Project: Magic Inventors

Bobo, J.B., The New Modern Coin Magic

©1952, Carl W. Jones, © 1966, Magic Inc.

Illustrated by Nelson Hahne, edited by John Braun

Page Name or Description Inventor
vii Preface  
xiii J.B. Bobo: biography by John Braun  
xvi Acknowledgements  
xvii Prologue Of Coins and Conjuring: the use of coins in magic  

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Chapter I: Coin Concealments  

1

The Classic Palm  

2

The Edge Palm  

3

The Thumb Palm  

3

The Downs Palm  

4

The Finger Palm  

5

The Front Finger Hold  

5

The Back Palm  

7

The Back Finger Clip  

8

The Back Thumb Palm T. Nelson Downs & J.B. Bobo

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Chapter II: Basic Technique  

10

The Bobo Switch J.B. Bobo

11

Utility Switch  

12

One Hand Switch  

12

Shaw Judah Coin Switch: using a glass Allan Shaw & Stewart Judah

14

The Click Pass: an audible false transfer Chester Woodin

15

The Paul Morris Click Pass Paul Morris

16

The Coin Flip  

17

Change Over Pass: showing both hands empty  

18

The Bottom Steal Paul Morris

19

Producing a Coin from a Spectator's Clothing  

20

Taking Advantage of a Fumble  

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Chapter III: Coin Vanishes  

22

Standard Vanish: hand to hand vanish  

23

Simple Vanish: starting in palm position  

23

Over the Top  

24

The Tunnel Vanish  

25

Thumb Palm Vanish  

25

Drop Vanish Milton Kort

27

The Bobo Coin Vanish: a retention of vision vanish J.B. Bobo

28

The Slide Vanish: a retention of vision vanish John Mulholland

29

The Illusive Coin Pass: a retention of vision vanish T.J. Crawford (from Greater Magic)

30

A Coin Vanish: a retention of vision vanish Dai Vernon (from Greater Magic)

32

The Pinch Vanish: for small coins  

32

Gone Bill Simon

34

The New Era Coin Go Jimmy Buffaloe

35

The Flyaway Coin Frank Garcia

36

Behind the Back  

37

The French Drop (Le Tourniquet Vanish)  

38

The Reverse French Drop Dr. E.M. Roberts

39

The Elusive Silver Dollar Al Saal

40

The Wrist Watch Vanish Royal H. Brin, Jr.

41

The Pulse Trick Glenn Harrison

42

The Cranium Vanish Wallace Lee

43

Vanish with the Aid of a Handkerchief  

44

The Heads and Tails Vanish H. Adrian Smith

45

Vanish for Several Coins  

46

A Trio of Vanishes: Three variations of the Tunnel Vanish Ross Bertram

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Chapter IV: Complete Coin Vanishes  

49

The Bobo Complete Coin Vanish J.B. Bobo

50

Complete Thumb Palm Vanish  

50

Knee-zy Vanish  

50

Sucker Vanish  

52

Pocket Vanish  

53

With a Handkerchief Number One  

55

With a Handkerchief Number Two Jimmy Buffaloe

56

With a Handkerchief Number Three Milton Kort

57

In a Spectator's Pocket: several methods Method C - Wallace Lee

59

Bluff Vanish  

59

Sucker Bluff Vanish Milton Kort

61

The Coin Fold  

61

The Envelope Vanish  

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Chapter V Quick Tricks  

63

Through the Leg: two methods  

64

Rubbed Through the Leg  

65

Through the Pocket: several methods Method C - Dave Coleman

66

Through the Hand: three methods A) Clyde Cairy
C) Ross Bertram

68

Through a Handkerchief  

71

Double Penetration Jimmy Buffaloe

73

Pants Leg Miracle Jimmy Buffaloe

73

Half Dollar to Quarter Milton Kort

75

The Charmed Coin  

75

The Coin of Metamorphosis Dr. E.M. Roberts

78

Coin to Key J.G. Thompson

80

Change for a Half  

80

Much from Little John Braun

81

The Topsy Turvy Coins Karrel Fox and Roy Kissel

82

The Impromptu Mint Jimmy Buffaloe

83

Smart Coin Trick Frank M. Chapman

85

Impromptu Version J.G. Thompson, Jr.

85

The Switchover Jimmy Buffaloe

87

The Appearing Half Jimmy Buffaloe

88

Coin Production from Two Cards  

90

The Touch of Midas Cardini

92

One to Four Cal Emmett

93

One to Six Jack Chanin

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Chapter IV Cuffing  

96

Dr. E.M. Roberts' Method Dr. E.M. Roberts

98

Louis Tannen's Method Louis Tannen

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Chapter VII The Art of Sleeving  

100

Delayed Action Sleeving  

100

Improved Method  

101

The Pumpkin Seed Vanish  

102

Reverse Pumpkin Seed Vanish Ross Bertram

102

The Catapult  

103

Judah Method Stewart Judah

103

A Unique Sleeving Move Ross Bertram

104

The Throw J.A. Bowling

105

Kort Method Milton Kort

106

Kirk Stiles Method Kirk Stiles

107

A Method of Sleeving One of Several Coins Milton Kort

107

Dr. E.M. Roberts' Method Dr. E.M. Roberts

111

Loading: loading the sleeve to start clean Dr. E.M. Roberts

112

Switching: methods of switching coins Dr. E.M. Roberts

112

The Sleeve Pocket  

113

Tricks Using Sleeving  

113

Penetration  

114

Migration  

115

Transposition Dr. E.M. Roberts

117

Devaluation Harold Agnew or Ishida Tenkai

118

Inflation  

118

Transformation  

119

Variation: using the pumpkin seed vanish and various objects  

120

Dime and Penny for the Wiseacre Al Saal and Milton Kort

121

The Vagabond Coins Milton Kort

123

Splitting the Atom Dr. E.M. Roberts

124

Change for a Dollar Dr. E.M. Roberts

124

The Stratosphere Quarters Dr. E.M. Roberts

125

The World's Fastest Coin Vanish and Reproduction Dr. E.M. Roberts

127

Die to Dime Kirk Stiles

127

Almost a Transposition (Three Versions) A) Stewart James and Milton Kort
C)
Milton Kort and Robert Ungewitter

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Chapter VIII Coins Across  

129

Copper and Silver Transposition Milton Kort

130

Copper and Silver Transposition:Second Method Stewart Judah

131

Copper and Silver Transposition:Third Method Arthur Punnar

132

Copper and Silver Transposition:Fourth Method Ross Bertram

134

Guess Which Hand C. James McLemore

139

Quarter and Half Dollar Transposition L.L. Ireland, Glenn Harrison, and J.B. Bobo

142

The Curious Nickel Thomas H. Bearden

143

Two Pennies on the Leg J.G. Thompson, Jr.

144

The Inseparable Pair  

146

Coins in the Teeth  

146

The Drop Pass Jimmy Buffaloe

147

The Hippity Hop Half Jimmy Buffaloe

148

Rapid Transit Royal H. Brin, Jr.

149

Winged Silver: Two versions Nelson C. Hahne

152

The Flying Eagles  

153

Variation on The Flying Eagles Señor Mardo

153

Three and Three  

154

Chinese Money Mystery  

156

Frank Drobina's Coin Routine Frank Drobina

160

Four Coins to a Glass Arthur Buckley from T. Nelson Downs

163

Second Version of Four Coins to a Glass  

164

The Traveling Centavos: another coins to cup J.B. Bobo

168

Miracle Coins to the Pocket Glenn Harrison

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Chapter IX Coin Classics  

171

Coin Through a Ring: 2 versions  

174

Silver or Copper Extraction: 3 Methods A) Stewart Judah B) Orville Meyer

178

Copper Penetration: follow up to Extraction.  

181

The Expansion of Texture - Expanded! Robert-Houdin, L'Homme Masque, Dai Vernon

182

The Gadabout Coins: Two in the hand, one in the pocket with coins George F. Wright and J.B. Bobo

184

The Three Coin Trick: Three versions. Milton Kort

186

The Bent Penny  

187

Silver Extraction Dr. Boris Zola

188

The Ghost of a Coin Second Method by Wallace Lee B) Wallace Lee

190

Coins Through the Table: Four Versions A,B,C) Han Ping Chien D) Stewart Judah

193

The Magical Filtration of Four Half Dollars : Two Versions A) Al Baker B) Frank Garcia

197

The Sympathetic Coins: Coin assembly or matrix A,B ) Yank Hoe B2) Al Saal Stratagem D) Stewart Judah

201

The Coin Roll: flourish  

202

The Downs Coin Star T. Nelson Downs

204

Roll Down Flourish with Four Coins T. Nelson Downs

205

Downs Eureka Pass T. Nelson Downs

206

Eureka Routine Arthur Punnar

207

Rattle Box Routine Stewart Judah

208

Thieves and Sheep Milton Kort & Stewart James

210

Just Pretend Stuart Cramer

213

The Free and Unlimited Coinage of Silver An itinerant Viennese conjurer, as reported by T. Nelson Downs

214

Coins and Cards Glenn Harrison

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Chapter X Coin Boxes  

217

The Okito Coin Box Okito (Theo Bamberg)

221

Coins Through Box and the Hand  

221

Okito Box, Coin and Handkerchief  

223

Routine with an Okito Coin Box and a Silk Jack Chanin

224

Silver to Copper with the Okito Coin Box Dr. Carl L. Moore

224

The Half Dollars and the Okito Box J. Elder Blackledge

230

The George Boston Combination Coin Box George Boston

231

Copper and Silver Transposition with the Combination Coin Box  

231

The German Coin Box  

233

The Paul Fox Coin Boxes Paul Fox

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Chapter XI Trick Coin Trickery  

235

Squeeze Play Stewart James

236

Jimmy Valentine Picks a Lock Stewart James

237

Money Paper Stewart James

238

Almost a Transposition Stewart James

239

The Homing Coins Al Caroselli

240

The Circus Trick  

241

The 16 cents Vanish  

241

85 cents Through the Table Rolland Hamblen

243

Copper and Silver Transposition: Four Methods D) J.G. Thompson

245

Presto Chango Thomas H. Bearden

246

The Inferior Coin Milton Kort

249

Thieves and Sheep Lillian Bobo

249

In and Out Hen Fetsch

250

Up Their Sleeve Hen Fetsch

252

Buddha's Coin Hen Fetsch

253

The Stack of Quarters: Two Methods Nate Leipzig

256

The Hook Coin (Hoo Coin): Described  

258

The Magnet: hook up to vanish a steel coin Milton Kort routine

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Sundry Gimmicked Coins and Tricks Therewith

260

Nickel to Half Dollar  

260

Liberty Head Half and U.S. Penny  

261

The Ring Coin T. Nelson Downs

262

Short Changed Gene Gordon

263

The Marksman Jimmy Buffaloe

264

The Squirting Nickel: tips on use  

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Chapter XII Shell and Folding Half  

265

The Shell Half  

265

Mystery with a Half Shell  

266

How to Make Money  

268

Three Questions Dave Coleman

268

Coin Through a Glass  

270

Perfected Coin Through Handkerchief Jimmy Buffaloe

272

25 cent and 50 cent Transposition Dr. Carl L. Moore

273

The Peregrinating Halves  

276

Coins Through the Table Milton Kort

279

The Protean Coin Milton Kort

282

The Sympathetic Coins Milton Kort

285

The Modern Miser  

286

The Folding Half First described in Modern Magic by Professor Hoffmann

286

The Half Dollar in the Bottle: Two Methods A) Ralph De Shong B) Stewart Judah

289

The Magic Mint  

290

Biting a Piece from a Coin: Two Methods A) Gene Gordon B) Tom Hollingsworth

291

Coin Through a Card Dave Coleman

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Chapter XIII Stage Coin Magic  

294

A Comedy Coin Routine Dave Coleman

298

Coin in the Banana  

299

Coin in Ball of Wool and Nest of Boxes Rolland Hamblen

303

Flight Three Glenn Harrison

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Chapter XIV The Miser's Dream  

306

Discussion of various versions Robert-Houdin, Compars Herrmann, T. Nelson Downs

308

T. Nelson Downs' Original Version T. Nelson Downs

316

Production of any Number of Coins at Finger Tips T. Nelson Downs

316

To Pass a Coin Through the Knees T. Nelson Downs

317

The Elusive Pass T. Nelson Downs

318

New Change-Over Palm T. Nelson Downs

318

Downs' New "Click" Pass T. Nelson Downs

320

Downs' New Fan Pass T. Nelson Downs

320

The Downs' Eureka Pass T. Nelson Downs

320

The "Turnover" with Forty Coins T. Nelson Downs

321

To Palm and Make the Pass With Forty Coins T. Nelson Downs

322

The Miser's Dream Glenn Harrison

326

The Miser's Dream M.S. Whitford

329

A Miser's Dream Routine Jack Makepeace

330

Perpetual Coins Harry Bernard

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Chapter XV The Stanley Collins Section

332

T. Nelson Downs Described by Stanley Collins

332

William J. Hilliar Described by Stanley Collins

333

L'Homme Masque Described by Stanley Collins

333

Allan Shaw Described by Stanley Collins

333

Owen Clark Described by Stanley Collins

334

Charles Morritt Described by Stanley Collins

336

Three Coin Monte Described by Stanley Collins

337

The Jumping Sixpence Described by Stanley Collins

338

The Esscee Half-Crown and Wafers Trick Stanley Collins

339

Two Heads and a Tail Described by Stanley Collins

340

The Esscee Front and Back Manipulation Stanley Collins

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Chapter XVI Routines  

341

No. 1 With a Single Coin: Through the Hand, Through the Handkerchief, Vanish  

341

No. 2 With a Single Coin: Producing and vanishing a coin around the Knee  

342

No. 3 With a Single Coin: Handkerchief production, penetrates, through the ring, vanish  

342

No. 4: C/S routine (C/S coin)  

343

No. 5: Two Copper, One Silver and handkerchief  

343

No. 6: Nickel to Half and English Penny, and Routine #4  

344

No. 7: C/S Transposition, finish with #4  

344

No. 8: Half to English Penny, Through the Pocket, Through the Leg, Vanish  

344

No. 9: How to Make Money, Ghost of a Coin, back to silver, etc.  

345

No. 10: Mystery with Half Shell, Quarter and Half Dollar Transposition  

345

No. 11: One to Six production, Three and Three coins across, Inseperable Pair, vanish  

346

No. 12: Double Penetration, Click Pass, Inseperable Pair, Coins in the Teeth, Vanish  

346

No. 13: Touch of Midas, Sympathetic Coins, Coin Through a Ring, Vanish  

346

No. 14 : Dice Cup, 5 halves, Silver Dollar. Touch of Midas or One to Four, Traveling Centavos, Through the Pocket, Tunnel Vanish, Gadabout Coins. With variations Milton Kort

348

No. 15 Too Many Coins: Flying Eagles, Winged Siver, Magical Filtration of Four Half Dollars, Click Pass, Inseperable Pair, C/S Tranposition, Vanish Milton Kort

349

No. 16 : Expanded Shell, Five halves, Boston Box, Lippincott Box Rolland Hamblen

350

No. 17 : Specious Specie: Liberty Head Half, C/S, Shell. Full two part routine J.G. Thompson Jr.
     

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Chapter XVII Lessons In Coin Magic

354

Tools of the Trade  

355

Technique  

356

Change In a Spectator's Hand J.B. Bobo

357

The Come and Go Coin J.B. Bobo

359

The Goshman Pinch Albert Goshman

361

The Instantaneous Coin Change Howard Schwartzman

362

Impossible Marked Coins Transposition Albert Goshman

363

The Tenkai Pennies Ishida Tenkai

364

Copsil Edward Marlo

367

Copsil II Standup Version Edward Marlo

368

Alternative Stand-Up Ending Edward Marlo

369

Psychological Coins Through Slydini

371

Stand Up Coins Across C.L. Schmitt

373

Penny and Nickel Transposition Herbert G. Zarrow

374

A Trio of Vanishes - The Placement Milton Kort

375

A Trio of Vanishes - In the Well Milton Kort and Dave Hertzbert

375

A Trio of Vanishes - Under the Thumb Milton Kort and Hugh MacLean

376

The Cartwheel Sleight Kirk Stiles

377

Progressive Production Bob Carver

378

Coins from Silk Jack Chanin

379

The Six Coins In Goblet S. Leo Horowitz (Mohammed Bey)

382

Kort's Fourth Milton Kort

383

Motile Dr. Jacob Daley

386

The Waiter's Tip Silent Mora

387

Silver Lining Milbourne Christopher

389

Dollar Flight Glenn Harrison

389

Stand Up Coin Opener Royal H. Brin, Jr.

390

Frank Ducrot's Coin Fold Stewart Judah

392

Handkerchief Coin Vanish Eddie Joseph

393

Al Leech's Coin Trick Al Leech

395

The Great Purse Game Al Baker

397

The Passe Coins John Brearley
     

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Chapter XVIII Selected Coin Tricks  

399

Passing the Buck Thomas James Osborne

404

Bobo Variation of above J.B. Bobo

405

The Mexican Gadabout Coins Milton Kort

406

Mexican Gadabout Coins - Second Version Milton Kort

406

Nuts to You Jerry McDermott

407

Rip-o Jack Chanin

409

Vanishing Coins and Purse Glenn Harrison

410

Follow Up Effect  

411

Chinese Money Trick Silent Mora

412

Pouring Pennies Through a Table Mike Rogers

413

The Seven Penny Trick Terry Lynn

414

The Runaway Coin John Giordmain

414

Penny Prestidigitation John Braun

416

Dollar to Dollar Jack Chanin

417

Stewart Judah's Half Dollar Vanish Stewart Judah

419

Thumb Tax Howard Schwarzman

420

Wanderful Howard Schwarzman

420

A Wanderful Production Howard Schwarzman

422

Rising Coin Through Handkerchief Richard N. Oslund

423

A Funny Finish for a Coin Routine J.B. Bobo

423

The Camera Coin Paul Morris

426

Coin to Confetti  

426

An Extra Load for the Miser's Dream John Mulholland

426

Climax to the Coin Pail Neil Foster

427

The Miser's Dream with Paper Bag Harry Lorayne

428

A Surprising Routine Rolland Hamblen

429

The Penton Coin Switch Charles Penton

430

A Lippincott Coin Box Routine J.B. Bobo

430

The Dam Coin Trick  

433

The Miller Rouitine For the Miser's Dream Charles Earl Miller

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Chapter XIX Trick Coin Miscellany  

438

Trick Coins Briefly described: The New Folding Half, Spinning Nickels, Magnetic Coins, Regular Shell Coins, Expanded Shells, Squirting Coins, Stack of Halves.  

439

The Chinese Quarter: C/S with Quarter/Chinese. Hole is masked  

439

Dime to English Penny Conrad Haden

439

The New Quarter and Half Dollar Tranposition: Steel half, quarter, and magnet utility for hold out  

440

The Sun and Moon Albert Goshman

442

The Silver and Two Copper Tranposition Conrad Haden

443

Alternate version: adding a shell  

444

A Quarter and a Half Mohammed Bey (S. Leo Horowitz) and John Mulholland

445

Mulholland's Quarter and Half Routine John Mulholland

447

A Surprise Routine With the $1.35 Trick Conrad Haden

447

Stoppard's Peregrinating Coins James T. Stoppard

450

Walt Rollins' Coins Through Table Walt Rollins

452

The Coins and the Matchbooks Stewart Judah

453

The Stack of Nickels and Die J.B. Bobo

455

The Stack of Quarters J.B. Bobo

457

Magnetic Stack of Quarters Milton Kort

459

Chinatown Dollar Routine Stewart Judah

463

The Witch Doctor's Coin Horace Goldin

466

Coin on the Stick J.B. Bobo

468

A Copper and Silver Release Stewart Judah

469

The Magic Coin Block Routine Stewart Judah

471

The Flash Silver and Copper Gerald Bruning

472

Quick Change C. Thomas Magrum

473

Knickel Head Charles Smith

473

The Big Nickel John Giordmaine

475

The Photo Coins Rolland Hamblen

477

The Bowling Coin Wand J.A. Bowling

478

Nail Through Half Dollar Paul Morris

480

Zella's Space Coins U.F. Grant

481

The Phantom Coins U.F. Grant

482

Second Method  

482

The Queen Bows U.F. Grant

483

Hanktration Ed Marlo and Takeshi Nemoto

485

Made in Japan Ron Bauer

486

Blasted Louis Tannen

488

Blasted, Jr. Louis Tannen
     

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Chapter XX Latest Coin Box Magic

489

Al 'N Nate J.B. Bobo

491

The Mulholland Box John Mulholland

492

To Cause Six coins to Disappear Inside A Closed Box: using Mulholland Box  

493

To Return The Six Coins to the Box: using Mulholland Box  

494

Coin Penetrating Box and Hand: Okito box w/holes.  

494

Another Coin Penetration: Okito Box  

495

Paul Fox Coin Cups Routine Milton Kort

497

The O-Korto Box Routine Milton Kort, Walter Wilson, and Ron Bauer

498

O-Korto Box Routine No. 2  

500

A Coin Box Routine Kirk Stiles

503

Okito Change for a Half Milton Kort and Cass Dmuchowski)

503

Second Version Milton Kort

504

Gag Penetration with an Okito Box Milton Kort and Ron Bauer

504

Okito Box Glittering Finale Gerald Bruning

506

Stewart Judah's Mystic Coins Routine Stewart Judah

507

A Stopper with the Okito Coin Box John J. Lind

509

Okito Box Coin Vanish  

511

Bibliography: list of 42 coin routine references and magical journals.  

513

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