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 identify later. Performer uses any coin vanish method, such as the Haenchen Rattle 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; magician now brings the red box into center view and shows spectator that the box has been sitting there all evening long.
Now for the magic. Magician snaps fingers and then it happens: the mall rattle box no longer rattles and the box is shown empty. 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 magician removes.
Then spectator is asked to open the yellow box top, and 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.