Coin Magic Books are an essential part of ANY magician’s journey to becoming a truly great magician. Coin magic is astonishing, visual magic that your spectators will LOVE.
But where do you start? There are so many coin magic books out there that it can be hard to know which is THE best one for you. Well, we did the hard part and researched the top four books on coin magic, which we’ve listed in this blog post (so you can be sure you get the right one for you!)
- Number 4: Coin Magic The Complete Book of Coin Tricks by Jean Hugard.
- Number 3: Introduction to Coin Magic by Shiego Futagawa.
- Number 2: Geoff Latta The Long Goodbye written by Stephen Minch & Hobbs.
- Number 1: Modern Coin Magic by J.B. Bobo.
Let’s get into it.
Number 4: Coin Magic: The Complete Book of Coin Tricks by Jean Hugard
If you’re looking for a quick read this might be the coin magic book for you! At around 90 pages it’s certainly something you can easily get through on one particularly long bus ride…
The tricks themselves well… maybe that’ll take you longer than just the one bus ride. It’s a very detailed book despite the fact that it’s not as long as one might have expected. Some great tricks, well explained and relatively easy to learn once you begin to master the basics!
CLICK HERE to view this book on Amazon.
Number 3: Introduction to Coin Magic by Shigeo Futagawa.
If you’re a beginner at coin magic like I am this is the book for you, always wanted to know how to get those cool effects? Well this Japanese wizard has certainly got your back- his name is Shiego Futagawa and this is his book introduction to Coin Magic.
It must be noted that this book was translated from Japanese but I didn’t even really notice until I looked the actual guy up myself.
It’s well diagramed, clearly explained and at 200 words a bit more in-depth than the previous book I noted.
CLICK HERE to view this book on Amazon.
Number 2: Geoff Latta The Long Goodbye written by Stephen Minch & Hobbs.
As far as authorities on classic coin magic Geoff Latta has to be up there as one of the biggest! An underground legend, this exclusive book allows you insight into the techniques behind the magic. If you want to get ahead of the game and start your path onto becoming a real pro this is certainly the Coin Magic Book for you!
One of the great things about this book is that is delves not only into the sleights behind the magic but also the psychology. If you really want to fool people, oh and I know I do, this is certainly one of the most important aspects of magic. The best way to fool magicians is to genuinely do magic, but with their mind- deep I know… Look just buy the book and you’ll understand.
CLICK HERE to view The Long Goodbye on Amazon.
Now for number 1…
You’ve all been waiting for it, so here it comes!
Our number one Coin Magic Book is….
Number 1: Modern Coin Magic by J.B. Bobo.
Truly if you talk to anyone who has delved into the world of Modern Coin Magic you’ll always get the same answer, if you want a book that will tell you everything you need to know Modern Coin Magic by J.B. Bobo is the book for you!
There are as the extended title states: 116 Coin Sleights and 246 Coin Tricks in this wonderful extensive book.
Coin magic is such a wonderful thing because you can do it anywhere, any country, any place, any time. This book specialises in just that- no special apparatus just you a coin and lots of surprised and happy friends.
Another bonus I found with this book is that really it applies to any magician, whatever your level of experience might be- from basic concealments to complicated tricks it’s all here! It’s truly stood test of time and will get you well on your way to the master magician we all know is in you!
CLICK HERE to view Modern Coin Magic on Amazon.
So that’s our list of best coin magic books! We also have a similar list of the best card trick books that you should definitely check out if you’re interested in that area of magic too!
Get out there and wow your friends!
BONUS 1: A Scholar’s Guide To Coin Magic
Hey! I’ve decided to create a ‘Scholars Section’ for magicians who are serious about learning coin magic, and diving deep into the depths of it’s literature…
1: Advanced Study: Expert Coin Magic by David Roth – This book is ideal for advanced learners, offering in-depth techniques and unique insights from one of the most respected coin magicians.
2: Specialised Coin Techniques: Rubinstein Coin Magic by Dr. Michael Rubinstein – This book focuses on specialised coin magic techniques and unique routines, making it perfect for those looking to expand their repertoire with specific and detailed knowledge.
3: Historical and Theoretical Insights: Coin Magic by Richard Kaufman – This book provides both historical context and theoretical understanding of coin magic, making it an essential read for those interested in the evolution and principles of the art.
BONUS 2: FREE Coin Magic Book
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Modern Coin Manipulation by T. Nelson Downs (known as the “King of Koins,”) has a whole world of coin manipulation effects for you to explore, as a quick warning some of them do require building apparatus but I just think that’s all part of the fun!
BONUS 3: 368 Classic Magic Book Collection ($10)
Did you know?
Two years ago, we discovered that many of the best magic books EVER WRITTEN—Tarbell’s course on magic, Expert at the Card Table by Erdanase and Bobo’s Coin Magic are ALL public domain.
Yes, you heard us right, just between these three books nearly 3,000 pages of incredible magic content is simply bouncing around the internet.
(and hardly anyone is using or knows about it…)
- The content isn’t easy to find (you have to know EXACTLY what to search for and be aware of which sources are reputable and which aren’t)
- Many magic companies make NO effort to ensure this stuff is readily available (but they do profit off product after product that uses effects taken directly from these books and given a ‘modern twist’)
- People don’t know where to start (300 classic magic books is an overwhelming number, and it can be hard to find the really good stuff)
- The magic companies that HAVE collected these books sell them at a ludicrous price and they’re vastly behind the times ($80 for a CD ROM is kind of a joke…)
Here’s what we’ve done to tackle this issue:
- We’ve put all the books in one place (let’s not even talk about the 1000’s of hours this has taken, we’ll get PTSD…)
- We’ve written a commentary for all the ones we think are worth starting with (91 to be exact)
- We’re making this accessible to the entire magic world (let’s just say our price tag doesn’t even get close to $80…)
Just to give you an idea of how big of a deal that is – here’s an image of just one page from the index…
This is just 36 of the 4429 effects that have been indexed, that you can instantly reference based on category, book, the effect name, and page.
Truly this makes this already mammoth resource 100x more valuable.
Looking for card magic? Instantly find it!
Only interested in learning coin magic today? We got that!
This is the ultimate resource for magicians. Click HERE to view.
Thanks for reading our complete guide to coin magic books! We hope we’ve created a fantastic resource for you to fall back on! If you have any questions hit me up with a comment in the comment section below and I will get back to you!
If you’d like to learn coin magic tricks check out our ultimate guide to coin magic where you’ll learn all about the wonderful art!
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