A very well constructed method and routine for the classic coin in the bottle effect which does use a solid coin.
Even though there are many good routines, they all seem to have flaws. Most detrimental is the fact that a folding coin’s elastic band can break at an inopportune time, and another problem is that whenever a performer has to access a pocket to retrieve or ditch a coin it becomes a suspicious move.
These problems are dealt with nicely during Ray Roch’s Impossible coin in the Bottle routine. The hands never leave the performance area and always remain in sight. A solid coin is used throughout the performance
and the routine is an instantly repeatable miracle which makes it a perfect table to table effect.
The gimmick is relatively easy to make. To achieve a very clean handling during the introduction part of the trick, Ray uses a Canadian looney (Canadian one dollar coin) and a Tim Horton's apple juice bottle. If you want to use a different sized coin and do it exactly as Ray does it, you will need to look for a suitable bottle. But this particular aspect of the trick is not essential and can be handled in other ways.
1st edition 2019, 24 pages.
word count: 1831 which is equivalent to 7 standard pages of text