Easy Magic: How to Vanish a Coin and Make it Disappear

Here are easy techniques and props that will allow you to make a coin mysteriously vanish.

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    The Vanishing Coin

    Magician coin trick
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    Here's a different way to make a coin disappear. Most of this trick relies on a clever gimmick that you make beforehand. You show four coins in your hand. After closing your hand, you show that one has mysteriously vanished.

  • 02 of 07

    Basic Technique: The Coin Vanish

    Hands displaying proper technique

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    Here's a basic sleight-of-hand method that allows you to make a coin disappear.

  • 03 of 07

    Elbow Coin Vanish

    Man holding coin at elbow
    Wayne Kawamoto

    Here's an easy magic trick that allows you to vanish a coin. The coin seems to vanish into thin air. The effect requires no sleight of hand and relies on a bold move. In the end, the coin has completely disappeared.

  • 04 of 07

    Vanishing a Coin With Rings

    Rings on paper
    Wayne Kawamoto

    Here's an easy magic trick that provides a great way to vanish a coin. You show two rings, a playing card and a coin that are sitting on a piece of paper. If you like, you can borrow the coin.

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  • 05 of 07

    The Coin Slide

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    Wayne Kawamoto

    "The Coin Slide" is an ultra-simple trick for young kids to learn and perform. It's available from any magic dealer and many toy stores for less than a couple of dollars. A mechanical trick, the effect does all the work to make a coin disappear and reappear. It's a perfect first trick for a youngster.

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    The Coin Vanish With Handkerchief

    Holding coin
    Wayne Kawamoto

    In this easy trick, a coin is placed into a handkerchief where it mysteriously disappears. You can perform this one just about anytime, anywhere. All you need is a quarter and a handkerchief, and that special secret.

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    The Vanish With a Card

    Card and coin
    Wayne Kawamoto

    In this easy trick, you make a coin vanish right before the spectators' eyes. It's all in the gimmicked card that you prepare ahead of time.