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"Breakthrough is like real magic for the eyes! I'm gonna be doing this for everyone, it's the sort of magic I love to perform!"
~ Dynamo



Breakthrough is a true masterpiece that fools even the most experienced professionals. It is the most direct, flexible and practical coin-into-can effect for any situation. You visually slam a coin through the bottom of an empty can and immediately hand it out.

That's it. It's that simple. It can't look any more real than this.



"Congratulations, it's a beautiful piece!"
~ Wayne Houchin



Key Points Video

Skip to 1:35 for three performances from multiple angles.

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• Perform impromptu with borrowed items.
• Spectator can sign the coin.
• Use any soda can and any currency.
• No Gimmicks.
• No preparation before the performance.
• Immediately show the coin inside the can.
• Hand everything out for inspection.




"I've seen probably more magic than anyone in the world in my career. Breakthrough is one of those very rare items that reminds me why I love magic. It fooled me and then when I learned the method, it made me smile"
~ Tim Trono



Breakthrough is the one perfect miracle. Perform this and you'll leave your spectators with a memory for a lifetime. Add the DVD or Download to your cart now.

Customer Reviews

  • by Marc Hansen

    Jul 9, 2014

    An amazing effect, not only visually, but also aurally. The combination of both really sells the illusion. I really enjoyed Mr Mengel's sincerity and attention to detail in his instruction. I also found the section on how the effect evolved from inception to final product most interesting, and really appreciate that being included. Nicely done!

  • by David Mitchell

    Jul 8, 2014

    This effect is very well taught. So much detail has gone into making sure that you're left with everything you need to know, and nothing is left to chance.

    The effect itself is smart, simple but very powerful. Even when watching the teaching segments you can still find yourself being fooled even though you KNOW what's going on.

    At first you'll think to yourself that this is impractical, but trust the teaching, you will be amazed at how well this really does work.

    There are other effects out there that are similar to this, but I truly believe that for the genre of this style effect it couldn't be any simpler or more effective to perform.