Coin magic is the kind of magic that I like best. And a coin trick is the first bit of magic that I showed to non-family members and looked like “real” magic.
That coin trick is called Tenkai Pennies. It’s been around since around the middle of the 20th century.
It’s a super clean trick that uses two coins. Ironically, hardly anyone does it with actual pennies, since those are such small coins. Usually people use half-dollars or even dollar-sized coins.
What So Special About This Coin Trick?
I mentioned that the trick is super clean. What I meant was that Tenkai Pennies uses no gaffs or gimmicks. Nor does it rely on extra coins. What you see is what you get – one coin moves mysteriously from one hand to the other as if by magic.
It’s pure sleight of hand. And that is what makes it so special. You can do this trick with any coins. So that means you can borrow coins from someone and do magic with their own money!
The other special thing about this trick is that it relies on a sleight (“the use of dexterity or cunning, especially so as to deceive”) that is relatively difficult. That means that a lot of magicians will not bother learning it.
I would rather not – in this open post – specifically say what that sleight is*. Magic should retain some mystery, right? But what I will say that it has been SO worth it to learn this little move. And since many magicians don’t bother with it, you’ll be that much more ahead of the other magicians if you put in the time and effort.
Here is a video of me doing this quick but awesome coin trick:
* Click Here to send me a message if you’d like to know what the sleight is :).
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