Magic Lessons #50 – Coin Fold Magic Trick
The coin fold magic trick first appeared in Jean Hugard’s book “Close Up Magic”, published in 1938. This magic trick has been around for a while. You will see this trick appear in many beginners’ magic books and so many people have read how to do it and watched videos of this trick, however, you barely ever see any magician do it.
The reason for this is, the coin fold magic trick is fast and short and it only really exists as an impromptu trick you can perform for friends when you are trying to kill a little time. There seems to be no motivation behind the coin fold magic trick. The audience only sees a coin wrapped in a piece of paper, the paper torn and the coin disappearing. Why?
Guiding the Coin Fold Magic Trick:
This sets you up for scrutiny as the audience back tracks your moves and work out where the money has ended up. The fact that it’s so easy to get busted is the main reason you don’t see this the coin fold trick very often.
To help spice up the coin fold magic trick, I birthed the idea that the money is just the admission payment for another magic trick. There is no sign that the money will even be a part of the magic trick; it just happens to vanish and reappearing as a part of making an EFT payment.
It’s a good example of creating a script for your magic tricks that guides your actions throughout your trick and gives you a little more sense to your trick.
You Will Need:
- medium to large sized coin
- pack of playing cards
- pen with a removable cap
- the free download provided.
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