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Modern Coin Magic by J.B. Bobo (Book) 116 Coin Sleights and 236 Coin Tricks
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When party guests request a few tricks, be prepared. Ask for a coin, and perform some of the tricks in this book. Because you will not have been aided by special stage apparatus, the results will be all the more astonising. As tricks with coins are so readily improvised, they are among the most impressive forms of legerdemain.

This book is the most complete treatise ever written on sleight-of-hand coin conjuring. Celebrated magician J.B. Bobo has gathered here the best and most useful of all coin tricks-not only his own, but those of some four dozen notable prestidigitators, including such greats as Robert-Houdin, Professor Hoffmann and-the greatest of all coin conjurers-T. Nelson Downs.

All the tested, traditional methods of coin magic are here. Bobo has added to these the best of the modern innovations, while eliminating all the out-of-date and impractical sleights of his sources. You will learn all about palms, holds, flips, switches, change-overs, steals, cuffing, sleeving and other sleight-of-hand techniques; coin tricks requiring special devices are also included. The author guides you systematically from basic techniques, concealments and vanishes, through integrated tricks, to complete routined acts (18 in all). His clear explanations are splendidly complemented by 510 illustrations.

Sleight-of-hand magic has consistently earned the respect of professional magicians . If you are yet an amateur, this easy-to-follow manual-together with regular practice-is the surest route to professional level competence. For professionals, this volume is a convenient encyclopedic reference that gathers in one place all the best coin magic from antiquity to modern times.

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Paperbound, 5 3/8" by 8 1/2" pages, 510 illustrations.

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3 of 3 magicians found the following review helpful:
Worth every coin! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 5th, 2010
The reference book for coin magic. No magician should be without this book. At under $10, this is a gold mine of material. The book is appropriately broken down into chapters that go from the basic sleights to most major facets of coin magic. You start with the foundations of coin magic, the utility switches, the vanishes, and the palms.

There are literally hundreds of tricks to choose from in this tome so plan on spending a lot on time on the varied chapters. Aside from the excellent basic teaching of palms, switches and vanishes, you get chapters transpositions, color changes, gaffed coins, shells, sleeving, and finally full routines such as the Miser's Dream. My favorite are the copper/silver tricks and there is some amazing, in-the-spectator's hand transpositions.

A few downsides to this fabulous book. First, the book is no longer "modern" as some of text is from a by-gone era. Largely, the text translates well into modern patter and attire. Second, a lot of the new, types of coin gaffs are not covered by this book. Overall, this book could keep you busy for years.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 30th, 2011
This book is a good read and there is something for everyone and im sure you can get something from it, but lets face it it is hard to learn coin magic from a book. It just does'nt work for me. I would probably say get this because it is not exspensive and the basics are taught well, but if you are advanced in coin magic then I say there are other things you could buy. When it comes down to it though this book was a pretty big dissapointment.
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The Coin Book Bible Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 7th, 2010
I like how everything is very detailed I like to see all the different teachings in the make your own gimmick's section. A lot of sleight's are introduced but they are the one's you need some didn't make the cut because they weren't revelant so you know you got a very good product.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 6th, 2010
Hi! This is your official PenguinMagic reviewer, B_Magic.

If you are into coin magic, this book is an absolute MUST BUY. THIS IS "THE" BOOK ON COIN MAGIC. Add to cart.

This book has been in my library for years, and it continues to be a constant source of great information and magic for me. There's not much to say but that there is no other resource on coin magic that even rivals this book, and if you are into coins you just simply have to get this. It's an amazing book that can and will turn you into a coin master if you learn from it.

This book is essential. Just get it already!

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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 6th, 2010
Everything you may ever need to know about coin magic. Several old techniques to be learned in this book that can be modified or used in more modern coin effects. Learn all the classic moves from this book and do not hesitate to own this book. A great addition to your magic library.
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A Must Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 5th, 2010
This is one of the best things you can get for $10 seriously if you haven't got this yet you have to get it! There are soo many things in this for such a small price you can be kept busy for a long time, there is a reason this is still in print after a long time, its because it is the best! Great starting point that will take you to very good.
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The Bible of Coin Magic Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 5th, 2010
This is a must have for any magician at any level. If you're new to coin magic, then this will give you the basics. Even if you're a pro, this book will give you ideas for new routines. For any magician into coins, it all starts here.
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excellent! Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 4th, 2010
I usually try to stay away from reviewing classic texts of magic, but this is a MUST. It doesn't matter how long you've been into magic for. You need this book. COin magic is almost all of what I do and I learned a ton from this book. A few of the tricks are a little outdated but others are really good and can work wonders for you. WIth a lot of them, you can grab a coin and do a full 20 minute show with it. Others might require 2 or 5 coins. Some use gimmicks, some aren't gimmicked. There is also a really nice miser's dream and historical section towards the back of the book. My favorite part is the Okito story, how it came to be. PLEASE BUY NOW!
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 3rd, 2010
I honestly can't speak highly enough of this book. Let me start off with the fact that this single book started off my whole interest in magic, and every time I go back to it I pick up new slights, subtleties, and flourishes that weren't possible the last time I read it. You get almost every basic coin vanish, routines with those vanishes, and several amazing high caliber routines like the miser's dream and winged silver. If you were to buy something like this in a video/DVD format, it would probably cost over $50, but with this book you can get so much great material for this low price. If you have any interest in ever doing anything with coins, buy this book.
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Coin Magic at it's best Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 2nd, 2010
This book is a great buy for anyone who wants to, or is currently doing coin magic. This book has everything from basic magic, to more advance magic. Anything that's done in the coin magic world, palms, vanishes, transpositions, etc, this book has.

Unfortunately, if you don't learn well from books, it might be a challenge but there are a lot of illustrations provided to make it simple.

In this book, you will learn many many routines that you will find natural. By this I mean that this isn't just mumbo jumbo stuff that you'll never use.

Once again, if you're into coin magic, this book is a great compliment to "In the Beginning.." by Jay Noblezada.

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