Giacomo Bertini is a true original in the field of coin magic. Growing up in Florence, Italy, Giacomo developed a passion for coin magic but could find little information on it. The Italian literature on coin magic was small and dated, and Giacomo had met no magicians sharing his interest. So he did something quite dangerous; he began to invent in a near vacuum. Dangerous because creation without knowledge of what has been done in a field frequently leads to new wheels identical to old ones. But Giacomo was lucky as well as gifted. His inventiveness avoided unknowing replication. Beyond that, it was genuinely innovative and highly deceptive, capable of amazing public audiences and magicians wise in the known ways of coin magic.
Giacomo went back to the roots of coin magic, embraced them and pushed them to new heights. And as he added fresh techniques to a growing body of sleights and concepts, he integrated them into what eventually became The Bertini System for Amazement.
While pieces of this system have previously appeared in periodicals, lecture notes and on video, this book is the first to present the system, integrated and fully detailed, with all the published sleights and new ones. It also contains stunning, professional tricks and routines developed from the system. Even the best informed in coin magic will discover groundbreaking ideas and beautiful deceptions in Giacomo Bertini's System for Amazement.