How to Do the Coin Through Hat Magic Trick
Your audience will be looking
Hi I’m The Amazing Dave. Today for About.com I’m going to show you how to do the coin through hat magic trick. Here’s what you’ll need: a glass, 2 quarters and a bowler style hat. Now before you perform the trick you're going to have to hide one quarter in your hand. It's actually pretty easy to do. Just take the quarter press it right into your palm and squeeze your fingers together. Alright? That'll keep the quarter stuck there and hidden from the audience. Don't worry they won't even be looking for it.Now explain to them that you have magical powers that you can easily take a quarter and make it pass through solid objects such as a hat. Now to do so. You take your glass and put it in the center of the table. Take your hat and place it on top of your glass. But when doing so take the secret quarter and balance it right between the hat and the rim of the glass. You'll have plenty of time to do this. Okay? Your audience will be looking down they won't be looking underneath. Make sure the quarter is right on the edge of the glass, okay? Now that it's there take the other quarter. You're going to drop it into the hat. And when you do so this will disrupt the balance of the quarter that's stuck between the hat and the glass making it fall into the glass. You do it just like this. And there you have it, the coin in the hat. Your audience will think it's this quarter. You do it just like this. And there you have it, the coin through the hat. Thank you for watching. For more information on magic tricks, visit About.com.