113 entries in Coin / Effect Themes / Penetration / Hand
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
T. Nelson Downs V. Kunststück mit zwei Münzen two coins, they travel from hand to hand in various combinations
May 1900 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 5) 69
Unknown A Coin Through the Hand back of hand
1935 Coin Magic 15
Bob Hummer A Rare Coin Stunt coin in closed fist, other hand on top, quick upward motion and coin lies on top of fist
VariationsAlso published here 1941 Six More Hummers 11
Laurie Ireland Through the Palm
1942 Bull's-Eye Coin Tricks 31
Harry Baker Penny-Tration seven pennies counted in spectator's hand, one penetrates it
Related toAlso published here 1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 3) 11
Eddie Joseph The Penetration Change coin through hand as secret switch
1942 Coin and Money Magic 28
Eddie Joseph The Repeat Coin Trick marked coin penetrates into left fist, repeated a few times, then coin travels into spectator's pocket which is loaded during routine
1942 Coin and Money Magic 71
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 The Magic 36 47
Tom Sellers The Penetrative Coins four coins penetrate the hand one by one
1943 Twenty Tricks 15
Nelson Hahne Dime Through Hand
Related to 1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 145
Unknown 3. Die Durchdringung der Materie coin penetrates hand, with matchbook
1948 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 9 No. Sondernummer 1) 12
Don Tanner Coin Thru the Hand two methods (sticky and sleeving)
Sep. 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 11 & 12) 10
Ross Bertram The Porous Paw
Variations 1951 Stars of Magic (Vol. 9 No. 1) 135
Bob Hummer A Rare Coin Stunt coin in closed fist, other hand on top, quick upward motion and coin lies on top of fist
Also published here 1952 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1952) 5
Ross Bertram, Clyde Cairy, Unknown Through the Hand three methods a. Inside out (Clyde Cairy Method) b. through the fist, rubbing c. Inside out (Ross Bertram Method)
1952 Modern Coin Magic 66
Unknown Coin through Hand
1952 Modern Coin Magic 183
John Ramsay Coin through Hand with extra coin
1952 Modern Coin Magic 185
J. B. Bobo Routine No. 1 With a Single Coin
1952 Modern Coin Magic 341
Eddie Joseph Slow Penetration Through Hand repeated
1952 Tricks for Informal Occasions 34
Fay Smith Follow Up on Hummer's Rare Coin Stunt coin penetrates from back of the hand into fist, reversed Hummer effect
Inspired by 1953 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1953) 14
Tommy Vanderschmidt No Rivet coins through hand, covered by match box drawer, cap and pence variation
1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 291) 1163
Harry Baker Penny-Tration seven pennies counted in spectator's hand, one penetrates it
Also published here 1956 The Best in Magic 36
Edward Marlo Hand Penetration wrapped in paper
1957 Coining Magic 17
Fred Kaps Coin Through Hand penny is put on back of closet hand and covered with a silver dollar, penny penetrates hand
1960 (ca.) Kaps on Coins 5
Milton Kort Magnetic Stack of Quarters
1966 The New Modern Coin Magic 457
John Mulholland The Mulholland Box cross-breeding of Okito and Al-'N-Nate
  • To Cause Six Coins to Disappear Inside A Closed Box
  • To Return The Six Coins to the Box
  • Coin Penetrating Box and Hand
  • Another Coin Penetration
1966 The New Modern Coin Magic 491
Milton Kort Paul Fox Coin Cups Routine coins penetrate cup and hand, then cup penetrates and coins remain
1966 The New Modern Coin Magic 495
Milton Kort, Walter Wilson, Ron Bauer The O-Korto Box Routine coins penetrate hand, spectator cannot place coins into box, box penetrates hand and coins remain, two routines
Related to 1966 The New Modern Coin Magic 497
Stewart Judah "Mystic Coins" Routine coins and chrome cap
Also published here 1966 The New Modern Coin Magic 506
Jack Ganson German Box Routine six pennies penetrate hand and handkerchief
1967 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 1 57
Dan Tong Perambulating Coins various travels and hand penetration with penny and nickle, using gimmick with penny/nickle glued together
1969 HEX! 70
Eddie Joseph Crash Entry empty left hand wrapped in handkerchief with rubber band around wrist, coins in right hand slapped against wrapped hand, coins penetrate handkerchief and hand into left hand
1969 The Art of Eddie Joseph 86
Jules Lenier Triple Penetration coin through hand, three phases
1970 Triple Penetration 2
Tony Kardyro Stand Up Quarter and Half Penetration quarter and half penetrate back of performer's hand
1973 Close-up Cavalcade 96
Al Schneider Dynamic Coin one coin routine
1975 Al Schneider On Coins 87
Scotty York A Triple Penetration of a Coin Through the Hand three times, two coins
Variations 1975 Coins 3
John Ramsay Coin Through Hand
1975 Coins 3
Jerry Mentzer Penny thru Hand penny grows to dollar-sized penny during hand penetration
1975 Super Cents 7
Slydini Applying the Moves short coin routine, vanish, reproduction and through the hand
1976 The Best of Slydini ...and More 28
Slydini Another Routine short coin routine, vanish, reproduction and through the hand
1976 The Best of Slydini ...and More 28
Slydini One Coin Routine eleven phases, featuring lapping vanishes, retrievals, hand penetration
Related to 1976 The Best of Slydini ...and More 70
Derek Dingle Coins Thru the Hand
  • Stand-Up Coins Thru The Table
  • In The Spectator's Hand Version (coins penetrate performer's hand and drop into spectator's hand)
1976 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #4) 924
Darion Sagan, Philip T. Goldstein Half Through coin through hand
Aug. 1977 Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 12) 452
Anath Viswanathan Coin Through Hand same movement as reference
Inspired by June 1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 10) 591
Ross Bertram The Porous Paw
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 16
Ross Bertram Through the Hand
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 21
Ross Bertram A Penny-Tration extra coin
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 30
Ross Bertram The Penetrating Coin - Method #2
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 31
Bobby Bernard, Bob Hummer The Hummer Coin Penetration
1978 Bernard's Lesson on Coin Magic 22
Lewis Ganson Coin through Box and Hand
1978 A new look at the Okito Box 8
Bob Hummer A Rare Coin Stunt coin in closed fist, other hand on top, quick upward motion and coin lies on top of fist
VariationsAlso published here 1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 19
Steve Beam Through the Hand through back of hand into glass
1981 Steve Beam On Coins — Volume I 55
Phillip Young Up Through the Slot coin through back of the hand
1982 Fingers don't Entertain, People Do 67
Stephen Tucker Blood-Money coin through hand, then blood appears on coin
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 9) 170
Paul Brignall Suckered coin vanish and coin through hand, sucker element
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 11) 206
William Goldman Coined three coins penetrate hand one by one
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 12) 222
John Carney The Particle Push coin through hand, several phases
1983 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 1 No. 7) 60
Stephen Tucker Yippee! coin through hand or table, with a coin half
1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 23) 441
Mike Gallo Making Change - Backward silver dollar kicker
June 1984 Apocalypse (Vol. 7 No. 6) 929
John M. Bauman Back Handed three coins penetrate back of hand
Nov. 1984 Apocalypse (Vol. 7 No. 11) 989
Michael Weber, Terry Lynn Coin Through Spectator's Hand seven coins counted into spectator's hand, one magically removed
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here 1984 Side Effects 3
Mike Gallo More Than a Penetration coin penetrates hand three times, then coin grows in two step
Inspired by 1984 Fork Full of Appetizers — Book 2 104
David Roth Coins Through Hand coins penetrate coin box and hand
1985 Expert Coin Magic 231
Stewart Judah Mystic Coins coins and chrome cap
Also published here July 1985 Intermagic (Vol. 11 No. 3&4) 157
Larry Jennings The Chinese Connection in spectator's hand where they change into chinese as a climax
1986 The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 75
Hank Miller Added Touch coin through Specatator's hand with nice subtlety
Dec. 1988 Apocalypse (Vol. 11 No. 12) 1581
Gary Kurtz Coin Through the Hand
  • Coin Through Hand Vanish
1988 Accumulations 7
Bruce Berkowitz The Upsy-Daisy Change through the fist
Dec. 1989 Apocalypse (Vol. 12 No. 12) 1725
Bob Hummer Slap Coin No. 9, coin in closed fist, other hand on top, quick upward motion and coin lies on top of fist
Also published here 1989 Self-Working Coin Magic 12
Bruce Elliott Slap Coin Variation several coins penetrate from inside fist to top
Inspired by 1989 Self-Working Coin Magic 13
Gary Kurtz Variation on Ramsey's Coin Through the Hand
1989 Full Frontal Assault 10
Michael Close Chicken Teryaki coin through hand, c/s transpo
1993 Workers Number 3 89
Unknown Through the Hand
1994 Steel and Silver 85
Ray Kosby Coin Thru Hand With Conservation of Linear Momentum
1994 Tricks 8
Karl Norman The Coin Collection copper and silver coins change places with silver coin, twice, coins travel to empty box, climax: coins pentrate the hand
1995 40 Years at the Forks 30
Anthony Davis Skin Graft pealing of some skin, also to remove a coin from under skin
1995 The Minotaur (Vol. 7 No. 1) 5
David Acer Through the Hand into glass
1995 Natural Selections 42
Felix Farrell Back to the Future coin penetrates back of the hand and appears inside closed fist
1995 Aus dem Effeff... 92
Paul Cummins Multiple Choice
1996 from a shuffled deck in use... Part Two 32
Paul Cummins Pitchin' Penetration with dollar kicker, backclip, clean
1996 from a shuffled deck in use... Part Two 34
Milton Kort Okito Less Box Routine with invisible Okito box, four coins through hand
1997 L.I.N.T. — Pocket Stuff for Close-Up Magicians 27
Jack Avis Salute to Ramsay metal cap (Oktio box without lid) with four coins, one penetrates hand
1998 Vis à Vis 18
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 Kort 151
Milton Kort The Okorto Box Routine Coins in coin box penetrate out through hand, then box penetrates hand
Related to 1999 Kort 209
Milton Kort The Invisible Okito Box Four coins penetrate through hand one by one (presented as Invisible Okito Box for magicians) first published in The New Tops, vol. 34, no. 2, Feb 1994
1999 Kort 243
Chuck Smith Cap and Pence
2000 Why Not? 3
Al Baker Stack of Coins through the Hand
2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Notebooks) 740
David Ben Wonder Coin coin through hand, coin above chose card, melts through cards in second phase leaving hole, see also Bob Farmer's "Journey to the Center of the Deck" (Linking Ring Sep. 1983)
2003 Tricks 85
Miguel Ángel Gea Coins Through Everything through hand, table and a glass
2005 (ca.) Magic with Coins from the Profound of Madrid 2
Curtis Kam Fourth Verse: Leave 'em Laughing comment on "Thru and Thru", no details
Related to
  • "Thru and Thru" (Curtis Kam, Palms of Steel 3: Silverado)
2006 Mr. Eclectic 13
Gunnar Bårdsen Down Payment
Inspired by Feb. 2006 Genii (Vol. 69 No. 2) 31
John Ramsay Coin Through Hand
2006 Diverting Coin Magic 42
Ken Krenzel Silver Fist
Apr. 2007 Genii (Vol. 70 No. 4) 36
Curtis Kam Coin through Hand
Mar. 2007 Antinomy (Vol. 3 No. 1) 24
John Ramsay The Partial Penetrating Coin coin visibly penetrates hand
Nov. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 11) 58
John Ramsay Coin Through Hand
Nov. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 11) 73
Shiv Duggal Cash in Hand coin through hand, back up, coin vanishes and reappears
  • The First Penetration
  • The Second Penetration
  • The Final Penetration
July 2009 Genii (Vol. 72 No. 7) 39
Ian Kendall Stigmata
  • Part 1: Up
  • Part 2: Down
Jan. 2010 Genii (Vol. 73 No. 1) 21
Michael Weber, Terry Lynn Sevin coin through spectator's hand, clean
Inspired byAlso published here 2011 Knew & Improved 1
David Acer Money Flies rope taken out of small purse, four coins produced from rope, then each coin travels into glass, last changes into many smaller coins
Part 1: Cord Coin Holder
Part 2: Flight of the First Coin
Part 3: Flight of the Second Coin
Part 4: Flight of the Third Coin
Part 5: Hands-Free Coin-to-Glass (Richard Sanders)
Part 6: Through the Hand
Part 7: From Pocket to Glass
Part 8: Through the Glass
Part 9: From Another Pocket to Glass
Part 10: The Big Finish
Also published here 2011 More Power to You 93
Michael Weber, Terry Lynn Sevin coin through spectator's hand, clean
Inspired byAlso published here 2012 Blackpool Twenty Twelve 3
Eric Stevens Lazybones Three coins travel from hand to hand, then penetrate through fist
2015 Skybound 17
Jonathan Friedman In Clenched Fist three phases
Jan. 2015 Genii (Vol. 78 No. 1) 39
Vanni Bossi No Fleshy Barrier large coin through hand
2016 The Aretalogy of Vanni Bossi 132
Vanni Bossi A Simultaneous Turnover and Steal applied to coin through hand and box
Related to
  • David Lederman (MUM, Vol. 54 No. 9, Feb. 1965, p. 432)
2016 The Aretalogy of Vanni Bossi 160
Unknown Pulling and Pushing a Ball Through the Back of the Hand ball through hand, similar to coin through hand methodology
  • Dan Sherer (additional comments)
  • Max Maven (additional comments)
Also published here
  • Hōkasen, 1764
May 2016 Genii (Vol. 79 No. 5) 84
Scott Robinson Carpal Tunnel coin penetrates through hand from inside fist, three phases
  • “Three-Coin Version” (see p. 83)
2018 Pure Imagination 78
Scott Robinson Carpal Tunnel (“Three-Coin Version”) three coins placed into fist and one at a time they penetrate out
2018 Pure Imagination 83
Ryan Plunkett Magnetic Silver two coins become apparently magnetic, one then travels across from hand to hand
  • Through-the-Hand Cleanup
2020 Distilled 65
Carisa Hendrix The Polite Pickpocket five coins in spectator's hand, one vanishes and appears on spectator's shoulder, another vanishes, then four coins penetrate coin box and magician's hand
Inspired by 2020 Magic for BLM 139
Colin Robinson My Ice Pick Is in the Mail coin through performer's hand, three phases, coin apparently stuck in hand in last phase
Inspired by
  • "Carpal Tunnel" (Scott Robinson, Pure Imagination, 2019)
  • "Vertical Thumb Palm Muscle Pass" (Tomoya Horiki, DVD Sprout: Ideas for Coin Magic, 2016)
2020 Magic for BLM 218
John Carney Ramsay Redux coins appear to jump from hat to hand, penetrate hand, reappear in hat, hat full of spring bills
Inspired by
  • "Three Coins In the Hat" (Andrew Galloway, The Ramsay Legend, 1969)
2020 Sleights & Insights 174
John Carney A Coin Penetrates
2020 Sleights & Insights 185