It's simple! And simply terrific!
Your spectator cuts a deck of cards. The card that is on top of the cut pile is set aside. You place a half dollar into the spectator's hand, and ask him to wave his hand over the chosen card. The card is turned over- let's say it's the 3 of Diamonds. And when he opens his hand- the half dollar has a "3" and a "diamond" punched out of it!
Yes- the half dollar is a REAL U.S. half dollar coin!
(And yes, you have to force the card.)We show you exactly how to force the card in the FREE VIDEO we made for you on this page.
You also have to switch the real half dollar for the punched one. Just watch how Peter Monticup does it in the video demo above.
The cutout MAY VARY. It depends on what the manufacturer is currently shipping to us.The video demo above shows the routine as performed with a cutout 7 of Hearts Coin.The photo shows a 3 of Diamonds coin.The manufacturer sometimes ships a King of Hearts coin, or a 7 of Spades or a 7 of Hearts, or another similar cutout.The coin you get may vary, but the trick works EXACTLY the same way.
You supply your own deck of ordinary playing cards.You also supply a real ordinary US half dollar coin.Regular half dollars are available from banks, coin shops or from MagicTricks.com (see below)
Make sure you don't spend the trick coin by mistake!Keep your trick coins safe and separate from other coins. Keep them in a COIN CARRIER.See the different styles of coin carriers and cases for sale here.
Here is a FREE video lesson to teach you an EASY way to force a card, called the Cross Cut Force. Use this force anytime you need to control the selection of a card- it fools them every time!For this trick, you'll need to "force" a card on your spectator. In other words, you need to make it seem like he has a free choice, but really you are making him take the card that you need him to take. There are many ways to force a card, including the Cross Cut Force. We also carry several books and DVDs to teach you the different methods.