Coin and Paper Money Collecting/Misprinted Quarter


I have a quarter that is stamped with eagles
on both sides no face there is no date but
The coin is silver and in excellent condition
Is this coin worth anything? I was told by a local
Coin collector that it is??? Can you give me any
         Thank You,


It is impossible for a modern day coin to have been struck with two heads or two tails. The diameters of the die ends that fit into the press are of different diameters. Without a photo, or the specifics of the coin, it is difficult to give you an accurate answer, but I'd say it's likely an altered piece where two coins were cut in half and joined together.

These are called "magician coins" and are used to trick people. They sell for a few dollars on eBay and are offered as some bargain coin sites. If your are silver, it'd be worth a melt value of about $3.50 at least.

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Ronald Fern


I can answer most all questions relating to US coins, tokens, and currency. I'm not strong on world coins or ancients. Primary field of expertise is errors and varieties. Over 55 years experience in coin collecting. Part time dealer since 1976. Employed by McDonnell Douglas/Boeing for over 34 years as an Industrial Engineer/Technical Specialist before retiring in 2002.


Worked weekends for "Lonesome" John in the late 1960's to mid 1970's processing error coins, packaging, and preparing orders. Worked with John Devine and Fred Weinberg on several California Error A Rama's in the early 1970's. Served as display judge at annual Error-A-Rama coin shows. Opened and operated mail order coin business DBA "CAL ERRORS" in 1976. Contributor to Alan Herbert's "Official Price Guide To Mint Errors" and Fivaz/Stanton "Cherrypickers' Guide". Worked Saturdays at Huntington Beach Coin Exchange 1980-1999. Had table and sold coins at a number of coin and gun shows in So CA, AZ and NV. Sell coins, tokens and currency on Facebook. Past "Errorscope" Editor. Presently CONECA Examiner.


Errorscope, Numismatic News, Civil War Token Journal, Error and Variety News

AA Degree LBCC pre Engineering, 1964 BS Degree CSULB Ind Technology, 1968

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1st Place EAR Trophy for Civil War Token Errors, NLG Author of Year Award for best monthly coin column "Error News and Views" in small Numismatic paper, owned and published by Ray Anthony.

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