syzygy Posted June 26, 2005 Report Share Posted June 26, 2005 Sooner or later we all hear about a novice who runs across a two-headed (or two-tailed) coin and wants to know how much it is worth. Well, remember, we all have our 'novice' moments Did you know that they *can* be genuine? I was surprised too. According to Mike Beyers, some 30 two-headed or two-tailed coins have been certified genuine by ANACS, PCGS or NGC, including three US two-tailed coins (http://www.minterrornews.com/issue2.pdf). Not sure whether anyone can certify whether it was a genuine mistake loading two dies of the same side, but that is another issue. More than likely, that two-headed coin is a common novelty made by drilling out one side, shaving down another and inserting it in the shell of the first - like this one... http://img50.exs.cx/img50/6541/noveltycoin.jpg Still...ya never know Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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