Two half dollars, held at the fingertips of the right hand thumb and first finger are displayed in a fanned position. The coins are stacked and aligned. A borrowed cigarette is openly pushed thru the centers of both coins! The cigarette is pulled free of the coins, having passed completely through. The coins are allowed to fall into the hand holding them, which closes over the coins in a loose fist. When the hand re-opens, the coins have magically changed into two Chinese coins, complete with holes through their centers!