope and the coin in a box and inside wool The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 59) 240
Unknown Coin Location coin in hand hold to forehead and then hold next to the other hand, hand with object is located Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 55
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley Pennies, Nickels and Dimes two spectators remove a handful of coins from a bag with pennies, nickels and dimes, performer divines the exact amount of each Gems of Mental Magic 18
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley Date Divination assistant collects several different coins in an envelope, all dates are divined, clever subtlety Gems of Mental Magic 32
Unknown Reading Numbers on Borrowed Coins using double envelope Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 5 178
Howard A. Adams A Penny For Your Thoughts! performer is blindfolded divines date of a coin and two selected words from a dictionary The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 184) 735
U. F. Grant Lady Luck multiple prediction, coins heads and tales, sum of thrown dice and selected card, tossed out deckRelated to The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 181) 723
Cy Endfield Jack in the Box triple prediction, selected color, number on penny and card on top of the deck The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 221) 884
C. James McLemore Guess Which Hand spectator guesses in which hand the performer hides a coin, six phases Modern Coin Magic 134
Gerald Kosky Under-Hand Coin spectator puts some coins on the table and starts turning them over one by one then one coin is hidden and performer turns back, he reveals which side is up on the hidden coinInspired byRelated toVariations The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 260) 1039
Milton Tropp A Coin Tipp simplified version of Under-Hand CoinInspired by The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 264) 1055
Unknown Which Hand? Divine which hand holds dime and which hand holds pennyVariations Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 59
Royal Vale Heath Heath's Variation Which Hand, divine which hand holds nickel and which hand holds pennyInspired by Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 60
Unknown, Walter B. Gibson Heads or Tails? Determine whether hidden coin is heads or tails after spectator has turned over the coins randomly, provides variation by Walter Gibson using pieces of colored cardboard Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 61
Tony Corinda No. 9. A Close up Quickie date of a coin is predicted The Swami Gimmick 19
Tony Corinda (4) A Debt Repaid spectator writes down a sum of money, performer lets him subtract an amount and then hands him the exact change, he was holding from the beginning Pencil, Lip, Sound, Touch and Muscle Reading 34
Tony Corinda (7) Corinda's "Money Box" coins in box are removed, performer names amount and dates on the coins, electronic versionRelated toVariations Blindfolds & X-Ray Eyes 150
U. F. Grant A Date with a Coin coin is selected, when top four cards are dealt, numbers match the date of the coin More Miracles in Mentalism 30
Ernest W. Brady Ten Silver Dollar bank night with one marked coin among several, coin in sock spectator has to select one by one The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 358) 259
Ernest W. Brady Penceforth or A Date with a Mint Mark picking out a coin of a certain date from a bag full of coins The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 361) 272
Aaron Wainer Coined revelation of dates of coins in chosen pile The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 400) 429
Aaron Wainer Apex date on coins divined The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1, No. 4) 21
Ben Christopher Satan's Seal coins predicted, then dateVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1, No. 6) 27
John Benzais 5c for your Thoughts spectator spins coin multiple times, performer knows what side showed up how many times The Best of Benzais 18
Arthur Setterington X-Ray Coins revelation of the dates on coins, when putting one reversed on the hand and watching through a napkin tube Stranger Mysteries 9
Bob Hemple Incorporated Color Control with Coins Inspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2, No. 12) 128
Ned Rutledge The Babbling Coins four thoughts are directed to four coins (as well as noted on a pad), medium divines four thoughts, carbon Between Two Minds 35
Karl Fulves A Remarkable Bet heads and tails bet with three coins, presentation for Walter Penney's coin flipping paradox Epilogue (Issue 10) 77
Peter Brooke Dates three spectators with coins, a fourth coin is introduced and each spectator finally selects one, dates divinedInspired by
  • "Hofzinser Variation" (Karl Fulves, Abra #1205)
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5, No. 3) 311
J. W. Sarles Coin Problem any coin placed in matchbox, performer divines the type of coin, posed as problem, "Exotic methods like radioactive daub are to be shunned." The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8, No. 5) 602
Paul Curry A Penny For Your Thoughts after some changes (written directions) the order of four coins and a rolled up bill is namedInspired byVariationsAlso published here Paul Curry Presents 83
Karl Fulves Money Talks spirit raps with two coins and a pencil Close-Up Mental Magic 44
Karl Fulves Sleight of Crime four coins in four matchboxes, spectator secretly removes on coin and mixes the matchboxes, a match is light and goes out in front of the empty box, then the date of the coin is revealed Close-Up Mental Magic 36
Unknown Heads or Tails divining if coin falls heads or tails after it is spun on table Tricks with Coins 27
Patrick Page Odds and Evens prediction with coins, simple method Tricks with Coins 30
Patrick Page X-Ray Eyes coin is placed under cup, performer divines value Tricks with Coins 50
Charlie Miller, Al Baker Destiny's Date! five dimes, one is chosen and date predicted on business card The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 92) 459
Bascom Jones Match-Write prediction of change inside cover of book of matches The Compleat Magick - Volume I (Issue 94) 470
Fred Robinson Blind Date divining date on borrowed coin
Pabular (Vol. 1, No. 11) 131
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
Lubor Fiedler Coins in Plastic Bags spectator distributes coins to plastic bags, distribution predicted Another Close-up Cavalcade 77
Tieneblas Parity Coin coins on table, spectator can turn several coins over and covers one, performer divines if head or tails is up The Compleat Magick - Volume II (Issue 141) 703
Ronald B. Edwards Coin Divination three nickels, three pennies, three cards (Two, Six, Ten), spectator arranges coins in some way under cards, performer divines layoutAlso published here The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10, No. 10) 1043
Karl Fulves The 12¢ Solution "Math Trix"
twelve pennies, two dice, pocket watch, dice total divined along with dates on chosen coin and setting on watch
Inspired byRelated to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10, No. 12) 1059
Tom Fitzgerald 16c Mental X-per-a-ment three coins in a cup, turned over and only one drops out, repeated The Compleat Magick - Volume II (Issue 134) 668
Sydney Bergson 81-Cent Mystery cards with numbers, one is selected, prediction in form of coins The Compleat Magick - Volume II (Issue 139) 693
Chester "Dr. DeMille" Miller, Gene Nielsen Money in Mind classic, three coins, prediction on business card The Compleat Magick - Volume II (Issue 140) 698
Vic Perry, Al Koran Envelope Switch prediction of coin in envelope, envelope to switch coin The Compleat Magick - Volume II (Issue 143) 713
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
Pabular (Vol. 2, No. 5) 202
Dr. John Nichols Devil Coin several coins in handkerchief, date of selected coin is divined The Compleat Magick - Volume II (Issue 163) 813
Clayton Rawson, Walter B. Gibson, Jerry Ross Date Sense coins in handkerchief, one with specific date is found, several versions The Compleat Magick - Volume II (Issue 161) 802
Jerry Mentzer Double Mental Test one of four coins chosen, number formed by adding card values, both predicted in wallet, originally in Linking Ring (Feb. 1971), two methodsAlso published here Close-up Cavalcade Finale 70
Gene Nielsen Menta-Coin coin in one of four cups is moved in steps The Compleat Magick - Volume II (Issue 192) 958
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Stuck! two numbered envelopes, change as prediction matches change from spectator The Compleat Magick - Volume II (Issue 180) 898
Marcello Truzzi Heads-Up coins are dropped and all heads-up coins eliminated until one remains, prediction of dateVariations The Compleat Magick - Volume II (Issue 184) 918
Pavel The Absolute Touch feeling date of some coins Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 1, No. 11) 124
Larry Becker The 35 Millimiracle II five film capsules, marked coin is placed in one and found by performer World of Super Mentalism 88
Max Abrams Psi-Touch two prediction of chosen coin and last coin tails-up, prediction of dateInspired by The Compleat Magick - Volume III (Issue 210) 1047
Robert Schwarz Tri-Level ESP presentation of telepathy (card), clairvoyance (amount of coins) and precognition (date of coin) The Compleat Magick - Volume III (Issue 212) 1057
Karl Fulves 91 Sense five coins, spectator places any 4 in his hand and performer announces total, using code and confederate The Shamrock Code / The Parallel Principle 11
Larry Becker Heads or Tails invisible coin, prediction of heads or tails in envelope The Best of Larry Becker's World of Super Mentalism Book II 164
Larry Becker The Mating Game two sets of envelopes containing coins with different dates, matching routine The Best of Larry Becker's World of Super Mentalism Book II 174
Larry Becker Second Sight four coin purses with four coins with different dates, correctly allocated by performer The Best of Larry Becker's World of Super Mentalism Book II 186
Karl Fulves Replica No. 25, four coins on table, one chosen and put in envelope, it duplicates in envelope, equivoque with written instructions Self-Working Mental Magic 37
Eddie Clever Force Of A Year with coins Pabular (Vol. 6, No. 5) 848
Bob Hummer The 'Snappy' Thirteen Cent Trick two nickels and three pennies, spectator can turn one sort of coins over while performer's back is turned, revelation of which coins are turned overRelated to Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 15
Karl Fulves, Martin Gardner Hat or Rabbit No. 15, three cards with hats on one sides and rabbits on other, spectator turns them to instructions with the performer's back turned, in the end all are the same way, also with coins or over phoneRelated to The Children's Magic Kit 15
Mark Levy ESPenny Miracle Date on Coin Prediction CoinMagic 210
Al Mann The Coins from the Pocket spectator puts money in an envelope and seals it, then the performer hands him an envelope with the same amount of coins and of the same denomination, Bombshell Wallet The "H" Factor 11
Mike Caveney, Dick Zimmerman Cents of Touch marked penny is lost and found in a bag of pennies Magicomedy 27
Bob Hummer, Unknown Million-Dollar Mystery No. 9, twelve coins on table, spectator can remove some and coins with heads and tales up are divined, blindfoldedRelated to Self-Working Table Magic 13
Karl Fulves, Royal Vale Heath Left-Handed Thoughts No. 45, different coin in each hand, spectator does quick mental calculation and performer is able to name the result Self-Working Table Magic 55
Karl Fulves And Counting further thoughts on card counting, also with non-card items like divining date on removed coin from pile Card Counting 48
Thomas Alan Waters Optionail three spectator's count their change, name and amount of the one who has the most is predicted, other applications of the principleInspired by
  • Sam Dalal's "Magical Musings" in "Swami" Vol. 3, No. 30.
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Octasm) 306
Karl Fulves Curvature different coins and cards removed and remembered by spectators and shuffled back, performer blindfolded, all cards located and coins as well, coins leaves circular impressionInspired by After Jordan 2
Philip T. Goldstein Midas behind the back the performer identifies coin and date on it The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2, No. 20) 192
Jerry K. Hartman Coin Con thought-of coin is devined, coins glued on cardboard cards The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3, No. 31, 32 & 33) 320
Stephen Tucker, Subir Kumar Dhar Spondulics Plus Mentalism three different coins in the hand, spectator selects one, that or the other coins vanish Pabular (Vol. 8, No. 10) 1286
Philip T. Goldstein Diskette reading with layout with coinsInspired by Fifth 5
Karl Fulves Money Mental chapter intro Self-Working Coin Magic 101
Ronald B. Edwards Divination No. 73, three nickels, three pennies, three cards (Two, Six, Ten), spectator arranges coins in some way under cards, performer divines layoutAlso published here Self-Working Coin Magic 101
Bob Hummer, Jack Yates Time Will Tell No. 74, twelve coins on table in circle layout, spectator removes six coins, some head/tail matchingRelated to Self-Working Coin Magic 102
Al Koran Take One No. 75, three different coins on table, three spectators each take a coin, performer finds out who has which Self-Working Coin Magic 104
Edward Bagshawe, Sam Schwartz, Karl Fulves Metalogic No. 77, four coins, each represents a president, one chosen and divined Self-Working Coin Magic 106
Karl Fulves Smart Money No. 92, calculation with date on any coin with result in number nine, this book is a force-book with "of" as every ninth word at the start of each chapter Self-Working Coin Magic 135
Dan Harlan Destination Unknown five foreign coins are placed under five cards, spectator can chose on which is covered with a toy plane, country of selected coin is predicted The Minotaur (Vol. 5, No. 3) 10
Philip T. Goldstein Changeling named number is predicted with the exact amount of coins under business card Connotes 4
Philip T. Goldstein Changeling named number is predicted with the exact amount of coins under business card Desert Seminar Notes 5
Alex Elmsley The Counter total of loose change is seen on computer screen, counter stops at exact amount Mouse Magic 19
Unknown Coin Ruse apparently coin is taken from a handful of change from spectator, coin force L.I.N.T. - Pocket Stuff for Close-Up Magicians 78
Ron Bauer Second Sight comedy triple prediction, heads or tails, total of numbers from date of the coin and a card, three envelopesInspired by
  • David Britland's "Second Sight" in "Sorcerer Vol.1"
L.I.N.T. - Pocket Stuff for Close-Up Magicians 77
Steve Beam Against All Odds spectator names amount of change in envelope, with variationsInspired by
  • Chris "Doc" Dixon's "Change of Mind"
Variations
The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 65) 1293
Karl Fulves Map + Dowsing handful coins distributed on drawn map, one turned over, performer divines which one, using memory Combo 29
David Regal Penny For Your Thoughts Penny chosen from a glass of pennies, magician can tell the date on the penny Close-Up & Personal 199
David Regal The Man With The X-Ray Eyes Four coins placed between two large slabs of marble. Any coin is secretly removed, the magician can tell which coin is removed Close-Up & Personal 215
Karl Fulves Mathematical 3-Cup Monte idea with three styrofoam cupsInspired by Underworld (Issue 10) 135
Tony Bartolotta, Karl Fulves Mark Down II four nickels on table in row, dates in numerical order, four cards with positions mixed, coins exchanged according to cards's order, performer rearranged coins in numerical order without looking by sense of touch, optional appearance of another coin or wedding ring Latter Day Secrets (Issue 4) 109
Paul Curry A Penny for Your Thoughts after some changes (written directions) the order of four coins and a rolled up bill is namedInspired byAlso published here Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 164
Karl Fulves Bulgarian Solitaire four coin piles with one, two, three and four coins, coins moved around, outcome predicted, card application posed as a problemRelated to
  • August 1983 column "Mathematical Games" (Martin Gardner)
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 5) 159
Jim Steinmeyer Dimes & Pennies calculation stunt with coins Impuzzibilities 10
Jay Sankey Psychic Silver Magician predicts coin that spectator will take out with three other coins in the family, surprise ending of all the coins' dates matching Twenty Years Of Magic (Issue Tricks of the Trade) 43
Karl Fulves 3-Coin Monte three cards and three coins, spectator moves cards around, performer places coins on cards which he thinks match the value of the coins via instructionsInspired by Off The Books (Issue 4) 59
Yoshi Akiyama, Harvey Rosenthal Three Coin Divination nickel, dime, penny and handful of change, some instructions given, divination about amount of change left in hand and coins on table Latter Day Secrets (Issue 9) 346
Eric Mead, Michael Weber Gone Fishin' date of coin chosen from several in handkerchief is divined Tangled Web 211
Karl Fulves Drawing Blanks penny, nickel, dime and quarter in matchbox, three coins removed and combined to form a number, fourth coin's value added, spectator lets performer know the number of digits, coins taken out are divined Prolix (Issue 1) 50
Karl Fulves CyberDice dealflipdropcut with deck and the throwing of coins, posed as a problem Xtra Credit (Issue 1) 4
Fred Robinson Blind Date divining date on borrowed coin The Magic of Fred Robinson 272
Tyler Wilson Nine & Three spectator thinks of copper or silver coin, performer knows it, repeated, last phase is Dai Vernon's "The Challenge" with coinsInspired by Reinventing the Real 132
Joe Berg A Mindreader's Dream four boxes with a coin in each, exchanged according to instructions, performer then reveals contents of each boxVariations Xtra Credit (Issue 9) 55
Mel Bennett Mel Bennett Notes using four coins with different dates on four cards insteadInspired by Xtra Credit (Issue 9) 56
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham The Miracle Divination three coins are pocketed by three spectators, performer divines them, three object divinationInspired byRelated to Magical Mathematics 105
Ron Graham Ron's $1.96 trick Miracle Divination, four coins pocketed by four spectators, performer divines them all, four object divinationRelated to Magical Mathematics 108
Robert E. Neale The Berg Variations notes on the prop and procedureInspired by
  • "Mindreader's Dream" (Joe Berg)
Prolix (Issue 10) 670
Michael Weber Making Things Right two rows of three coins are formed and coins exchanged according to diagram, afterwards the coins are paired, credit informationInspired by Making Things Right 4
So Sato Three to One three purses, spectator choses one, content predicts choice The Secrets of So Sato 60
Christoph Borer Die drei Wünsche five coins taken from purse, odd coin is found, storytelling presentation, fairy tale 21 195