This version is done with gimmicked coins.So it's completely mechanical and easy to do!
Show two coins- a half dollar and an English penny. Place them in your closed hand. Remove one, show it, and place it in your pocket. Open your hand- BOTH coins are still there! Repeat this several times, if you wish. Finally at the end, after removing a coin and placing it in your pocket, open your hand- it's empty! Now both coins have vanished!
This set is sometimes called SUN & MOON Hopping Half.The coins are all specially gimmicked for this set.It is called "non-expanded" because the gimmick is the exact same size as a half dollar; IT IS NOT MEANT be used as a shell over a real half dollar.
Looking for the set that uses a shell?That set is called EXPANDED Hopping Half.It is available below.In that set, you use a real half dollar and the gimmick is "expanded"- it is a shell that fits OVER the regular half dollar.That gimmick can be used as a shell for other coin routines.The EXPANDED Hopping Half is therefore more expensive.
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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.
J.N. Hofzinzer invented the Coin Shell in the mid-1800s. Conrad Haden invented the Expanded Shell. Then Jim Boyd took both ideas and developed the Hopping Half trick in 1967.
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