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Coin In Bottle

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Coin In Bottle is an effect in which a coin appears inside a bottle in which the neck is too small for the coin to pass through normally.

It was being marketed Joseph Michael Hartz in his catalog by 1873.[1]

Notable magicians who performed this effect have been Johnny Thompson (Coin in the Bottle-Plus) and Billy McComb.


  • The Art of Modern Conjuring, Magic, and Illusions (1885) by Henri Garenne, page 80.
  • Sleight of Hand (page 28) by Edwin Sachs (1885)
  • The Winged Coin in Mahatma (March 1899)
  • The Winged Coin in Modern Coin Manipulation by Thomas Nelson Downs (1900)


  1. Encyclopedic Dictionary of Magic by Bart Whaley