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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?

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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.

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

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

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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BBA from Adrian College

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