I use John Carney's Simple Coins Across routine. It is direct and the last coin vanishes and appears with the other three coins in the spectator's hand. I have performed this effect several hundred times.
I do enjoy Paul Gertner's Chinese in Hand, which is not a particular easy routine; where three half dollars change to three Chinese coins at the end, and you are clean,
Both routines can be used in any working situations. Of course your abilities in sleight of hand must be there!!!
Great topic Nicholas!!!
One of my personal favorites would be the Late Geoff Latta's A Trick With Three Coins. It's as close to the perfect coin trick i've ever encountered. I would also vote for Flash Coins by Chad Long, my own Impossible Coins Across, and just about anything Curtis Kam puts out.
For Stand-up no table work I would say my 3 coins to pocket set, And my one touch 3 coins to Sp. hands and my 5-7 way spellbound.
For tabled work As I have said my Open Travelers routine, one of my wild coin handleings, and some of my matrix work!
For lap stuff, my Trilogy set, my super tap 4 coins trou table. and my handleing of sly's one coin routine!
Best David Neighbors
i'm "still learning" so usualy a coins across, and 2 in the hand one in the pocket. both are relitively easy to work and get good reactions.... been testin out erics three fly simplex with a couple changes using poker chips and a colour change. call it colour fly simplex.