E-ffLCT - Four coins, one at a time, penetrate up from the table to the center of the deck. The final coin's passage is in full view as it penetrates up onto the exposed surface of the pack!
-5TE_P ¿?f\lE- - Place four half-dollars or quarters in a row on your close-up mat as shown in FIG. 1. Hold the deck face down in your left hand and take the top two cards of the deck with your right fingers. Table the deck face up below the row of coins. You'll now perform the same clip-steal used in "The Giant Killer Coin" (see Index) as follows:
Hold one of the cards face down in each hand. The cards are held between the first and second fingers of the hands with the front edges of the cards tilted downward towards the table. See FIG. 1.
6TE.P ~[\JO - You are now going to steal the right-hand coin under the guise of covering it with the card. To do this, cover the left-hand coin (with the left card) - then make the same action with the right hand over the rightmost coin. As the hands move forward and down to cover the coins, the fingernail of the right second finger slides across the top surface of the coin, levering it up so that the right-third finger can get under the coin and clip it against the second finger (FIG. 2).
As soon as the fingers clip the coin, press the front edge of the card against the table with your right first finger. As the first finger presses the card against the table, the right ifMZUMMimmmciiiimm the <peAvr\- Vour Warvd should copv the
"pointing" condition of your right hand (FIG. 3).
5TE-P TJ-lE-LL - Pick the deck up with your right fingers. See FIG. 5.
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"pointing" condition of your right hand (FIG. 3).
In a continuing action, both forefingers move to the two center coins and drag them across the table toward you (FIG. 4), thus forming a square with the two visible coins and the two cards.
The steal of the coin is nicely covered by the action of laying the cards down, then immediately sliding the two center coins back.
Hold the deck in a face-down position, concealing the finger-palmed coin. Grip the deck from the left side with your left fingers and spread off half of the cards into your right hand. The left thumb pushes off the top card of its packet face down onto the coin at the inner right. Spread the rest of the left-hand cards onto the face (below the coin) of the right-hand packet, leaving a single card remaining in the left hand. This action leaves the coin in the deck's center. Place this card face down over the exposed coin at the inner left.
There should now be one coin under the outer-left card, no coins under the outer-right card, one coin under the inner-left card, one coin under the inner-right card and one coin hidden in the center of the face-down deck. Use your empty left hand to adjust the tabled cards so that the coins line up with the center of the cards' left sides.
5TE.P fOVSi - Place the deck, in its natural unsquared condition, face down onto the inner-right card. Now square the deck. Lift off the upper half of the deck by its ends with your right hand, leaving the coin concealed a few cards down in the tabled packet. Replace the upper half, push the "up button" on the deck and cut directly to the coin as the right fingers once again remove the upper half (FIG. 6).
As soon as the penetrated coin is exposed, lift up the tabled packet, along with the coin concealed under it, with your left fingers (FIG. 7).
Sufficient space to slide your left fingers under the coin and cards is obtained by pressing on top of the packet's right edge with your left thumb. Place the right-hand packet face down onto the lower-left card. Remove the visible coin with your right fingers and place it onto the upper-left corner of the tabled packet.
5TE.P FIV/E. - Transfer the left-hand packet along with the coin concealed at its face, to your right fingers which grasp the coin and the packet from the right side. From this position place the packet and the concealed coin onto the tabled packet and the visible coin (be careful not to clink!). Press the "up button" on the deck, then lift the top portion up with your left fingers (grasping the cards from the ends) revealing the second coin to have levitated to the deck's center. Transfer the left-hand packet to the right fingers, which grasp it at the right side.
5TE.P ¿>IX - Use your left fingers to pick up the tabled packet, along with its concealed coin, from the left side (thumb on top). The two packets are held in the hands as in FIG. 8.
As you turn your left hand palm down, dumping two coins onto the table, your left thumb retains one coin as the remaining visible coin and the concealed coin are allowed to fall (FIG. 9).
As you press the right side of the deck on the table (with its concealed coin), wrap your left fingers around the lower side of the deck and wedge the coin with your left thumb between the fingertips and the back of the deck (FIG. 10).
Place your left thumb onto the face of its packet and turn your hand palm up (FIG. 11).
6TE.P .i>E.\/E.N - Briefly display the face of your right-hand packet, then turn it back down. As its left side is brought down to lever over the left-hand packet face down into the left hand, your right fingers steal the left-hand coin onto the face of the right-hand packet (FIGS.12,13).
Place the now face-down left-hand packet onto the upper-left tabled card. Use your left fingers to place the two visible coins onto the tabled packet, then place the right-hand packet, along with its concealed coin, onto the tabled packet and its two visible coins.
5TE.P LI^LlT - Press the "up button" and lift the upper packet by its ends with your right hand to reveal that a third coin has now taken a ride on the Silver Elevator. Drop the right-hand packet (after briefly displaying its face) face down onto the upper-right tabled card.
6TE.P NINE. - Use your left fingers to pick up the left-hand packet (and its concealed coin) at its left side. The three visible coins stay balanced on top. Place the packet directly over your palm-up right hand and allow the concealed coin to drop onto the right palm (in classic-palm position as in FIG. 14).
Immediately turn the packet face up toward yourself. Your left thumb holds one of the coins back, while the other two are allowed to drop onto your right palm (FIG. 15).
The above action has shown everything to be fair while getting you in position for the final move i>TE.P TE.Nl - As you apparently dump the three coins from your right hand onto the tabled packet, actually retain one coin in the classic-palm and allow the concealed coin from the left-hand packet to fall in its place (FIG. 16).
The illusion of this "three-coin dump" is perfect - and practically works itself.
For the final effect, put the left-hand packet aside and use the fingers of both hands to arrange the coins on the tabled packet leaving a space at its lower-right corner (FIG. 17).
Place your right hand flat against this tabled packet, placing its palmed coin onto the empty lower-right corner, then place your left hand across your right hand. See FIG. 18.
Make a slight pressing action with the crossed hands, then lift them both up to reveal all four coins. Dump the four coins onto the table as you re-assemble the deck.
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