Best Coins For Coin Magic – Guide to the Different Options

Best Coins For Coin MagicWhen it comes to choosing the best coins for coin magic, there are several different opinions out there. Ultimately, you’ll have to weigh the different facts and come to a conclusion that will work well for your own routine. Below, we will look at the kinds of things that go into making that decision.

 

Small or Large Coins?

The size of the coins you decide to use for your own sleight of hand can be narrowed down into two clear choices: large or small. There are two schools of thought on which of these two options is better overall.

Some people believe that the best coins for coin magic are dollar sized. Their reasons for thinking this is that a dollar coin is large. This gives it a more visible surface area so that your audience can see what’s happening, and that’s especially important if you’re in a large room, have low lighting, or there are a lot of people. It’s also more impressive to make something big disappear as opposed to smaller items.

On the flip side, some people think that using large coins is outdated since so few people use them these days. They contend that using smaller coins that are in circulation appear less suspicious, so your audience will be more likely to enjoy the show and follow along. They also believe that if you use large coins that are less common, people will subconsciously think there’s something sneaky about the trick.

What Are Other Magicians Using?

The standard coin that’s used in magic tricks today is the US half dollar. In some ways, these are the best coins for coin magic. For one thing, half dollars are bright and shiny, and this can give it a strong ‘visual’ when used in the right kind of lighting setup. They also have ridged sides, so it’s a lot easier to grip them when you’re pulling off a coin flourish. Overall, the size is ideal; not too large, not too small. The half dollar is a good choice for magic routines because it’s easily visible, readily accepted and fits comfortably in one hand.

Another coin that still remains popular with many experienced magicians is the dollar coin. The dollar coin is large and makes for an impressive vanishing act, but it can be fairly easy to manipulate once you’ve become accustomed to the size. The best way to get used to the feel is by practicing over and over. Then you can try out your skills in front of a few close friends or family members, and once you’ve got that down, you can take on a larger audience.

What About Unusual Coins?

It can be a lot of fun and bring an impressive twist when you use coins that are outside of the normal standard in the magic field. One of the best coin magic tips we can give you is to go out on a limb and practice with a variety of different types such as:
• Tokens
• Foreign coins
• Rare coins

Although some people may be suspicious when you use something out of the ordinary, you can make it more fun and appealing by telling a story about the coins. Talk about where the coin came from and how you happened to end up with it.

Does It Matter What Size Your Hands Are?

This is a personal question, so the answer varies depending on what factors come into play. Here’s the overall general guideline that most magic practitioners follow:

• For small hands, use coins that are about the size of a quarter.
• For medium hands, move up to something in the range of a half dollar.
• For larger hands, choose silver dollars or coins of a similar size.

Some people get overly concerned about having hands that are small, but there’s no need to worry. Although it’s true that small hands may cover less of an object, you can still do sleight of hand and palming just as well as someone with larger hands. You just need to make the most of environmental factors such as lighting, audience size and distance between you and those you’re performing for.

Just keep practicing until you’ve got it down pat. And if you do have small hands, but would like to work more smoothly with larger coins, make the progression one step at a time. Start working with a small coin, and try your moves until you can do the routine easily. Then move up a size and repeat your practice sessions, and so on. By the time you’ve gotten to the larger coins, you won’t be hindered by having smaller hands.

Finding the best coins for coin magic is easy when you take the time to figure out what works best for you.

 

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Real Coin Magic From Benjamin Earl

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Real Coin Magic features a totally new approach to coin magic. The project teaches five brand new coin magic effects from Benjamin Earl.  The concept for the DVD set is to provide direct coin magic, stripped to its essence..  just like real magic.

The coin tricks use normal pocket change, and use smart, yet easy to do psychological techniques rather than complex sleight of hand.

Real Coin Magic

What’s covered:

PRIMARY MOVEMENT: A coin is placed in the left hand and a participant holds both wrists. Instantly, the coin transports from your left to your right hand.

SDS VANISH: A purely psychological coin vanish. The audience will believe they really see the coin dematerialize.

METAL SWITCH: Using psychology instead of sleight of hand to cause a two-coin transposition between your hand and a spectator’s hand.

TWO SIMPLE SWITCHES: Ben’s Hidden In Plain Sight and No Touch Switches — simple but devious.

POCKET TIME MACHINE: A coin vanish where you transport the audience backwards in time just a few seconds. Perfect for any small object.

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In The Beginning There Were Coins

There are lots of magicians that never discover the amazing power of coin magic. Perhaps they are put off because much of it is  sleight of hand. A few try to study it and get confused by complex illustrations. Most simply never found out where to begin. This DVD fixes all that.

In the Beginning There Were Coins features THE techniques and sleights you should know, explained in plain, direct, and an easy to follow way style.

Magicians looking for advanced coin work and  multiple variations of coin moves are in the wrong place. This DVD will give you the best return on your investment of time and practice. It’s an essential starting place for anyone beginning to learn how to do coin magic

Now, before you begin: Understand this: Noblezada hasn’t set out to create a beginners magic course that will leave you performing like a beginner.

This tuition course will move you from total beginner to a professional coin magician.

He starts you off by learning the essentials. These are the core techniques needed for all sleight of hand coin tricks. After that, you’ll move on to, how coin magicians turn the essentials into stunning tricks. You will be shown how to build upon these tricks to perform professional and unforgettable routines. To end, you’ll tweek your material using pro tips to make you feel like a professional as you perform.

This Course will give you the ability to  entertain any group of spectators, at any time, with only the loose coins in your pocket. The skills taught will also transfer into the rest of your magic training, as you discover the secrets of magicians misdirection, audience control, and other other general skills that are needed in coin magic.

Bear in mind, that just watching this DVD will not make you a coin magician on it’s own. This course is the real deal, and will require some work from you. You need to be able to set aside a few minutes each day, to practice what you are going to be taught.
Master the easy, direct, and very high impact material on this DVD, and you will be able to jump into the spotlight and give a professional coin magic show at a moment’s notice. These skills will then stay with you for the rest of your life.

Order In the Beginning There Were Coins

The Core Moves
Palms
Classic
Finger
Thumb
Edge Grip

Vanishes
Puts
Classic Vanish
Finger Palm Vanish
Thumb Palm Vanish
Slide Vanish

Takes
Take Vanish
French Drop
Pro Bonus: Retention Vanish

Appearances
Push Out
Wipe Clean
Shuttle Pass
Subtleties
Ramsey Subtlety
Malini Subtlety

Tricks
Coin From Thin Air
Cranium Vanish
Coin Through Hand
Coin Through Table
Tenkai Pennies
Coin From Pen Cap
Strike Vanish
Edge Grip
Coin Through Pocket
Full Routines
One Coin Routine
Coins Across
Copper/Silver Transpo “You and Me”
Three Coin Routine
Professional Tips
Breaking the wrist
Coordination of Actions
Under foot vanish / recovery
Wipe Clean
Coin RollRunning Time Approximately 2hr 32min

GONE by Matt Pilcher – Video Download

You present a coin, and explain how life is like a coin. “You can spend it any way you wish, but once it’s gone, it’s gone.” At that very moment, the coin vanishes!

Show both sides of your hands – the coin has completely disappeared. GONE!

GONE Is a heist that happens at the fingertips, and leaves everyone wondering how you got away with it.”
– Blake Brenneman II (Magician & Gambling Historian)

Download GONE here

CGI By Wayne Fox – Video Download

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For those of you who have asked me when I’ll be releasing my coin magic work, thank you for waiting, and it’s here…… C.G.I. – Wayne Fox

 

All the techniques, the moves and flourishes you’ve seen Wayne Fox use in his lectures, are taught right here on this instant download. The best way to learn coin magic is to constantly practice it and what better way to learn it anytime, anywhere than from a video from your phone or tablet. 

Instant Video Download. Running time 28 Minutes. Stream online or download  

Download the C.G.I Tutorial Here

Coin Life by Li Meng – Video Download

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“This is my original magic from 2010. The techniques can be used alone, I hope you’ll like them.” – Li Meng

Coin, Button, Chip, Signature Card, and more!

You will literally see objects change from one to another, in the blink of an eye. Beautiful coin magic here using a range of objects.

– Complete program
– Pure skill
– No special props

Please note.. This will take some commitment and time for you to make the moves look smooth and natural. It’s not self working. You will need to commit to a magic practice program like this one. The video is 20 minutes in length.

The most important part of any technique is the time you put into practice, so this video was kept short – no time is wasted. It could easily have been an hour-long video, but Li Meng wanted to get straight to the point.

Download the coin life tutorial video here

Review: How to Do Coin Magic DVD

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How to Do Coin Magic is a modern video treatise on the art of prestidigitation with coins. Taking you from beginner to expert, the moves, concepts, and routines expertly taught by Zee are a treasure for any performer, whether new or seasoned.

If playing cards are the poetry of magic, then coins must be the prose.

As a form of free expression, and performed with objects that virtually everyone carries, the possibilities are nearly endless.

But with all of the material out there about coins, it can be overwhelming. What if you’re just starting to work with coins and don’t know what to learn? That’s why we made How to do Coin Magic.

What you will learn:

PALMS
Classic palm
Thumb palm
Finger palm
Back thumb palm
Edge grip
Nowhere palm
JW Grip
Mutobe palm
PALMING SUBTLETIES
SWITCHES
Switch A
Switch B
Shuttle pass
Simple Switch
VANISHES
ROPS move
Drop vanish
Heel clip steal
JW grip
Himber vanish
False transfer
PRODUCTIONS
Basic productions
Sai production
UTILITY MOVE
Click pass
EFFECTS/ROUTINES
3 Coin across
2 Coin transpo A
2 Coin transpo B
Complete vanish (mutobe)
Complete vanish (back thumb palm)
PERFORMANCE TIPS
How to handle coins
Flow of movement
Thoughts on coins across
Time delay on coin vanishes
Thoughts on hand wash
Magic or manipulation
DON’TS
Finger grip
Forcing subtleties
Counting coins
What’s in the box?
How To Do Coin Magic instructional DVD.

 

How to Do Coin Magic DVD