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Could any coin with a head on each side have been made at a mint or are they ALL novelty coins?

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2008-02-10 02:40:13
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No, the mint has two dies to stamp the coins. One die for heads ond for tails. They fit into different parts of the machine. If you have a two headed coin you have a novelty coin. While there are no known 2-headed U.S. coins, there are 4 certified examples of genuine 2-tailed U.S. coins. And there are about 25 known genuine 2-headed or 2-tailed coins from other countries. Details about this can be seen here : http://varietynickels.com/articles/twotailed.htm The U.S. Mint designs their dies with different slots in the heads-side dies than those in the tails-side dies to prevent this error from happening. So you can see the likelihood of you having a genuine 2-headed or 2-tailed coin is infinitely small -- even less than your chances of winning the lottery. Most coins with two heads were struck at a mint the regular way, but they were cut in half and the two heads were put together by a skilled craftsman.

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