Hopping Half (Non-Expanded)
Coins travel invisibly, then vanish!

Hopping Half (Non-Expanded)


Make coins travel invisibly, then vanish!


Ages 13 and up   Level 2

Demo Video

What a startling coin effect!


Show two coins, a half dollar and an English penny.
Place them in your closed hand.
Remove one, show it, place it in your pocket.
Open your hand- both coins are still there!
Repeat this several times, if you wish.
Finally, as a climax, after removing a coin and placing it in your pocket, open your hand- it's empty!
Both coins have vanished!

Completely mechanical and easy to do. This version is done with gimmicked coins.

What You Get

Here's what you'll get:

  • one gimmicked Hopping Half coin set
  • easy printed instructions

You supply an ordinary half dollar coin (available from MagicTricks.com- see below).

Tips & Ideas


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.

More Video

History and Trivia:

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.

Interested in magic history?
Visit our free online Magic Library, full of biographies of famous magicians plus lots of magic history and trivia!


Q: Does this set use an expanded coin or shaved? I run a 12 coin gag and need a new set?
Asked by: Ron - 1/11/2016
A: This set uses all gimmicked coins.
The Expanded Shell version uses a shell that fits over your own real coin.
You can find the Expanded Shell version here:

Answer provided by:  MagicTricks.com (1/11/2016)

Customer Reviews

Received this hopping half set yesterday and it is very good quality. The set I received is made by Roy Kueppers who is known for high quality magic coins. The coins look, feel and work perfectly. This is my first hopping half set but I have many other magic coins so I know a good set when I see one. If you are thinking about buying a set, this is the set to buy. Can't beat the price either :-)
Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Tennessee. on 9/23/2016
Great Set, Great Price
I recently purchased this set from here and will attest to its high quality. I've had a couple of days now to work the coins in and they are operating very smoothly. This set is precision made where you can happily show both sides of the coins throughout without ever fearing anything showing or flashing. Unlike most coin routines, during Hopping Half both sides of both coins can be openly and comfortably displayed which is why many of my magic cohorts, myself included, consider it to be the best coin magic trick ever. It's an easy brain blaster and this set does the job pleasingly.
Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from TX. on 7/28/2015

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