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The performer takes a black stick from the table. As soon as he waves it in the air, a coin appears on the tip of the wand. The magician removes it and throws it into an iron pail standing on an illusion table. Then the performer touches the objects on the stage with a stick, and each time a coin appears at the end of the stick. The performer takes it and throws it into the bucket.

The artist invites his assistant to the stage. He invites her to take a bucket of coins from the table and go with it to the auditorium. Being among the audience, the performer touches the "magic" wand to the heads, costumes of the audience and each time removes a coin from the end of the wand, which he throws into the bucket.

Returning to the stage, the assistant pours the contents of the bucket onto the table, and the audience sees how many coins are collected by the "magic" wand.

Focus secret:

The secret of the trick is in the design of the "magic" wand. It is a black metal tube 30 cm long and 1,5 cm in diameter. Departing from one end of the tube by 6 cm, a slit 3 cm long and 0,5 cm wide is made in it (Fig. 37, A). Inside this tube, another - secret - tube 17 cm long and 1 cm in diameter is placed. Departing from one end of the secret tube by 5 cm, a small hole is made in its wall for a screw, the diameter of which is 0,7 cm. The second end of the inner the tubes are squeezed and soldered to it two pieces of wire 7,5 cm long each and a cross section of 0,2 cm. The pieces of wire end with metal plates in the form of spatulas (Fig. 37, B). Then they take a coin in denominations of 5 or 50 kopecks and cut it in half, grinding the cut line at an angle. Each half of the coin is soldered to the end of one of the spatulas.

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Now you need to insert the secret tube into the outer one, and so that through the slot of the outer tube you can see the hole for the screw of the inner tube (Fig. 37, B). When screwing the screw, make sure that it does not jump off and at the same time can slide freely along the slot of the outer tube.

During the demonstration of the trick, the performer holds the tube with his left hand, turning four fingers towards the audience, and the thumb towards himself. Under the thumb is a slot with a screw. If you hold the screw all the way down, the coin will fold and hide in the tube. But one has only to move the screw all the way up, as a whole coin will appear on the tip of the stick. Two or three coins are thrown into the bucket, which the performer puts in his pocket before the trick begins. At the right moment, he imperceptibly takes them out.

The second part of the trick demonstration involves the participation of an assistant. When the performer throws his three coins into the bucket, he invites an assistant to the stage. She hides 15-20 coins prepared in advance in her hand. The coins lie on the assistant’s palm as shown in Fig. 37, D. Their position does not change even when she takes the bucket. The performer presses the coins from the inside against the wall of the bucket with four fingers, and holds the bucket from the outside with her thumb (Fig. 37, E).

During a magic trick demonstration in the auditorium, the performer only pretends to throw a coin into a bucket. In reality, the partner at the right moment drops one of those coins there, which she presses with her hand.

After doing this ten or fifteen times, the performers return to the stage, pour the coins on the table and complete the trick.

Author: Akopyan A.A.

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