answersLogoWhite

0


Best Answer

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 : http://varietynickels.com/articles/twotailed.htm

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2005-10-22 08:42:31
This answer is:
๐Ÿ™
0
๐Ÿคจ
0
๐Ÿ˜ฎ
0
User Avatar
Study guides
๐Ÿ““
See all Study Guides
โœ๏ธ
Create a Study Guide

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: How can you tell if a 1985 P double headed quarter is real or not and are they worth anything?
Write your answer...
Submit
Related questions

What is a 1994 double headed quarter worth?

I have a 1994 quarter double date, what is the worth ?


What is a 1789 double headed quarter worth?

It's not a real quarter. These were novelty items given out as promotional items.


How much is a double headed 1789 quarter worth?

1796 is the first year the US issued a quarter, look at the coin again and post new question.


How much is a three headed quarter worth?

There are no 3 headed quarters minted by the U.S. Mint.


How much worth Quarter Dollar 1788?

Is the 1788 quarter worth anything new york one


How much is an authentic double-headed quarter with the dates 1993 P and 1979 worth?

Trust me, it is not authentic. The 1979 dies were destroyed 13 years before the 1993 dies were made.


How much is a double headed stamp Jefferson both on same side worth?

its worth nothin


Is a 2007 Idaho quarter worth anything?

But four of them will always be worth a dollar.


Is a double headed ten cent coin with two different dates worth anything?

You can order these coins that have two heads or two tails. They are worth nothing other than the value of the coin. I have a two-tailed quarter which I thought might be worth a mint only to discover they are made and sold as novelty items. This is what I have discovered through research. You can call a coin collector and verify this information.


How much is an 1964 silver 2 headed quarter worth?

This is a novelty or magic coin with a value about $8.00


What is a 2 headed quarter with no date worth?

This is a novelty or magic coin, not a Mint error. It has no numismatic value.


What is a double headed 1971 Kennedy half dollar worth?

Double headed novelty and Magician's coins have no numismatic value, but depending on the denomination an quality most are under $10.00


Is a Canadian quarter worth anything?

It's worth at least 25 cents in Canada.


What is the value of a two headed quarter?

A two headed quarter is not something that was done at the mint, it is a novelty item, generally with high enough magnification you can see the seam that the two coins were joined together. They aren't rare and really aren't worth any more than a quarter.


Is a 1987 Double Stamped penny worth anything?

It's worth at least a penny... But seriously, you need to provide more information to get an appraisal. What do you mean "double stamped" ? Is it a strike double? a die double? a two-headed coin? Ask a new question with more details, and perhaps a link to pictures of the coin, and we'll try to help.


Is a 1966 Canadian quarter worth anything?

As of 24 June 2016, it's worth $2.70 for the silver.


Is a Canadian quarter with Elizabeth 2 D.G.Regina on it worth anything?

It's worth 25 cents in Canada.


Is the 1998 commonwealth of the Bahamas quarter worth anything?

It's worth 25 cents if it is in good shape.


What is the value of a double dated quarter 1776-1976?

The bicentennial quarter is extremely common, still worth 25 cents.


How much is a 2007 P-mint Utah quarter worth?

It depends if it has anything unordinary, or something that another quarter doesnt have.


I have an old quarter that never got coated with silver all there is is the thin copper center is it worth anything?

The quarter may be worth something depending on the ear it was minted. You can take the coin to a collector and have them appraise the quarter.


Is one single uncirculated state quarter worth anything?

25 cents.


Is a 1992 Cal Ripken topps card 40 worth anything?

about a quarter


How much is a double side angel coin worth?

If the coin is golden in color and the size of a quarter, then what you have is an angel token from Catholic Relief Services. It's sent out in charity mailers when they solicit donations. The coin isn't worth anything.


Is a manganese brass Utah quarter worth anything?

If you think the quarter was struck on a planchet for a dollar coin take it to a dealer for a assessment.