A borrowed banknote is pierced with a pencil, than the magician continues to tear it in half, but suddenly the banknote is seen to be whole again. Then the magician folds the banknote into a “V”shape and puts the pencil into the fold. The pencil slowly and visibly penetrates through the banknote. The magician hands the banknote back to the spectator and it has no holes or any cuts in it. The trick can be learned in a short time.