Coin Magic

Book by Richard Kaufman
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Coin Magic

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Book by Richard Kaufman (79.95)

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One of the most iconic magic books ever produced is finally back in stock. Richard Kaufman’s seminal Coin Magic features some of the most revolutionary and influential coin magic routines and techniques ever published. It is widely considered to be an absolute must-read for any student of coin magic.

This more than 260-page hardcover book offers the tools you need to evolve from a basic coin magician into a masterful coin worker. It is filled with contributions from an unbelievable slate of some of the greatest magicians to ever live.

Legendary magicians like David Roth, who has who his own section in which he dives into the Shuttle Pass, his beloved Karate Coin routine, a mind-blowing Torn and Restored Coin effect and so much more. Ed Marlo, Slydini, Sol Stone, and Geofrrey Latta also have their own sections, while Dai Vernon, Tom Gagnon and other amazing contributors help round out the other parts of the book.

Everything is explained in crystal-clear detail and accompanied by easy-to-follow illustrations crafted by Richard Kaufman.

Don’t miss your exclusive opportunity to add this quintessential book to your collection. Grab a copy before they inevitably sell out and take your coin magic to the next level!

Contents of Coin Magic by Richard Kaufman

Opening Section

  • Retention Clip Vanish (Richard Kaufman)
  • Palm Change
  • Fingertip Rest Position
  • Palm and Grip Transfers: switching grips

David Roth Section

  • The Shuttle Pass
  • Edge Grip Technique
  • The Scoop Addunder
  • The Frontal Imp Pass
  • Pop Outs
  • To Classic Palm One Coin of a Group
  • The Deep Back Clip Steal
  • The Karate Coin: Finger penetrates a coin tossed in the air
  • The Complete Torn and Restored Coin: a coin is visibly torn and then restored
  • Oval Purse Holdout: Produce a stream of coins on command
  • The Acentric Purse: Production of coins from a purse frame
  • High Flying Winged Silver: Coins across using edge grip
  • Hanging Coins Plus: Coins vanish and reappear as they are hung on an invisible hook
  • Flash Production: Producing coins one at a time from apparently empty hands
  • Standup Copper/Silver Classic: Start/end clean
  • Edge Grip Copper/Silver
  • Ultra Coin Assembly: Chink a Chink for magicians, hands never cross
  • Wild Coin No. 1: Silver coins turn to copper and are placed in a cup, when dumped out they are silver again
  • Wild Coin No. 2: Standup impromptu version using a coin purse instead of cup
  • The Portable Hole: A full routine involving a purse frame and a portable hole, in which coins vanish & reappear.

Spellbound Section

  • In a Twinkling (Wesley James): Spellbound color change with a touch of the fingertip
  • Touch Change One (Richard Kaufman): Color change by rubbing two fingers
  • Touch Change Two (Richard Kaufman)
  • Touch Change Three (Geoffrey Latta)
  • Spellmell Bound (Richard Kaufman): Continual change without grip change
  • Twisting With Victor (Wesley James): Starts with both coins in one hand
  • The Inertia Change (Tom Gagnon): C/S reverse on the table
  • The Tiddlywinks Change (Tom Gagnon): C/S under a glass
  • Spin to Win (Mark Levy): C/S spinning coin change
  • Silver Slippage (Bruce Berkowitz): Spellbound sequence for magicians. At the end, two coins clink, but they are seen to both be copper!

The Sol Stone Section

  • Turnover Vanish: Visually deceptive coin vanish
  • Ramsay Vanish Refined: Coin vanish based on Ramsay’s.
  • One Hand Spectator Sleeve Change: An impossible coin switch
  • Tumble Switch/Change: Utility move
  • One Hand Thumb Palm Turnover Switch: Coin exchange
  • One Hand Triple Spellbound No. 1: C/S and Chinese coins
  • One Hand Triple Spellbound No. 2: No gimmick, advanced
  • Hung Coin: Chinese coin and string routine
  • Pulling Silver: Silver dollar broken into halves, then quarters
  • Double Twist: Two C/S routine
  • Half and Half: a C/S rolldown flourish
  • Silver Hole Switcheroo: A hole in coin is pushed to the other edge of the coin

The Geoffrey Latta Section

  • Ultimate Han Ping Chien: Two handlings
  • Isolation Placement: Isolating a single coin from a stack
  • One Hand Turnover Switch
  • To Classic Palm Two Coins of a Group
  • Thumb Touch Coins Across: Uses only Geoff’s Han Ping Chien
  • Standup Spectator Coins Across: Anytime, anywhere coins across into spectator’s hand
  • Cosmic Coins Across: Ultra clean
  • Silver Extraction: Silver coin is melted, leaving clear disk and molten metal
  • Silver Extraction No. 2
  • Wild Coin No. 3: Three handlings, best when seated
  • QuadraQuicksand Coins Away: One at a time four coin vanish can be done standing & surrounded
  • Glassed In Attraction: Three silver coins join three coppers under a glass one at a time
  • Impossible Under Glass C/S Switch: application of Tiddlywink change
  • CopSilBrass: Copper/Silver/Brass routine; uses purse

Ed Marlo on The Sympathetic Coins

  • Olram’s Instant Sympathy: Impromptu four coin assembly
  • Simplex Matrix: Easy and direct assembly
  • Quick Coinvergence: Speedy method, uses dimes and two extras
  • They’re Here, No – There, No Where? Uses Tim Wenk’s E Pluribus Unum gimmick
  • What Happened? Another E Pluribus Unum gimmick effect

Slydini: Three New Sleights

  • Table Tilt Vanish: Vanishes behind the table while transferred to other hand.
  • Palm Tilt Production: From a lapped coin; also includes standup version
  • Automatic Sleeving: As one hand closes the other

More Effects and Routines

  • Scott Weiser’s Chinese coin and lock routine using edge grip
  • Framed (Scott Weiser): Double purse frame, expanded shell, Chinese coins
  • Visual Drop Switch (Richard Kaufman): Visible change or secret switch
  • Framed Again (Richard Kaufman): Purse frame, uses Visual Drop Switch. Similar to Framed, but no lapping or shell
  • Scott Weiser’s Tabled Coins Across, no lapping
  • Torn Between Two Worlds (Weiser and Kaufman): Half is split in two. Spectator and performer each take a piece. Performer’s piece turns to copper. Spectator open’s their hand and sees theirs is copper as well. Pieces are joined back together into a single coin.
  • Stick It! (John Bentz): English Penny is wrapped in a napkin, and three pins are stuck through it, both sides of the napkin being shown. The performer removes two pins, spectator removes the third, and all can be examined. Gimmick coin you can make.
  • Copper/Silver No. 1 (Roth, Latta, Arthur, et al.): Shuttle Pass
  • Copper/Silver No. 2 (David Arthur): With reset
  • Copper/Silver No. 3 (David Arthur): As above
  • Copper/Silver No. 4 (Geoffrey Latta): Uses Geoff’s Han Ping Chien
  • Copper/Silver No. 5 (Geoffrey Latta): Offbeat metho
  • Starfish Copper/Silver (Herb Zarrow): Copper & Silver coins change places at the fingertips
  • Ken Krenzel routine where three coppers & three silvers exchange places, no gimmicks
  • C.S.B. on the Fly (Fernando Roman): CSB and coins across combination using 5 coins
  • Erase Away (Mark Levy): Coin switch using pencil eraser
  • ESPenny Miracle (Mark Levy): A glass of pennies is emptied on the table, and spectator views different dates. All are scooped back into the glass, and the spectator selects a penny. The date on that penny has been predicted
  • Odd Coin Transit (Bruce Berkowitz): Impromptu 3 Silver, One copper routine
  • Open Travelers No. 1 (Richard Kaufman): Coins travel from one position to another on the table
  • Open Travelers With Edge Grip (Kaufman and Arthur): as above
  • Open Travelers No. 2 (Geoffrey Latta): As above, uses shell
  • Invisible Noise (Joe Safuto): Three coins are audibly dropped into a glass covered with a handkerchief, and are found to have acutally transferred there
  • Sleeved Coin Cut (Richard Kaufman): A coin locates a selected card
  • Telling Tails Vanish (Danny Korem): Heads/tails flip vanish, using shirt as servante
  • The Melting Coin (Les Shore): A borrowed quarter melts (and drips) away into nothingness
  • Shuttle Pass No. 2 (Friedhoffer): Based on Schwarzman method
  • The Panda’s Purse (David Arthur): Impromptu 4 coins and purse routine
  • Melifluous Meld (David Arthur): Two borrowed quarters visibly meld into half-dollar
  • Last One Through (David Arthur): Last coin through the table handling using Latta’s Han Ping Chien
  • SeeSaw ‘Sembly (David Arthur): Four coins assemble and then immediately return to starting position, uses only 4 coins and cards

Finishing Touches

  • The C.S.B.Q. Coins Across (Geoffrey Latta): A copper/silver/brass/quarter coins across using a purse and extra C/S coin
  • Shirting the Issue (Sol Stone): Using the shirt for a complete vanish
  • Glass-Topped Coin Through Table (John Cornelius): Uses muscle pass
  • Molecular Coins Through Table (Derek Dingle): Four coins through table
  • The Nefarious Nest of Boxes (Derek Dingle): A unique effect using a plastic set of nesting boxes
  • David Roth on the Retention Pass
  • IV (David Roth): A magician’s four coin vanish using Retention Pass
  • Dai Vernon’s two coin transposition with the signature Vernon touch!

266 Pages | Hardcover | 9in x 11in | Illustrated


Customer reviews for Coin Magic



I highly recommend this book. Coin magic is about coins in motion so you would think videos are the better medium for learning. Certainly, there are details that are better understood via video but there are fine details explained in writing and with precise drawings that cannot be matched with video instruction only. The book is filled with magic from masters of the art. I had thought that the David Roth section would be redundant to the video instruction I already own from David Roth, but I found that is not redundant but rather an richer explanation and in many cases with explanations not provided elsewhere. Another key point is that this book is not like Bobo's The New Modern Coin Magic. While the Bobo book was a classic in its time, the book was short on understandable explanations and I found it hard to learn from the Bobo book. While the Bobo book is foundational and belongs in your library, Kaufman's CoinMagic is of the highest quality. You will understand and master amazing coin magic by working through Kaufman's CoinMagic.



I was super excited to see this classic back in print. I was never so lucky as to get one when it was first printed. I ordered this as soon as it became available and I have been pouring over it for hours. The material covered is just phenomenal. The quality of the book is outstanding and the magic is outstanding. Get this before this piece of magical history goes out of print!


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