Make coins travel invisibly, then vanish!
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 all gimmicked coins.
The Expanded Shell version uses real coins and expanded shells.
You supply an ordinary half dollar coin (available from MagicTricks.com- see below).
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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