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Kangaroo Coins by Eddie Gibson

(c. 1973) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)

This is a wonderful coin effect from the British coin master: Eddie Gibson. It is often known as Kangaroo Coins, however it should not be confused with the Dai Vernon effect of the same name c. 1946 which relied on sleights and misdirection and is a coins through glass effect. Eddie’s version uses gimmicked coins and involves like coins jumping back and forth to match their mate and the coins do all the hard work.

Kangaroo Coins is one of my favorite Eddie Gibson Miracles.  Check out how smooth Paul Daniels performs it in the video.

Effect: Four coins are shown both sides, two half dollars and two quarters, as well as two polished brass caps. One of each of the coins are covered by separate brass caps and are positioned four to six inches apart. The second quarter is placed on top of the cap containing the other quarter, and the same is done with the second half dollar. The performer lifts both caps and marker coins to show that each coin does, in fact, mark its counterpart. Now, without any false moves, the marker coins are switched position, i.e., the marker quarter is placed on the cap containing the half dollar, and the marker half dollar is placed on the cap containing the quarter.

A wave of the hand over the caps and coins and it is found that the half dollars are together again, on and under one cap, and that the quarters also have invisibly passed across to join each other. The caps are replaced and the coins again switch positions: the amazing transposition takes place again. Nothing will stop the concealed coins from joining the similar marker coins as they are switched. The caps can be lifted at any time to show that the two half dollars are together, and the same applies with the quarters. The transposition can be repeated as many times as may be required.

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Approx. Price: $125.00 (2016) ***

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