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None of the Above: one coin routine
by Scott F. Guinn

#2 Balls, Eggs, Dice & Cups author

(4 customer ratings) ★★★★★

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None of the Above: one coin routine by Scott F. Guinn

None of the Above is Scott F. Guinn's anytime, anywhere coin routine that uses just one coin and nothing else; no extra coins, no tricky coins, no gimmicks, no secret utility devices. (The only utility device required, if you want to call it that, is that you must be wearing a shirt or jacket with a left breast pocket.) It includes the complete, commercial con man/hustler-themed storyline that will hook your audiences and reel them in. Like all of Scott's books, the writing is thorough, understandable, and conversational, accompanied by clear and helpful photographs.

From the introduction:

I first published it in 1999 in Great Scott! It's (Coin) Magic! Since then, the routine has evolved from a quickie vanish to a full-fledged, multi-phased professional routine. The presentational premise remains the same, although the details of the storyline have changed. It is one of those rare things that is ultra-simple, yet exceptionally strong. "Elegant" is an overused word, but I think it applies.

Some key points:

  1. Only one coin is used. NOTHING else.
  2. The coin can be from any country.
  3. No difficult sleights are used. Just a couple of moves, which are relatively easy to acquire.
  4. It can be performed in a short-sleeved shirt, or in a jacket, suit, tux, etc.
  5. When the coin vanishes at the end, it is G-O-N-E, gone!
  6. While it is absolutely impromptu, it also works perfectly in formal, paying engagements.
  7. The storyline is engaging.
  8. It is unique. It's not something the guys at the magic club are doing, and it's not something your audiences have seen.
  9. For those who care about such things, because the method is so unusual, it completely fools other magicians.
I think you'll find that the fun you have performing it and the response you get from your onlookers will reward you many times over the modest asking price. Get your copy today. ONLY at Lybrary!
"Great Scott's None of the Above is All of the Above when it comes to good coin magic. You'll be doing this one in no time and fooling people from now to forever!" - Marion Boykin

"This is a fantastic bare-handed coin vanish with a nice presentation that makes it a full effect. The vanish is ingenious and I love the thinking behind the "hustler" patterline." - Michael Kras

1st edition 2016, 21 pages.
word count: 4383 which is equivalent to 17 standard pages of text