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Modern Coin Magic

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by J. B. Bobo (#1 Coins, Chips & Buttons author)
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Modern Coin Magic by J. B. Bobo

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Some regard this book as the bible of coin magic. And it is indeed packed with moves and tricks. To be precise, there are 116 coin sleights and 236 coin tricks. If you consider adding a coin trick to your program look no further. This is the book for you. Any other book about coins references this one.

The revised and greatly expanded edition of this book is The New Modern Coin Magic.

1st. edition, 1952, Carl W. Jones, Minneapolis; reprint, 1982, Dover Publications, New York; 353 pages.

If you want to see interpretations of some of the moves and effects in Bobo by other magicians, check out the Open Bobo Project.

Table of Contents

  1. Dedication
  2. Preface
  3. J. B. Bobo
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. Prologue-Of Coins and Conjuring
  6. Scot On Monie, 1584

    I: Coin Concealments
  7. The Classic Palm
  8. The Edge Palm
  9. The Thumb Palm
  10. The Downs Palm
  11. The Finger Palm
  12. The Front Finger Hold
  13. The Back Palm
  14. The Back Finger Clip
  15. The Back Thumb Palm

    II: Basic Technique
  16. The Bobo Switch
  17. Utility Switch
  18. One-Hand Switch
  19. Shaw-Judah Coin Switch
  20. The Click Pass
  21. The Coin Flip
  22. Change-Over Pass
  23. The Bottom Steal
  24. Producing a Coin from a Spectator's Clothing
  25. Taking Advantage of a Fumble

    III: Coin Vanishes
  26. Standard Vanish
  27. Simple Vanish
  28. Over the Top
  29. The Tunnel Vanish
  30. Thumb Palm Vanish
  31. The Drop Vanish
  32. The Bobo Coin Vanish
  33. The Slide Vanish
  34. The Illusive Coin Pass
  35. A Coin Vanish
  36. The Pinch Vanish
  37. Gone
  38. The New Era Coin Go
  39. The Flyaway Coin
  40. Behind the Back
  41. The French Drop (Le Tourniquet Vanish)
  42. The Reverse French Drop
  43. The Elusive Silver Dollar
  44. The Wrist Watch Vanish
  45. The Pulse Trick
  46. The Cranium Vanish
  47. Vanish with the Aid of a Handkerchief
  48. The "Heads and Tails" Vanish
  49. A Trio of Vanishes

    IV: Complete Coin Vanishes
  50. The Bobo Complete Coin Vanish
  51. Complete Thumb Palm Vanish
  52. Knee-zy Vanish
  53. Sucker Vanish
  54. Pocket Vanish
  55. With a Handkerchief - Number one
  56. With a Handkerchief - Number two
  57. With a Handkerchief - Number three
  58. In a Spectator's Pocket
  59. Bluff Vanish
  60. Sucker Bluff Vanish
  61. The Coin Fold
  62. The Envelope Vanish

    V: Quick Tricks
  63. Through the Leg
  64. Rubbed Through the Leg
  65. Through the Pocket
  66. Through the Hand
  67. Through a Handkerchief
  68. Double Penetration
  69. Pants Leg Miracle
  70. Half Dollar to Quarter
  71. The Charmed Coin
  72. The Coin of Metamorphosis
  73. Coin to Key
  74. Change for a Half
  75. Much from Little
  76. The Topsy Turvy Coins
  77. The Impromptu Mint
  78. Smart Coin Trick
  79. Impromptu Version
  80. The Switchover
  81. The Appearing Half
  82. Coin Production from Two Cards
  83. The Touch of Midas
  84. One to Four
  85. One to Six

    VI: Cuffing

    VII: The Art of Sleeving
  86. Delayed Action Sleeving
  87. Improved Method
  88. The "Pumpkin Seed" Vanish
  89. Reverse "Pumpkin Seed" Vanish
  90. The Catapult
  91. Judah Method
  92. A Unique Sleeving Move
  93. The Throw
  94. Kort Method
  95. Kirk Stiles Method
  96. A Method of Sleeving one of Several Coins
  97. Dr. E. M. Roberts' Method
  98. Loading
  99. Switching
  100. The Sleeve Pocket
  101. Tricks Using Sleeving
  102. Penetration
  103. Migration
  104. Transposition
  105. Devaluation
  106. Inflation
  107. Transformation
  108. Variation
  109. Dime and Penny for the Wiseacre
  110. A Novel Vanish and Reproduction
  111. The Vagabond Coins
  112. Splitting the Atom
  113. Change for a Dollar
  114. The Stratosphere Quarters
  115. The World's Fastest Coin Vanish and Reproduction
  116. Die to Dime
  117. Almost a Transposition

    VIII: Coins Across
  118. Copper and Silver Transposition
  119. Guess Which Hand
  120. Quarter and Half Dollar Transposition
  1. The Curious Nickel
  2. Two Pennies on the Leg
  3. The Inseparable Pair
  4. Coins in the Teeth
  5. The Drop Pass
  6. The Hippity Hop Half
  7. Rapid Transit
  8. Winged Silver
  9. The Flying Eagles
  10. Variation
  11. Three and Three
  12. Chinese Money Mystery
  13. Frank Drobina's Coin Routine
  14. Four Coins to a Glass
  15. The Traveling Centavos
  16. Miracle Coins to the Pocket

    IX: Coin Classics
  17. Coin Through a Ring
  18. Silver or Copper Extraction
  19. Copper Penetration
  20. The Expansion of Texture - Expanded!
  21. The Gadabout Coins
  22. The Three Coin Trick
  23. The Bent Penny
  24. Silver Extraction
  25. The Ghost of a Coin
  26. Coins Through the Table
  27. The Magical Filtration of Four Half Dollars
  28. The Sympathetic Coins
  29. The Al Saal Stratagem
  30. The Changing Change
  31. The Coin Roll
  32. The Downs Coin Star
  33. Roll Down Flourish with Four Coins
  34. Downs Eureka Pass
  35. "Eureka" Routine
  36. Rattle Box Routine
  37. Thieves and Sheep
  38. Just Pretend
  39. The Free and Unlimited Coinage of Silver
  40. Coins and Cards

    X: Coin Boxes
  41. The Okito Coin Box
  42. Coins Through Box and the Hand
  43. Okito Box, Coin and Handkerchief
  44. Routine with an Okito Coin Box and a Silk
  45. Silver to Copper with the Okito Coin Box
  46. The Half Dollars and the Okito Box
  47. The George Boston Combination Coin Box
  48. The German Coin Box
  49. The Paul Fox Coin Boxes

    XI: Trick Coin Trickery
  50. Squeeze Play
  51. Jimmy Valentine Picks a Lock
  52. Money Paper
  53. Almost a Transposition
  54. The Homing Coins
  55. The Circus Trick
  56. The 16c Vanish
  57. 85c Through the Table
  58. Copper and Silver Transposition
  59. Presto Chango
  60. The Inferior Coin
  61. Thieves and Sheep
  62. In and Out
  63. Up Their Sleeve
  64. Buddha's Coin
  65. The Stack of Quarters
  66. The Hook Coin
  67. The Magnet
  68. Sundry Gimmicked Coins and Tricks Therewith
  69. Nickel to Half Dollar
  70. Liberty Head Half and U.S. Penny
  71. The Ring Coin
  72. Short Changed
  73. The Marksman
  74. The Squirting Nickel

    XII: Shell and Folding Half
  75. The Shell Half
  76. Mystery with a Half Shell
  77. How to Make Money
  78. Three Questions
  79. Coin Through a Glass
  80. Perfected Coin Through Handkerchief
  81. 25c and 50c Transposition
  82. The Peregrinating Halves
  83. Coins Through the Table
  84. The Protean Coin
  85. The Sympathetic Coins
  86. The Modern Miser
  87. The Folding Half
  88. The Half Dollar in the Bottle
  89. The Magic Mint
  90. Biting a Piece from a Coin
  91. Coin Through a Card

    XIII: Stage Coin Magic
  92. A Comedy Coin Routine
  93. Coin in the Banana
  94. Coin in Ball of Wool and Nest of Boxes
  95. Flight Three

    XIV: The Miser's Dream
  96. T. Nelson Downs' Original Version
  97. Production of any Number of Coins at Finger Tips
  98. To Pass a Coin Through the Knees
  99. The Elusive Pass
  100. New Change-Over Palm
  101. Downs' New "Click" Pass
  102. Downs' New Fan Pass
  103. The Downs' Eureka Pass
  104. The "Turnover" with Forty Coins
  105. To Palm and Make the Pass With Forty Coins
  106. The Miser's Dream
  107. Perpetual Coins

    XV: The Stanley Collins Section
  108. T. Nelson Downs
  109. William J. Hilliar
  110. L'Homme Masque
  111. Allan Shaw
  112. Owen Clark
  113. Charles Morritt
  114. Three Coin Monte
  115. The Jumping Sixpence
  116. The Esscee Half-Crown and Wafers Trick
  117. Two Heads and a Tail
  118. The Esscee Front and Back Manipulation

    XVI: Routines

word count: 181981 which is equivalent to 727 standard pages of text
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