Under Cover Coin Vanish

This shows you how do an easy coin trick where a coin appears to vanish when covered by a glass. The finish is very impressive as the coin incredibly comes back into sight.. ( Video deomonstration at bottom of this page. )

Preparation : This cool coin magic trick uses a few easy to find pieces of equipment.

A glass

Paper glue or clear sticky tape


Sheet of paper

Piece of plain cloth ( i.e not patterned ) or a handkerchief.

Place the glass upside down on the paper and then draw a line around the glass so that you should have a circle the same size as the rim of the glass.

Carefully cut out the circle shape with the scissors ( kids can get an adult to do this for them )

Glue or tape the paper circle to the rim of the glass

Magic Performance :

This trick should be performed on a surface that is the same color as the paper.

Show the coin and upturned glass, then cover the upturned glass with the cloth and place it over the coin.

Remove the cloth from the glass so that the audience can see inside the glass. The coin appears to have vanished.

Cover the glass again with the cloth and remove the glass to its original position. The coin has incredibly reappeared.

This trick is easy to perform but looks really cool and is a lot of fun to perform.