Magic Tricks Revealed: The Mesmerizing Money Magnet Trick

Published: 23rd February 2010
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This deceptively simple money magic trick is a fantastic party or bar trick, and will quickly have you at the center of conversation. It's easy to learn and the only prop you need can easily be secreted away in any small pocket.

Here's how the trick looks to the audience. You ask to borrow a couple of coins, preferably pennies, or pence pieces if you are in Britain. Any other currency, you must get coins that are made from copper. Some countries use aluminum coins, so they won't work for this trick.

Once you have two coins, you rub them together and say a few magic words. It's better if you say the magic words in Latin, or in some old dead language (you can make up some words if you like). And then, through your incredible powers of telepathy and other worldly skills, the two coins will magically stick together like glue. You touch one to the other, and will be able to pick it up off the table. If you give the two coins back to their original owner, it will be impossible for them to duplicate this trick.

Here's the secret. You'll need to get a small Neodymium magnet. These are cheap and you can buy them online or from any hobby shop. Get one small enough to hide between your forefinger and middle finger on either hand. Just make sure that the coin in your hand is in contact with the magnet at all times. That will magnetize the coin, so it will pick up the other coin.

This requires a bit of misdirection and some patter. Talk up a good game, before, during, and after the trick. And be careful not to spend too much time showing them that the coins are sticking together. Hold them together long enough so they will notice that the coins are sticking, and then give them the coins back. You want the focus on your hands only long enough to see that the coins are stuck together, then quickly shift he focus to the coins, rather than your hands, but giving them back to the original owner.

This is a great trick because it only takes a little bit of practice, and the only prop you need to carry around with you is a small magnet. This works great parties where people have had a few drinks. This is also a great bar trick, as their are usually coins that are sitting around on the table for whatever reason.

A great way to do this trick is to just do it without saying anything. Just pick up one coin, touch it with the hidden magnet in your hand, and then use it to pick up another coin. Gasp out loud, as if you've just discovered some secret law of physics, and then put the coins back down. That way the focus will be on the coins, and not your hands. Of course, everybody else at your table will try and repeat this, but won't be able to. If you can do a good job of acting innocent and clueless, you can have great fun with this trick.


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