This is a great, direct prediction effect. Originally created by the magical genius, Steve Cook. We purchased the rights to the effect many years ago and marketed it in limited quantities back in 2002. Since then Mark has redesigned and changed it to an ‘easy to carry’ packet effect. Instead of carrying the five separate coins and a prediction box all you need now is the packet of cards.
In effect, a spectator is allowed a completely free choice of any one of five different coins which are printed on five playing cards. After the spectator has made their choice of coin, the magician opens an envelope (which has been in full view from the beginning) takes out a single card which has the exact same coin boldly printed on it as the spectator selected! Extremely direct mentalism!