The Davenport Collection
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Vanishing coin used in Maskelyne’s Mysteries magic sets

A quantity of these coins was presumably purchased by the Davenport family following the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. They would not have been expensive following the Coronation. These large, showy coins could easily be converted into an effective vanishing coin trick which was included in many of the Maskelyne’s Mysteries magic sets which were produced and sold wholesale. Also shown here is a photograph of one such set which shows the coin inside.

Item Details

Size Diameter 38mm
Date In use from 1953.
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Ref no N3181