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Producing Coins at Finger Tips


Producing Coins at Finger TipsBefore the hat, is replaced on the table the audience is asked to name any number, which we will suppose is 15. The performer, who has in the meantime been "jingling" the coins in the hat, quickly palms the desired number, and replaces the hat on the table (to palm the correct number instantaneously requires considerable practice, but the author is enabled through constant exercise to tell exactly how many he picks up by the feel and weight). Both hands are now shown empty by means of the "new Change-over Palm" described on page 38. The magic wand is taken in the left hand, and the coins caught on its extreme end one by one, each being then invisibly passed from the wand to the right hand finger tips. The wand used is, of course, the old "Half-dollar" Wand, but the one the author has been in the habit of using was improved by him to the extent that it works noiselessly, this being brought about by a series of minute pieces of rubber operating in the "Coin" end of the wand, which prevent the edges of the opening "clicking" together when the half-dollar is caused to appear or to vanish.
The coins are palmed in the right hand. To produce them one by one at the finger tips, the two middle fingers are bent down towards the coins as in Fig. 17. The third finger pushes up the bottom one (that nearest the wrist), same being immediately gripped between that finger and the second, which instantaneously places the coin between the tips of the first finger and thumb, the second one being placed behind this, and so on till the whole 15 have been "produced." The left hand, of course, makes a motion of catching a coin on the wand each time and shows the coin, which is withdrawn into the wand in the act of throwing it towards the right hand.
The coins are now counted one at a time from the right hand into the hat. If, by any chance, you should have made a mistake in the number asked for, it is easy when counting them at the conclusion to "miscount" one or two.