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Is a nickel with 1991 P on one side and 1990 P on the other a mis-strike or is it a fake?

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2011-10-18 21:12:53
2011-10-18 21:12:53

Simply put -- it is a fake.

You have what's known as a "Magician's Coin".

This is NOT something that was done at the Mint.

This was made by altering two normal coins and gluing the altered pieces back together. Use a magnifier to check just inside the rim on one side of the coin -- you are looking for the seam where the two pieces were joined -- it could be on either side of the coin.

This type of novelty item sells regularly on eBay.com for a couple dollars.

Dan Moore The Working Man's Rare Coins www.workingmancoins.com

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