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How can you tell if a 1985 P double headed quarter is real or not and are they worth anything?


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2005-10-22 08:42:31
2005-10-22 08:42:31

There's always the "drop test". A real coin will ring when dropped gently onto a counter top. One that has been cut and glued together will make more of a thud. You can usually find the seam where the two pieces join just inside the rim on one side or the other if you examine it carefully with a magnifier. Some have been made with the seam on the edge hidden by a thin layer of added metal which is harder to detect. More info can be found here :


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