Lloyd Barnes

Blind Man's Bill Change

It's visual, practical, easy to do, has justification, it takes up little pocket space, it's cheap to make, simple to construct and lasts longer as a gimmick than some countries bank notes are in circulation for.

In an hour and a half of intricately thorough explanations I don't just cover the how, but the when, what and why too. 

Sale price$9.98
How easy is it to learn? :
  • Self-Working
  • Easy
  • Takes a little practice
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A challenge for Lloyd Barnes

In 2017 we created a challenge for Lloyd Barnes that we thought he'd never be able to win. Create a bill change with both sides of the bill changing at the same time. 

If we had a buck for every bill change on the market, we could afford to never sell this. There's a million out there... we own them, we've done them. 

The one thing we've never seen and we didn't think was possible was changing both sides of the bill at the exact same time.

We tease Lloyd on staff, joke with him, play pranks with his in-flight meals... but the fact remains, his mind works like no-one elses.

We didn't think he'd ever be able to do this, but Brad knows how creative Lloyd gets when he's hopped up on chocolate, so he sent boxes upon boxes to his door (No kidding, that actually happened). 2 hours and 3 empty boxes later... Blind Man's Bill Change was done and Lloyd devastated the team with it. 

The 'BMBC' stands up to scrutiny with a change so fast and fluid, that it's one of the few ultra-visual tricks that fools the camera as much as the eye itself.

In over 1.5 hours of intricate explanations, you'll learn how to do this with the vast variability of currency in circulation today.

But what if you live outside of the US? Easy!

Lloyd will teach you how to get around the famous 'polymer problem', different size bills and even a way to use notes with clear 'windows' through to the other side.

There's no doubt in our minds that Blind Man's Bill Change will become a new classic and until now, we've safely kept it all to ourselves.



I designed Blind Man's Bill Change to solve a lot of problems that I identified in almost all bill changes. Most magicians perform one of just a few bill changes. Usually something like Patrick Page’s Fast Cash (Extreme Burn) or the age old one hundred dollar bill switch. These are great and stand the test of the time but they’ve been seen on television, in real life or on social media by almost every laymen that’s had the chance to see magic. 

Magic should appear spontaneous. If we really could do magic then how come all magicians can only make money change in one of a few different ways? I needed to stand out from everyone else. I needed something nobody had seen before and I needed to answer questions before they were asked. 

I thought… “What if I could do the cleanest, most fair bill change imaginable? One single bill. They can seen the front, back and even through the bill. What if I made it impossibly visual? And most of all…. could I really make something like this practical?” 

After a lot of thinking, tinkering and failure… I had created the Blind Man’s Bill Change. 

Simple in design, executed with ease and elegantly deceptive in its engineering. Easy. No cover. No funny moves. Even one-handed if you want. 

I’ve always paid a lot of thought to the theory of magic and reasons why magicians do certain things. Why borrow a bill to change it? Why can’t they see the front and back? Do people really forget that they’ve seen other magicians do the same trick? Does making it incredibly visual really convince them more? 

The 'BMBC' crosses all of those bridges and blows them up... there's no going back from here. 

In an hour and a half of intricately thorough explanations I don't just cover the how, but the when, what and why too. 

After years of releasing tens of effects to the magic community I think I've found the 'secret sauce' to original magic. I douse it over all of my ideas until they're drenched and It's the reason I can say with conviction why this is worth your hard earned money. 

It's visual, practical, easy to do, has justification, it takes up little pocket space, it's cheap to make, simple to construct and lasts longer as a gimmick than some countries bank notes are in circulation for....**AND BREATHE**. 

Haha! Anyway, I hope you all have fun with this and love it as much as I love pizza. 



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Customer Reviews

Based on 32 reviews
Turns an already known gimmick on it's head.

Love how Lloyd thinks differently about Magic and how he goes about creating through that lens. It's so clever how this works but shouldn't.

Matthew McRae
Sweet handling

A no thumb tip bill change,, finally.. and with a great script too... very easy and a great training video.. highly recommend if your looking for an impromptu, anytime bill change.


Definitely worth the money.

Jared Slaweski

This is a truly amazing effect. Its a beautiful trick that will impress either on camera or in person.
Pros - stunning trick. Great video explanation. Gives you ideas of how to preform the trick, but once you know the "trick" it does give you a lot of variety.
Cons - How much do you want to spend on the trick? Cause you're gonna be destroying some actual money. Practice with monopoly money first, then decide what you're really gonna do with the knowledge. Besides the cost of the video, there is a secondary price which includes you destroying real cash.

Putting aside the cons, the trick is a stunner. Can't take a star off for it being expensive if the trick is worth it. Which, I would say it certianly is!

Blind man’s bill change

I like that you are taught about the presentation and clean up. I find one of the most important things to teach, is the way to clean up after a presentation.

The only gimmick you need!

Not only is this the only thing you need on the go, it’s just all around an amazing bill switch. Great job!

Adrian Malugani
Blind man bill

I thought the bind man bill was brilliant I would recommend it to anybody I tryed it out only friends. And family and it fooled everybody it's a must buy absolutely love it👍

Randy M.
A very nice addition to my bill routines!

A love coin and bill effects (money magic in general) and I collect a lot of bill effects (Extreme Burn, Breach, Mark Young's Bill Change, Transaction, Real Change, Rainmaker, etc.), but I like what Lloyd Barnes has brought to the table.

Unlike what some others have mentioned, I don't have an issue with the V-shaped display at the beginning. What spectators remember is that you showed them both sides of the bill after the change.

This is a worthy addition to my bill magic arsenal!


A really easy and amazing bill change from the genius mind of Lloyd Barnes! Worth every dollar. I'm always interested in tricks which are easy and amazing too. This is the one that fits the bill! ( pun intended ) I intend on using my Z wallet for my switch, which happens in a blink of an eye! Also really easy to perform. I have US play money from China I bought a couple of years ago which look amazingly real. I suggest either paper or play money when first constructing the gimmick to get a good feel before using real currency. Buy this download, you won't be dissappointed. EZ MAGIC!!!


A very simple, yet clever implication of the method. easy to perform and you can print your own bills so you don't have to modify real currency. It takes a little know how, but one you get everything set up you can make the gimmick in about 5 minutes. it's a trick that's like bam! Just visually changed in a flick, and its done, show both sides and leave them dumbfounded.