Magic was a childhood hobby. By the time I was a teenager, I moved on to music and academics as interests. Had I known there were real magic teachers and videos to learn from at a young age, my life would be different with an earlier start in the fraternity.
When I got back into magic as a young adult I had one goal: To make anything vanish!
This desire was stirred up because that was the number one request from my spectators. I didn’t have many tricks in the beginning, so as soon as I got short on material, I was yielding to eager thrill seeker's requests to see more.
The number one question: Can you make "this" disappear?
Can you make this hat disappear?
Can you make that pen disappear?
Can you make my wife…
Then came the follow up question: Can you make "this" appear?
95% of the time, the question was specifically, “Can you make money appear?”
So appearances and disappearances became my pursuit. To do those things. I studied more and more magic. And finally, I found coins.
On the surface, coin magic is about productions and vanishes.
But, we know there is so much more with coin magic than just these two effects. My favorite thing about coin magic today is transformations.
I love a good color change of a solid metal coin that is then handed out to a spectator. Better still, a change that happens in a person's hand is tough to beat reaction-wise. I believe that metal morphing has a deeper, more primal impact than any paper card color change.
Coins can teleport, shape shift, multiply, fly, levitate, change states of matter, penetrate, magnetize and more… All while being able to create amazement in every culture. There are some places and some groups that will be offended or not know what to do with a deck of cards.
Money always relates. Coin magic is universal.
Not to mention, you can perform with coins anywhere. Stage, parlor, close up, and street each have strengths with coins. Visual, audible, and tactile senses can all be regularly manipulated with coin magic, performing well in every arena. Mentalism and bizarre magic can even use coins as believable and minimalistic props.
There are hundreds of thousands of different styles of coins in the world. Each and every one has something unique. It’s a prop that is found in almost every place, corner, and pocket of the world. Any coin, anywhere, is ready to perform magic. All you have to do is pick it up.
Performing magic with coins is captivating and worth our study. Putting in just a little effort, and practicing coin magic the correct way, will surely get you going in the right direction. That’s why I created DAVE. I hope you’ll study along with us.
Are you new to coin magic? Or do you have years of experience? What do you love about coins? What do you hate about coins? We want to know. Share your comments below: