Easy Magic Money Tricks

Here are easy magic tricks that you can perform with coins and money that are perfect for beginners. Just gather a few bills and coins and read our step-by-step instructions and you'll have some great tricks to perform for your family and friends.

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    Levitate or Float a Dollar Bill

    Levitating dollar bill

    The Spruce Crafts / Wayne Kawamoto

    In this cool trick, a dollar bill mysteriously floats from one hand to the other. ​See it demonstarted then learn the trick.

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    Pass One Bill Through Another Bill

    Two dollar bills

    The Spruce Crafts / Wayne Kawamoto 

    Here's a great trick where you cause one folded bill to pass through another folded bill. It relies on a gimmicked bill that you can easily make and always have with you so you can perform the trick for your friends and family. You have to see the trick in action to have a feel for its impact. Learn the trick by following our step-by-step instructions.

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    Puncture a Bill With a Pen and Magically Restore It

    Tiny sword through money

    The Spruce Crafts / Wayne Kawamoto 

    Here's an easy magic trick where you make it appear that you have punched a hole in a bill with a pen, but the bill magically restores itself or was never punched in the first place.

    See the trick in action and learn it here.

    The secret is diabolical. Learn this one and have fun with your friends and family. All you need is a bill, a pen, and a piece of paper.

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    Vanishing a Coin With Rings

    Two rings and playing card

    The Spruce Crafts / Wayne Kawamoto 

    With a couple of rings and a playing card, you easily make a coin disappear. 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. The rings and playing card are stacked on top of the coin. When a ring and the card are removed, the coin has completely vanished.

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    The Bill Roll

    Two bills

    The Spruce Crafts / Wayne Kawamoto

    In The Bill Roll, you roll two bills together on a table. And when you unroll them, the bills have traded places--the bill that was previously on top is now on the bottom and vice versa.

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    The Coin Vanish, Version 2

    A coin and handkerchief

    The Spruce Crafts / Wayne Kawamoto 

    In this vanish, 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 Escaping Rings (Coins With Holes)

    Series of washers

    The Spruce Crafts / Wayne Kawamoto

    Here's a great and easy magic trick for beginners and kids that use finger rings, washers, small hoops or coins with holes in them--just about any tiny object with a hole in it. You place the objects on a string, and as a spectator holds the ends, the objects fall off. There's seemingly no way that this should work.

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    The Vanishing Coin

    Handful of coins

    The Spruce Crafts / Wayne Kawamoto 

    Here's a different way to make a coin disappear. Most of this trick relies on a clever gimmick that you make beforehand.

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    The Magic Coin Dish

    Coins on paper plate

    The Spruce Crafts / Wayne Kawamoto

    The Magic Coin Dish offers a way to magically multiply money. In the trick, you have a spectator carefully count several coins into a dish, which you pour back into his hand. When he opens his hand later, he'll find more coins then he originally counted.

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    The Coin Vanish

    Coin in hand

    The Spruce Crafts / Wayne Kawamoto 

    This is a basic sleight of hand that allows you to make a coin disappear. You'll find this foundational move useful as you pursue coin magic.

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    Make a Bill Smile

    Folded bill

    The Spruce Crafts / Wayne Kawamoto 

    Here's an optical illusion that you can create with a bill that makes a face on it look as if it's smiling or frowning. It's just a few folds that make the "magic" happen. Check it out.

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    The Book Bet

    Coins on book page

    The Spruce Crafts / Wayne Kawamoto

    Seemingly multiply your money with The Book Bet. Here a spectator counts several coins onto the pages of an opened book. When you pour the coins back into his hands, the number of coins has mysteriously increased.

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    Seeing With Your Fingers

    George Washington coin

    Wikipedia Commons

    Here's an offbeat easy magic trick where you See With Your Fingers. You have a spectator randomly select a coin from several that are in a bag or bowl. With a marker, the spectator writes his initials on the coin. The spectator concentrates on the coin for a few seconds and places it with the others inside of the bowl. Without looking, you can immediately reach into the bowl and pull out the selected and marked coin.

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    The Jumping Paper Clips

    Paper clips and dollar bill

    The Spruce Crafts / Wayne Kawamoto

    The Jumping Paper Clips is a classic trick that is great for young kids. Just about every magician has played with it at one time or another. In the effect, a pair of paper clips is attached to a dollar bill. After pulling the ends of the dollar bill, the paper clips link and jump from the dollar.

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    The Coin Slide

    The coin slide

    The Spruce Crafts / 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.