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Thanks again Doctor Mike for that book! A most welcome companion to the Bobo book! And I do mean the hardcover not the little paperback by Dover.

The Bobo book has a terrific intro to the C/S coin on page 243. But the Rubinstein book devotes all of chapter 8 to it. Doctor Mike and I have a very similar Style, so all I really have to do is adapt his rhythm. That's why the R.O.P.S. Technique work so well. Then what do I do? I dive headfirst into the New York Coin Magic Seminar series!

Oh brother what have I done! Volumes 2 3 and 4 all deal with copper/silver! I have the entire 16 volume set so there may be more! I'm having TWOCAN make me another coin. An Eisenhower on one side and a brass coin on the other side! A regular brass coin comes with it as well. With the Eisenhower expanded [, the combination of all the coins should be interesting. With the above resources, my guess is I have all I need. I'm sure someone will recommend the Kaufman book, or Dan Watkins. Good resources I have not checked yet!

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Thanks Wilso and Doug! In Rubinstein Coin Magic, there is a beautiful routine contributed by french magician Etienne Lorenceau. It is a showpiece, elegant in it's apparent simplicity with an engaging story. Here is a wonderful rendition performed by Alex Conradi. I hope you like it!
https://youtu.be/jQmvtoR8b9Q

It turns out that I have 2 books being sent to me by my distributor, that will be available for signing and will come with an exclusive FREE GIFT. If interested, shoot me an email at rubinsteindvm@aol.com
Available at dealers EVERYWHERE - RUBINSTEIN COIN MAGIC- The biggest book on coin magic since Bobo's Modern Coin Magic, and the most important since David Roth's Expert Coin Magic! Hardbound, 500 pages, 20 chapters of state of the art coin magic illustrated with 930 crisp photos! A contribution chapter from over 20 of the world's top coin magicians! This will be the book against which all future books on coin magic will be measured! Already called a Modern Classic!!
And if anyone (USA ONLY) needs some of the coin stuff used in the book, shoot me an email at rubinsteindvm@aol.com as I have some limited supplies of coins and props used in the book.
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Who remembers my Opening Act from years past? Yes, we are talking about that famous Italian Acrobatic team, The Specciolini Brothers! Well, I looked them up on Facebook, and they agreed to perform with me again! These guys would bend over backwards for you! And here they are again, please enjoy!
https://youtu.be/Gkat0DBhmSo
Due to a special order to my distributor, I still have 2 books available to sign, and they come with a SPECIAL FREE GIFT. If interested, shoot me an email at rubinsteindvm@aol.com
Available at dealers EVERYWHERE - RUBINSTEIN COIN MAGIC- The biggest book on coin magic since Bobo's Modern Coin Magic, and the most important since David Roth's Expert Coin Magic! Hardbound, 500 pages, 20 chapters of state of the art coin magic illustrated with 930 crisp photos! A contribution chapter from over 20 of the world's top coin magicians! This will be the book against which all future books on coin magic will be measured! Already called a Modern Classic!!
And if anyone (USA ONLY) needs some of the coin stuff used in the book, shoot me an email at rubinsteindvm@aol.com as I have some limited supplies of coins and props used in the book.
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On Dec 2, 2020, Michael Rubinstein wrote:
Who remembers my Opening Act from years past? Yes, we are talking about that famous Italian Acrobatic team, The Specciolini Brothers! Well, I looked them up on Facebook, and they agreed to perform with me again! These guys would bend over backwards for you! And here they are again, please enjoy!
https://youtu.be/Gkat0DBhmSo
Due to a special order to my distributor, I still have 2 books available to sign, and they come with a SPECIAL FREE GIFT. If interested, shoot me an email at rubinsteindvm@aol.com

I have done that one for my kids. They always are belting laughing when I do it. It fits my character well.Thanks Mike.
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Thanks Andy, been doing this routine since the 80's. I like this version because it is all in the hands, no need for a table. I have done many other versions, all with different methods, but this is my favorite and only found in Rubinstein Coin Magic, and my Penguin Live 2 download.
Available at dealers EVERYWHERE - RUBINSTEIN COIN MAGIC- The biggest book on coin magic since Bobo's Modern Coin Magic, and the most important since David Roth's Expert Coin Magic! Hardbound, 500 pages, 20 chapters of state of the art coin magic illustrated with 930 crisp photos! A contribution chapter from over 20 of the world's top coin magicians! This will be the book against which all future books on coin magic will be measured! Already called a Modern Classic!!
And if anyone (USA ONLY) needs some of the coin stuff used in the book, shoot me an email at rubinsteindvm@aol.com as I have some limited supplies of coins and props used in the book.
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Currently SOLD OUT at Penguin, and very few left at Vanishinginc. Not sure why, Murphys still has them to distribute. However, they seem to be selling much faster than I thought, and I may need to reprint again for a FOURTH time in a few months. But many dealers still have them, and I am due to get two additional copies next week if anyone is interested in a signed copy for the holidays!
Available at dealers EVERYWHERE - RUBINSTEIN COIN MAGIC- The biggest book on coin magic since Bobo's Modern Coin Magic, and the most important since David Roth's Expert Coin Magic! Hardbound, 500 pages, 20 chapters of state of the art coin magic illustrated with 930 crisp photos! A contribution chapter from over 20 of the world's top coin magicians! This will be the book against which all future books on coin magic will be measured! Already called a Modern Classic!!
And if anyone (USA ONLY) needs some of the coin stuff used in the book, shoot me an email at rubinsteindvm@aol.com as I have some limited supplies of coins and props used in the book.
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Back in stock at Penguin, out of stock at Vanishinginc (but should be back in stock soon). Apparently there was a glitch with the inventory from the distributor which has since been corrected, so soon most out of stock dealers will have them back.
Available at dealers EVERYWHERE - RUBINSTEIN COIN MAGIC- The biggest book on coin magic since Bobo's Modern Coin Magic, and the most important since David Roth's Expert Coin Magic! Hardbound, 500 pages, 20 chapters of state of the art coin magic illustrated with 930 crisp photos! A contribution chapter from over 20 of the world's top coin magicians! This will be the book against which all future books on coin magic will be measured! Already called a Modern Classic!!
And if anyone (USA ONLY) needs some of the coin stuff used in the book, shoot me an email at rubinsteindvm@aol.com as I have some limited supplies of coins and props used in the book.
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Vanishinginc has them back in stock again, so now available from all the big dealers.
Available at dealers EVERYWHERE - RUBINSTEIN COIN MAGIC- The biggest book on coin magic since Bobo's Modern Coin Magic, and the most important since David Roth's Expert Coin Magic! Hardbound, 500 pages, 20 chapters of state of the art coin magic illustrated with 930 crisp photos! A contribution chapter from over 20 of the world's top coin magicians! This will be the book against which all future books on coin magic will be measured! Already called a Modern Classic!!
And if anyone (USA ONLY) needs some of the coin stuff used in the book, shoot me an email at rubinsteindvm@aol.com as I have some limited supplies of coins and props used in the book.
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Dan Trix is BACK with another video showing effects from my book. He is still working on them, and wants to show his progress. Thanks Dan, for taking the time to work through my book! Each take looks better and better!
https://youtu.be/N56TyoE9Lws

Best wishes to all for a happy and healthy holiday season! Thinking of putting up one of my own videos soon. Vegas Math was only performed on my At the Table DVD/download, and since then I improved the ending. Coming soon!!
Available at dealers EVERYWHERE - RUBINSTEIN COIN MAGIC- The biggest book on coin magic since Bobo's Modern Coin Magic, and the most important since David Roth's Expert Coin Magic! Hardbound, 500 pages, 20 chapters of state of the art coin magic illustrated with 930 crisp photos! A contribution chapter from over 20 of the world's top coin magicians! This will be the book against which all future books on coin magic will be measured! Already called a Modern Classic!!
And if anyone (USA ONLY) needs some of the coin stuff used in the book, shoot me an email at rubinsteindvm@aol.com as I have some limited supplies of coins and props used in the book.
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Best wishes to all for a happy and healthy holiday season! Thinking of putting up one of my own videos soon. Vegas Math was only performed on my At the Table DVD/download, and since then I improved the ending. Coming soon!!



Awesome! Happy and healthy holidays to you as well!
Smile Smile
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Not a coin trick, just me
https://youtu.be/Ybi9S6TzFlc
Available at dealers EVERYWHERE - RUBINSTEIN COIN MAGIC- The biggest book on coin magic since Bobo's Modern Coin Magic, and the most important since David Roth's Expert Coin Magic! Hardbound, 500 pages, 20 chapters of state of the art coin magic illustrated with 930 crisp photos! A contribution chapter from over 20 of the world's top coin magicians! This will be the book against which all future books on coin magic will be measured! Already called a Modern Classic!!
And if anyone (USA ONLY) needs some of the coin stuff used in the book, shoot me an email at rubinsteindvm@aol.com as I have some limited supplies of coins and props used in the book.
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New review (glowing) in the January issue of M.U.M.. Be sure to check it out!
Available at dealers EVERYWHERE - RUBINSTEIN COIN MAGIC- The biggest book on coin magic since Bobo's Modern Coin Magic, and the most important since David Roth's Expert Coin Magic! Hardbound, 500 pages, 20 chapters of state of the art coin magic illustrated with 930 crisp photos! A contribution chapter from over 20 of the world's top coin magicians! This will be the book against which all future books on coin magic will be measured! Already called a Modern Classic!!
And if anyone (USA ONLY) needs some of the coin stuff used in the book, shoot me an email at rubinsteindvm@aol.com as I have some limited supplies of coins and props used in the book.
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Dan Trixter is back with Retro Fly from Rubinstein Coin Magic. Enjoy!
https://youtu.be/5iHwFIZZVgc
Available at dealers EVERYWHERE - RUBINSTEIN COIN MAGIC- The biggest book on coin magic since Bobo's Modern Coin Magic, and the most important since David Roth's Expert Coin Magic! Hardbound, 500 pages, 20 chapters of state of the art coin magic illustrated with 930 crisp photos! A contribution chapter from over 20 of the world's top coin magicians! This will be the book against which all future books on coin magic will be measured! Already called a Modern Classic!!
And if anyone (USA ONLY) needs some of the coin stuff used in the book, shoot me an email at rubinsteindvm@aol.com as I have some limited supplies of coins and props used in the book.
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Someone asked on another forum for a quick way to classic palm multiple coins out of a pocket. So to demonstrate one of the techniques in my book I came up with this routine. Enjoy!
https://youtu.be/Z7JP4m8pGq0
Available at dealers EVERYWHERE - RUBINSTEIN COIN MAGIC- The biggest book on coin magic since Bobo's Modern Coin Magic, and the most important since David Roth's Expert Coin Magic! Hardbound, 500 pages, 20 chapters of state of the art coin magic illustrated with 930 crisp photos! A contribution chapter from over 20 of the world's top coin magicians! This will be the book against which all future books on coin magic will be measured! Already called a Modern Classic!!
And if anyone (USA ONLY) needs some of the coin stuff used in the book, shoot me an email at rubinsteindvm@aol.com as I have some limited supplies of coins and props used in the book.
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Mike Close interviewed me for his April Newsletter, and reviewed my book. Should be out tomorrow, and available here:
https://www.michaelclose.com/
Note...you will need to sign up in order to get his monthly newsletter, and go on his site.
Available at dealers EVERYWHERE - RUBINSTEIN COIN MAGIC- The biggest book on coin magic since Bobo's Modern Coin Magic, and the most important since David Roth's Expert Coin Magic! Hardbound, 500 pages, 20 chapters of state of the art coin magic illustrated with 930 crisp photos! A contribution chapter from over 20 of the world's top coin magicians! This will be the book against which all future books on coin magic will be measured! Already called a Modern Classic!!
And if anyone (USA ONLY) needs some of the coin stuff used in the book, shoot me an email at rubinsteindvm@aol.com as I have some limited supplies of coins and props used in the book.
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Newsletter finally came out today. You can read a review of the book, and see the interview I did with Mike Close (or just listen to the audio podcast).Just go to www.michaelclose.com and sign up. To see what the newsletter looks like, here is a photo:
https://www.instagram.com/p/CNSxZbEgToL/......g8gj1bz2
Available at dealers EVERYWHERE - RUBINSTEIN COIN MAGIC- The biggest book on coin magic since Bobo's Modern Coin Magic, and the most important since David Roth's Expert Coin Magic! Hardbound, 500 pages, 20 chapters of state of the art coin magic illustrated with 930 crisp photos! A contribution chapter from over 20 of the world's top coin magicians! This will be the book against which all future books on coin magic will be measured! Already called a Modern Classic!!
And if anyone (USA ONLY) needs some of the coin stuff used in the book, shoot me an email at rubinsteindvm@aol.com as I have some limited supplies of coins and props used in the book.
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Some reviews in at the Merchant of Magic in the UK www.magicshop.co.uk

David T.
This book has to be one if not the best book on coin magic around at the moment. Michael explains the slight’s tricks and routine’s with such great detail I just can’t put it down! Every coin or general magician should get this book, but be quick as it’s already in its second print run.

WI
The book is a marvel! A wonder! The content is beyond excellent, and the appearance and production are first rate. THANK YOU!

WA
The book made it in on Friday but I haven’t been able to put it down. Thank you for the penguin dvd! Having lots of fun with the ROPS move. Another great book from a master of the art.

Bassinator
No matter what your skill level, you will want to have this in your library if you study coin magic.

P Daddy
I honestly believe this book will set a new bar in the realm of "Books about Coin Magic"
Available at dealers EVERYWHERE - RUBINSTEIN COIN MAGIC- The biggest book on coin magic since Bobo's Modern Coin Magic, and the most important since David Roth's Expert Coin Magic! Hardbound, 500 pages, 20 chapters of state of the art coin magic illustrated with 930 crisp photos! A contribution chapter from over 20 of the world's top coin magicians! This will be the book against which all future books on coin magic will be measured! Already called a Modern Classic!!
And if anyone (USA ONLY) needs some of the coin stuff used in the book, shoot me an email at rubinsteindvm@aol.com as I have some limited supplies of coins and props used in the book.
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Looks like that was a statement I made here on the Café (and I still stand by it Smile )
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Ha! Looks like they collected these reviews from other sources and posted. Funny!! (And thanks for your review!!)
Available at dealers EVERYWHERE - RUBINSTEIN COIN MAGIC- The biggest book on coin magic since Bobo's Modern Coin Magic, and the most important since David Roth's Expert Coin Magic! Hardbound, 500 pages, 20 chapters of state of the art coin magic illustrated with 930 crisp photos! A contribution chapter from over 20 of the world's top coin magicians! This will be the book against which all future books on coin magic will be measured! Already called a Modern Classic!!
And if anyone (USA ONLY) needs some of the coin stuff used in the book, shoot me an email at rubinsteindvm@aol.com as I have some limited supplies of coins and props used in the book.
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For those who missed the Mike Close review, here is a copy of it:

Rubinstein Coin Magic by Dr. Michael Rubinstein

Review by Michael Close

The past few years have been boom times for coin magic enthusiasts. In 2017, the much-anticipated Geoff Latta: The Long Goodbye was released. The following year Giacomo Bertini’s System for Amazement arrived. Both of these books offered a plethora of new sleights and routines.

Then, in June of last year, the spirits of coin magicians were lifted by the publication of a huge new coin book, one rivaling J.B. Bobo’s New Modern Coin Magic in both physical size and scope. The book is Rubinstein Coin Magic by Dr. Michael Rubinstein, and it is sure to join Bobo’s book and David Roth’s Expert Coin Magic as one the three great pillars of coin conjuring.

If you don’t know who Michael Rubinstein is, here’s some background. Michael received a few magic tricks from an aunt at age nine, but the magic bug didn’t really bite until age fifteen, when an uncle taught him the French drop and he received a copy of New Modern Coin Magic as a birthday gift. Almost immediately, he began developing his own techniques.

He moved to Italy to study veterinary medicine in 1977. There, he met local magicians, and participated in (and won) several contests. In 1985, just before leaving Europe with his veterinary degree, Michael produced the Master Coin Technique video series in German; this was later released by L&L Publishing as the three-volume Encyclopedia of Coin Sleights.

Michael joined forces with David Roth and Mike Gallo to produce the long-running New York Coin Magic Seminar. The DVD series generated from those gatherings ran to sixteen volumes, and featured the best coin magicians from around the world. Michael’s magic has also appeared in Apocalypse, Richard’s Almanac, MAGIC magazine, Genii, and other magazines.

It’s important to know, Rubinstein Coin Magic is not a compilation of everything Michael has published in the last thirty-plus years. It is a distillation of that material. In the Introduction, Michael writes, “I am very proud of the material in this book. I decided that instead of including all my material (such as older handlings, routines I felt were outdated, or moves I no longer use), I would just include my best material. I feel that there is something here for everyone.” You will also find a great deal of previously unpublished material.

With age and experience, Michael Rubinstein’s approach to magic has shifted. He explains this new perspective in the Introduction:

“My philosophy on coin magic has changed, and is reflected in the routines that I have included. When I started out in coin magic, I focused more on technical routines that contained difficult moves. Over the years I discovered what so many other experienced pros realized. Magic doesn’t need to be knuckle busting; it needs to be entertaining. I began to focus on presentation over difficulty. That doesn’t mean that some of the material isn’t challenging, it is. But instead of doing something because it was impressive to other magicians, I tried to make the moves look as magical as possible – when possible, to avoid extra finger movement.

“Magicians are very forgiving about a bit of strange finger movement if the final trick is good. Laymen will look at that as something suspicious. As such, whenever I watched myself doing magic and I didn’t like the way my hands looked, I changed the move. And, I tried to make my audience smile. In other words, my magic style developed in order to focus on laymen magic over magician magic.”

The contents of Rubinstein Coin Magic are far too wide ranging to review in detail, so I’ll have to settle for a brief summary. Part One (six chapters) contains information on various coin techniques, including Rubinstein’s R.O.P.S move, vanishes, shuttle passes, loads, changeover palms, click passes, Spellbound moves, false counts, Rubinstein’s Stealth palm, and various other techniques.

Part Two (eleven chapters) contains effects grouped by the general theme of the effect. These familiar plots include: Copper/Silver routines, Wild Coin effects, Spellbound routines, Coins through the Table, Coins Across, Coin Productions and Vanishes, routines using coins and cards, gaffed coin routines, tricks with coins and poker chips, and miscellaneous routines. There is a large section with contributions from Michael Rubinstein’s friends, including Mike Gallo, Nathan Kranzo, Moritz Mueller, Tom Gagnon, Marc DeSouza, Miguel Angel Gea, Giacomo Bertini, and David Roth. There’s a tasty Easter egg in this chapter; don’t pass it by.

The book concludes with three bonus routines and a chapter of puns for any occasion. Michael is a fan of puns and did not think the book would be complete without including some. Whether or not you’ll find this section useful depends on your sense of humor and your performing style.

Michael Rubinstein’s writing style is clear; the hundreds of excellent black-and-white photographs show every detail of the action. You should have no problem learning from this book.

Encompassing every major coin plot and coin technique, Rubinstein Coin Magic will become a standard text on the subject; there’s enough material here to last you the rest of your life. For anyone interested in coin magic, this book is a must-have and should be in your library.

[Note: If you want to get an idea of the material in the book, Michael has a YouTube channel with video demonstrations of some of the moves and the routines. You’ll find it here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6JOjhW....../videos]

For another review on coin magic check out my review of Geoff Latta's book The Long Goodbye - Latta on Coins.
Available at dealers EVERYWHERE - RUBINSTEIN COIN MAGIC- The biggest book on coin magic since Bobo's Modern Coin Magic, and the most important since David Roth's Expert Coin Magic! Hardbound, 500 pages, 20 chapters of state of the art coin magic illustrated with 930 crisp photos! A contribution chapter from over 20 of the world's top coin magicians! This will be the book against which all future books on coin magic will be measured! Already called a Modern Classic!!
And if anyone (USA ONLY) needs some of the coin stuff used in the book, shoot me an email at rubinsteindvm@aol.com as I have some limited supplies of coins and props used in the book.
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