Did you know that the central banks have an independent department that only deals with exchanging damaged or destroyed banknotes for new ones?
So if it should ever happen that one of your banknotes is damaged by a shredder, the embers of a cigarette, voracious rodents on grandma’s stocking or the destructive power of a magician - no problem:
You simply go to your house bank with the remainder of the bill, they will settle the matter with the Bundesbank and you will receive a new bill.
The only condition - there must be more than half of the destroyed note, even snippets are sufficient.
Which is also logical, otherwise you could make two out of a hundred in this way!
This is how your lecture begins and your audience may be amazed in disbelief. So you can put the test to the test with a previously borrowed banknote and a commercially available craftsman's knife, razor-sharp and usually intended for cutting carpets.
You fold the borrowed bill two-thirds and push the sharp knife through the bill. A cutting noise and grin in the audience. But that's not enough for you, because you tear the knife straight through the bill, which is two-thirds cut.
Time for the viewer to slowly march towards the bank with his destroyed note and start the exchange campaign! However, he misses the rest of your program, which pleases you and prompts you to completely make the certificate again without the help of the Bundesbank, only with your magic hands!
Delivery without bank note.
Scope of delivery: magic trick - 1 magic knife - the cutter and the banknote