Bar coin tricks are imperative to learn because you always have coins on hand. Everyone should know a few simple bar coin tricks.
In today’s post, I’ll give you all the information you need to know to impress a potential match, get your friends to buy you a drink, or simply bring some life into the party. Here are 3 simple bar coin tricks to whip out at the bar that includes:
- One of the oldest effects in magic
- Classic tricks
- One of the most popular coin flourishes
Here’s what we’ll cover:
- Coin through hand trick
- Make a coin disappear trick
- Rolling a coin across your fingers trick
Simple Bar Coin trick one: Coin through the hand.
This trick is very simple and hard to get wrong.
Step one: Make a hole in your hand.
Step 2: Wipe off all the blood.
Step 3: Throw the coin through the hole.
Step 4: Bask in the glory of doing real magic.
That’s the classic coin through the hand trick, but here’s an alternative if you don’t want to put a hole in your hand.
Coin through hand alternative:
1. You have the second coin in a thumb clip or thumb crotch position.
2. Turn this hand down, pick up one coin, show it to your friends, angle your hand so that your hand is at an angle.
3. Say that you’re going to find your soft spot by tapping the coin on your hand. This is the acting part.
4. Then you’re going to count to three. When you get to number three, you’re going to push the coin that you’re holding gently onto the back of your hand with your fingers screening it from your audience’s view.
5. When you get to three and that coin is pushed, throw your fingers like that, and your thumb against your hand, you’re going to drop the coin that’s in the thumb crotch down.
6. And it will land either in your friend’s hand if you have them cup their hands underneath your hand, or it will land on a table if you’re just performing on a hard surface.
Here is a video tutorial below
Easy Bar Coin trick number 2: Make a coin disappear
Now, guys, it’s time to learn one of the oldest effects in magic. The one everyone’s seen that mysterious uncle or grandfather do. How to make a coin disappear.
This is a very easy trick. You’re going to use a move that magicians call the false transfer.
Here’s how it works:
You’re going to start with the coin on your second and third finger. You’re going to take your hand, turn it over, and pretend to put the coin into your left hand.
The way your going to sell the illusion is this.
Your thumb is actually going to clip it so, it looks like the coin goes into this hand, but really it’s here the whole time in what’s called finger palm position. Because you’re palming it with your fingers, all you do is pretend to make the coin disappear with your other hand.
It can be suspicious to take a coin that you claim to have the power to vanish and have to move it to another hand to do it. This can look a little funny. To kind of get rid of that funniness, you should keep your sleeves rolled down halfway, and justify the transfer of the coin by rolling up your sleeves.
That’s one of the key moments of misdirection for the effect.
It’s an inconspicuous little motion but it makes this moment look even less suspicious.
Here is a video tutorial below
Simple Bar Coin Trick Number 3: Rolling a coin across your fingers
How to roll a coin across your knuckles?
Step 1: Choose your coin. Depending on the size of your hand and the agility of your fingers, you might want to use a smaller or bigger coin (a quarter will work pretty well for most of you).
Bigger and heavier coins may help beginners get a better grip and control of the coin.
Step 2: Slide the coin to your pointer finger. Place your thumb on top of the coin and slide the coin over to the side of the first phalanx of your pointer finger. As you slide the coin up to your pointer finger, turn your hand over so your palm is facing down.
Step 3: Position your hand. All of your fingers should be curved downward into a relaxed fist. Your hand where you’ll be rolling the coin should be parral with the floor (It looks like your holding onto an invisible microphone).
Step 4: Push the coin onto your pointer finger. Make sure the coin is resting flat on your pointer finger then slightly raise your middle finger above your index finger (this will act as a barrier so the coin doesn’t fall off your fingers, but is also important to flip the coin over to your next finger.
Step 5: Flip the coin from your pointer finger to your middle finger. With your middle finger slightly raised, simultaneously pull down your middle finger and push up your pointer finger.
This opposing movement will cause the coin to grip onto the side of your middle finger, fall into the gap between your pointer and middle finger, and flip onto your middle finger phalanx
Step 6: Flip the coin from your middle finger to your ring finger. With your ring finger already slightly raised, bring down your ring finger while simultaneously pushing up your middle finger.
The coin will catch on the side of your ring finger, fall into the space between your two fingers, the then flip as you push up with your middle finger. The coin should flip and land on top of your ring finger phalanx. Slightly raise your pinky finger.
Step 7: Pinch the coin between your ring and pinky fingers. Simultaneously push up your ring finger and lower your pinky finger. Try and grip as much of the coin as possible when you lower your pinky finger.
Step 8: Let the coin slide through your fingers. loosen the pinch on the coin and let it slide through the space until the majority of the coin is on the underside of your hand. Keep a small, top portion of the coin still pinched between your fingers
Step 9: Slide the coin back to your pointer finger. Reach your thumb underneath your palm, to the far side of the coin closest to your pinky. Loosen your pinch on the coin, and use your thumb to push the coin flat against your palm. While keeping your thumb on the coin, slide the coin over your fingers and back up to the side of your pointer finger so you can start again.
Eventually, you may be able to roll the coin back to your pointer finger from your pinky finger position, rather than sliding it underneath your hand.
Note: Keep in mind that this trick will require lots of practice. It will take time to coordinate the movements of your fingers while controlling the movement of the coin.
Here is a video tutorial below
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