The red box is sitting to the side. Magician asks a spectator for a quarter or half-dollar. Using a felt tip pen, spectator initials the coin so that it can be identified later. The performer vanishes the coin using his favorite method. (For example, we’ll assume you’re using the Haenchen Coin Box, which you can find on our Site.) Using the Haenchen coin box, performer asks a lady if she’d like to see a visible or invisible coin transformation. Magician rattles box to show quarter is still inside box. Performer then brings the red box into view. (Up to this point, box could be covered with a silk.)
Magician then makes a magic gesture. Spectator picks up box. The box is shaken. Nothing rattles inside. The box is open and the coin has disappeared. Performer comments that the impossible has happened and the quarter/half-dollar just might have traveled inside the red box. Magician opens the front door of the red box, and inside is a yellow box, which he removes.
Then spectator is asked to open the yellow box, Inside there is puffed wheat, or puffed rice, beans (or marbles) and a small ribbon. Magician tells spectator to gently take the ribbon and lift it up. The spectator lifts the ribbon and on the end of the ribbon, as the beans/marbles fall off, is found a small blue box with rubber bands all around it. Magician asks spectator to gently open the small blue box and witness a miracle: Inside is the quarter/half-dollar with the initials on it.
Keep these things in mind:
• The coin inside the box is the same one marked by the spectator.
• The coin is not switched.
• Loading the coin is fast and silent and done at the beginning of the routine.
• Performer can show all sides of yellow & red box.
• Performer can let spectator pull the ribbon to remove the box, and open the box.