Bill Severn's Magic Money
Bill Severn
Stackpole Books (1993)
In Collection
Coin tricks, Magic tricks
Paperback 0811725324
USA  eng
Severn, Bill: Magic With Coins and Bills
©1977 David McKay Co., Inc., NY
Hardcover, 147 pages

Magic Money - Tricks With Coins and Bills
©1993 Stackpole Books
Softcover, perfect-bound, 5.5x8.5", 147 pages
ISBN-13: 9780811725323
ISBN-10: 0811725324

Severn: Magic With Coins and Bills
Hardcover edition, Original Title

Comments: Illustrated by Katherine Wood. Renamed to Magic Money in 1993. Also included a part of the 1995 compilation Bill Severn's Complete Book of Magic.

Contents (based on edition in the combination book "Complete Book of Magic", page numbers may not correspond)

1 Introduction

3 Chapter 1 Hand Magic With Coins
3 What Is Sleight of Hand
5 Practice and Rehearsal
6 What Coins to Use
6 The Finger-Palm
8 Pick-up Vanish
10 Drop Vanish
11 The Thumb-Palm
13 Simple Thumb-Palm Vanish
14 Thumb-Palm Throw
15 Fingertip Vanish
17 Fingertip Production
17 Thumb-Palm Drop
18 Pushes, Pivots and Drops
20 Fingertip Push
21 The Push Vanish
23 The Pivot Vanish
24 Fingertip Drop
26 Switches and False Counts
26 Finger-Palm Switch
29 Thumb-Palm Switch
30 The Glass Switch
32 Visible Fingertip Switch
33 Thumb-Palm False Count
36 Finger-Palm False Count

37 Chapter 2 Do-Anywhere Tricks With Coins And Bills
37 Up One Sleeve and Down the Other
41 Cash Offer
43 Breaking a Half into Quarters
46 The Flip Side
51 One Hundred and Two
53 The Straphanger
56 Money in Mind
61 One and One Make Three
66 Winner Take All

72 Chapter 3 Novel Money Magic
72 Topsy-Turvy
78 Comedy Cut Bill
82 In the Red
86 The Traveling Millionaire
83 The Money Spell
88 How to Stretch a Dollar

94 Chapter 4 Showtime Tricks With Money
94 Penetrating Coins and Purse
99 The Contrary Coins
104 The Unborrowed Coin in the Ball of Wool
111 Catching Coins from the Air
120 Hush Money
125 Rainbow Repeat Bills

Illustrator Elizabeth Green
Product Details
LoC Classification GV1559.S48 1993
Dewey 793.8
Edition 1st paperback ed.
No. of Pages 147
Personal Details
Read It No
Location Magic Library (Home) Shelf Top
Condition Mint
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor
Bill Severn

Born: William Irving Severn
May 11, 1914
Brooklyn, New York

Died: May 8, 1992 (age 77)
Lee, Massachusetts

Categories: Books by Bill Severn

Bill Severn (1914-1992) was a journalist and professional club act magician specializing in cigarettes and silks. [1][2]


Severn worked for Associated Press as a radio news editor starting in 1941 and was long-time magic columnist for Boys' Life magazine.
Severn wrote more than 50 books for children and 25 on magic.[3]


Magic Wherever You Are (1957)
Shadow Magic (1959)
Magic in Your Pocket (1965)
Magic Across The Table (1972)
Bill Severn's Big Book of Magic (1973)
Magic in Mind: Mental Magic Tricks (1974)
Bill Severn's Magic Workshop (1976)
Bill Severn's Guide to Magic as a Hobby (1979)
More Magic In Your Pockets (1980)
Bill Severn's Impromptu Magic (1982)
Magic with Rope, Ribbon and String (1982)
Magic Fun for Everyone (1986)
Bill Severn's Amazing Magic (1992)
Magic with Paper
Magic Shows You Can Give
Packs of Fun
Magic Comedy
Bill Severn's Magic Trunk (a reissuing of Magic with Paper, Magic Shows You Can Give, Magic Comedy, and Magic in Your Pockets)
Magic with Coins and Bills
Bill Severn's Big Book of Close-Up Magic
Bill Severn's Best Magic
50 Ways to Have Fun with Newspaper


The Sphinx, Vol. 33, No. 3, May 1934, Who's Who in Magic, page 80
Obit, Magic, June 1992
Cover, M-U-M, Vol. 78, No. 10, March 1989, BILL SEVERN, Magician of the Month, page 10
The Linking Ring, Vol. 72, No. 7, July 1992, Broken Wand, Bill Severn, page 120
M-U-M, Vol. 82, No. 2, July 1992, Broken Wands, Bill Severn, page 41
Cover, The Linking Ring, Vol. 72, No. 8, August 1992, BILL SEVERN, Hocus Pocus Parade, by Phil Willmarth, page 71