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How to Do the 4 Coin Flourish

Learn how to do the four coin flourish trick from celebrity magician Matt Wayne in this Howcast video.


I'm going to show you how to do a Four Coin Flourish. Now what flourish is, is not necessarily a magic trick, but it gives your coin magic perhaps a much needed flair.

As you can see, coins are nice displayed in my hands. Now we're going to start small with this, and we're going to use just one coin. We're going to work up to four coins here, and it will take you a little bit of practice.

Now as I said, we're going to start with just the one coin, and just have it placed between your thumb and your pointer finger. Now this might sound crazy, but believe it or not, getting the right position here is not the easiest thing.

So what I would like you to do is place the half-dollar or the quarter, or whatever size coin you're using, and place it right there and press down. Just keep doing that for a few seconds, and then take that coin and place it as far down between your pointer finger and your middle finger as possible, and press down.

What you're doing here is you're strengthening the muscles over time. You're also building your finger range. You're going to then go between the middle finger and ring finger, hold it like that.

You want to get it to the point where you can shake hands with someone like this, so that coin will not move. Then we're also going to finish this little exercise by having the coin between the pinky and the ring finger.

Once again, if you can do this and move around without the coin falling out, you're good to go. Now once you've gotten comfortable with one coin, well, then you can go to the second step, which is with two coins.

Have the two coins between the middle and the pointer finger, and then just peel off with the thumb and open up.

Once you're able to do two coins, then you can do three. Take all three coins, and have them between the thumb and pointer finger to start. You're going to then transfer the coins to a middle grip, middle finger grip, and pointer finger grip. You're going to use your thumb to push over that top coin, that top coin is going to then be wedged between the ring finger and the middle finger.

You're going to open up, you're going to take your free thumb, and then move it over like this, open up, you're going to have a nice little split. Now if you're able to do three coins, you want to be adventurous, you can then do four.

You're going to push that coin over all the way and clip it between the pinky and the ring finger. Second step, is taking that third coin and pushing it over between the ring finger and middle finger. You're going to leave the second to last coin right where it is, and with your thumb, open up like this, and you'll have a very, very nice display of coins.

Four Coin Flourish is not a magic trick, but it is something that will give your coin magic an added extra flair. Enjoy.

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