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 ======Finger through Coin, aka Karate Coin====== ======Finger through Coin, aka Karate Coin======
  
-This effect dates back at least to 1853, when J. N. Ponsin described “Faire passer le doigt d’une personne à travers une pièce de sinq francs” in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​22880/​Nouvelle+magie+blanche+d+voil+e+Tome+I+Ponsin/​210|­Nouvelle magie blanche dévoilée]]// ​(p. 208). In this version, a spectator'​s finger suddenly passes through a coin. S. H. Sharpe provided an English translation of this trick in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​23417/​Ponsin+on+conjuring/​61|Ponsin on Conjuring]]//,​ 1937, p. 55.+This effect dates back at least to 1853, when J. N. Ponsin described “Faire passer le doigt d’une personne à travers une pièce de sinq francs” in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​22880/​Nouvelle+magie+blanche+d+voil+e+Tome+I+Ponsin/​210|­Nouvelle magie blanche dévoilée]]//​p. 208. In this version, a spectator'​s finger suddenly passes through a coin. S. H. Sharpe provided an English translation of this trick in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​23417/​Ponsin+on+conjuring/​61|Ponsin on Conjuring]]//,​ 1937, p. 55.
  
-In the January 1911 issue of //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​16731/​Stanyon+s+Magic+Vol+11+No+04|Magic]]// ​(Vol. 11No. 4, cover page and p. 26), Ellis ­Stanyon described two further methods, one using a coin switch, the second (seemingly attributed to Chung Ling Soo [William Robinson]) using a coin with shell.+In the January 1911 issue of //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​16731/​Stanyon+s+Magic+Vol+11+No+04|Magic]]//​Vol. 11 No. 4, cover page and p. 26, Ellis ­Stanyon described two further methods, one using a coin switch, the second (seemingly attributed to Chung Ling Soo [William Robinson]) using a coin with shell.
  
 The effect seems mainly to have languished in these dusty pages and a few others until David Roth's method, titled “Karate Coin”, was published in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​43362/​Coinmagic/​38|CoinMagic]]//,​ 1981, p. 24. The effect seems mainly to have languished in these dusty pages and a few others until David Roth's method, titled “Karate Coin”, was published in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​43362/​Coinmagic/​38|CoinMagic]]//,​ 1981, p. 24.