Hidden Gem 1

By Mark Elsdon - Sunday, March 17, 2019


They say the best secrets can be found in magic books. In this new series, Mark Elsdon will share with us his hidden gems — great magic tricks that are hidden in print:

"Four Fisted" by Gary Kurtz

Unexplainable Acts, page 35.

This was a staple of my close-up and walkaround repertoire for well over a decade and yet I’ve never seen a single other magician perform it. It is a beautiful, original coin effect (and plot) with visual and tactile coin changes, and surprisingly for a coin trick (although unsurprisingly for Kurtz) an engaging presentation. In effect, copper coins turn into silver coins and then into gold, in both your hands and the spectators!

Pro tip: for the gold coins, use Danish 2 Kroner coins. Polish them up and they are perfect.

For more hidden gems, check out Mark Elsdon's three Hidden Gems ebooks, which each contain one-hundred little-known effects worthy of your research.


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