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Confusing Coins by Jim Boyd - The Original

Confusing Coins by Jim Boyd - The Original


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Two coins continue to reappear after you remove them and then they vanish. Own a piece of magical history with this precision-made coin set.

Real coins, real history, real magic….

This is the ultimate two coin magic trick that you can do. Show two coins, a Victorian Penny and Half Crown. Place them in your closed hand. Remove one and place it in your pocket. Open your hand and both coins are still there!  Repeating this several times, the coins continue to magically appear! Finally your hand is opened and both coins have vanished! 

This coin set packs a powerful punch and it’s wonderful design does all the work for you.

   - Precision engineered from real coins.

   - Engineered in England to the highest standard.

   - Tried and tested by us this will last you many years. 

   - Loved by magicians for many decades. This trick has stood the test of time.

You will be performing close-up, in your face, street magic with coins. No sleight of hand, just follow the instructions and use the special coins supplied.

Confusing Coins – The Original version contains: 

   - Old English Penny and Half Crown version.

   - This is the original that Jim Boyd used. 

   - These larger coins look and feel wonderful. 

   - Real history, real coins, real magic and made in England by our gifted engineer.  

Grab a piece of Magical History

In April 1967 (9 years before we even started selling magic!) a little known Scottish magician called Jim Boyd published a trick called ‘Confusing Coins’ in the Gen Magazine. 

The Gen was a monthly magic magazine published between 1945 and 1971 by Harry Stanley.  Practically every great magician of this time either contributed or was featured in this magazine and it has left a legacy that it still felt in the magic world today.

Harry sold the best of the featured tricks and routines through his Unique Magic Studio in London’s Soho (absorbed by the Supreme Magic Company in 1970).

Jim may have been one of the lesser know contributors but this trick packed a huge punch and turned out to be one of most successful coin routines of all time.  Fittingly Jim had just qualified as a Chartered Accountant when he released this trick and he used an British half crown and penny to wow his audience.

Since 1967 this trick has been sold under different names by many different companies most of whom sadly fail to credit Jim with this wonderful trick.

It is also know as the Hopping Halves or Returning Coins.

Update 2023

Our 'coin man' retired last year and we are struggling to find a replacement who can make this wonderful trick but I have left it online as we will continue the search. Please drop me a note if you think you can be our new 'coin person'!

Jim actually contacted us at the start of the year to thank us for this small write up and to say 'I would add that after the Penny has been genuinely taken for a second time, the spectator is used to the move, so you .can pretend to take another Penny (but in reality NO Penny is physically taken). Thus giving a "bonus" to the effect'. Jim also corrected my original copy to say 'the coins are British, not English'. Correction duly made, thanks for reaching out Jim! 

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