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I recently came across a 2005 Kansas state quarter that has the buffalo/bison and sunflower on both sides of the coin.  Could you tell me anything about this coin.  Was it a minting error?
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Christine,

You have what's known as a magician's coin -- a manufactured novelty item made by altering two regular coins and gluing the pieces together.  This was not done at the mint.

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

Value is 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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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.

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Monroe Coin Club Treasurer
Lincoln Coin Club Board Member
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