two headed quarter with different dates

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  1. mountianfolk

    mountianfolk New Member

    My daughter found a quarter that is stamped heads on both sides.
    the first side is dated 1973 with no mint stamp the second side is dated 1983 and was stamped in Philadelphia. I have heard of coins being stamped with two heads or tails but not different dates. The coin is well worn on both sides. Does anyone have an idea of its value to a collector?
     
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  3. johnny54321

    johnny54321 aspiring numismatist

    I would surmize that it's likely a homemade magicians quarter...look for a seam around the rim.
     
  4. hontonai

    hontonai Registered Contrarian

    To a collector it's a worthless damaged coin. To an aspiring young magician, however, it's probably worth the $5 it would cost at his/her local magic shop.

    "Homemade" magician's quarters typically have a seam on the edge. They are created by shaving down two quarters and gluing the halves together.

    Professionally made two-headed coins are more sophisticated in their manufacture, and have a barely detectable seam on one side very close to the edge. They are created by hollowing out one quater and shaving both the thickness and diameter of another, and inserting the smaller one into the other.
     
  5. bhp3rd

    bhp3rd Die varieties, Gems

    It's not real and has no collector value except for a magician

    It's a not real mint error and has no collector value except for a magician.
     
  6. Trino Savala

    Trino Savala New Member

    I have a two headed quarter with different dates and has the usual copper silver seam that quarters have. It doesn't look fake
     
  7. l.cutler

    l.cutler Member

    It may not look fake but it is. While one with the same date both sides would be almost impossible, one with two different dates is definitely fake.
     
  8. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    It's possible if they tool just before the edge. One side would be a shell and the other part fits into the shell.. Like this -
    3d3636f2af6e926eb66e174690441211.jpg
     
  9. Burton Strauss III

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  10. JerryBaker

    JerryBaker New Member

    I have a 1984 p mint on one side and 1985 p mint on the other side double headed quater any ideal about it
     
  11. Burton Strauss III

    Burton Strauss III Supporter! Supporter

    Magicians coin... Did you watch the video? It shows how they're made at least one way
     
  12. Rickl

    Rickl New Member

    I have a Double head quarter with 2 different dates. One date is 1968. The other date is 1988. What is it worth ??
     
  13. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Did you read any of the answers given on this thread before you posted?

    It's an altered Quarter! Worth 25 cents
     
  14. l.cutler

    l.cutler Member

    Did you read this thread? It explains everything.
     
  15. l.cutler

    l.cutler Member

    You just beat me!
     
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  16. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    I don't think people bother to read the posts.
    They are too excited and think there will be instant money big coming their way :greedy:
     
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