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Topic: Best coin trick for Street
Message: Posted by: hypnojeff (Jul 21, 2013 11:58PM)
I have lots of coin tricks, but am curious what everyone's favorite coin trick is for street? My tricks are best suited for having a table. I have been using bag4life lately.
Message: Posted by: jcrabtree2007 (Jul 22, 2013 01:32AM)
I like a simple 3 Fly routine.
I also like making a coin vanish with a ball point pen (striking vanish). make the coin appear from the cap. Then go into Re-Capped by Greg Wilson. I like ending that version by doing a striking vanish with the cap (they are looking at my ear- I say "no, your looking in the wrong ear" so they look at my other ear. I again say "no, your still looking in the wrong ear". I then pull the pen cap from their ear. Great reactions every time.
Message: Posted by: bowers (Jul 22, 2013 09:40PM)
Coins across and spellbound.I keep them with
me all the time.
Todd
Message: Posted by: Tenacitiz (Aug 12, 2013 03:42PM)
Gadabout coins that incorporates Jays Sankey's Mr Clean coins across in the middle. Short sharp coin magic for an opener look up flesh pocket by Sankey again. It's basically just presentation worked around a c***k p**s but its a crowd pleaser.
Message: Posted by: jcrabtree2007 (Aug 15, 2013 12:47AM)
Great thing about coins is that they are always around. I think impromptu magic with borrowed coins can be just as powerful as all the great gaffed stuff.
When someone asks to see a trick, I like asking them to show me the money (change in their pockets). And go into performing. So many great impromptu tricks. you can ring in an unknown coin or just use their borrowed coins. Sankey's coins across is great.
Message: Posted by: bowers (Aug 18, 2013 06:25PM)
Coins are the best on the spot effect to do.
East to carry-most all have them with em.
Todd
Message: Posted by: neemdog (Aug 21, 2013 05:14PM)
Honestly, bite out quarter gets me better reactions than any other coin trick I've done. It's fast, visual, and just really cool. I carry it around always--if you do it, always borrow the quarter though, or else the trick is meaningless.
Message: Posted by: portellamagic (Oct 24, 2013 07:53PM)
Coin bend. I like the closer by Morgan Strebler. Trick just makes sense to me and seems natural.
Message: Posted by: Zombie Magic (Oct 24, 2013 09:17PM)
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On 2013-07-22 00:58, hypnojeff wrote:
I have lots of coin tricks, but am curious what everyone's favorite coin trick is for street? My tricks are best suited for having a table. I have been using bag4life lately.
[/quote]

Chris Capehart's favorite's on the street were Coins Across and Continuous Coins.
Message: Posted by: TheMagicOfDean (Oct 25, 2013 01:18AM)
Coin Under Watch and a Coin Bend.
Message: Posted by: Mr. Danny (Oct 25, 2013 01:29AM)
Man, Don't ya'll ever sleep? Coin in the eye, by Tommy Wonder!
Message: Posted by: MLDupree (Nov 14, 2013 05:47PM)
Here are a few of my Favorite

Kozmo one coin routine - from his DVD
Fred Kap's Purse
Solo - The Bachelor Coin Routine by Kainoa Had bottle (penguin download)
Sankey's Mr Clean Coins Across and Cape heart coins across
Message: Posted by: Zack_Johnston (Nov 14, 2013 06:55PM)
Exact Change by Gregory Wilson
Coin bend (NP technique)
Coins across (TUC)

Zack Johnston

:bluebikes:
Message: Posted by: mago.niko (Nov 15, 2013 03:00AM)
I will agree with neemdog!!
Bite coin is one of the strongest quickest and most visual tricks you can do!!
Message: Posted by: TheMag1cian (Dec 7, 2013 07:04AM)
Bite Off Coin
Puncture
3 fly (shell)
4 tricks in 20 seconds with Nest Of Wallets (Einhorn)
Vanishes/Appearances (from pen cap, etc)
Bent Penny Transpo (Ammar)
Killer Key (Sankey) - using nickel
copper/silver
Sweet Surprize (coin in sugar packet)
Message: Posted by: mrmakeithappen (Dec 25, 2013 06:18PM)
Cigarette through quarter
Message: Posted by: TheMagicalMan (Dec 26, 2013 07:44AM)
For me I would have 2 say Sinful by Wayne Houchin [Borrow a soda can, a sharpie, and a coin, and have the spectator sign the coin and you slam it in the soda can and it ends up inside, the spectator can pour it out and check....and sometimes the coin is 2 big to pass through]. Only downside of it, is that it can't be done surrounded....I would love to perform a signed bend coin but I didn't purchase one yet. Also a signed coin in lemon/orange in spectator's hand would be fantastic :) !
Message: Posted by: Fabian99 (Jan 6, 2014 01:54AM)
Chinese money mistery
And the Misers Dream
Message: Posted by: TCB (Jan 6, 2014 09:17AM)
I love Scotch and Soda. It always gets a great reaction when a spectator opens their own hand and finds the centavo gone and a quarter there. I fix copiers. I watched a lady I had just done the trick to while I was fixing her Xerox. She was so amused, she had a smile on her face for five whole minutes
Message: Posted by: TCB (Jan 6, 2014 04:59PM)
I love Penn and Tellers version of Misers Dream, where he uses his coims to release a whole bunch of goldfish in a gimmicked tank. That was a really clever twist on a time tested illusion. Teller is actually a pretty good magician
Message: Posted by: 1KJ (Jan 19, 2014 08:03PM)
A few of my favorites are variations of the following:

Exact Change (Greg Wilson)
Magnetic coins (?)
Pencil through coin (Dave Williamson version) with a very simple gimmick
Orient Express (Mark Mason)

KJ
Message: Posted by: Digitalyosh (Jan 21, 2014 03:34AM)
Questionable trick by Gregory Wilson. Pure beautiful impromptu copper/silver transpo. Also if it's something fast then a quick coin roll into the coin that falls up usually catches them off guard. They see the coin rolling back and forth which to many impresses, then you slam them into the wall by allowing the coin to drop into the other hand and you MP it back up and continue the coin roll. Usually doing it twice is enough.
Message: Posted by: Dollarbill (Jan 22, 2014 05:31PM)
I agree with scotch and soda. I love the completely baffled smile.
Message: Posted by: hankinsk (Feb 4, 2014 09:23PM)
I am new to coins but I really enjoy doing double deception by Mason. I do it all the time for walk around and I always try to get a scarf from a spectator. I have also used a neck tie while the spectator is still waring it.
Message: Posted by: Mago! (Mar 27, 2014 03:31AM)
I love Gregory Wilsons "chip on your shoulder" bit!
Although, all of his stuff is wonderful.
Message: Posted by: DigaMag (Mar 28, 2014 01:46AM)
I performed nest of wallet with borrowed signed coin.... and then I performed a coin bending with the same signed coin.... its perfect for me....
Message: Posted by: Eric Evans (Apr 11, 2014 12:18PM)
[quote]
On Oct 25, 2013, Mr. Danny wrote:
Man, Don't ya'll ever sleep? Coin in the eye, by Tommy Wonder!
[/quote]

Did Tommy Wonder perform the coin to eye really? I wasn't aware of it. What trick can it be found in?

Thanks in advance for any info anyone might provide.
Message: Posted by: Silverdollar (Apr 13, 2014 01:14AM)
Gabbay's 3 fly has been my favorite for the last two years.
Message: Posted by: Dollarbill (Apr 13, 2014 12:23PM)
[quote]On Apr 11, 2014, Eric Evans wrote:
[quote]
On Oct 25, 2013, Mr. Danny wrote:
Man, Don't ya'll ever sleep? Coin in the eye, by Tommy Wonder!
[/quote]

Did Tommy Wonder perform the coin to eye really? I wasn't aware of it. What trick can it be found in?

Thanks in advance for any info anyone might provide. [/quote]

http://www.llpub.com/zenshop/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1646

Tmmy Wonder dvd, visions of wonder #3 .

Do yourself a favor and buy the whole set if you can afford it. Sometimes you can find it in the buy/ sell section here on the forum. It has some of the best stuff I've ever seen :)
Message: Posted by: Eric Evans (Apr 13, 2014 07:08PM)
Thanks Dollarbill!

The information you provided is very much appreciated.
Message: Posted by: wally (Feb 9, 2016 11:27AM)
Can anyone advise me.- I saw a clip on facebook last night, A coin placed on a playing card, Then the coin slowly stands up, Then the guy put a glass over the coin while its still standing. no thread ?? Have you ever seen this. many thanks, Keith- magicwalsh@gmail.com
Message: Posted by: MaxfieldsMagic (Feb 17, 2016 10:04PM)
John Kennedy used to sell a trick like that which used no thread. Very clever, but I can't remember the name at the moment or find it on the web. I have one stored away somewhere - if I run across it I'll let you know the name. Seem to recall it was a fancy sounding name that didn't immediately conjur an image of the effect.
Message: Posted by: Kyoki_Sanitys_Eclipse (Apr 21, 2016 11:23AM)
I agree with coins across. It's the one trick that I bring with me at all times. Also you could learn the muscle pass
Message: Posted by: MaxfieldsMagic (Apr 22, 2016 12:46PM)
[quote]On Feb 9, 2016, wally wrote:
Can anyone advise me.- I saw a clip on facebook last night, A coin placed on a playing card, Then the coin slowly stands up, Then the guy put a glass over the coin while its still standing. no thread ?? Have you ever seen this. many thanks, Keith- magicwalsh@gmail.com [/quote]

Check out "Esoteric Kennedy," for sale at Stevens Magic.
Message: Posted by: ebackes88 (Apr 23, 2016 09:40PM)
Questionbale trick-Gregory Wilson, quick copper silver transpo with dime and penny. No gimmicks. I believe it's on "Off the Cuff"
Message: Posted by: warren (Apr 26, 2016 05:17PM)
Although I've changed the presentation and handling slightly a Questionable trick is a great effect that plays really well :-)
Message: Posted by: Stephen Wilbury (May 23, 2016 03:21AM)
Coin under watch is a killer
Message: Posted by: DrVG (Feb 7, 2018 12:59AM)
Ditch and pitch coin change vs a candy !
or a ring !! (if it happens to be the same color it can create a great WOw)
then bobo switch back to reality ;)
Message: Posted by: paulalpha (Apr 17, 2018 03:39AM)
My favorite coin trick is a washer trick sold by Jay Sankey "Holey Moley". Sankey says it is his best selling coin trick. The basic routine gets marvelous reactions.
Message: Posted by: debjit (Jul 11, 2018 01:06PM)
My coin Body-Loading routine kills in the street: https://facebook.com/debjitmagic/videos/1329449787183832
Message: Posted by: ofrmagic (Jan 13, 2019 11:17PM)
Double Deception Deluxe by far my favorite
Message: Posted by: magicianbrady (Mar 16, 2019 08:09PM)
Sinful by Wayne Houchin and Breakthrough by Johannes Mengel
Message: Posted by: debjit (Mar 18, 2019 02:59PM)
I perform an impromptu Coin Body-Loading routine :) Here is my performance of it in the streets of Prague:
https://facebook.com/debjitmagic/videos/1329449787183832
Message: Posted by: Dick Oslund (Mar 22, 2019 06:44PM)
[quote]On Jan 6, 2014, TCB wrote:
I love Penn and Tellers version of Misers Dream, where he uses his coims to release a whole bunch of goldfish in a gimmicked tank. That was a really clever twist on a time tested illusion. Teller is actually a pretty good magician [/quote]

My friend Teller is not a "pretty good" magician!!! He is a very well educated.skillful performer!

BTW, Teller's "Misers Dream" is NOT really a "street trick".

I have presented the coin pail up to 15 times a day when I was working a side show as a teen. It has closed my school show for about 40+ years.
Message: Posted by: ofrmagic (Mar 22, 2019 10:28PM)
Double deception deluxe and my favorite coin bending routine ox bender using there coin signature on both sides
Message: Posted by: sandromagic (Apr 29, 2019 10:15AM)
I love Imagination coins by Garrett Tomas and a coin transposition I learned from a Gregory WIlson's Penguin Live lecture.
Message: Posted by: Magikgym (Jun 17, 2019 04:13PM)
For lay people I would think any repeated coin vanish and reproduction sequence or a spellbound or 3 fly routine.
Message: Posted by: DrIlluminatus (Jun 25, 2019 01:52AM)
A simple one coin routine and some sleeving goes a long way
Message: Posted by: _W_ (Sep 25, 2019 12:36AM)
Joe Rindfleisch's Wave Vanish is a really visual coin vanish. Other things such as a 3 coin vanish/production, a one coin routine, and a 3-fly can be really effective too.
Message: Posted by: Mediocre the Great (Nov 13, 2019 08:17AM)
Quick Answer: Anything you do well that a larger group can see.

For me, I have a very effective Miser's Dream routine. Always gets great reactions, is a crowd stopper. You can involve multiple kids to assist (I prefer to have kids from about 6-11 yrs old) and the parents love it too!
Message: Posted by: kcmagic1 (Jan 13, 2020 08:10AM)
Deciding on a coin trick really depends on when your going to use it in your routine. If you are going to use it as a draw, then you can get away with doing something smaller to make you audience have to come in tight to your edge to see. You can use that to your advantage. I do a simple coins across routine. If you are going to use it as a showcase piece, or aa piece to help build, anything big enough that you would be able to do on a stage. Misers dream is excellent. Anyway, that is just my two cents