190 entries in Coin / Effect Themes / Vanish Routines / Bare Handed
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
To throwe a peece of monie awaie, and to find it againe where you list coin thrown into air vanishes (classic palm with second and third fingers), duplicate appears somewhere else (like on a stooge)
1584 185
An excellent feat, to make a two penie peece lie plaine in the palme of your hand, and to be passed from thence when you list one-handed coin vanish with wax on nail to bring coin to sort of back-palm position
Related to 1584 186
To conveie a testor out of ones hand that holdeth it fast coin pressed into spectator's hand vanishes, and reappears with coin in performer's or another spectator's hand
Related to 1584 186
An excellent feat to make a twopeny peece lie plaine in your hand, and to be passed from thence when you lift one-handed coin vanish with wax on nail to bring coin to sort of back-palm position
Related to 1634 47
How to seeme to blow a sixe pence out of another mans hand coin pressed into spectator's hand vanishes, and reappears at sleeve
Related to 1634 49
To Rub a Coin into the Elbow
1890 146
Die unsichtbare Wanderung eines Thalers borrowed marked coin vanishes from hand of spectator and reappears in another spectator's pocket, attachable hook gimmick
July 1895
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 7)
103
Hugo Schröder Die verschwindende Münze Pumpkin Seed Sleeving/Vanish
Related to
  • Willmann's Salon-Magie, p. 101, 1885
July 1896
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 7)
105
Die vier magischen Münzen four coins vanish from hand at once, coins are on a thread
May 1897
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 9)
130
Julius Kupka Die verschwindende Münze foil impression of coin as coin imitation which can be vanishes or apparently eaten
Apr. 1899
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 4)
54
Der in freier Hand verschwindende Thaler No. 20, coin vanishes via pull into vest pocket, also with borrowed coin and shell on pull
1900 57
T. Nelson Downs Das Zerreiben einer Münze II. one-handed vanish into back clip between second and third finger, recovery, with back and front palming afterwards (credited to Downs)
Related to Jan. 1900
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 1)
8
T. Nelson Downs Das Verschwinden von zwanzig Münzen nacheinander in Freier Hand twenty coins vanish one by one, transferred back into left hand as each new coin is placed into right hand
Variations Jan. 1900
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 1)
9
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)
11
T. Nelson Downs VI. Der "elusive pass" und die Eskamotage von vierzig Münzen in einem Tempo
  • false transfer with stack of coins, with change over palm
  • false transfer with stack of up to forty coins
see also p. 127 for correction
June 1900
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 6)
86
Fr. Maubach Das Verschwindenlassen mehrerer Münzen nacheinander multiple coins vanished one by one, they are apparently picked up from stack of coins on table, but same coin used every time
May 1901
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 5)
73
Wilhelm Grüner Ein sehr täuschender Münzentrick coin taken and audibly slammed on table, it vanishes, sound comes from other hand near table edge or below table
Mar. 1902
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 3)
45
Carl Willmann Die neue Münzenklammer coin clip
Variations Dec. 1902
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 12)
187
Carl Willmann Die aus freier Hand verschwindende Münze coin put on open hand, other hand covers it and then coin is gone, using pull with sticky end, raven
Aug. 1904
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 8)
120
T.J. Crawford Multiple Coin Vanish one by one
1909 245
Amusing Dime Catch coin pressed on spectators forehead vanishes
Related to 1935 29
Jess Kelly, Laurie Ireland Vanish of Coin from Trousers Fold half dollar put in trouser fold, changes into nickel, forty-five pennies grabbed from air
Variations 1937 40
William H. McCaffrey, S.S. Blodgett The Penny and the Dime one of two coins vanish
1938 678
The Vanishing Dime
1938 683
Vanish for Coin of Any Size one-handed throw into the air, back clip
1939 54
L. Vosburgh Lyons The "Good-Bye" Coin coin on pull
July 1940
The Jinx (Issue 100)
610
Joe Berg Vanishing Coin sleeving technique to be used when sitting
Also published here 1941 8
Eddie Joseph The Tip of Nose Vanish coin balanced on nose, secretly slid in mouth but apparently taken off
1942 9
Eddie Joseph The Cuff Throw Vanish coin apparently tossed onto floor where it vanishes, really into cuff
1942 10
Eddie Joseph The Kick Vanish coin kicked into sleeve during head or tails toss
1942 12
Eddie Joseph The Spin Vanish coin tossed up with right hand, secretly kicked into other hand before next toss
1942 13
Eddie Joseph The Throw Vanish coin thrown in other hand, really directly into sleeve
1942 14
Eddie Joseph The Wack Vanish coin apparently whacked from left first finger, held in right-hand edge type grip, openly placed in sleeve
Related to 1942 15
Eddie Joseph The Coat Vanish pendulum pull attached with wax
1942 18
Eddie Joseph The Looped Coin loop of thread on coin
  • For a Vanish
  • For Production
  • For Continuous Front- and Back-Palm
1942 38
Shaman Half-Head/Half-Tail Coin for rubbing-two-coins-together illusion
Related to Nov. 1943 195
William S. Houghton Another Shell Coin Routine penny coin through hand, coin becomes two pennies, one changes into a quarter, another quarter produced, coin vanishes from spectator's hand, dull/shiny double-headed coin
1943 47
Nate Leipzig Kneesy! as Nate Leipsig, coin on knee vanish
Related to Sep. 1944 282
George Starke The Ghost Coins handful of coins vanish, soldered coins
Also published here 1945 188
Interlude - with a Coin at a Bar or Counter coin snapped onto table disappears, sound illusion
Sep. 1945 149
R. M. Jamison The $1.85 Trick nested shell set, chinese coin as surprise finish
Sep. 1945 151
J. B. Bobo Knee-zy Vanish coin travels from knee to knee, then vanishes
Variations 1947 91
J. B. Bobo Sucker Vanish
1947 92
Ross Bertram Twenty-One Cents two nickels, dime and cent into hand, all vanish except nickel, ungaffed
1948 94
T. Nelson Downs The Eureka Vanish "A useful Sleight for Vanishing Five Coins in Succession at the Fingertips"
1948 107
Norman Jensen Half a Jit vanish of one half of a coin, context trick
Nov. 1950 861
Max Malini Malini's Favorite! coin slides down from one hand into the other, with clean up
Also published here 1952
Stars of Magic (Vol. 11 No. 1)
155
Al Saal, Milton Kort Dime and Penny for the Wiseacre one of two coins vanishes, designed as magician fooler
1952 120
Ross Bertram Fourth Method three phases, two coins transpose, travel and vanish
1952 132
The 16¢ Vanish several coins vanish out of the hand, 21 cent shell set
1952 241
Gene Gordon Short Changed several coins vanish, glued coins with hook
1952 262
The Elusive Pass vanish of several coins
1952 317
The Downs' Eureka Pass
Related to 1952 320
Milton Kort Routine No. 15 Too Many Coins
Related to 1952 348
Nate Leipzig The Coin on the Knee
1963 120
Coin to Confetti
1966 426
Harry Lorayne Cointrol borrowed penny changes to quarter, quarter vanishes, reappears, changes back to penny
Related toAlso published here 1967 83
Ken De Courcy The Duplex Coin penny changes into a half-crown, with sucker ending (two pennies)
1967 196
Eddie Joseph Your Choice, Sir two coins slapped on back of left hand, named one vanishes
1969 114
Eddie Joseph Mirage in Action two coins vanish during guessing game, using mirage holdout
1969 322
Eddie Joseph The Intruders two of six coins vanish, using mirage holdout
1969 326
Eddie Joseph Heads or Tails coin vanishes during heads or tails toss, using mirage holdout
1969 327
Eddie Joseph On the Spectator's Hand one of three coin vanishes from spectator's hand, using mirage holdout
1969 327
Mike Rogers Six to One six coins put in hand transform into one different coin, clip
Mar. 1971
Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 3)
17
Jerry Andrus Ball and Coin Routine dollar and rubber ball transpose between both hands, both vanish, lapping
1973 12
John Cornelius Gotcha! - Sleight Of Foot gag for "coin brushed under foot" in which it is not there at the end
Related toVariations May 1974 735
John Cornelius Slow Motion Coin Vanish see also p. 786 for credit information
Related toVariationsAlso published here May 1974 736
Alex De Vega Elastic three coins dropped on table, one vanishes or penetrates table, folding coin simulates third coin, with ideas by Karl Fulves and J. G. Thompson, Jr
Also published here
  • "Elastic" (The Sphinx, June 1918, p. 72)
June 1975 969
Harry Lorayne Cointrolle borrowed penny changes to quarter, quarter vanishes, reappears, changes back to penny
Also published here July 1977
Intermagic (Vol. 4 No. 3)
115
Shigeo Futagawa Vanishing Coin coin folded into sleeve cloth vanishes
1978 32
Shigeo Futagawa The Coin Vanish with four exercises
1978 37
Shigeo Futagawa Coin Vanish two methods, both using the outside breast pocket of coat
1978 76
Richard Chiswell A Coin Effect silver coin vanish, appears and transforms into copper
Jan. 1978
Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 5)
517
Ross Bertram Copper and Silver Transposition only two coins, first transposition, then travel, then vanish
1978 10
Ross Bertram Twenty-One Cents two nickels, dime and cent into hand, all vanish except nickel, ungaffed
1978 25
Ross Bertram Four Coins Go pull
1978 26
Ken Krenzel, Derek Dingle, Karl Fulves Slow Motion III slow motion coin vanish, coin shrink when reproduced
Inspired by 1978 1094
Harvey Telmar Flying Eagles finale for routine, into spectator's hand, clean vanish
Inspired by 1978 1147
Lenny Greenfader Obersvation Test group of coins stuck together, lapped
Feb. 1979
Apocalypse (Vol. 2 No. 2)
161
Karl Fulves Hoax Coin complete coin vanish, then reproduction, sleeving into spectator's sleeve, see p. 1328 for credit claim by Howard Schwarzman
1979
The Chronicles (Issue 22)
1275
Arthur Setterington Back Hander coin on arm catching, last coin disappears
July 1980
Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 7)
878
Bob Fitch Heads or Tails "Extras - Variations - 9)"
1980 7
Bob Fitch Drop an object on the floor (coin) "Extras - Variations - 11)"
1980 7
David Roth Hanging Coins Plus
1981 39
Geoffrey Latta Quandra Quicksand Coins Away Four coin vanish sequence
1981 141
David Roth IV Four sequential retention vanishes and reappearances
1981 261
Ron MacMillan Spread Vanish and Coin Star
1981 54
Ron MacMillan Between the Fingers two coins between the fingers, similar to a billard ball + shell vanish
1981 67
Steve Beam Drawback and Nothing variation of previous trick with vanish finale, tabled
1981 13
Rick Anderson Amazing Coin Vanish angly
VariationsAlso published here 1981 5
Tom Gagnon Double Duty Departure two coins vanish one by one, two folding coins and thumb tip
1981 13
Tom Gagnon Twofold Vanish two coins vanish one by one, two folding coins and thumb tip
1981 16
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)
57
Derek Dingle Slow Motion Coin Vanish
Related to 1982 155
Steve Beam Counting Forty as Four spectator gets glimpse of load of coins which then vanishes without ever being produced
1982 31
Rhett Bryson Who Lost? coin vanishes with heads-or-tails game
1982 38
Bobby Bernard Face-to-Face Vanish Penny sandwiched between two silver coins vanish
Related to 1982 17
Bob Chesbro Superman Cigarette quarter vanishes, lit cigarette vanishes and coin reappears
1982 19
Curtis Kam In the Side Pocket
1982 52
Michael Rubinstein Sucker Copper/Silver Routine vanish climax
1982 55
Michael Skinner Slowly Folding slow motion coin vanish using a folding coin
Dec. 1983
The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 16)
145
Ross Bertram Atomized Coin complete vanish with coin ditch in breast pocket
1983 19
Ross Bertram Clip Trip two coins vanish with clip
1983 31
Ross Bertram Inky Pinky - Hanky Panky two coins vanish completely, one in each hand
1983 50
Ross Bertram Bertram's Open, Slow Motion Coin Vanish
1983 65
Howard Cohen, Marty Martin Instant 2-Coin Vanish lapping
Dec. 1984
Apocalypse (Vol. 7 No. 12)
1001
Albert Goshman Vanish of 10 Coins credit information, ten coins vanished one at a time in one hand
1985 129
David Roth Gone but Not Forgotten one of two coins "vanishes" and small dime appears instead
1986 68
Milton Into Thin Air
Nov. 1986
Apocalypse (Vol. 9 No. 11)
1277
Fred Kaps The Hoo Coin hook coin hangs on flesh instead of cloth
1986 13
Münzen seventeen impromptu magic items and gags with coins
Dec. 1986
Intermagic (Vol. 12 No. 3 & 4)
133
Gary Kurtz Too Many Coins four coins vanish one by one
1988 5
Gary Kurtz Too Many Coins four coins vanish one by one
1988 7
John Cornelius A Silly Trick several coins vanish without sound
1988 5
John Cornelius Slow Motion Coin Vanish
Also published here 1988 24
Ross Bertram Das Durchsteck-Verschwinden sleeving vanish
Also published here
  • Hugard's Magic Monthly, 1951/1952
Apr. 1988
Intermagic (Vol. 13 No. 4)
163
Ross Bertram Das Wurf-Verschwinden sleeving vanish
Also published here
  • Hugard's Magic Monthly, 1951/1952
Apr. 1988
Intermagic (Vol. 13 No. 4)
166
Ross Bertram Das Fingerschnippen snap sleeving
Apr. 1988
Intermagic (Vol. 13 No. 4)
166
Gary Kurtz Part 3 - Too Many Coins - The Four Coins Vanish one by one
1988 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
John Bannon Coins Across the Water three coins vanish one at a time, reappear in sealed envelope in wallet
1990 123
Alexander de Cova Coin Vanish complete with body servante
Also published here 1990 26
Dan Fleshman A Coin Vanish one of two coins vanishes, back clip
1990 68
Rick Anderson Amazing Coin Vanish angly
Also published here 1991 35
Steve Dusheck Experiment No. 10 magnet hidden in one-finger Sanada type gimmick
1991 53
Steve Dusheck Experiment No. 17 folding coin vanishes
Related to 1991 58
Fred C. Baumann "Vanishing" Dust sleeving
Variations July 1992
Apocalypse (Vol. 15 No. 7)
2092
Gary Kurtz Fluctuations in Value quarter to half Dollar to Dollar, then coin vanishes
Dec. 1992
The Minotaur (Vol. 4 No. 4)
1
Steve Dusheck Hybrid Coin three stacked coin shown, when turned over one coin has vanishes, half coin stuck to another coin gaff
Variations 1992 1
Fred C. Baumann Apocalypse Variations or Additions
Inspired by Mar. 1993
Apocalypse (Vol. 16 No. 3)
2191
Sid Fleischman The World Famous Coin Swallowing Act using $1.35 locking coins set
1993 17
Sid Fleischman The 31-Day Coin Trick coin tossed towards ceiling vanishes, a month later it comes down into glass
  • First Magic Meeting: The Vanish
  • Second Magic Meeting: The Return
1993 30
Paul Gertner Part Three: Visible Transposition and Vanish as before, at the end both coins vanish, tabled
1994 34
Karl Fulves Shell Game for magicians, shell dropped onto coin, coin vanishes
1995
Underworld (Issue 2)
18
Al Stevenson Eine Fortsetzung one of several coin vanishes
1997
Intermagic (Vol. 21 No. 2)
75
Joshua Jay Convincingly Clean Copper/Silver/Brass Chinese coin changes to silver, then to copper, then vanishes
Also published here Oct. 1998
Onyx (Issue 5)
27
Milton Kort Going, Going, Going, gnioG, Gone Coin through hand four times, then vanishes (sequences include those by Felicien Trewey, Jose Frakson)
Inspired by 1999 151
Joshua Jay Convincingly Clean Copper-Silver-Brass Chinese coin changes to silver, then to copper, then vanishes
VariationsAlso published here 1999 123
Joshua Jay Watchama-Call-It bare-handed complete coin vanish using watch as hold-out
Related toAlso published here 1999 127
Alan Alan Hung Up hook coin unloaded onto spectator
Mar. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 3)
24
Joshua Jay Watchama-Call-It bare-handed complete coin vanish using watch as hold-out
Also published here Jan. 1999
Onyx (Issue 6)
14
Mark Aspiazu Ravenesque coin on left palm vanishes when right hand waves over it
Apr. 1999
Onyx (Issue 7)
26
Ken Simmons Duped! angly, coin not under hand as in Anderson's vanish
Inspired by Dec. 1999
Onyx (Issue 9)
17
Karl Fulves Never Was eighteen coins in pairs in 3x3 square, one pair chosen, one of the coins in this pair vanishes, nickel & dime set
Inspired by 2001 18
John Cornelius Slow Motion Fadeaway
Also published here 2001 119
David Ben Devaluation Detailed half dollar transforms into dime, dime vanishes
2003 83
Joshua Jay Three-coin Vanish Vanishing three coins with flipper, expanded shell and watch holdout
Inspired by
  • "Squeezed Away" (Troy Hooser, Destroyers, 2001)
Related to
2005 56
Matt Herbert Sobriety Test larger coin is placed behind smaller coin and vanishes, repeat, Downs palm
Related to Aug. 2005
Antinomy (Vol. 1 No. 3)
38
Miguel Ángel Gea The Coin that Turns into Skin coin slowly vanishes in the hand of spectator, in two steps
  • No Sleeves Variant
2005 (ca.) 8
Miguel Ángel Gea Coins for Blind People a coin becomes blurry and then invisible, invisible coin can still be heard when tapped on a table
  • No Sleeves Variant
2005 (ca.) 10
Sol Stone Two Gone copper and silver coin vanish, shell and c/s coin
2007 238
Camouflage simulated pick-up from bunch of coins
2007 11
Shell Vanish one of two coins picked up
2007 11
Robert E. Neale Thirty Two pennies and a dime, dime vanishes completely while telling ghost story
2008 390
Paul Morris "I'll Toss You" coin flipped and caught on back of hand, vanishes completely, sleeving, also as transformation
2008
Prolix (Issue 4)
251
Coin Magnet quarter on palm, penny on top, quarter vanishes from underneath, sleeving, 1950s
2008
Prolix (Issue 4)
252
Fred Robinson Cat's Paw two coins vanish with sucker presentation, coin tossed in outer breast pocket, sleeve, complete vanish
2009 262
Fred Robinson The French Drop Swindle complete sucker vanish
2009 271
Tony Cachadiña Two-Coin Transposition and Vanish Tenkai Pennies followed by vanish
2010
Secret Agenda (Issue Oct 3)
295
Troy Hooser Squeezed Away Three coins vanish one by one at fingertips, from Destroyers
2010 19
Troy Hooser Triple Threat Describes basic handlings for the Triple Threat gimmick by Todd Lassen, two shells and a coin that nests together with magnets
  • Simple Production
  • Three Coin Vanish
Related to 2010 63
Earl "Presto" Johnson "Coin Go" Coin Pull
Also published here Dec. 2010
Genii (Vol. 73 No. 12)
71
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)
31
David Neighbors Easy Go three coins one by one
Feb. 2012
Genii (Vol. 75 No. 2)
50
Alexander de Cova Ein Münzverschwinden complete with body servante
Also published here 2013 67
Jindai Nishikawa Three Coins and a Shot Glass copper/silver/brass type routine with shot glass
  • Phase One: The Visible Transposition
  • Phase Two: A Strange Gathering
  • Phase Three: The Vanishing
June 2014
Genii (Vol. 77 No. 6)
36
Michael Weber Voodoo Coins seven coins counted into spectator's hand, one vanishes
Inspired byRelated to 2017 2
Geoffrey Latta One-Gone Illusion tiny silver coin simulates coin in hand
2017 257
Geoffrey Latta QuadraQuicksand Coins Away four coins vanish one by one
2017 308
Chong Huang Silver Dream three coins vanish one by one, last one with help of finger ring
July 2017
Genii (Vol. 80 No. 7)
62
Earl "Presto" Johnson "Coin Go" Coin Pull
Also published here 2017 142
Jamy Ian Swiss On the Slow-Motion Vanish Plot and Concealments
2017 230
Eric Stevens Hang 'Em High Hanging Coins, three quarters are hung in the air invisibly, third coin appears on spectator's shoulder before vanishing
2018 43
Luiz Castro Speedy coin vanish, hold-out on sleeve
May 2018
Genii (Vol. 81 No. 5)
82
Scott Robinson Sponge Coin coin is squeezed so small until it vanishes
Inspired by 2018 197
Tom Gagnon Tipsy Coin Vanish one of several coins vanishes
Inspired by 2019 425
Rick Holcombe Perfect Strangers three different coins taken from purse, they vanish one by one and are found back in purse
Sep. 2019
Genii (Vol. 82 No. 9)
71
Michael Rubinstein Stand Up Sucker Copper-Silver Routine both coins vanish as finale
Inspired by
  • version in Magic Castle Lecture Notes, 1985
2020 95
Benjamin Earl The Vanishing coin or object vanishes, featuring a verbal epilogue about the memory of the object vanishing
2021 31
Jeremiah Zuo 2nd Time's A Curse three different coins are distributed in pocket, left fist, right fingertips, they switch/transpose around, ungaffed
  • Bonus Ending (coins vanish as finale)
Inspired by May 2021
The Disclaimer (Vol. 1 No. 2)
49
Max Malini Slide Vanish coin slides down from one hand into the other
Also published here 2022 112
Max Malini Pants Leg Coin Vanish coin vanishes when folded into folds of trouser, complete vanish with pull
2022 193
Dai Vernon Gali Gali Palm coin tossed from hand to hand before it vanishes, from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
2022 85
Dean Dill Ditch on Open Pile of Coins
Also published here
  • MAGIC, May 2002
2022 79
Rune Klan Sleeve Slide complete coin vanish, coin slides from back of hand into sleeve
Related toAlso published here
  • MAGIC, Sep. 2002
2022 118
Daniel Garcia Thumb Touch coin on back of spectator's hand, it vanishes when performer waves his hand over it, flick into sleeve, ungaffed Raven
Also published here
  • MAGIC, June 2003
2022 197
Michael Lair Confetti Packets method to store some glitter confetti as a packet under finger ring for production
Also published here
  • MAGIC, June 2004
2022 308
Christian Chelman Four Pence four coins vanish, in folded paper another coin appears, story presentation
Also published here
  • MAGIC, Oct. 2007
2022 660
Andrew Mayne Eat the Change borrowed coins are thrown into one's mouth and loudly eaten
Also published here
  • MAGIC, Dec. 2009
2022 909
Barry Govan Govan's Upshot coin vanishes completely, secretly tossed to ceiling where it sticks
Inspired by 2022 194