Coin and Paper Money Collecting/Double stamped coin

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I found a wheat penny that is stamped on both sides with all the wheat symbols and not a face or a date.  What is this worth if anything and what channels can I go through to have it evaluated.  Thank you for any info you can supply me with.

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Hi Kathy,

What you have is a magician's coin.  Somebody took two normal wheat pennies, altered them, and glued the altered pieces back together to make it appear as a 2-tailed coin.  If you use a strong magnifier, and closely examine the area just inside the raised rim, on one side or the other you will find a thin seam where the two pieces fit together.

There's an interesting article about these here :
http://www.coingalaxy.com/coininfo/two-heads.html

These sell on eBay and at novelty shops for a couple dollars.

I hope this helps,

Dan

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My strong familiarity with all U.S. Mint coins, extensive reference library, and close relationships with many other dealers allows me to identify just about any coin made in the USA. I receive regular updates to all the current price guides -- both wholesale & retail -- to provide accurate values. So, with a good description or pictures, I should be able to identify and value any U.S. coin you have.

Experience

I've been a coin dealer since the 1980's and a coin collector since the 1960's. I specialize in U.S. Silver Coins and have an active online website -- The Working Man's Rare Coins -- http://www.workingmancoins.com -- offering information and inventory in U.S. coins.

Organizations I belong to :
American Numismatic Association Member #187770
Michigan State Numismatic Society Member #8255
Florida United Numismatics Member #19710
Monroe Coin Club Treasurer
Lincoln Coin Club Board Member
WINS Member #14
CoinMasters Member #1814

Frequently Asked Questions :
I have created a Frequently Asked Questions page on my website, where you may be able to get an immediate answer to your question. You can find the page here :
http://www.workingmancoins.com/FAQ/index.htm



Education/Credentials
BBA from Adrian College

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