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Does anyone do tricks with money that are purely jokes but not magic? For entertainments sake, little fillers etc.

I've seen Michael Finney do a couple and also some other magicians. It's all good fun!



BTW, here's a good joke to play on your mates with a fiver.

On the side with Stephenson look carefully and you can see a man on a horse, show the specs & call him 'The Cowboy'. Hand them the note and tell them to examine it on both sides and find the 'Indian'. Let them look a while (or forever, depending on how cruel you are!) and then reveal it...
On the Queen side in small writing is written 'Chief Cashier'!

You may have to run at that point!!! Smile
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Peter Marucci
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For just about anything that you are hiding in your hand and need to ditch, I use an Irish 50P piece, rather than the dreaded "woofle dust" (from dusty woofles?).
I refer to it as the thing that makes the magic work (I take it out of my pocket after ditching whatever, and touch it to the other hand or the thing that is to change.
I point out that it is magical because, being Irish, it is a "leprecoin".
Peter Marucci
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Peter you should try and get hold of an Irish one pound/punt coin as there is a very impressive 'mystical' looking Stag on one side and an Irish Harp on the other! Smile Smile
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Sankey has a nice coin vanish called 'Optical Vanish'. It's not magical but should get a smile at least. It's shown on his video 'Non Stop Magic Party'.
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I know that this is part of a few real coin routines, including Ammar's Incredible Coins Across, but I like to 'load' a coin onto the top of my head and hold spectator's hands in mine and pray for a sign, or pray for wealth, etc. Then tip the head forward and the coin plops into their hands "from nowhere!"

Jay Smile
Geoff Williams
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After I vanish a coin, someone might actually ask "Where did it go?"

I'll point to a cup or plate on the table and say "Look under that." They pick it up and there's nothing there.

I say, "that would have been cool, though, huh."

Gets a great laugh.
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Dennis Loomis
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Geoff's gag is great. If you life the plate yourself, you can actually load the coin as you set it down. You get the same laugh, and then reveal that it really is under the plate.

One old gag with a ten dollar bill is to ask someone if they can find the hitchhiker. After they can't, you say, he's right there, on the street in front of the Treasure building... oh... he must have gotten a ride!

Don't make them search too long unless you're masochistic.
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How about a Hydrostatic Bill. Simply borrow any bill (or use your own). Roll it around your thumb to form a cylinder. Use a paper clip to hold the bill in rolled condition. Place a matchbook (of one of your business cards) so that it covers the bottom of the cylinder. Then pour a bit of liquid into the top and remove the matchbook. The liquid apparently remains inside the bill. Replace the matchbook and pour the liquid back into the container from which it came. Remove the clip and unroll the bill. The matchbook and bill are dry and everything can be examined (except your thumb).

Consider this idea as just a tip.

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