Effect: A hat or bag containing ten pennies (
quarters will do, just as well ) is passed to the audience. They
are asked to examine the coins to confirm that the coins have different
dates. A member of the audience is asked to choose a coin at random and
pass this around for the other members to see. The coin is then placed back
in the hat with the other coins and the hat is then presented to the
magician. Eyes closed and appearing to be concentrating deeply, the magician
puts his hand in the hat and retrieves the chosen coin.
This is an impressive mind reading style routine.
Items Needed: 10 pennies
or quarters with different dates on each, a hat or paper bag.
Secret: There is no secret setup.
There is no force of which coin to chose. The magic trick is fairly simple
if you think about it. As the coin is passed through the people's hands,
it becomes warmer than the rest. So,
all you have to do when you stick your hand into the hat is find the coin
that is the warm one. A paper bag
will do just as good as a hat.