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Is a recent nickel with a head on both sides a fake or a real minting error?


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2015-07-16 18:06:18
2015-07-16 18:06:18

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 for a couple of dollars.

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Dan Moore

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