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Big Coin Through Small Hole
This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history of the Big Coin Through Small Hole magic trick which depends on paperfolding. 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.


This effect was published in L'Illustration 2571 of 4th June 1892 and subsequently included in Volume 3 of 'La Science Amusante' by Tom Tit (real name Arthur Good), which was published in 1893.


The effect also appears in 'Winter Nights Entertainments' by R M Abraham, which was first published by Constable and Constable in London in 1932, under the title of 'Camel Through The Eye Of A Needle'.