Shrinking Nickels
Change four nickels into four TINY nickels!

Shrinking Nickels


Change four nickels into four TINY nickels!


Ages 13 and up   Level 2

Demo Video

Made in the classic Brema style!


The famous Nickels To Dimes trick taken to the next level!

And so easy!
If you can place the cap over the stack of nickels, you can do the trick!

Change a stack of four nickels into a pile of four MINIATURE nickels!
Or make the stack of nickels disappear!
Or pass the nickels right through a solid table!
The precision-made gimmick does all the work for you!
Many different effects are possible, and the instructions for a number of effects are included.

Made of brass for years of use.

Carl Brema (1864 - 1942) was a magic manufacturer whose Philadelphia magic company, Carl Brema & Co., was well known for producing precision made brass magic apparatus.
Original Brema apparatus and catalogs are very collectible today.

Brema's most famous effect was Nickels To Dimes..
This Shrinking Nickels trick is made to resemble Brema's unique design, with the knob on top.
Of course, the knob actually has a function with this trick, which makes it very different from any other version of Nickels To Dimes!

What You Get

Here's what you'll get:

  • Shrinking Nickels trick (brass cap, brass gimmick, real nickel, four mini nickels)
  • easy printed instructions

And that's all you need!

If you want to do a different routine, such as changing the nickels to dimes, you supply any additional coins needed.

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD. Do not put the brass parts or the coins in your mouth. Not suitable for children under 5 years of age.

Tips & Ideas

Performance Ideas:

For the easiest handling, you may want to stick the ordinary nickel to the top of the metal stack. You can either use glue for a permanent bond, or you can use Magician's Wax, which can be purchased from

Change the four nickels into pennies, or into mini pennies, which you can buy from The change in color from silver coins to copper coins is really startling!

More Video

History and Trivia:

The famous magician and mystery writer Walter Gibson introduced the concept of this trick.
Carl Brema marketed this version with the knob on top of the cap.

Prior to the introduction of the "nickel", five-cent pieces were made of silver and were called half-dimes. After the Civil War, silver was in short supply, so the coin was changed to a copper/nickel alloy. Thus the term "nickel" came to be used.

According to a March 12, 2012 article in the Wall Street Journal, it now costs the U.S. Treasury Department 11.2 cents to manufacture a nickel coin.

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

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