Doesn't get much easier than this!
How about an amazing coin trick that practically works by itself? THIS IS IT!
The basic effect is simple: You can change one coin into two, change one coin into another, or make two coins into one! WHAT??!!
With this ingenious coin set, you'll be using three distinctive coins: an American half dollar (which is silver color), a Mexican centavo-style coin (copper color) and a coin with Chinese symbols on it (the brass coin). Just like in the demo video, you ask the spectator to follow what you are doing with the coins. No matter how closely he watches, the coins instantly change or vanish and reappear!
AND THERE'S MORE! We've searched far and wide for you, and we finally found a Classic Coin set with a superior quality brass Chinese coin. Not only is the design beautifully done, but it has a reeded edge. What's that mean? The coin has ridges all around the edge, making it easier to grip if you use it as a palming coin! Yes- get MORE USE out of the coin set by using the Chinese coin in other routines!
And remember, this coin set is completely mechanical! It does all the work for you. If you can hold the coins in your hand, you can do the trick!
By the way, the Classic Coin is perfect partner with the Scotch and Soda coin trick!
Classic Coin is also known as Copper Silver Brass Transposition. See more tricks with HALF DOLLARS!
History and Trivia:
The Copper-Silver-Brass coin trick concept was developed by Pressley Guitar.
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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