This is NOT something that was done at the Mint. It's a privately made novelty item, known as a Magician's Coin, created by altering two normal coins and joining the 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. They cost about $7-8 new from novelty shops and sell for $2-3 on eBay. They have no value to coin collectors, however, because they are privately made by damaging genuine coins. You can hold onto it for magic tricks and making bets.... but be prepared to run fast if you use it for a bet.
Many years ago the Mint had all coin presses redesigned so that dies are "keyed". That is, obverse dies only fit into the obverse anvil and reverse dies fit into the reverse anvil. It's physically impossible for two same-side dies to be put into a press. While many errors including "mule" coins (half one denomination, half another) can still occur, double-headed coins are not and cannot number among those mistakes. See the related Web Links for more info.
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Its amazing how many of these are turning up on this board. Follow the links to the previous questions. Yours is just like all the others. You can use the Search feature of this site to find many, many similar questions about how these novelty "coins" are made.
I have a 1994 quarter double date, what is the worth ?
If it is a Mint error it may be worth a few dollars, take it to a coin dealer to see if it has any value.MoreIt's called a Jefferson nickel rather than a Monticello nickel. If by "double struck" you mean that Monticello is on both sides (which would account for the lack of a date) what you have is a novelty item called a magician's coin. There's more information at the question "What is a double headed nickel worth?"
its worth nothin
Value depends on the date, condition and if it has a mintmark. Post new question.
Nobody will believe that it isn't a novelty coin. If you can get it certified by PCGS or NGC, it will be worth thousands of dollars. See the related Web Links for more info about these and how to detect the alteration.
Double headed novelty and Magician's coins have no numismatic value, but depending on the denomination an quality most are under $10.00
The nature of the minting process is such that a two-headed coin cannot be produced. What you have is a joke, or "magic" coin made by combining the heads of two different nickels. As a novelty, it is worth a couple of dollars.
The person on the front is THOMAS JEFFERSON, rather than George Washington. Washington is on the quarter. And the fact that it has 2 heads means it's a magician's coin. See the Question "What is a double headed nickel worth?" for more details.
This privately manufactured novelty item sells regularly on eBay for a couple bucks.
It is worth a nickel
25 Most Valuable Nickels1.) 1913 Liberty Head V Nickel - Worth $4,408,6502.) 1880 Shield Nickel - Worth $20,0003.) 1924 S Buffalo Nickel - Worth $14,0004.) 1926 S Buffalo Nickel - Worth $7,6005.) 1927 S Buffalo Nickel - Worth $5,0006.) 1881 Shield Nickel - Worth $4,0007.) 1883 Shield Nickel - Worth $3,9008.) 1867 Shield Nickel - Worth $3,6009.) 1920 D Buffalo Nickel - Worth $3,50010.) 1928 D Buffalo Nickel - Worth $3,40011.) 1918 D Buffalo Nickel - Worth $3,30012.) 1925 S Buffalo Nickel - Worth $3,30013.) 1924 D Buffalo Nickel - Worth $3,00014.) 1870 Shield Nickel - Worth $3,00015.) 1920 S Buffalo Nickel - Worth $2,50016.) 1872 Shield Nickel - Worth $2,50017.) 1919 D Buffalo Nickel - Worth $2,35018.) 1885 Liberty Head V Nickel - Worth $2,32819.) 1912 S Liberty Head V Nickel - Worth $1,94520.) 1886 Liberty Head V Nickel - Worth $1,86121.) 1877 Shield Nickel - Worth $1,85422.) 1938 Jefferson Nickel - Worth $1,80023.) 1873 Shield Nickel - Worth $1,80024.) 1874 Shield Nickel - Worth $1,80025.) 1916 D Buffalo Nickel - Worth $1,780
The 1963 Canadian nickel is worth $0.9. The 1963 Canadian Nickel worth is 100 percent nickel which weighs about 4.54 grams.
A blank planchet for a nickel is worth about $2.00
It's not a real quarter. These were novelty items given out as promotional items.
In the US, a nickel is worth 5 cents.
Without further information its worth a nickel.
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Error coins should be evaluated in person by a dealer or appraiser.
What is a payday candy bar nickel worth
"Double Nickel"? It's shorthand (or shortspeak) for fifty-five miles per hour.
A Buffalo Nickel stamped on a penny is worth $800.00. A Jefferson Nickel stamped on a ZN penny is worth $70.00. A Jefferson Nickel stamped on a CU penny is worth $60.00.
A nickel is worth five cents.
about a nickel.
The Yellow-headed Amazon (or Double Yellow-headed Parrot) comes from Mexico and Northern Central America.
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