Three glittering gold nuggets are shown to a spectator. Two of the nuggets are placed in the magician’s hand, and the other is placed in his pocket. The magician then opens up his hand to reveal that all of the nuggets are back in his hand. The gold he placed in his pocket has mysteriously traveled back to his hand!
This is repeated, and each time the gold nugget placed in the magician’s pocket somehow travels back to his hand. Just when the audience thinks they know how this is happening, all of the gold nuggets vanish and are magically turned into an 1864 gold coin replica!