Money Spinner Magic Trick
An entertaining coin trick that looks really impressive !!!
This trick wont make you a fortune overnight, wont make you a tycoon in an instant, but it is great fun to watch & perform. Read the free secret, below.
THE EFFECT: Two coins are borrowed and examined, the Magician then takes them and says the magic words! The Magician then touches the coins together and they stick! Then with a small breath of air or a very light touch the lower coin begins to spin, still stuck to the upper coin!
The Magician then drops the coins into a spectator's hand and lets him or her examine them or try to do the trick, themselves. They cannot, as it’s impossible...unless they know the secret!
# One of the coolest street magic coin tricks
# Minimal set up time -can be repeated almost immediately
# It takes minutes to learn
# You can do this coin trick, surrounded at any angle
# Can be done by beginners or experienced magicians
THE SECRET: This is one of the magic coin tricks that require a special gimmick - a small magnet! If you have one handy, that's super, if not the type you are going to need is preferably a Neodymium Magnet.
Neodymium Magnets I are the most powerful magnets in the world. They are amazingly strong but small, making them perfect for coin and close up magic tricks. And because they are so small you can hide them very easily!
The magnets are happily, not expensive and are readily available. Try a search on Google for suppliers or by searching Ebay. The size of magnets being used for this trick are 6mm dia x 3mm Neodymium Magnets. They are a perfect size for this trick.
THE METHOD: Ask your spectator for either two 1p coins or two 2p coins, hand them out for examination if you wish. ( This example uses British coins which are attracted to magnets. You can use different coins as long as they are attracted to magnets.)
Secretly conceal or ‘pinch‘ the tiny magnet between your forefinger and middle finger
of your left or right hand. (pic 1)
Relax your hand, or even bend your fingers a little . Position your other hand in a similar way and your hands will look quite natural. When the spectators have finished examining the coins, take one back with the hand that is not concealing the magnet - bring it towards the concealed magnet hand and secretly let the Magnet attract the coin. Do this part slowly so that there is not a a loud 'clink' sound when the magnet and coin, touch.(pic 2)
Some entertaining banter or misdirection, at this point in the performance, should mask any clinking sounds.
This trick can really benefit from some entertaining patter, as mentioned before, as with all magic tricks, the right patter can greatly enhance the entertainment value of the trick, lifting it from an OK trick to a really memorable one.
One example pf misdirection might be rubbing the coin on a piece of clothing and saying "I'm just charging up the static" gives the impression you are harnessing static electricity to perform the illusion. You know this is a load of rubbish and the only real way is with the magnet but the static electricity patter gives the
trick credibility and a possible explanation..
Once the magnet has attracted, hold the coin and magnet with your forefinger and thumb (pic 3). Because the magnet is so small you should be able to effectively hide it from view from any angle. If you have very small fingers and cannot hide the magnet completely simply show the coin from the other side, so that the spectators can’t see the magnet!
Now, take the second coin from the spectator and place it below the first coin. You should find that the two coins will stick together because of the magnetism see first photo at top of page). Try not to have the magnet too close to the second coin or it may cause the second coin to jump right onto the magnet, off the corner of the coin. This may expose the secret to the trick!
With the two coins stuck together you can lightly touch the bottom coin or even blow on it and it will spin looking very impressive! Say something entertaining like "I love working with magic coins, don't you?"
Once you are finished drop the first coin into the spectators hand or onto a table, then drop the second coin, while at the same time secretly removing the magnet with your forefinger and thumb (pic 4).
The magnet can then be ‘palmed’ again, hidden as per the beginning of the trick ready to perform again after the spectators have tried and of course failed to replicate the trick! As an alternative finish, you can simply drop it into your pocket and end the trick clean. Do be careful not to lose the magnet though, as they have a habit of sticking to most metal things laying around!
TIPS: This trick works best with coins which are the most magnetically attractive. These tend to be coins that are copper colored. So as the trick appears totally random, you could ask the spectator to present you with a handful of their loose change and you appear to randomly pick the copper coins from their pile :-)
Try doing this trick with the magnet on the side of the coin, rather than on the face. You can keep the magnet hidden in your fingertips, this will allow you to hold the coin more naturally. Also position the magnet at the correct distance from the bottom coin, allowing you to take the magnet off easier (and quieter) at the end.