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How to make a coin disappear

Mary Smith
By Mary Smith. Updated: January 16, 2017
How to make a coin disappear

Making a coin disappear and reappear is one of a magician's biggest tests. One of the fastest and easiest ways to do the trick is known as "Catch Drop", where the magician makes a coin disappear from one hand and appear on the top of the other. If you want to discover all the steps you need to follow, keep reading this article about how to make a coin disappear.

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Steps to follow:

The first thing you need to do is ask a member of the audience for a coin, as this rules out the possibility of using a tricked coin and the illusion will feel more fair. Take the coin and place it on the tip of your right hand fingers.


Hold a magic wand on your left hand - a pen or pencil work just as well - and hold it between your thumb and index finger, leaving your left hand open. In a moment, get the coin with your left hand and touch it three times. Quickly turn the coin with your fingers at the third touch.

How to make a coin disappear - Step 2

With a bit of practice, you'll be capable of turning the coin directly with your palm open with your left hand. If you do this quickly, the audience won't see the trick as they'll be concentrated on the wand.


Let the wand fall and slip the coin to your left fist, until it gets to your thumb and index fingers.


At the same time, put the palm of your right hand on your left fist. Move both hands quickly, at the same time, leaving a space between the palm of your right hand and the top part of your left fist.


Using your left finger, helped by the impulse of the upwards movement, turn the coin out and upwards and then take it to the right hand downwards on the top part of it.


Do this quickly and the coin flip will not be visible for the audience. It will seem like the coin has appeared from thin air.

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  • This effect is more impressive when you do it fast. With practice, it should be possible to get the effect with an optimum speed of 10 seconds.

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