Amazing Coin Vanish

EFFECT: With his sleeves rolled back and a disarming economy of motion, the performer causes a coin to instantly vanish. Both hands are seen to be empty.

COMMENTS: Rick Anderson, from la coma, Washington, has a certain style about his coin work that makes it very enjoyable to watch. This baffling move is typical of his material. The angles on this particular vanish are bad, but one-on-one is one of the most common situations in which a close-up worker will find himself. This move is vtell worth learning because it's not a difficultmove and when the time is right you'll have a very puzzling complete vanish of a coin.

PROCEDURES: The coin is displayed in the right hand between the first and second fingers; the thumb actually plays a small role in holding the coin here (FIG. I). The body should be turned so that the left side is facing the spectator.

The coin is placed onto the left palm (FIG. 2). The right thumb will move away from the coin at this point and move to the precise position that it will occupy when the vanish takes place. FIG. 3 shows the left fingers slowly closing around the coin. In this illustration, the right thumb is slightly out of position. The thumb should be more to the right because the coin will be going into a Downs palm. The thumb should be in position for it now, rather than have to reposition for it later.

In FIG. 4 the fingers of the left hand have closed around the coin. The right thumb is in the position to receive the coin, which is still held by the right first and second fingers.

FIGS. ¿v 6 and 7 show how the co;is moved out of the left hand and into the Downs palm in the right hand. If s important that you realize the right fingers do not actually pull the coin out of the left hand. The right hand itself does not move. Rather, the left hand lifts up slightly, which causes the right fingers (with the coin) to be moved out of the hand. This action will move the coin into the exact position for the Downs palm. The right fingers will move the coin into the palm position and then open back out to touch the back of the left hand.

The Magic of Michael Ammar

FIG. 8 shows the coin has vanished from the left hand. The right hand is, of course, seen to be empty also. To reproduce the coin, simply turn the lefthand palm-down, covering the right fingers. The right fingers will curl in to remove the coin from the palm. As the left hand moves away, the coin is displayed with the right hand as in FIG. 1.

FIG. 8 shows the coin has vanished from the left hand. The right hand is, of course, seen to be empty also. To reproduce the coin, simply turn the lefthand palm-down, covering the right fingers. The right fingers will curl in to remove the coin from the palm. As the left hand moves away, the coin is displayed with the right hand as in FIG. 1.

The Downs Palm has always been a very deceptive technique, and Rick takes excellent advantage of it in this amazing vanish of his.

John Carney

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