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Topic: Your favorite tricks with Quarters?
Message: Posted by: Silversleights04 (Dec 7, 2020 11:57AM)
I recently mentioned on another post that I've been every day carrying Exact Change by Greg Wilson and wanted to learn more pocket change effects to perform as a follow up. I got some terrific recommendations from the community and I've also rediscovered the strength of coin magic with pocket change. So, I started prioritizing pocket change effects and fell in love with quarters in particular.

The love affair really started with Tyler Rabbit's Modular Coins Across. It's a terrific routine from his free Hiding Place project. I totally was stuck on quarters after that. I revisited some effects I'd learned in the past, like 3/4 Across by Greg Wilson and Daniel Garcia's Micro Dissolve (easily my favorite little coin transpo). Quarters were just such a perfect coin: easily accessible, easily recognizable, and just big and small enough. Not long after that, I even started doing more mentalism with the pocket change, like the Common Cents Prediction by Drew Backenstoss, Max Maven's Positive Negative, Tequila Hustler by Mark Elsdon and basic Equivoques.

It wasn't long until I rediscovered the impossible things you can do with quarter gaffs and expanded my horizons. First off was Imagination Coins by Garrett Thomas (what a game changer that was! Such a powerful routine with so little effort), then Coinfusion by Greg Wilson (a fun visual brain teaser, great mind over matter routine), I even dug up my old Ellusionist Twister quarters for a neat visual effect. I found a hopping halves set with a quarter and penny from Tango and let me tell you that was a tremendous find. The hopping halves is a great classic effect that screws with people, one of my favorites, but afterwards folks naturally want to interact with the "strange coins" and I didn't necessarily like to keep a half dollar and an english penny handy for sw*tches; the US penny and quarter variant makes this a more convenient and less suspicious carry.

My current obsession has been Quarter Pounder by R. Paul Wilson, what a powerful little moment that makes them doubt their eyes! I was shown the effect and the method recently and I quickly made my own gimmick to play with.

I'm always looking for more effects to add to my Quartermaster's Log (that's what I called the list :P). What are some of your favorite coin effects that you like to perform with quarters (primarily)? Do you perform any of the ones I've mentioned, if so, have you changed anything to make them your own? Or have you got a different main change coin of choice? A penny preference perhaps? Maybe a nickel niche? A dedication to dimes? If so, why and what effects do you like with them?

Thanks for reading and responding!
Message: Posted by: Michael Rubinstein (Dec 7, 2020 12:23PM)
There are many routines using quarters in my book, Rubinstein Coin Magic. A lot of the routines,along with several others are listed on this thread:
https://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=719056&forum=3
Message: Posted by: Mb217 (Dec 7, 2020 04:26PM)
[quote]On Dec 7, 2020, Silversleights04 wrote:

...I'm always looking for more effects to add to my Quartermaster's Log (that's what I called the list :P). What are some of your favorite coin effects that you like to perform with quarters (primarily)?...

Thanks for reading and responding! [/quote]

This is a pretty nice one... 😁


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Message: Posted by: funsway (Dec 7, 2020 04:43PM)
The quarter TUC has many possibilities. Write me ken@everway.com for one never published
Message: Posted by: Gerald Deutsch (Dec 7, 2020 05:12PM)
In the Progressive Magic thread of the Genii Forum (and on page 41 of Gerald Deutsch's Perverse Magic: The First Sixteen Years) I say:

"This effect by Bob Carver appears on page 377 of Bobo's The New Modern Coin Magic---and with some modifications I've made in the presentation it's become one of my favorite tricks."

I then give two suggested presentations.
Message: Posted by: GlennLawrence (Dec 8, 2020 08:59AM)
Well you like stuff by Gregory Wilson, so I can recommend his Ringside effect. No gimmicks totally impromptu and you can borrow the quarter and the ring. This is very baffling to spectators as they never see the final part coming! Learn it, you'll be glad you did. I believe this was on his "At the Table" lecture.
Message: Posted by: Wravyn (Dec 8, 2020 05:18PM)
[quote]On Dec 8, 2020, GlennLawrence wrote:
Well you like stuff by Gregory Wilson, so I can recommend his Ringside effect. No gimmicks totally impromptu and you can borrow the quarter and the ring. This is very baffling to spectators as they never see the final part coming! Learn it, you'll be glad you did. I believe this was on his "At the Table" lecture. [/quote]
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Message: Posted by: draupnir (Dec 8, 2020 06:21PM)
I really liked Eric Jones trick loose change on one of the metal dvds. Itís a gimmickless transposition of a quarter and penny. Imagination coins by Garrett Thomas is also a fun routine if you have the necessary item. Also, look into Curtis Kam quartermaster. That trick is a wonderful quarter sized effect although not as impromptu as the rest.
Message: Posted by: countrymaven (Dec 9, 2020 03:33PM)
I like the karate quarter.
They just don't expect it, it looks too normal to have that happen to it. hehe.
Message: Posted by: J-Mac (Dec 9, 2020 09:03PM)
Imagination Coins by Garrett Thomas.

Jim
Message: Posted by: Wravyn (Dec 11, 2020 03:53PM)
Is this for an impromptu situation or gig?

I like to do a coin through table.
Message: Posted by: Silversleights04 (Dec 11, 2020 04:05PM)
[quote]On Dec 11, 2020, Wravyn wrote:
Is this for an impromptu situation or gig?

I like to do a coin through table. [/quote]

Either! Just your favorite routines using quarters. Coin through table is a fun classic.
Message: Posted by: countrymaven (Dec 12, 2020 07:48PM)
Quarters thru spectator's hand. Using a quart. stack. and rolled up dollar bill. It just kills.
Quarters are not expected to be gimmicked, so it is easier to pull of a miracle with these.
Message: Posted by: Dollarbill (Dec 13, 2020 05:43PM)
Michael Ammar has a routine using a TT and some old silver coins that could be substituted (he talks about his grandpa telling him to save your money) on one of his ETMMM. I can not for the life of me think of the name. someone here can probably chime in tho.
Message: Posted by: Dollarbill (Dec 16, 2020 08:37AM)
[quote]On Dec 7, 2020, Mb217 wrote:
[quote]On Dec 7, 2020, Silversleights04 wrote:

...I'm always looking for more effects to add to my Quartermaster's Log (that's what I called the list :P). What are some of your favorite coin effects that you like to perform with quarters (primarily)?...

Thanks for reading and responding! [/quote]

This is a pretty nice one... 😁


https://www.mentalvoyage.com/products/fit [/quote]



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Message: Posted by: Michael Rubinstein (Dec 16, 2020 09:56AM)
Gerald Deutsch, I always loved your effect where you borrow a quarter and it quickly multiplies. I wish I remembered it when I was putting together my book!
Message: Posted by: Gerald Deutsch (Dec 16, 2020 04:52PM)
Thanks Michael.

I meant to say "Perverse Magic" in my posting above.

"Progressive Production" is the name of the effect.
Message: Posted by: fonda57 (Dec 17, 2020 10:00PM)
You can do Dean Dill's No Extras with quarters. No gaffs. 4 dollar download at vanishing inc