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# Is a coin with penny on one side and dime on other a misprint or a fake?

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###### 2005-09-06 19:54:35

It is more than likely a "Magicians coin" which can be picked up for a few bucks. They are usually hollowed out coins, with another coin put inside. If it is a true mint error (extremely doubtful) it's called a "mule" and would be worth a small fortune. If you can snap some good photos, you could post them at http://www.coincommunity.com/forum/ (free) and get some good opinions. Given the fact its 2 different size coins as opposed to a two-headed or tailed coin it is probably hollowed out. You can see how its done here... http://varietynickels.com/articles/twotailed.htm

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