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Coin Tricks

The term "coin trick" has many meanings. The good news is we talk about ALL forms of "coin tricks" here so you've come to the right place. :)

1. Coin Tricks can refer to magic tricks where coins disappear or appear to bend. Check our Examples:
Ear Coin Magic Coin Trick
Disappear Coin Magic Coin Trick
Bending Coin Magic Coin Trick

2. Coin Tricks can be used is to discuss puzzle type tricks. Check our Example:
Transform Coin Trick Puzzle

3. Coin Tricks can mean flourishes as in the way poker players do "tricks" with the poker chips. Check our Examples:
Twirl Coin Trick
Front to Back Coin Trick
Knuckle Roll Coin Trick



Twirl Coin Trick Flourish

  • Number of Coins: 3
  • The Key: Once the middle coin can be dropped smoothly the twirl part gets easy.
  • Beware: Don't let the middle coin fall too far down.
  • You Know You Have It When: The middle coin can be twirled multiple times before sliding it back in place.
  • More Information: The Coin Tricks Twirl Page has more details including a video.



  • Front To Back Coin Trick Flourish

  • Number of Coins: 3
  • The Key: Keep the coins near the tips of the fingers.
  • Beware: Make sure the coins don't slip during the flip.
  • You Know You Have It When: The base coins do not slip.
  • More Information: The Coin Tricks Front To Back Page has more details including a video.



  • Knuckle Roll Coin Trick Flourish

  • Number of Coins: 1
  • The Key: Practice with different coins until you find the size that is right for you.
  • Beware: Make sure the coin stays near the knuckles and away from the finger tips.
  • You Know You Have It When: You can do it smoothly like in the movies. The hit man in The Road to Perdition does it a lot.
  • Notes: The knuckle roll is a great trick to do when you have a coin in your pocket. I wish there was a coin in between a silver dollar and a half dollar. This is because the silver dollar seems a little bit too big for the knuckle roll trick and the half dollar seems a little bit too small for the knuckle roll trick.



  • 10 Coin Trick Puzzle

    Transform 10 Coin Triangle Moving 3 Coins Only
  • Number of Coins: 10
  • The Key: Learn which coins need to be moved then it is easy.
  • Beware: Don't make it harder than necessary.
  • You Know You Have It When: If you can do it once then you've got it. This one is easy to remember.
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  • More Information: Click Here For The Solution



  • Ear Magic Coin Trick

    We've all seen the simple magic "coin trick" where an adult pretends to pull a coin out of the ear of a child. There are many variations on this coin trick. One way to do it is to hold the coin between the fingers on the back side of the hand such that it is not visible from the palm side of the hand. Thus when the child sees the palm approaching the ear the coin cannot be seen.


    Disappear Magic Coin Trick

    A simple coin trick is where 1 coin is placed in each palm. One hand has the coin placed in the center of the palm but the other hand has the coin placed on the thumb side of the palm. The performer flips his hands over such that it looks like the coins are still under their respective hands. However, in reality the performer moves the coin that was on the thumb-side palm to the other hand while flipping the hands over.


    Bending Magic Coin Trick

    Our Silver Dream Magic Coin Tricks page has a free video that demos some cool coin tricks. The performer appears to make a coin disappear by squeezing it. The crowd has a deer caught in the headlights look. It even looks like 2 halves of a coin disappear in one of the tricks. The full coin trick video has 60 minutes of instructions.


    Coin Tricks - Size of Coins

  • A US Quarter is very small but it can still be used for a variety of tricks. The picture below shows that the diameter of a US Quarter is slightly less than 2.5 centimeters
    US Quarter Coin for Tricks

  • The US Half Dollar is in between the size of a US Quarter and a 39mm poker chip. The picture below shows that the diameter of a US Half Dollar is about 3 centimeters.
    US Half Dollar Coin for Tricks

  • The US Silver Dollar is almost the same size as a 39mm poker chip. The Silver Dollar is slightly smaller than a poker chip but the difference is minor. The picture below shows that the diameter of a US Silver Dollar is a little under 4 centimeters.
    US Silver Dollar Coin for Tricks

  • The 39mm poker chips are about the same size as the US Silver Dollar. The picture below shows that the diameter of poker chips is about 39 mm.
    Poker Chip vs Coins for Tricks



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