Dynamic Coin

The Dynamic Coin was initially part of a larger routine with several coins. This was the Dynamic Coin Routine in my parade of tricks in the "Linking Ring" in 1972. I used just the part with one coin when I was hanging around with friends and required to "do something." However, as time passed the one coin routine grew. This routine solves the problem of what to do when you only have one coin. If you just vanish one coin, they will usually say, "It's in the other hand." Well, this routine solves that problem. The sequence consists of several minor effects. The coin starts off by going through the back of the left hand. Then, the right hand is shown empty, and then taps the left hand a few times. The left opens empty. The coin is produced from the left elbow. Next, the coin is apparently pushed into the right elbow only to suddenly appear at the left elbow.

1. Display coin in classic palm position, (Fig. 274).

2. Just as in the Schneider Classic Vanish "intend" that the coin be dropped to fingertips, then is held above left hand, (Fig. 275).

3. The right hand apparently attempts to push the intended coin through the back of the left hand, (Fig. 276). Touch the right fingertips to the back of the left and press a bit.

4. After the intention of pushing the coin into the back of the left hand the right fingers open so the audience can see there is no coin at the finger tips, (Fig. 277). Note that the second finger is still touching the back of the left hand.

5. Just as in the Hand Load, Chapter 3, both hands rotate palm up while the tips of the right fingers remain touching the back of the left hand. As the right palm moves over the top of the left fist, the half falls from palm position into the left fist, (Fig. 278). The hands continue to rotate until they are palm up, (Fig. 279). The left hand opens exposing the coin.

6. The coin is tossed to the right hand where it is again placed in Classic Palm position for display, (Fig. 280).

7. Execute the Schneider Classic Vanish into the left hand.

8. Rub the intended coin in the left a bit, intend the coin to disappear, and then show the left hand empty.

9. While the left hand is held palm up to display its emptiness, the right pretends to pick up a bit of dust from the table or anything handy. Pretend to toss the spot of dust into your left hand, which closes over it. Open your left to show it empty then close it again turning the hand palm down.

10. Execute the Hand Load, then open left to show the coin has returned, (Fig. 281). All of the above action is to keep the right hand in action. You have just vanished a coin. You want some time to pass before you get on with the show so the audience can appreciate that something has happened, but you can't just stand there without moving. Otherwise their minds will start working and you'll be challenged. So, the above action keeps you busy.

11. Now turn your left hand palm down moving the coin to heel clip position, and show your right hand empty, (Fig. 282). The coin is moved to heel clip after the hand has been turned palm down. To move the coin to heel clip position first move the fingers forward, (Fig. 283), then slide the coin back, (Fig. 284). Figures 283 & 284 show a view not seen. Normally the hand is palm down here.

12. The right hand approaches the left. The fingertips tap the back of the left hand twice. After this motion of tapping, the fingers remain touching the back of the left hand. Note: the tips of the fingers are to the far left of the left hand. Also note the thumb is already in position to get the half dollar.

13. The left hand rotates. While the left rotates the right remains touching the left hand. The right is motionless while the left slips by, (Fig. 286).

14. The left hand continues to turn bringing the half into a position where the right thumb and fingers can grasp the coin by the edges. The right will be shielding the position of the half dollar, (Fig. 287).

15. The right hand picks up the half by the edges. After the coin is grasped the tips of the right tap the heel of the left hand, (Fig. 288). Please note the philosophy here. In standard moves in which a coin is removed from the hand after it is actually placed into the hand, there is normally an unnatural jerk when the coin is picked up. Dr. Rubinstein missed this point in the presentation of this move in his tapes. This is the reason the hand taps the hand twice. If the hand is tapped once and allowed to remain on the hand while it turns produces a suspicious looking move. Tapping twice, however, creates the illusion you are moving the hand about normally, but enables you leave your hands in contact without looking odd.

17. Produce the coin from the left elbow, (Fig. 290).

18. Display the coin after producing it from the elbow, (Fig. 291).

19. Execute the Snapback Vanish. During execution of the Snapback Vanish look at your audience. After doing the move, you should remain holding the intended coin at your fingertips.

20. Take the intended coin to your right elbow where you apparently push it into your elbow, (Fig. 292).

21. After pushing the intended coin into the elbow, reach over to the left elbow reproducing the coin, (Fig. 293).

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