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Coin Through Mint Box

The Coin Through Mint Box is a fantastic trick to learn and its a bit of a gimmick trick. Its something you can do if you carry the Tic Tac box around with you.

Tic Tacs are a mint that people chew on to help freshen breath. This trick will allow you to show a penny penetrating the box and fool your audience into thinking you have magically pushed a penny through the mint box.

So what do you need? You need a mint box and two identical pennies, the new (or shiner) the better.


The secret is in loading the box ready before you perform. There are ways of doing this like opening the box up, gently pushing the coin onto the lip of the box the pushing the lid down catching the coin behind the label.

The other way is to pinch the box making a little gap where the coin can slip into nicely behind the label of the mint box.


The rest of the trick is explained in the video below and also the clean up is ingenious so the spectators only ever see one penny, and not two!!

One also good tip is to keep the pennies looking the same direction, so if you place the coin in the box so after the shake the head is showing, make sure as you have the other coin in your fingers, that the head side is also showing, it keeps the trick very symmetrical.

Lets watch the video below and recap after we have watched the trick.

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Coin Through Mint Box Recap

So I hope you have learned the method of the coin in box trick and you have learned how to watch your angles. The clean up is subtle but if done properly it will be a very good all round trick to carry around with you for quick tricks at a moments notice.

We here at Free Magic Tricks and Illusions want to be the place where you started to learn magic. All of the tricks we show you are very easy but do need you to practice all the tricks until you have it done perfectly.

What you don't want is people seeing how the trick is done, this takes practice and also try to get the patter right, Learn a story that fits in with the trick. But make it the best. Act surprised it worked. You audience will believe in the miracle more.

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