Bar Tricks Coin On Bill

Bar Tricks and Bar Bets

Simple Coin Trick
Balancing a Coin on the
Edge of a Bill

Every good bartender should know a few good bar tricks. Whether its a simple coin trick or a more elaborate one that takes some time to set up, bartender tricks are a brilliant way to entertain guests.

Not only do they entertain guests and keep them in the bar longer, but they also increase customer interaction and ultimately, the bartender’s tip.

In this bar tending tricks video tutorial, Reese Richards shows you how to balance a coin on the edge of a folded bill. Learn this simple coin trick and bet your friends to win drinks or cash.


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Fold the bill length ways in half. Allow you opponent to try as much as they like to balance the coin on the bill. When they give up, Fold the bill in half again and balance the coin on the corner or edge you have just created.

If balanced well, you can then proceed to show off by picking up the bill.

Good Luck!

Simple Coin Trick: Balancing Coin on the Edge of a Bill | Bar Trick Coin on Bill [Transcript]

Bar Tricks - Coin on Bill

For this trick, you will need a bill. Again, this might be the amount xxxx on betting on this particular bar bet. Ok and you will need a coin or either use a quarter. So we fold the bill exactly in half, lengthwise. And then you bet somebody that they cannot balance the coin on top of the bill, without the coin from falling off, okay? So you can let them try this a couple of times or xxx as long as they want. Ok, the trick is take the bill, fold it exactly half again and unfold it. Ok, make sure it’s crisp so you might leave it this much open. Ok, so you’re putting the quarter or balancing the quarter on top of that fold. Ok, now we’re going to spread out the ends, carefully. And then, you can even pick it up. Ok, exactly straight, flat balancing on the end. So, that is the balancing coin trick. Use any bill, remember to fold it half on the first go. Get them to try to balance it on top. Ok, and then fold it in half one more time. And as its unfolding, balance the quarter. Ok, and then just slowly unfold. Okay, there you go. My name is Reese Richards.

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Reese Richards aka "the Barman" is a 20+ year veteran of the bar industry and founder of His goal is to bring the joy of bartending to as many people around the world as possible by producing high quality content in the form of articles, interviews, infographics, recipes, videos and training courses.