Whether you just want to amaze your family or friends or perform professionally, coin magic is a lot of fun! There are numerous coin magic tricks that you can learn in a matter of minutes, or that can take months to master, but all are certain to amaze! As coin tricks are improvised easily, these tricks are popularly used for ‘sleight of hand’ magic . Children find delight with coin magic as do many adults. There are some sleight-of-hand coin tricks including The Classic Palm, The Finger Palm, Classic Palm Vanish, Biting Coin, Palm Transfers, The Utility Switch, Folding Coin, and Coin Switches just to name some. Over the years, coin tricks consistently earn the respect of many professional magicians and are regularly used during performances. The key is knowing what type of coin to use and how to use it.
Types of Coins to Use
The size of your hands and fingers will help you decide the best size for a coin to use while performing coin magic. Some magicians use pieces that are 2.8 cm in diameter, while others use coins that are 3.0 cm in diameter or larger. When learning coin tricks, you should experiment with different coins to determine which ones will work best for you. A special note, the tricks which involve gripping the edges of a coin are usually better with a coin that has a rough milled edge. Also, a large shiny coin usually produces better results as it stands out more than a copper one. You can find “magic” coins right here online or in your local magic shop. Be sure to practice your trick several times before you decide to show anyone!
A Note on “Spinning” Coins
There are various spinning coin tricks that magicians practice, and many are pretty simple to learn. The spinning of a coin on its edge is not a difficult feat but takes some practice with the object where the coin will be spun – a hat or bowl. It is best to use a felt hat without lining so that the coin can get a good grip on the surface. In the case of the hat, the coin is merely thrown in roughly with the left hand, while the right-hand moves the hat round and round in concentric circles (towards the left). The coin may jump around at first but after a short while, will settle down and run smoothly around the edge of the hat. This is a marvelous and easy trick to learn!