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The Coin Fold
This page is being used to collect information about the history of the paperfolding magical effect sometimes known as the Coin Fold. Please contact me if you know any of this information is incorrect or if you have any other information that should be added. Thank you.



As far as I know this paperfold first appears in an article entitled 'Escamotages', written by Albers-Graves, in the 9th September 1899 issue of the French children's magazine 'Mon Journal'.



The same effect appears in Alber-Graves book 'Les Petits Secrets Amusants' by Alber-Graves, which was published by Librairie Hachette in Paris in 1908, undewr the title 'Ecamotage avec une feuille de papier'.



The effect also appears in 'The Real Book about Magic' by Joseph Leeming, which was published by Garden City Books in New York in 1951.