Psychic Coin Challenge

A spectator hides a number of coins in his/her hand, and the remaining coins are covered with a cup.  Without touching the cup and without asking any questions, the magician knows how many coins the spectator has in his/her hand, even though he was not in the room while the coins were removed.

You can also view this trick on YouTube at https://youtu.be/W4PPfvr-8Ww

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