Our most popular coin effect- and for good reason!
Place an American half dollar and a Mexican centavo style coin (a copper color coin) in a spectator's hand. Close their hand, reach in and remove the half dollar. Now "invisibly" remove the copper coin. Of course, the spectator will insist that the copper coin is still in their closed hand, but when they open it, the copper coin has, in fact vanished- and has changed to an American quarter!
Completely mechanical and quality made from a real US half dollar.
Comes with instructions, gimmicked coin set (you supply the American quarter) and Bang Ring for resetting the coins. For more instruction on the handling and routines for this coin set, see the Scotch and Soda Book.
Lost your Bang Ring or Centavo coin? We also carry the replacement Bang Ring or the replacement Centavo coin.
SAVE! Buy the Scotch and Soda coin set with the Scotch and Soda Secrets Revealed DVD here.
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-
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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