1925 dime with wheat penny on one side

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  1. JakeB303

    JakeB303 New Member

    4C1DF657-B43B-46B5-A374-351D89C88702.jpeg D6580B82-E7A6-4141-8833-07C9B510535D.jpeg Hey guys, extremely new to this, got all my grandfathers coins a few months ago and just found a Dime/penny from 1925. It’s not magnetic, and is silver one side and copper or “penny” colored on the other side. Just curious if it’s worth anything, is it an error, what’s the deal?
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  3. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    My first thought is that someone made two coins, one dime & one nickel, into a "Magician's Coin".

    Can you post photos of the rim?

  4. JakeB303

    JakeB303 New Member

    Ya know after looking a little closer that’s most likely the case, it’s not magnetic, would that make a difference?

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  5. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Mint Error? No.. Impossible to occur!

    Altered coins attached together. The Cent was grond down in half and the circumference made the same size as the silver Dime. Copper and silver are both non magnetic so that does not matter.

    Worth? 11 cents
  6. 2x2 $averKrazy

    2x2 $averKrazy Hopelessly coined in

    sure that's not two coins adhiered together some how?
  7. JakeB303

    JakeB303 New Member

    No idea but was just curious if it’s unique and if it was worth anything
  8. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    No.. It's just an altered coin (coins)
    I have seen a few like yours over the years.
  9. 2x2 $averKrazy

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    11 cent piece , ?
  10. desertgem

    desertgem MODERATOR Senior Errer Collecktor Moderator

    The cent was shaved down to very sightly less diameter than the dime and the reverse of the dime to the width of the shaved cent was excavated ( all with precision jewelers or similar lathe so they would fit with a hairline. Called magicians coins. If the operator was skilled enough, they would put threads on both so one could screw into the other. This was called a "Spy coin". and some say they were actually used for this. Magician coins are common and cheap, spy coins can be of much higher value and interest. Jim
  11. Mainebill

    Mainebill Wild Bill

    I’ve seen these before. Altered to be a trick coin
  12. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    You have a magicians coin. A penny and a dime or cut and match together to make this. For the purpose of collecting it is considered damaged. However as a novelty item it contains A small value. The real value is that it once belong to your grandfather.

    Welcome to CT.
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  14. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Well-Known Member

    Nice vintage magic coin. $10-20 on fleabay
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