They'll ask you to do this one again and again!
This is the one you saw performed on David Blaine's first TV special!!
Take a "bite" out of a real quarter- and instantly restore it, right before your spectator's eyes! It even shows the bite mark!
And you can even do the Coin in the Bottle trick with this one! One minute the coin is in your hand- and in the blink of an eye, the coin is INSIDE a soda or beer bottle! Many effects are possible!
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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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