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Coin and Paper Money Collecting/Penny Stamped on only one side


I ran across a 1985D penny with the wear commensurate with a penny of that age.  However the back side is totally unstamped.  The back is completely smooth looks like a steel metal slug we used to find at construction sites.  Would a totally miss stamped penny like this be worth anything?

Sorry Jamie, but it did not come from the mint that way.

You have half of a magician's coin.  Somebody has altered it to be used with another altered coin (glued together) to make either a 2-headed coin or a 2-denomination coin to be used for tricks.

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Having only have a magician's coin, it has no value.

I hope this helps,


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