Easy coin tricks are great and this is one of the best easy coin tricks I know. It gets great reactions from spectators and is so simple to learn!
THE EFFECT: First you take the coin and balance it upright on the fingers of your open palm - impressive enough i'm sure you'll agree, but suddenly with a wave of your hand, you get it to slowly and visibly drift backwards into your palm! Simply AMAZING!
Borrow any coin from a spectator then perform this little miracle!
Immediately hand out the coin for examination - there is nothing to find! You can repeat the trick straight away and even get a spectator to try to copy you at the same time.
They will find it impossible!
• Cool little bar or pub trick
• Zero set up time - instant repeat
• 1 minute to learn (practice needed)
• One of the great easy coin tricks
THE SECRET: What's the secret to one of the coolest easy coin tricks? A small sewing pin! This is what you secretly use to act as a stand to balance the coin against. It must be concealed before the trick, in the hand you are going to balance the coin. The pin needs to be placed between your forefinger and middle finger, pin head down. (pic 1)
The head of the pin should be securely pinched between the knuckles where your fingers bend. (try not to prick yourself!)
In this position you can relax your hand in a natural way, palm facing towards your body so the pin can’t be seen. (pic 2)
THE METHOD: Ask to borrow a coin. (Any coin can be used but the bigger the better I find) For example borrow a two pence piece from a spectator. Take the coin and secretly balance it against the pin. It will look to the spectators as if the coin is balancing unsupported!
With the pin gripped between your knuckles gradually release your grip on the pin ever so slightly allowing the coin to slowly and visibly drift backwards under it’s own weight. (pic 3) Please note this bit can take some practice to get the knack, but is well worth the effort. Experiment with what works best for you! Practice in front of a mirror.
When the coin is flat on your palm (pic 4) you should find that the pin rests between your fingers in the crack. You can keep it hidden there and just hand back the coin for the spectator to have a go. Obviously they will not be able to repeat the trick. Alternatively you can let them examine the coin and of course they will find nothing!
If you are sat at a table you can casually drop the pin into your lap and spread your fingers showing your hands empty. If you want to perform again simply keep the pin in your hand and just secretly position it back into the gripped knuckle position (pic 2) and your set to go again.
If at any point you want to get rid of the pin to end the trick ‘clean’, when you have finished performing place the coin into your pocket with the pin as well. Then act as though you forgot it was the spectators coin and reach back into your pocket ‘apologizing’ and hand back the coin, leaving the pin in your pocket. Say something as a joke like “Sorry, I thought that was my tip!”
TIP: Turn your hand and the coin to the side slightly so that you can almost see behind the coin. This is a good technique so that it looks like the coin is completely un-supported. You can do this too when performing, but make sure no spectator can see directly behind you. A little from the side is fine but from directly behind, they will see the pin.
Even though the secret to this trick is so simple the effect on the audience is amazing. People tent to think that the coin is gaffed in some way, until they examine it of course! That is why it is one of my favourite easy coin tricks!
TIP: It goes with out saying - but I will say it anyway, be careful when using the pin at all times!
Here is a quick way to make a coin appear from thin air:
Another one of my favourite easy coin tricks which you could perform after this effect is the Spinning Coins trick.