Profiles in Coinage

Photo 168

Photo 169

Put a tiny amount of Blue-tac on the center of the face of the remaining KH, at his "belt". Press very firmly to get good adhesion and to spread the Blue-tac out flat. The busy design of the king and the location and color of the Blue-tac make it blend in as part of the overall pattern (photo 168).

Stick the normal side of the gaffed coin gently but firmly to the Blue-tac (we want the coin to come free of the Blue-tac, later, leaving the adhesive on the card, not the coin). You will see that if you now flash the face of this card without holding it still for any length of time, it will appear to be a normal KH (photo 169). You're ready to perform the trick.

Photo 169

Method and performance: Set the shot glass on the table. Hold the card with the attached gaffed coin in your palm down right hand. The thumb is on top of the card, and the middle finger underneath, holding the edge of the coin so that it doesn't fall off prematurely. See photo 170.

Turn the right hand palm up, flashing the face of the card and then immediately turn it face down and set it on the mouth of the glass, such that the coin is centered over the glass.

Introduce the ungaffed coin at the base of the fingers of the left hand. Do a Fake Take, pretending to take the coin at the right fingertips while actually leaving the coin in the left hand. As the right hand "takes" the coin, the left fingers relax and curl upward naturally, hiding the coin in Ramsay Subtlety (photo 171).

Move the right hand above the glass, pretending to hold the coin against the fingers with the thumb. Bring the fingertips down, hitting the center of the card with enough force to jar the attached coin loose, but not enough to bend or damage the card. The coin will dislodge and fall into the glass with a "clink" (photo 172).

Remove the card from the glass with the right hand as the left hand immediately raises the glass. Toss the card onto the table. Dump the coin from the glass into the right hand. Keep the right fingers curled as you do this, to guard against the gaffed side being exposed (photo 173).

As soon as the coin lands in your right hand, flip it over if necessary while the left hand tables the glass. Open your right hand flat to show the coin to the people on your left. Do a shuttle pass (page 34), apparently tossing the coin into your left hand to show the people on your left.

As you turn back to your right, extend your hand toward someone for him to take the coin. Meanwhile, under cover of this misdirection, ditch the gaffed coin in your pocket (photo 174).

Pick up the card and show both sides, finally flicking your finger against it to prove its solidity. Take the coin back and drop it onto the back of the card and then move the card over the glass. Tilt the card so that the coin slides off and into the glass (photo 175).

Pick up the glass in your other hand and do a "toast" gesture with the glass before putting everything away.

Photo 173

Photo 175

Photo 173

Photo 175

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