One of the easiest, yet most astounding, coin tricks! Every magician should have the Nickels To Dimes Coin Trick, it's that good!
Change a stack of nickels into a stack of dimes! Or make the stack of nickels disappear! Or pass the nickels right through a solid table! The precision-made gimmick does all the work for you! Many different effects are possible, and the instructions for a number of effects are included.
Made of brass for years of use. For the same trick that also allows you to "shrink" the nickels into tiny ones, see Shrinking Nickels.
The famous magician and mystery writer Walter Gibson introduced the concept of this trick.Prior to the introduction of the "nickel", five-cent pieces were made of silver and were called half-dimes. After the Civil War, silver was in short supply, so the coin was changed to a copper/nickel alloy. Thus the term "nickel" came to be used.According to a March 12, 2012 article in the Wall Street Journal, it now costs the U.S. Treasury Department 11.2 cents to manufacture a nickel coin.
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