Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious coin effect. Quoth the Raven, “Vanish a Coin!” Perhaps Rick Leach is an Edgar Allen Poe Fan. Maybe he loves Baltimore a little more than any of us realize. Though one thing’s for sure, this Raven coin effect will fit perfectly into just about any street performance.
The Raven starts with you showing a coin and placing it dramatically on your spectator's hand. With complete confidence you wave your hand, and your fingers wide open, you cause the coin to vanish right before the spectator's eyes. Your hands can be shown completely clean! There is no overt sleight of hand, no skeptical gesticulation. The Raven is truly one of the best investments in all of street magic. Best of all, you can use this same technique with objects, not just coins. And in addition to vanishes, you can make one object turn into another object, or shrink a coin into a miniature-sized coin. It has so many creative possibilities that you can continually reinvent it to stay fresh in your street magic act.