Coin and Paper Money Collecting/One sided penny



I have a 1975 penny that only hAs a heads side. Opposite side is smooth. Is this rare or maybe worth any thing?

Hi Samuel,

Thank you for the pictures.  Your penny has undergone the first step in creating a novelty 2-headed coin.  Somebody ground the back side off.  If they had continued, the next step would have been to grind down the edge more.  Then another penny would have had an indentation ground into it that this coin would fit into.  Finally the two pieces would be glued together.

These 2-headed coins sell for a couple dollars, but with yours being just an incomplete piece, it has no added value.

I hope this helps,


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