91 entries in Coin / Effect Themes / Splitting Currency & Fusions
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Laurie Ireland The Quick Change Artist coin into several small coins
Related to 1935
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1935, "New Card and Coin Manipulation")
Lu Brent "Here's Your Change---?" coin through knees, changes into small coins
Inspired by July 1936
The Jinx (Issue 22)
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Keith Clark, Al Flosso, George Krage, a coin trick, a card rising gag by Henry Gordien and a joke by Al Plough
July 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 13)
Eddie Joseph The Money Changer half dollar changes into smaller coins that make up fifty cents
1942 86
U. F. Grant Change Please half dollar in hand changes into quarter, two dimes and a nickel
May 1949 13
Dr. E. M. Roberts Splitting the Atom half dollar to two quarters and reverse (wax)
1952 123
Dr. E. M. Roberts Change for a Dollar two half dollars to one dollar bill
1952 124
Eddie Joseph Fair Exchange coin slapped on back of left hand changes into several coins
1969 113
Eddie Joseph Magic Change larger coin changed into several smaller with same value, using mirage holdout
1969 326
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
Harvey Rosenthal Breaking Silver
1976 15
Sol Stone A Bird In Hand dollar changes to two half dollars and back
May 1978
Apocalypse (Vol. 1 No. 5)
Les Shore Break-Up!
Sep. 1978
Apocalypse (Vol. 1 No. 9)
John C. Wagner Charisma Change object changes as it is dropped through hand
1978 49
Stephen Tucker Small Change coin is split into two coins
1978 3
Stephen Tucker Split Tenkai pennies, with two halves of a coin, coin is restored as climax
June 1979
The Talon (Issue 4)
Al Schneider Split Silver Dollar into two half dollars and back
1980 56
Sol Stone Pulling Silver Silver dollar to two half dollars
1981 112
David Arthur Melifluous Meld Two quarters to a half dollar
1981 234
Steve Beam Drawback one half dollar under each hand, they travel under one hand, in repeat change into dollar
1981 11
Phillip Young Splitting Coins coin is split into two
1981 36
Steve Beam Change Box half dollar shaken in Okito Box, when tossed out it changes into 2 quarters
1981 45
Daryl Martinez Close-Quarters two quarters transform into half dollar
VariationsAlso published here 1981 119
Tom Gagnon Split Level silver dollar on back of left hand, it changes into two half dollars
1981 84
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) Die "Tip" Routine coin slapped on table vanishes, three phases
  • Der Wechselgeld-Klimax (coin transforms into small change)
Inspired byAlso published here
  • Pentagram, Sep. 1958
June 1981
Intermagic (Vol. 8 No. 2)
Herb Zarrow, Dan Garrett Visu-Pinch coin dropped into other hand changes visually (or dollar to two half dollars), see credit correction on page lxix
Related to Oct. 1982 14
Stephen Tucker Karate coin split with Karate chop
Feb. 1982
Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 10)
Michael Rubinstein The Trick Coin Routine - For Magicians Only copper/silver coin is exposed and split into two separate coins
1982 65
John Carney 1/2 & 2/4 half dollar changes into 2 quarters and then back again a number of times
1983 16
Ross Bertram Two-Faced double sided coin changes into two separate coins, for magicians
1983 68
Mike Gallo Magical Change dollar to two half dollars and back, then into four quarters
1983 49
Mike Gallo Two Dollars To Four Halves
  • Simplified Handling
1983 52
Mirko Ferrantini Split Silver silver dollar is split into two half dollars
1983 133
Gary Kurtz Fusion two half-dollars transform into dollar
Inspired byVariations 1983 66
Michael Powers Fusion Plus two quarters become a half-dollar, repeat, then two half-dollars transform into dollar, lapping
Inspired byVariations 1983 67
Michael Powers, Jay Sankey Fusion Plus Standing two quarters become a half-dollar, repeat, then two half-dollars transform into dollar, no-lap version
Inspired by 1983 69
Ben Harris Alloy Division borrowed coin is broken, both halves become hole coins
1984 100
Mike Gallo Break Four dollar to two half dollars to four quarters
June 1984
The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 22)
David Roth Twice The Tithe dime is "broken off" from half dollar, fuses together again via spellbound
1985 53
David Roth Coniunctio - Traiectio - Disiunctio "Amalgamation - Transposition - Separation", two half dollard and one copper coin transpose, half dollars change to full dollar while doing so
1985 56
David Roth Deep Palm Tenkai Merge Two half-dollars transform into a dollar
1985 32
David Roth Pulling Off Ten Cents Pulling off a small piece of a half dollar, which transforms into a dime
1985 39
Jay Sankey Shattered! dollar is shattered into loose change
1986 30
William Goodwin Slide Split dollar splits visually into two half dollars (or half into two quarters)
1986 17
Jay Sankey, Richard Sanders Making Change quarter in bull dog clip over a flame, changes into two dimes and a nickel, see also p. xi at back of book
Variations 1987 11
Jay Sankey, Richard Sanders Making Change Again quarter changes into two dimes and a nickel, impromptu version without the clip
Inspired by 1987 39
Gerald Deutsch For a Change
Variations Apr. 1988
Apocalypse (Vol. 11 No. 4)
Sol Stone Arithmatic
Jan. 1989
Apocalypse (Vol. 12 No. 1)
Jay Sankey Quartertime Two Dollar bill transforms into One Dollar bill and four quarters
1990 61
Rocco Silano Silver Dollar to Two Half Dollars
Also published here
  • Ruminations, Vol. 2 No. 4, April 1987
1990 63
Michael Powers Fusion/Fission two quarters fuse to half dollar, then are broken into quarters again
1990 134
Gerald Deutsch Apocalypse Variations Or Additions
Inspired by May 1991
Apocalypse (Vol. 14 No. 5)
David Harkey Silverstroke small purse, coin taken out, then full-sized pen, coin splits into two, then four
1991 168
Paul Gertner Dollar to Halves to Quarters tabled, using K.I.X.
1994 40
Paul Gertner Slap Split Coins dollar spun on table and slapped into two half dollars, then four quarters
1994 75
Meir Yedid Making Change quarter changes into nickel and twenty cent coins
Inspired by 1994 13
Larry Jennings Breakup Flight quarter in one hand, it splits and two dimes travel to other hand and nickel remains
Sep. 1994
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 1)
Sol Stone More Coin-Fusion two half dollars to dollar
Mar. 1995
Apocalypse (Vol. 18 No. 3)
David Acer Double Header one double-headed and one double-tailed quarter shown, they fuse into one regular coin, then changes into half dollar
1995 78
Daryl Martinez Close Quarters two quarters transform into half dollar
Also published here 1996
The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue Close-up Fantasies Finale)
Lou Gallo Fifty-Cent Pitch two quarters travel from one hand to the other, then change into a half dollar
1996 8
Lou Gallo A Pitch for a Change two dollars change into two half dollars, then four quarters, with variation
1996 10
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)
Doug Conn Four-Bits Bounce Bit half dollar tossed in hand, it changed into two quarters
Inspired by May 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 9)
David Harkey, Eric Anderson Squink! dollar in shot glass splits into two half dollars when heated, then into four quarters
1997 29
David Devant Change of a Half "Unsolved Mysteries"
half crown in hand changes to any combination of change the spectator chooses, posed as problem
Also published here
  • Linking Ring, August 1956
1997 120
Paul Cummins Pitchin' Penetration half dollar through performer's hand three times, second half dollar appears, they change into a single silver dollar
July 1997
Magic (Vol. 6 No. 11)
Ed Andres Bankrupt! half dollar broken into two quarters and back, using edge grip
July 1999
Onyx (Issue 8)
Tony Bartolotta Mark Down three dimes and three pennies in paper cup, out come a quarter, a nickel and three pennies, three "penny and dime" sets
2000 108
John Carney Bits dollar breaks into four pieces which change into four quarters, see Issue 3, p. 1, for further credits
July/Aug. 2002
The Penumbra (Issue 2)
Dean Dill Fusion Matrix four quarters under cards, three vanish, under fourth card appears a dollar
Also published here May 2002
Magic (Vol. 11 No. 9)
David Gripenwaldt The Sound Of One Coin Clinking two quarters slide together on table and transform into half dollar
Mar. 2006
The Penumbra (Issue 10)
John West Pushing Two Quarters two quarters become a half dollar, then it is split again
Inspired by
  • "Two Quarters" (Daryl, Steven's Impromptu Magic #1)
2006 194
Dan Lewis Merlin's Matchbox half-dollar on table covered with matchbox, match lighted, half-dollar changes to quarter and another quarter is in box
Inspired by 2007
Prolix (Issue 3)
Nathan Kranzo, Rune Klan Hot Hands coin put in hand, lighter gas transferred from lighter to hand and ignited, coin explodes into smaller coins
July 2008
Genii (Vol. 71 No. 7)
Daniel Garcia Math One quarter jumps from one hand to join another quarter in the other hand, then they fuse visually into a half dollar
Inspired by
  • "Pitchen' Penetration" (Paul Cummins)
2009 10
Al Schneider Split Silver Dollar into two half dollars and back
2011 250
Richard Sanders Making Change quarter is split into two dimes and a nickel
May 2011
Genii (Vol. 74 No. 5)
Marc Trudel Tenkai Fusion Tenkai Pennies with two quarters, then the two quarters change into a half dollar in second phase
Inspired by June 2012
Genii (Vol. 75 No. 6)
Tom Gagnon Pumpkin Seed Split half dollar split into two half dollars
Inspired by 2013 188
Hiroshi Sawa 1-2-4-10 (One-Two-Four-Ten) One dollar coin splits into two half dollars, then into four quarters, then ten dimes.
2013 81
Hiroshi Sawa The Atomic Coins silver dollar is split in half dollars, quarters, then dimes
Feb. 2014
Genii (Vol. 77 No. 2)
Koudai Cointeger dollar is split in two half dollars, then in four quarters, then reversed back to a dollar
Mar. 2015
Genii (Vol. 78 No. 3)
Jonathan Friedman Pop Outs Split to visually split a tabled coin
Inspired by Mar. 2018
Genii (Vol. 81 No. 3)
Jan Logemann High Five two spectators cut (deeper) in two halves, four cards of same value show up, cutting the high card presentation, money prize is split in two
Inspired by
  • Aldo Colombini trick
2019 8
Peter Gröning Coinfused coin version of Resigned with initialed coins
Inspired by 2020 81
Michael Rubinstein Shattered Spellbound coin changes into many pennies as finale
  • Phase One: The Changes
  • Phase Two: The Shatter
  • Phase Three: The Cleanup
2020 160
Michael Rubinstein Fusion credit information
Also published here
  • marketed around 1985
2020 307
Jonathan Friedman Smack Split coin splits and multiplies into two coins
Apr. 2022
Genii (Vol. 85 No. 4)
Dean Dill Fusion Matrix four quarters under cards, three vanish, under fourth card appears a dollar
Also published here 2022 78
Frank Fogg Heat two quarters fuse into a half dollar with lighter, coin than vanishes
Inspired byAlso published here
  • MAGIC, Apr. 2011
2022 1019