How to Do the French Drop Coin Trick

Where the coin goes, nobody knows. Except you!


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You don't have to be a professional magician to pull off some amazing coin tricks. In these Howcast videos, you'll learn the secrets behind fourteen impressive coin tricks. They're easy to learn with the step-by-step demonstrations.

You Will Need

  • A coin
  • Dexterity


  1. Step 1

    Show the coin

    Hold the coin between your thumb and fingers, palm up, the coin horizontal.

  2. Step 2

    Reach in

    Reach in with the thumb and first finger of your other hand, as if to take the coin. Let the coin drop past the grabbing thumb and into the palm of the original hand.

  3. Step 3

    Palm the coin

    Palm the coin in your dominant hand, between your thumb and first finger. Close your other hand and move it away as if it holds the coin.

  4. Practice passing your hand in front and dropping and palming the coin to perfect the sleight-of-hand.

  5. Step 4

    Open for reveal

    Open your second hand to reveal that the coin has magically vanished.

  6. Step 5

    Make it reappear

    Make the coin reappear in your original hand by passing it from your palm to your fingers and opening your hand.

  7. Did you know? In 1999, an extremely rare 1804 U.S. Silver Dollar was auctioned for $4.14 million.