Rubinstein Coin Magic

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"Every 10 years or so in magic, a book comes out that is a game changer. Dr Michael Rubinstein has finally shared his magnum opus, his legacy." John Carey

A lifetime of coin magic and learning has been jam-packed into this unbelievable treatise on sleight-of-hand coin magic from Dr. Michael Rubinstein.

Rubinstein Coin Magic is destined to be an instant classic. This will become one of the signature books that all future coin magic books are measured against.

This massive 500+ page volume is filled with more than 90 amazing routines and over 50 original techniques taught with exceptional detail and 930 high-quality illustrations. There is even a complete BONUS section filled with over 400 puns and one-liners for any occasion.

In addition to discussing the coin tricks Dr. Michael Rubinstein has been performing and teaching for more than 50 years, Rubinstein Coin Magic explores some exclusive new ideas, plots and techniques that have never been seen anywhere else.

But, don't take our word for it...Here's what some of the best magicians in the world had to say:

"Inside this beautifully produced book you will learn the nitty-gritty details to pure sleight-of-hand coin magic. A lifetime of work is concentrated in this overwhelming tome." Steve Cohen

Michael Rubinstein has created a major contribution to the cannon of coin magic. If you love coin magic, you are going to find inspiration, and a lot of terrific ideas, all presented in a beautiful package." John Carney

"The big, important magic book has returned at last, and it's about Coins! Michael Rubinstein and a small army of conspirators have created a frightening amount of solid commercial magic and crushed it between two covers for your delight, discovery and eventual deployment. Classics are revised, card effects transformed, and strange new things brought to life. Do not miss this." Curtis Kam

"It is very difficult to fool magicians using sleight of hand. Michael has been fooling me with his coin magic for more than 40 years. Now I get to learn how he did it. This a monumental work in the field of coin magic and I highly recommend you get it and study what he has to offer." Meir Yedid

"I've always been impressed with Michael Rubinstein's creativity and skill with coin magic. His new book, Rubinstein Coin Magic is a MUST read for any serious student and practitioner of this art form. Allow me to put it this in simpler terms. There are few books on coin magic that have changed the landscape of this beautiful art form: Bobo's Modern Coin Magic, David Roth's Expert Coin Magic, and now... Michael Rubinstein's Rubinstein Coin Magic." Eric DeCamps

"WOW! What an absolutely Outstanding book for anyone wishing to study coin magic and become a sleight of hand expert using coins!!!! Excellent pictures throughout the entire book and the simplified text makes it easy to understand as well as enjoy!!! I have to say it's the latest Amazing & Best book on the market since David Roth's Expert Coin Magic!!" Mickey Silver

"Buy this book! It is clearly written, easy to understand and the photographs document all the details you need to learn this wonderful material. The result is encyclopedic, but understand that the techniques and routines are polished over time through performance. It's impossible to cover the scope of the book. Be prepared to take a 'Deep Dive' into a wonderland of amazing magic. Michael Rubinstein's Rubinstein Coin Magic is an instant classic. I know that I'll be reading it for years to come! It will open your mind to a new horizon of visual coin magic." Bob Kohler


Customer reviews for Rubinstein Coin Magic



This book has, along with Bobo , at this time changed the world of coin magic.
The two books together are the new classic coin magic testaments in our world.
It is as huge and powerful and exciting.
This tome offers amazing and unique.
Until now, this is a book that offers handling, analysis and variations I’ve never seen before.
If you love coins, you need this book.
If I had only one word to describe it, I’d say magnificent.
You must have this.
It is an awesome investment for your evolving skills and knowledge.



I have spent a considerable time with this book and I have learned so much from it. I much prefer this over Bobo (I know its much more expensive), its worth is weight in gold (its about as heavy as well). There is great coverage of classic effects, and I would even go as far as to say that I prefer the sleights over some of the Roth methods. Just my humble opinion. If you are serious about Coin Magic - get this! I would also advise that you buy the DVD by Rubinstein - Encyclopedia of Coins Sleights. Its best of both worlds to have the book and DVD. You wont regret it!



Wow. Dr. Rubinstein has out done himself with this tome. The foundations of New New Modern Coin Magic are contained therein. And it feels like it contains a foundation. If your hands start to cramp from practicing the sleights and routines you can take a break and do curls with it. If you keep it by your bedside you can use it to bludgeon burglars to death. Dr. Rubinstein's writing style may be a bit dry for some but he is a man of science by training so, whadayagonnado?



I am so glad I purchased this book. I do believe this book will surpass Bobo's modern coin magic as the bible of coin magic. (Not to say that Bobo's Modern Coin Magic is a bad book) I am going to learn quite a few sleights and routines with this book. Rubinstien Coin magic has given me a new appreciation of Coin magic. The descriptions are clear as well as the photos that are included. For sake of clarity I have only learnt the sleights from Chapter 1 and the beginning of Chapter 2 but like I said before the descriptions of the sleights is so well done that I will be coming back to this book time and time again.

There is a lot of material in this book and I am looking forward to putting in the practice for each sleight and routine in this book.

I always thought Coin Magic was the weakest part of my act and with this book I believe my Coin magic can become a bit more competent

If you have any interest in Coin Magic do yourself a favour and buy this book. You will not be dissapointed.



While I’ve just begun reading the comprehensive Rubinstein Coin Magic tome, it has already reinspired my interest in coin magic. Clearly written & illustrated, look forward to continuing the journey. Its hefty size also makes it a useful workout tool.



I honestly believe this book will set a new bar in the realm of "Books about Coin Magic".

I am going to start out with stating the fact that "Modern Coin Magic / The New Modern Coin Magic" by J.J. Bobo have recently been "called out" or "de-throned" as the "Bible" of coin magic. This has come up more often in the last year or two by many (Most notably Curtis Kam on his Reel Magic Series and Rick Holcombe on his YouTube channel). This is not to say that Bobo's Book does not contain very powerful effects and sleights, just that there are now some better out there and it contains outdated material.

It does not leave a lot out there as far as "large" coin magic books like "Expert Coin Magic" and "Coin Magic" by Richard Kaufman. There are some very good / great underground to notable smaller books also and recently we got a decent sized book about the coin magic of Geoff Latta that has been well received.

Now enter Dr. Michael Rubinstein's enormous tome - "Rubinstein Coin Magic". I was one of the lucky few to have pre-ordered directly from Michael before it was even in his hands from the printers and even luckier to get mine he Friday of Memorial Day Weekend (before he was asked, or told, not to ship any more until the official release date) so I have been able to read it in it's entirety and re-read parts of special interest to me.

I will say, along with many of the more seasoned and well read contributors, who had early paper edit copies, that this book is certainly a contender for the title. It will most likely be the new "must have" for anyone serious about coin magic. The book is huge, well written, easy to understand as well as follow along and the photos are incredibly well taken from the proper angles. The work that went into producing this book must have been mind numbing (which is ok because we will enter the "Twilight Zone" as well as alternate realities of it. That means a few different methods for those not familiar with his famed effect he performed on "Penn and Teller's Fool Us". One of the versions is brand new and never seen print before (hint, it is one of my favorites in the book).

Along with routines, he teaches many of his sleights from the years of working with them and I was pleasantly surprised that the first to be taught is "R.O.P.S." and I have not quite been doing it right for a long time. I am working on fixing that with a good bit of success using his step by step teaching in the book rather than following my old dvd too quickly and missing some important elements of the move.

If you have ever seen him perform, you will surely know that he doesn't let a good (or bad) pun go to waste. It is his character. Not the one he plays, it is too genuine to not be a real endearing part of him. Luckily, He has devoted a chapter to his favorite puns which you can read to use, read to enjoy or skip it entirely (without any of it accidentally "shtick-ing" to you).

If you are serious about wanting to do great coin magic based on his works and the many other great coin magicians who added contributions, this really is a "must have". It covers a lifetime of work from one of the first coin guys to put out a VHS series back in the day and being a force behind the scenes of the 16 vol "New York Coin Magic Seminar" DVD series.

I will leave you with this... Buy the book, it is already almost sold out and awaiting a second printing. For more in-depth reviews, check the Magic Cafe and similar forums as I am sure they will be popping up as others make their way thru the book. Give them time, it is a big one, but you will not go wrong getting this book.



If you do not have much experience with coin magic you are going to struggle to even get started with this book. If you are a coin magic fanatic please read the other five star reviews.
The problem with this book is that you need to have small hands, because Rubenstein did he prefers half dollar size coins. If you have larger hands and can handle bigger coins you start off on the wrong foot, never great. Of course you can use bigger coins but Rubenstein doesn't see the point. If you cannot master the rops sleight quickly it creates an obstacle for moving on through the book. But if this is not the 'retention of vision' vanish that suits your hands, your movements, your personality you have a barrier for proceeding. I understand the idea of presenting a fundamental sleight at the outset but this has a downside as I have explained. The book is a tremendous achievement and it has lots of good routines, I just thought it would be helpful to be honest about how it approaches this particular branch of magic. It is more advanced than most reviews are talking about.


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  • Richard asks: Is there impromptu coin magic, I am trying to get into coin magic and don’t have all the coin gimmicks or any for that matter so is there impromptu coin magic in this book as well.

    • 1. michael answers: Yes, there is a lot of impromptu coin magic. As opposed to gimmicks, the focus of the book is practical magic by sleight of hand, so there are many routines that just need a few coins. There is stand up magic for walk around, at the table, as well as formal routines. There are new moves and techniques taught (over 50 in part one alone) that you can also use to improve every aspect of your magic. There is one chapter out of twenty devoted to magic with gaffed coins, but the book pretty much stays away from the expensive gaffs (although there are a few used in the Friends chapter). With 500 pages crammed with coin magic, you can't go wrong!! Hope that answers your question
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  • Brian asks: I am having trouble determining the breadth of the material covered in this book. Is it meant to be an encyclopedic tome, covering sleights from the beginning to the advanced? Or is it a book solely on Rubenstein's material? Or both?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: It is a book solely on Rubinstein's material.
    • 2. michael answers: It not only contains all of Rubinstein's best material, both published and unpublished, but contributions from some of the world's top coin workers. In addition to Rubinstein's original material, there are hundreds of moves and sleights within the routines taught in the book. Here is a condensed Table of Contents: TABLE OF CONTENTS FOREWORD by Bill Wells INTRODUCTION PART ONE – SLEIGHTS, MOVES, AND TECHNIQUES CHAPTER ONE - R.O.P.S. TECHNIQUE 1. R.O.P.S. Move 2. R.O.P.S. New Theory Retention Pass 3. R.O.P.S. Click Pass 4. R.O.P.S. Double Click Pass CHAPTER TWO - VANISHES, SHUTTLE PASSES, LOADS, AND CHANGEOVER PALMS 1. Variation Retention Pass 2. The Bronx Take 3. Miracle One Hand Coin Vanish 4. Roll-Down Retention Pass 5. Fingertip Shuttle Pass 6. Fingertip Shuttle-Pass Display 7. Palm-Down Fingertip Shuttle Pass 8. Fingertip Load 9. Tap Load 10. Spellbound Changeover Palm 11. Spellbound Changeover-Palm Variation and Display 12. Nowhere Palm Changeover Palm 13. Rubinstein Put-back Move CHAPTER THREE - CLICK PASSES Introduction 1. Rubinstein Click Pass 2. Air Drop Click Pass 3. Turnover Double Click Pass 4. Snap Down Double Click Pass 5.Nowhere Palm Click Pass 6. Nowhere Palm Double Click Pass 7. Fan Double Click Pass 8. Reverse Double Click Pass CHAPTER FOUR – SPELLBOUND MOVES 1. Impromptu Touch Change 2. The Wave Change 3. The Rubinstein Steal Back 4. Flip-Over Change 5. The Soft change 6. The Strike Change 7. The Rub Change 8. Spellbound 9333 9. The Blow Change 10. The Cartwheel Change 11. Spellbound Times Three 12. Triple E.G. Spell CHAPTER FIVE - FALSE COUNTS AND USEFUL MOVES 1. The PH (Pseudo Himber) Count 2. The Fidget Count 3. The R.O.P.S Discrepancy Count 4. The Combination Count 5. The Click Steal Back 6. The Clip Steal Back 7. Purse-Palm Subtlety 8. Fingertip Utility Switch 9. Angle-Finger Palm Switch 10. Multi-Coin Angle-Palm Switch 11. The Slide Move 12. Crossed Arms Subtlety 13. The Rubinstein Subtlety CHAPTER SIX - STEALTH PALM CHAPTER SEVEN – ADDITIONAL TECHNIQUES 1. Matting 2. Pocket Management PART TWO – ROUTINES CHAPTER EIGHT – COPPER-SILVER 1. The Purse and Glass 2. Magical Change Purse (Purse, No Glass) 3. The Substitution Trunk Mystery 4. Stand Up Sucker Copper-Silver Routine 5. Copper or Silver Extraction 6. Copper Penetration 7. Handy Copper-Silver Transposition 8. Cup of Copper Silver 9. Stealth Copper-Silver Transposition 10. Ungimmicked Copper-Silver-Brass 11. Oil and Water 12. Matchbox Treasury Redux CHAPTER NINE – WILD COIN 1. Twilight Zone Wild Coin Introduction 2. Twilight Zone Wild Coin Show Version 3. Twilight Zone Wild Coin Impromptu Version 4. Twilight Zone Wild Coin Cup Version 5. Twilight Zone Wild Coin Purse Version 6. Twilight Zone Wild Coin Original Handling 7. Twilight Zone Wild Coin Multi Gold Version 8. Sliding Wild Coin CHAPTER TEN – SPELLBOUND ROUTINES 1. Thoughts on Spellbound 2. Ultimate Silver Lint 3. The Chocolate Coin 4. Imagine a Coin 5. Four-Way Spellbound 6. Shattered Spellbound 7. Chinese Explosion CHAPTER ELEVEN - COINS THROUGH THE TABLE 1. Rubinstein Coins Through the Table 2. Standup Coins Through the Table 3. CSB Coins Through the Table 4. Giant Four Coins through the Table CHAPTER TWELVE - COINS ACROSS 1. Tallahassee Jumping Coins 2. Impossible Four Coin Trick I 3. Impossible Four Coin Trick 2 4. Long Term Short Term 5. Retro Fly 6. The Specciolini Brothers 7. Shell CSB Coins Across CHAPTER THIRTEEN - COIN PRODUCTIONS AND VANISHES 1.Triple Play 2. Magical Money Rap 3. The Wishing Well 4. Vegas Math 5. Fuzzy Math 6. Bologna Debut 7. Stealth Hanging Coins 8. Stealth Showcase 9. Deja vu Coin Vanish 10. Tri-Coin 11. Flash Vanish CHAPTER FOURTEEN - COINS AND CARDS 1. Voodoo Revelation 2. Voodoo Revelation SOH Version 3. Two Coin Monte (Two Card Reverse Matrix) 4. Quadra Coin Reverse Matrix 5. Ultra Reverse Matrix 6. The Mentalist 7. Triple Coin to Card 8. Case Solved CHAPTER FIFTEEN - GAFFED COINS 1. Silver Extraction 2. The Double-Faced Coin Routine 3. The Bent Coin Routine 4. Magnetic Coins 5. Thumb Through Coin 6. Signed Bill Through Coin 7. Smileys 8. Smileys Jr. 9. Fusion 10. Three Quarters of a Trick 11. Key Fobulous 12. Goodbye, Hello, Now Change CHAPTER SIXTEEN - MISCELLANEOUS 1. The Purse Routine 2. The Blank Coin Routine 3. The Mystery of the Chinese Coin 4. The Black Hole 5. Mint Condition 6. Next of Boxes 7. Coin in Coin Roll 8. Coins to Glass 9. Polarized Plastic 10. Time for Change 11. The Counterfeit Coin 12. Nest of Envelopes 13. Nest of Envelopes Method Two 14. The Sympathy Card CHAPTER SEVENTEEN – COINS AND POKER CHIPS 1. May the Force Be with You 2. Poker Chip Spellbound 3. 3-D Printing 4. My Coin Collection 5. Conviction Prediction 6. Conviction Prediction, and Some Magishin’ 7. The Famous Three Coin Trick 8. Three Coin Monte CHAPTER EIGHTEEN – FRIENDS SECTION 1. Introduction 2. Mike Gallo – I Got It Covered 3. Nathan Kranzo – Shuzbut Coins 4. Jean Emmanuel Franzis – Aegean Coins 5. Moritz Mueller – Slide of Hand Vanish 6. Bill Citino – Coins Walking Wildly Ahead 7. Tom Gagnon – Shell-Acted 8. Marc DeSouza – Cylinder and Coins for Three Friends 9. Eric Roumestan – Touch, No Touch 10. Brenden Wolf – Differential 11. Lawrens Godon – Three-ality Routine 12. Tri Ryuzaki – Synchronized Spellbound 13. Giacomo Bertini – Coinmeleon II 14. Etienne Lorenceau – Faustus Chameleon Skin Purse 15. Danny Goldsmith – The Frenetic Change 16. Leonard Rangel – Three Flight 17. Doug Brewer – Left-Handed Coins in a Box 18. John Carey – Simplex Positive Negative 19. Miguel Angel Gea – Coin Munch 20. Bill Wisch – The Elbow Servante 21. Jay Wang – Purse-onal Coin Production 22. Karen Dorangrichia – WOW Magic Chicken 23. David Roth - The Roth Blank Coin Routine PART THREE – BONUS SECTION CHAPTER NINETEEN - PUNS FOR ANY OCCASION 1. Introduction 2. Medical 3. Professional 4. Animals 5. Sports 6. Home 7. Car and Travel 8. Food 9. Personal 9. Bars and Drinks 10. Miscellaneous CHAPTER TWENTY – CURTAIN CALL 1. Chinese Explosion II 2. Quarter Steal 3. Baseball Miser’s Dream FINAL THOUGHTS ABOUT THE AUTHOR
  • Peter asks: Hardcover?

    • 1. Jim answers: Yes, currently.
    • 2. michael answers: The book is now in it's fourth printing, all with hardcover. There are no plans to ever release this in softcover or PDF.
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