My eyes popped when i seen this please info!!!

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  1. Tracey L Aldrich

    Tracey L Aldrich Active Member

    My mother pulled out my gmas coins from the safe ive never ever seen one like this!!!!!! Any info. This is the obverse and the REVERSE SO ITS A REVERSE REVERSE?????? 20220703_190934-0.jpg 20220703_190934-0.jpg 20220703_190926-0.jpg
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  3. Hommer

    Hommer Curator of Semi Precious Coinage Supporter

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  4. Tracey L Aldrich

    Tracey L Aldrich Active Member

    How can u tell its not a real quuarter?
  5. Jeffjay

    Jeffjay Well-Known Member

    That can't happen in the minting process. That would mean that the coin press had two reverse dies in it and to my knowledge that has not ever happened. If it has I'm sure a more experienced collector than me will point it out.
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  6. Tracey L Aldrich

    Tracey L Aldrich Active Member

    I looked it up theres only 3 known n found on i found the info
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  9. Jeffjay

    Jeffjay Well-Known Member

    Cool. I had never heard of one until now
    Send it in for Authentication if you think it's real. Does a magnet stick to it?
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  10. Hommer

    Hommer Curator of Semi Precious Coinage Supporter

  11. Tracey L Aldrich

    Tracey L Aldrich Active Member

    No it does not n it weighs5.6 gs

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  12. Hommer

    Hommer Curator of Semi Precious Coinage Supporter

    The person of who that story is about is a member here @Fred Weinberg
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  13. Tracey L Aldrich

    Tracey L Aldrich Active Member

    Well maybe he would know a little more abbout. My coin i am interested in finding more out about it its been sitting in my moms safe a long time my grandma died in 1982 i believe it was hers or couldbeen my dads hes gone too but none the less my mom gave it to me tonight
  14. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    You can tell it's inserted, look at the seam. They're keepers, though. We've a two-headed nickel and quite a few halves like that. Tell you what, I'll flip you for it, I call tails.
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  15. Tracey L Aldrich

    Tracey L Aldrich Active Member

    So does it mean its a fake coin?
  16. mrweaseluv

    mrweaseluv Supporter! Supporter

    odds are in the favor of it being a fake or still possibly a magicians coin, but it is certainly a cool coin to have regardless :D Only other option is to put it in the hands of a expert and see what he/she has to say :D
  17. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    It's not "fake", exactly, since it's made from two real coins. Or rather the reverse halves of them mashed together.

    It is a real quarter. Two of them.
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  18. TheFinn

    TheFinn Well-Known Member

    If you look closely, you can see where the obverse was machined out and another reverse was set in the cove. You can see two inside rims on the lower left of the second picture.
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  19. Kurisu

    Kurisu Supporter! Supporter

    It's 100% a magician's coin (sometimes called Opium coins too).
    This one is almost certainly a twist apart.
    There are other types that squeeze apart when you find the right spot near the edge and squeeze both sides together and the opposite side pops open.
    See if you can get 2 rubber balls, squeeze the coin between them and twist. Sometimes these are made with a reverse thread, so it might be righty loosey :D

    Magicians coins are made from real yup, you have a fake coin made from real coins o_O
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  20. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster Member of the ANA since 1982

    It is a magicians coin. You can easily see the seam around the inner rim in your second picture where the coin was machined down then joined.

    Google magicians coin and you can buy a matching set of heads for you tails

    It is absolutely NOT an error.

    Edit too add:
    @Hommer is correct. The obverse and reverse dies have different hardware so they can't be installed in the wrong position. At Philly in the early 2000s, the mint busted a ring making errors and smuggling them out through the oil pan of a fork truck. San Fran also had the same problem in the early-mid 70s with unbelievable errors made by employees during off hours.

    Your coin has a very visible seam, so its obvious your coin couldn't be one of the Philly shenanigans. If you really think you have something, maybe your grandmother was working with the crooks :troll:? The coin you referenced never entered circulation so the only way somebody would have it is either through the smugglers or buy it from an auction.

    Remember, there is an incredible amount of history in numismatics. Sometimes the story we want to believe gets blown up by facts and logic
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  21. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    The eternal optimist. :)
    Two halves, 12.5 cents each. Add them together, still 25 cents. :D
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