Coin and Paper Money Collecting/Two headed quarter

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I noticed that a Shawn wrote to you about a two headed quarter.  This was 2007 I believe.  Well I just found one in circulation that fits the description of his. "P" mint mark on both sides and the side cladding looks the same as any other quarter.

I was just wondering if Shawn or you have heard any more about the two headed Washington Quarter?

Thanks,

Brian


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Hi Brian,

The way they make these 2-headed coins now is different from the old way.  Instead of slicing it in half, leaving a seam within the side cladding, they now they hollow out the back of one coin, remove the back side and outer edge of another, and then fit the second coin inside of the hollowed out area of the first coin.  This way the only evidence of tampering is only visible as a tiny, thin seam on one side of the coin, just inside the raised rim.  With the computer accuracy of today's machines, this can be done precisely enough that is is difficult to see the seam without using a magnifier.

More details can be found here :

http://www.coingalaxy.com/coininfo/two-heads.html

You can find these regularly in novelty shops and on eBay 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.

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