This coin trick really adds up!
Astounding coin magic! Place two half dollars, a quarter and a dime in your hand. Close your hand, and remove a half dollar. Your spectator thinks you still have 85 cents in coins in your hand- but when you open your hand, IT'S EMPTY! The other coins have vanished!
And it's SO EASY! Precision-made gimmicked coins do all the work for you!
The gimmicked coins in this set are made from real U.S. coins.
History and Trivia:
Is it illegal to use real US coins to make magic tricks? According to the U.S. Treasury F.A.Q., the answer is- No.
It is only illegal to alter a US coin with the intention of spending it as if it were a coin of a different value.
From the official U.S. Treasury website: "Section 331 of Title 18 of the United States code provides criminal penalties for anyone who 'fraudulently alters, defaces, mutilates impairs, diminishes, falsifies, scales, or lightens any of the coins coined at the Mints of the United States.' This statute means that you may be violating the law if you change the appearance of the coin and fraudulently represent it [in a monetary transaction in trade for goods or services] to be other than the altered coin that it is. As a matter of policy, the U.S. Mint does not promote coloring, plating or altering U.S. coinage: however, there are no sanctions against such activity absent fraudulent intent."
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