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Coin through table and winged silver are my two favorites.
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Coin to fake roach. reactions are wild
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Close up:
Cigarette through Half Dollar

For many magicians:
Mickey Silver's manipulations

For kids:
Chris Capehart's Miser's Dream

Remember, it is not just the trick itself. It is how well it is presented.
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I love Greg Wilson's Questionable Trick with a dime and a penny, it's an amazing piece of close up magic fun. My favorite visual routine is a spellbound coin. I perform a mixture of Ponta the Smith's and Yuxu's.
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Hiya Silver, Welcome to the Café. Smile

I love "A Questionble Trick" too, just a real good effect. Smile Gregory Wilson has a lot of them, but in this one it's just a dime & a penny for some really good magic. If you don't want to carry a lot or have to do a whole lot but jus deliver some real good magic on the spot, then this is a great little trick to learn. Smile I also do Spellbound, I practice & play with it a lot these days. I have a couple fun takes on it. Smile

This is a good string because it allows people to mention their favorite. It's hard, probably impossible, to say what's best as there are so many wonderful coin tricks out there, old & new. Some are gaffed, others made of good old SOH. Every-so-often, something new and refreshing hit's the mainstream. For me, less is more, and so I don't get into too many involved coin effects much anymore. I like to keep things simple and easy to follow, and so go more for the quicker tricks. They are easy to get into and instantly amaze from just a few coins in your pocket.

Here's something I like to do...I don't know about this being the best or anything, but it's an awful lot of fun for people, and me too. Smile See for yourself... Smile

*Check out my latest: MBs Morgan w/ BONUS: Destiny, Copper Silver INC, Double Trouble, FlySki, Crimp Change - REDUX!, and other fine magic at www.VinnyMarini.com Smile

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There are so many that are great in different ways.
Roth's tuning fork blows my mind. It seems so impossible when you first see it.

Coins in cups are great for the sound misdirection.

Dime and penny uses normal seeming props and happens in the spectator's hand.

Dissolving coin is outside the box even though it's old as dirt.

Roth has so many offbeat ideas like the sleeve and the rainbow it's hard to pick one. Because of those I just look at everything as a potential prop.
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My new favorite has got to be "The Drop" by Jeremiah Zuo, it is incredibly easy to pick up and the effects you can pull off with it are utterly mindblowing. Easily the best purchase I made all year.

https://vimeo.com/user87677707

http://chicagomagicbash.com/jeremiah-zuo-instititutes.html
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On Nov 29, 2019, Mb217 wrote:
Hiya Silver, Welcome to the Café. Smile

I love "A Questionble Trick" too, just a real good effect. Smile Gregory Wilson has a lot of them, but in this one it's just a dime & a penny for some really good magic. If you don't want to carry a lot or have to do a whole lot but jus deliver some real good magic on the spot, then this is a great little trick to learn. Smile I also do Spellbound, I practice & play with it a lot these days. I have a couple fun takes on it. Smile

This is a good string because it allows people to mention their favorite. It's hard, probably impossible, to say what's best as there are so many wonderful coin tricks out there, old & new. Some are gaffed, others made of good old SOH. Every-so-often, something new and refreshing hit's the mainstream. For me, less is more, and so I don't get into too many involved coin effects much anymore. I like to keep things simple and easy to follow, and so go more for the quicker tricks. They are easy to get into and instantly amaze from just a few coins in your pocket.

Here's something I like to do...I don't know about this being the best or anything, but it's an awful lot of fun for people, and me too. Smile See for yourself... Smile


Thanks for that warm welcome MB and that awesome video!

I've seen a lot of your posts on here while lurking and I'm always impressed. I'm a big fan of your charming and friendly presentations, your accessible upbeat demeanor, timelessly classic patter, casual and effective misdirection, and even-keeled positive attitude online. You're truly an admirable character, I have a great deal of respect for you and I love your videos! Such beautiful and fun routines without anything overly complicated or aggressively sneaky. Your Double Trouble is a perfect example! So many sides on your little friend, lol!

Here's one of my earlier spellbound presentations based on Ponta nd Yuxu, https://www.instagram.com/p/B3k0M2MAB4R/ I feel like it's just enough, a bit flourishy maybe, but I was going for visual pantomime exclusively over verbal patter this time for the sake of social media engagement. It captivates most folks quite nicely Smile
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On Dec 3, 2019, TheGladsomeBeast wrote:
My new favorite has got to be "The Drop" by Jeremiah Zuo, it is incredibly easy to pick up and the effects you can pull off with it are utterly mindblowing. Easily the best purchase I made all year.

https://vimeo.com/user87677707

http://chicagomagicbash.com/jeremiah-zuo-instititutes.html


The Drop is AMAAAAAZING!! I'm astonished there aren't more people discussing it!
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Hey, appreciate your kind words, Silver. They are greatly appreciated, especially in a place here where the whole thing is about "Magicians Helping Magicians"...Thank you. Smile I am maybe a decent-at-best coin guy, lucky to come up with a few things, and happy to share with others. Plus, I'm happy to have learned quite a bit up here from others, all while also getting the opportunity to pay it forward. Smile

Enjoyed your spellbound routine, some nice moves there. Hard to go wrong with practitioners like Ponta The Smith and Yuxu...There are some amazing coin guys over there. So happy we have the internet now and can more immediately see such great work as to magic from all over the world. I love it! Smile

*Oh, and Jeremiah Zuo out of Chicago is a real talent and refreshing new thinker in coin magic. I highly recommend folks take a look at his work, he has many clever SOH routines. And he also has done some great work with craftsman/ magician John Jurney's amazing Transformer Coin System.
*Check out my latest: MBs Morgan w/ BONUS: Destiny, Copper Silver INC, Double Trouble, FlySki, Crimp Change - REDUX!, and other fine magic at www.VinnyMarini.com Smile

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