Shim Shell Coin- Half Dollar
Make a US half dollar vanish and reappear in the palm of your hand!

Shim Shell Coin- Half Dollar


Make a US half dollar vanish and reappear in the palm of your hand!


Ages 13 and up   Level 2

Demo Video


A gem of a gimmicked coin!


Excellent utility coin that allows you to do so may effects!
Change a half dollar to a quarter!
Vanish a half dollar using a reel or magnet! and much more.

Please note that you will be getting the gimmicked coin only- no instructions.

Difference between a shim shell and an expanded shell:
This shim shell is the EXACT SAME SIZE as a half dollar, but is only a hollowed-out shell.
It DOES NOT fit over a half dollar.
You CAN hide a smaller coin like a quarter underneath it.
The shim shell is also able to stick to a magnet.
The expanded shell is a shell that is slightly larger than a half dollar.
It is made to fit OVER a regular half dollar.
Thus, for example, making it look like you have two coins in your hand, and when the shell is secretly pushed over the real half dollar, it makes it look like you have only one coin.

Though we usually have both "heads" and "tails" IN STOCK, our current inventory may be limited to only "heads" or only "tails".
If "heads" are IN STOCK, that is what we prefer to ship unless you specify that you want "tails".
If choice is a concern, please contact us to inquire about specific availability.
Also, dates are limited to the stock at hand.

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What You Get

Here's what you'll get:

  • Shim Shell - US half dollar size
  • NO instructions

Coin only- no instructions.
You must know how to use a shim shell coin.

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.

Performance Ideas:

You can use this coin to change a half dollar into another coin. For example, place the Shim Shell on your hand with a Susan B. Anthony dollar coin hidden underneath. Palm off the shell in your favorite manner (and since the shell is shimmed, a magnet can be used) to make it appear as though the half dollar has changed to a whole dollar.

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History and Trivia:

J.N. Hofzinzer invented the Coin Shell in the mid-1800s.

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