Coin magic tricks form the core of close-up magic or table magic. The audience has to be close to see the magic at work and so it is perfect for small audiences or for showing off to friends, family and potential partners. IT is one of the more difficult to master techniques, though some coin magic tricks are easier than others.


You might know this one, you might think it’s too easy, but this is the absolute foundation of all coin tricks. Another one from Magic Tricks Live available here:


Every magician needs this one in their arsenal, it’s a classic for a reason. The purpose of this tutorial is to teach you how to make a coin disappear. Well, let’s just say this is a basic trick, but one that needs practice to make it look smooth. There’re many magicians who make it too obvious or are unable to incorporate it into other tricks. Consider this a fundamental move that every magician should have in their toolbox and one well worth the practice it takes to make it look as smooth as possible.

Very simply, we start with a coin face up in the palm of your hand. When you are ready, move the coin from one hand to the other. Show the open hand of the other hand and it has disappeared. The truth of it is, that with the original hand you are going to smoothly place your thumb over the coin to hold it down to the palm of your hand. And then pretend to move the coin to the other hand.

In concept this is a very simple trick and one that just about anyone should be able to do, but the finesse comes from being able to make the fake transition look smooth and natural. It should not even look like a magic trick until you open your empty hand. The great thing about this trick is that you can make it a part of every other coin trick going forward. A quick and smooth trick to break down a viewers mental and emotional shield. Very soon you’ll find yourself able to do it at the snap of your fingers – it will become second nature.