So you just watched a movie where some hotshot is in a casino, playing a game of high-stakes blackjack. As they wait for cards to be dealt our gambler leans back and calmly begins to roll a poker chip across their knuckles and smirks as lady luck blesses them with the winning hand.

Lets be honest rolling a coin or chip across your knuckles is just plain old cool. It's not incredibly complicated to learn, but it will take practice. When I started learning, I dropped coins an unbelievable amount and learned quickly that a quarter hitting a hard surface leaves people feeling like a nail had just been driven through their eardrum.

Before I get started here are a few things you should have before you begin.

1) A coin, kind of important.... I prefer using a quarter or half dollar. Play around with different coin sizes to see what works best for you!

2) A soft surface for your coin to hit when it does inevitably fall. While learning this in high school I would use my notebook to deaden the sound. Hoodies, backpacks, mouse pads, small animals, or your friend who passed out on your couch are great substitutes though!

Step 1: Hopefully by the End You Can Do This Too!

Oddly enough, I tried this and I'm actually better with my non-dominant (left) hand. Great ible!
<p>wow this is incredible </p>
You realley increateble.
is there a way to role it back all on top?
I've used this trick to impress girls<br><br>
I have wanted to do this since I first saw it on Fringe, and this instructable really helped! Thanks!
Awesome dude!!
it's not right trick
vary nice
Very thorough thanks!
<p>At this step my coin started to truly have a panic attack and was flailing about wildly in an effort to right itself. Does the coin need to be concious or can I knock it out while using it for this trick?</p>
Good question! When I began practicing I made sure to have a jar of chloroform at my side just in case the coin became unruly.
<p>ha, birds</p>
Such a well made tutorial. Very helpful and humorous. Hope to really master this skill
Thanks! Glad I could help, now go show off to everyone!
<p>Well done! Thank you for the great tutorial. I was able to do it in three tries (incredibly slow ....for now). Have a great day!</p>
Awesome man! Keep it up!
<p>I learned the finger roll about 55 years ago. I carried different sized foreign coins to demonstrate that it could be done with almost any sized coin. Using foreign coins drew more attention from those who watched. I never developed my left hand skills, even though I tried. I can do almost nothing with my left hand that requires fine motor skills.</p><p>Great Instructable!!</p>
<p>Interesting you say that. I am a righty and am the same as you. However, my first attempt at this was with my left! Never even considered my right hand until now.</p><p>So, thank you Cueball for that! And thanks for this great lesson! </p>
<p>That was in Pirates Of The Caribean!</p>
<p>Good job!</p><p>Did you know that perhaps the most famous performance of the Coin Roll was done in a movie by W. C. Fields (IIRC &quot;The Old Fashioned Way,&quot; 1934)?</p>
<p>this is really cool</p>
<p>I have always wanted to be able to do this coin roll but my hands are now too old and stiff. Thank you for an enjoyable instructable.</p>
<p>I could be, and probably am wrong, but this might be a great way to limber up your hands. Its pretty similar to some techniques that magicians use to increase their manual dexterity. Reagardless thanks for the feedback!</p>
<p>Good work. Did you see mine? https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Knuckle-Roll-a-Coin-Like-Doc-Holliday/</p>
<p>Now I have lol, You did an awesome job of detailing the coin selection process!</p>
<p>Cool. Thanks for sharing this trick. I've always wanted to learn it but never knew where to begin. Now I do. That's great.</p>
<p>This is really cool! Could you post the video so we can play it in slow motion to follow along with? </p>
<p>I have a video that the gif was taken from that I can be found <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHhdp7I6VYo&list=UUPiTZ3cSHL1xiFXQC7judRw" rel="nofollow">here</a>, but if you want one of me going slower I can do that in the morning. let me know if there is anything else I can do to help!</p>
Thanks so much! That video was super helpful!
<p>Not a problem! Good luck on your coin rolling journey!</p>
<p>Nice instructable. I love the tone and voice. Hopefully, I too will eventually excell at the art of coin rolling.</p>
<p>Thanks! You deffinatly will, just keep at it!</p>
<p>are you left-handed? In the GIF you are using your left hand, and i think it would be difficult to do something so dexterous with your non-dominant hand.</p>
<p>Yupp, I can do it in both though, but the same ideas apply.</p>
<p>It should also be noted that I am worse with my non dominate hand though lol</p>
<p>Amusing, i've made it... but just once for now XD</p><p>Gonna have to train ! Thank you for this instructables</p>
<p>We all start someplace, so just put on the Rocky theme music and go for it!</p>
<p>Check it out :)</p>
<p>Nice directions! Do you have a video of you doing it?</p>
I can make one!
<p>Awesome! Ping me when it's up :)</p>
<p>You're quick! Looks good :)</p>
<p>Gif for you!</p>
<p>Very nice :)</p>

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