This site is dedicated to the art of coin manipulation or coin flourishing. Coin manipulation involves performing tricks with coins such as walking a coin across the back of the knuckles or flipping and twirling two coins about each other. This site collects all the coin tricks that I know of and teaches how to do them with a combination of text, images and video. The tricks range from simple ones that can be learnt in minutes such as the Coin Spin or the One Finger Spin to more complex tricks such as the Coin Walk or the Roll Down that take months or years to perfect.

In recent years there has been a big interest in Poker Chip Tricks. These are tricks that poker players perform at the table to show of skill or to intimidate their oponents. Many of the tricks on this site have either originated from the poker scene, or are well suited for performing with poker chips.

For information about the terminology used in the trick descriptions take a look at the Terminology section.

Demo Videos

For an example of the types of tricks you might find on this page here are two sample videos:

Two Coin Routine (737k) - This video shows off some tricks with two coins.
Coin Walk Demo (1300k) - This video combines some of the Coin Walk variations.

September 8, 2004
Added a message forum in case anyone wants to use it. Link is at the top.

Fixed the Coin Walk Demo link above for those that tried it when it was broken ;-(
September 7, 2004
Added: Video and image for the Curl Grip.
September 3, 2004
Added: Videos of Cartesian Balance, Cobra Balance, Scissor Twirl, Classic Palm Switch and Circle Roll Down.

New Tricks: Bottom Chip Flip Double Flip and Stack Flip Out.
August 24, 2004
Added: Video and an image for the Two Stack Shuffle.
August 23, 2004
Added: Videos of Five Coin Roll Down, T Balance Reverse, Spin Walk Thumbless, Front To Back Harmonic, Two Finger Switch, Alternating Axis Spin, Waterfall Standing, Waterfall Horizontal, Stack Flipup, Bottom Chip Flip and Swirl.
August 20, 2004
Added: A video montage of some Billiard Table Juggling (1.7MB) (No coins were used in the making of this video!!)
August 5, 2004
Added: One Finger Spin, Stonehendge and Flipover Balance variations.
August 2, 2004
Added: Table Flipup video and variation.

New Tricks: Swirl, Bottom Chip Flip, Flick Roll, Blind Rotational Sybil.
August 1, 2004
Opened the site. Yay!