54 entries in Coin / Gaffed / Off-beat Gaffs
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown A Florin being spun upon the Table, to tell blindfold whether it falls head or tail upwards coin gaffed
1876 Modern Magic 159
Unknown A New Coin Spider gimmick so both sides of hand can be shown empty and fingers spread before coin production
1909 The Art of Magic 276
Unknown The Melting Coin coin dropped in glass of water under handkerchief, then it vanishes, off-beat gaff
1935 Coin Magic 34
Dr. C. J. Diestel The Weeping Coin water drops fall from coin
1935 Coin Magic 37
Unknown Half Dollar and Penny coin transformation, unusual gaff
1935 Coin Magic 38
Unknown A Coin Penetration through cloth bag, using a wire ring
1938 Greater Magic 688
Unknown A Coin Producing Fan gaffed
1938 Greater Magic 699
T. Nelson Downs Fallacy of Vision "Two Impromptus By T. Nelson Downs", gaff on coin to clip coin to finger
1941/49 Select Secrets 29
Tom Sellers Diminishing Coins elaborate gaffs
1943 Magical Mixture 10
Shaman Half-Head/Half-Tail Coin for rubbing-two-coins-together illusion
Related to 1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 47) 195
J. B. Bobo The Squirting Nickel use for hollow coin to squirt water from, heckler stopper
1947 Watch This One! 95
Ed Heyl Cork Coin coin that swims
1948 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 150) 604
Fred Kaps Coin Vanish Under Card coin vanishes and reappears under card, with swivel magnet gaff
1960 (ca.) Kaps on Coins 5
Karl Fulves Gaffed Coins - 3/4 Silver Fake double facer with silver on one side and a bit of silver and mostly copper on other side, used in transposition with Okito box, see also p. 513
Related to July 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 9) 432
Bernard Shine, Roger Smith The Head-less Coin Half dollar with head of Kennedy cut out
  • The Partial Travelor
half dollar placed inside spectator's hand, only head of the coin travels to performer's hand, coin has hole
Mar. 1971 Necromancer (Vol. 1 No. 8) 5
Harry Lorayne Gimmicked Coins overview of some gimmicks
1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 238
Roland Hurley The Midas Touch two dollars, quarter & dime change into gold coins, purse & 1.35 gimmick
1972 Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 5) 40
Karl Fulves New Shell Gaff shell with disc inside that can be shown from both sides, idea, "mint condition"
Related to May 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 7) 620
Karl Fulves Disc Gaff
Related to June 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8) 628
Bill Fleischman Polaroid Problem coin with secret slot
June 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8) 633
Karl Fulves Sliding Shell shell with half the rim removed
June 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8) 633
Neal Thomas 5¢ Coke coin dropped in shot glass under handkerchief cover, coin changes to coke, squirting nickel
Oct. 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 12) 677
Karl Fulves Crucible Coin one of three coins changes to copper, modified half shell
1974 Epilogue (Issue 22) 211
Karl Fulves Other Applications for half shell (slotted coin)
1974 Epilogue (Issue 22) 212
Amedeo Vacca Penetrating Copper copper and silver in handkerchief, locked with finger ring, named coin penetrates ring
1974 Amedeo's Continental Magic 85
Karl Fulves Half Shell + Okito Box sliding shell
Apr. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 6) 727
Karl Fulves Timed Release "Problem", slotted coin shoots out other coin in glass, Copentro-style, posed as problem
Nov. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 1) 820
Karl Fulves Slot Coin/Slot Box "Okito Box Notes Nr. 6"
combining slotted coin and box
Mar. 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 5) 871
Bob Elliott Slippery Silver coin balanced on thumb changes into another coin, slippery sam shell / half-shell, one-handed spellbound
Related to 1976 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #5) 935
Bob Ostin Challenge Coin Across brief, with gaffed coin
Also published here 1976 ca. Sleightly Surprising 6
Lenny Greenfader Obersvation Test group of coins stuck together, lapped
Feb. 1979 Apocalypse (Vol. 2 No. 2) 161
Al Schneider Silencing Coins masking tape on one side of coin
1980 Al Schneider On Close-Up 56
Steve Beam The Pancake Coin very thin coin, shaved
1981 Steve Beam On Coins — Volume I 26
Steve Beam Pumpkin Seed Diminish coin visibly shrinks to miniature coin
1981 Steve Beam On Coins — Volume I 55
Bobby Bernard The "Trouser-Vanish" Coin trapped in material of trousers, spectator can feel it, vanishes
1982 The Coin and Card Magic of Bobby Bernard 29
Stephen Tucker Zig Zag Coin middle section of coin is moved to the side
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. Special #2 (Xmas)) 12
Ben Harris Silver Through Silver spoon handle penetrates coin, then coin vanishes
1985 Out Of His Mind! 94
Unknown Glued Stack
1988 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 2 No. 1) 6
Michael Close The Four Cent Bonus multiple coin transformation, using glued together coins
1991 Workers Number 2 37
Steve Dusheck The Hybrid Coin one coin imitatig two coins in a stack
Also published here May 1994 Apocalypse (Vol. 17 No. 5) 2357
Alex Elmsley Milling a Coin small coin is smashed to dust between to large coins, recess in large coin
1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 280
Karl Norman Coin in the Bottle
1995 40 Years at the Forks 36
Dominique Duvivier Duvivier Coin Box Okito box type of routine done with an extra black plastic box for the coin box itself, Okito box has flexible Boston Box feature
1996 Magie Duvivier 46
Karl Fulves Flatland court card, the direction of the head is changed, looking in other direction, see "Informant" reference for credit information on changing gaze of picture card
Related to 1998 The Fine Print (Issue 9) 269
Mike Gallo Visual Coin Assembly matrix type assembly with one business card and a small upside-down glass, shim quarter
2002 Visual Coin Assembly 1
Stephen Hobbs Shim Coin on the thin coin gaff
2002 Visual Coin Assembly 1
Mike Gallo Burning Put Down tabling a coin with shim coin together as one
2002 Visual Coin Assembly 3
Mike Gallo The Matrix Routines using shim coin
  • The 4-Card Routine
  • The 2-Card Routine
2002 Visual Coin Assembly 6
Al Bertini Ringdurchbruch coin travels to pocket, changes to key and finger ring penetrates key, key/coin gaff
2004 Original Al Bertini 5
Bob Ostin Challenge Coin Across brief, with gaffed coin
Also published here 2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 29
Karl Fulves Thick Coin for dislodging coin from slot box without shaking
2008 Prolix (Issue 4) 245
Tom Stone Killer Gap Launcher idea for devise that shoots a coin
2010 Vortex 64
Al Schneider Silencing Coins sticking paper on back
2011 Al Schneider Magic 250
Steve Dusheck Hybrid Coin one coin imitating two coins in a stack
Also published here 2012 The F.F.F.F. Book 75