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Picture of How to Do a Powerful Coin Vanish Magic Trick

This crazily powerful coin vanish effect  uses several 'sleight-of-hand' methods:

The French Drop

The Classic Palm

The Wrist Subtlety


If you haven't learned these yet, you should definately do so before you have a go at learning this trick.

You can learn them all free here: Fundamental Coin Magic Techniques

Cool. Now let's learn this powerful effect. Don't forget that you are going to have to practice this a lot until you are confident to show it to folks. But it will repay your time and effort as, performed well it is a total mind-blower!

 
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Step 1: Step 1 High Impact Coin Vanish

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The magician holds up a coin, openly displaying it between fingers and thumb.

Step 2: Step 2 High Impact Coin Vanish

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The empty hand comes across, taking the coin between fingers and thumb.

Step 3: Step 3 High Impact Coin Vanish

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The magician takes the coin away. The coin is now in the other hand and the original hand is clearly empty.

Step 4: Step 4 High Impact Coin Vanish

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Now, the magician turns the hand over and begins to rub the fingers together, slowly opening the hand to reveal...the coin has disappeared!

Step 5: Step Five High Impact Coin Vanish

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Now the magician proceeds to swipe both hands, demonstrating that they are truly empty. First one...

Step 6: Step 6 High Impact Coin Vanish

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...and now the other one.

Step 7: Step 7 High Impact Coin Vanish

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Now the magician turns his hands over so the audience can clearly see them from the back...

Step 8: Step 8 High Impact Coin Vanish

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...and also from the front. The coin really has vanished away!

This is one of the most powerful coin vanishes you'll ever do and expertly performed will even fool other magicians! And one of the best thngs about it is that you don't need any secret equipment or to buy any devices (known as 'gimmicks') from the magic store. Really, all you need is a coin - and you can even borrow it from the audience!

Keep on to the next steps to see how the effect is actually achieved.
jdivo4 months ago

Can you do a video ?? I think that it's more simple if you had a video...

The Magic Tricks Homepage (author)  jdivo3 months ago
Hi jdivo,

I certainly will do a video. In fact I am currently working on a complete renewal and update of The Magic Tricks Homepage (rather slowly, I'm afraid as I have to do it in my rare moments of spare time!) which will include original video tutorials by me, including all these techniques.

A lot of this I'll also share here on Instructables, of course.

It is hard to say when I'll have it completed but certainly I would hope before the summer is out.

All the best. :)
ajkcool1 year ago
how do you perform this live?
Hi, thanks for your question.

The first answer is - with lots of practice. The whole thing can run very smoothly but it will take many hours, days, even weeks of practice to get it up to speed.

Clearly you have to watch your angles but you'd be surprised how close up you can do it.

One other key to learning any magic trick is to regard it a bit like a recipe. You know, adapt it and change it in whatever ways make it work best for you.

Since posting this instruction, I have developed this further in performance and incorporate a 'convincer' by way of a finger palm midway. too.

Play with it, work hard at it, adapt it to suit your style. It's one of my favorites. Broken up step-by-step it is difficult to see just how quick and smooth it can be. It takes just a few seconds to perform.

Grab a coin and get started! :)
i think chuck noris
repguy20201 year ago
SNEAKY! I love it!
Rentam2 years ago
Nice trick.
luv shawn spencer watched evry episode so far
you look like george harrison from the beatles
No one has ever said that before! Shall I take it as a cool thing???
George Harrison is my favourite BeaTle.
Yup, it's cool!!! he's a great singer!!
He looks like George Harrison AND Chuck Norris.