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Modern Coin Magic: 116 Coin Sleights and 236 Coin Tricks (Dover Magic Books)
 
 

Modern Coin Magic: 116 Coin Sleights and 236 Coin Tricks (Dover Magic Books) [Kindle Edition]

J. B. Bobo
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

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The most complete treatise on sleight-of-hand coin conjuring, including best traditional methods and modern innovations. Guides you systematically from basic techniques, through integrated tricks to complete routined acts, 18 in all. 510 clear illustrations by Nelson C. Hahne. The best manual for amateurs, an encyclopedic source for professionals.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 15387 KB
  • Print Length: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications (26 April 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008TVEIQE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #57,406 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 29 Aug 2001
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This really is a good book, easy to understand with excellent diagrams. The tricks inside really do work and really do impress, some of them are very easy to master and others are not, meaning that you can enjoy the book for quite a while as you gradually improve your skills. It is not however the final word in coin magic I have found that some of the sleights mention can be better executed in other ways, but this is just down to personal preference and others may disagree.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for beginners and professionals alike 11 Jan 2000
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
If you are new to magic this a great way to start. With great illustrations and descriptions, this makes learning sleights and other techniques easy. For advanced magicians, this book is an essential reference guide. Good work
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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Must Buy, for serious magicians. 17 Dec 2002
By Dave
Format:Paperback
Beware; serious coin manipulation with real coins requires practice and skill. This book covers just about every move and trick you can perform with coins including the use of trick coins and full performance routines. "Some" tricks can be done immediately. I have amazed many people with the coin through a hanky routine. A stunning trick that can be learnt in minutes. The book is worth the cost for this one trick alone. The book is a small paperback, with hand drawn illustrations. No big glossy pictures - just facts. Absolutely loads of stuff and a lifetime of reading (and practicing). Recommended to me by a magician, who astounded me into rushing out and buying it. You'll never learn everything in it, but from a clumsy novice - to a dextrous expert, everyone will learn from this valuable resource. - The bible. !
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42 of 46 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not recommended for complete beginners 2 April 2003
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Unlike some of the reviewers here, I question this being a good book for novices. Many of the sleights are quite complex, and someone starting out in magic, or younger magicians, might become dispirited and frustrated with the difficulty of some of the moves. This is a book for adults who can already demonstrate a little skill in doing a few basic tricks, and are willing to offer the time and committment necessary to take their interest to the level that this book is aimed at. For them, this will prove an excellent and invaluable guide, with clear instructions and diagrams. The book only occasionally feels slightly dated when some of the coin vanishes, for instance, assume that all men are still wearing suits with breast pockets and trouser leg cuffs etc - so jeans and a T-shirt may not be much use to you! So if you're already very keen and have a little experience of magic - certainly buy it. If you're simply curious, and are entirely new to coin tricks, start with something simpler.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars An encyclopedia of coin tricks! 13 Mar 2008
By gjb
Format:Paperback
There are many, many coin tricks in this book and if you
learnt them all you'd never be short of material. The only
criticism of this book that I have is that there is no indication
given of HOW to practice the tricks in order to improve ...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Bible for all Coin Magicians 11 Aug 1999
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
For any standard of Coin Magic; be it beginner or professional, Bobo's book is one of the all time classic bibles on the subject of Coin Magic. Well illustrated and written, it documents hundreds of tricks and adds important notes after years of observation in his field. Well recognised in the field as one of the classics, it will be money well spent by anyone wishing to learn and add to their coin magic. The copy I bought a while ago has survived years of thumbing, and still gets opened regularly as a vital reference. A must buy!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
everything you ever wanted to know about coins in the world, your library is not complete without this book. I WOULD GIVE IT SIX CROWNS IF THAT WERE POSSIBLE. I especially enjoyed the sleeving section. COIN MAGIC USING NORMAL COINS, GIMMICKED COINS AND COIN RELATED PROPS ie the okito box....
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another must-have 25 Jun 2009
By Peter
Format:Paperback
There are only a few books considered 'must-haves' in magic. And just as Hugard & Braue's Royal Road to card Magic is seen as indespensible for those with a growing passion for the pasteboards, so Bobo's opus is the singular indespensible tome for those looking for instruction in coin magic.

The book may be old, but the techniques inside are timeless, and studying it thoroughly will give you the ability to hit the ground running with almost any of the newer, more advanced techniques that you encounter on your travels.

This is gold.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars now you see it
well explained and nice illustrations, for all coin trick magicians this is the book to get. if you want to amaze your friends practice practice practice.
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Bit unclear but fine
I was expecting more clarity on some of the tricks, it's a good manual but you must learn the basics on your own first
Published 5 months ago by Marcello
5.0 out of 5 stars Modern Coin Magic: 116 Coin Sleights and 236 Coin Tricks
I bought this book for my son's birthday (at his request) along with the "Street Magic" paperback by Paul Zenon. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Zorro99
4.0 out of 5 stars comprehensive, but a bit dated. assumes that everyone wears suits to...
comprehensive, but a bit dated. assumes that everyone wears suits to hide coins. Could include pictures rathere than sketches. Abracadabra
Published 9 months ago by Paul Baker
5.0 out of 5 stars For beginners to experts, an absolute must buy!
I bought this book having done no magic before in my life(excepting those awful boxes full of rubbish) and after a week am fooling people with professional looking tricks that... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Hamilton
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book
A reference for any coin worker. Amateur or professional, if you make magic with coins you have to read this book.
Published 14 months ago by Victor Henriquez
5.0 out of 5 stars Kierans other magic book
Along with the card tricks book this one helps with coin tricks easy to follow and understand another amazing book
Published 15 months ago by marsh
5.0 out of 5 stars spellbound
i wanted to delve into magic as i have allways been intrested. this product was a good starter and i will definitely be looking at more products in the future
Published 18 months ago by sam bennett
4.0 out of 5 stars Try this book
Its a good book to learn some new tricks. Reading and trying makes it a bit impossible to understand the procedures but after trying, it is pretty helpful.
Published 21 months ago by Abhinay
5.0 out of 5 stars Modern Coin Magic: 116 Coin Sleights and 236 Coin Tricks (Dover...
Modern Coin Magic: 116 Coin Sleights and 236 Coin Tricks is very good but is a small book and i need to put on glasses to read it
Published 21 months ago by matt
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