Phase Three

"Once the audience realizes that you have two coins, you might as well quit." Close the palm-down left hand Into a fist and insert the right hand's half dollar into the curl of the left fourth finger. Then set the penny into the curl of the left forefinger. Thus you have returned to the pose in Figure 191.

"Before pushing out the half dollar, you must push In the penny." Using the right forefinger, apparently push the penny into the left fist. However, actually rotate the coin around the left thumb and steal it away with the right thumb, as was done in the first phase (Figures 193 and 194).

"Another thing to watch is that the coins don't clink together." Shalte the left fist, letting the finger-palmed half dollar strike the partly visible one.

"Once you have pushed the penny into your fist and made the half dollar appeal" from the other side, you take it and put it away." Turn the left fist over and remove the protruding half dollar. Briefly show this coin at the right fingertips, then put it away in the trousers pocket, leaving the palmed penny behind as well.

"That still leaves the problem of what to do with the penny. I think the best answer is to change it into a half dollar." Slowly open the left hand and reveal the half dollar there. End of another exposé.

The title of this trick, by the way, contains a reference that may be obscure to many readers. It is a play on "Sucker Silk", a title popular in the 1950s for the color-changing silk effect with sucker explanation.

February 1959

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