Magic Tricks – The Vanishing Coin Trick Part 1

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Magician Tim Kottcamp demonstrates how to do the vanishing coin magic trick.

    Tim Kottcamp

    Experience the evolving extravaganza of magic, illusion and theater that is TRICKS IN MOTION, performed by Tim Kottcamp – a show that may be customized for any audience or event. An enthusiastic and animated entertainer, Tim Kottcamp has always had a passion for magic, thrilling audiences of all ages for the last fifteen years. Featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer Magazine, Tim has performed amazing close-up and stage magic in numerous venues in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland, including restaurants, schools, libraries, community centers, parks, and convalescent homes. In addition to public appearances, he has provided sensational entertainment for private special events, including corporate functions, holiday gatherings and birthday parties for both children and adults.

    Hi, I am Tim, stage name Tim's Tricks In Motion. Now, I want to show you how the first part of that magic trick, the coin is vanished. Take the borrowed quarter. Quarter is best; it is a little bigger than the other change to hold in your hand. As you place it in one of your hands, you want to pretend to place it in the other hand, but you must retain it in the hand that it is in while you pretend to dump it in the other hand which never really goes. The important part is as you make that move, you close your hand into a fist as if you received the coin.

    So, in slow motion, pretend to take it in the other hand and while you reach to have perhaps, somebody blow on your hand to do the magic, your body will block what I do with the coin ultimately, placed in my pocket on the other side of my body, just at the same time somebody blows or you say some magic words to make the coin vanish.

    So, one more time, a little bit faster, coin is in the hand, you pretend to dump it, close with the hand as if it has it, reach, but at the same time, you place the coin in your pocket on the side of the body that is furthest away from the spectator. Bring your hand casually up and show both hands empty.