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Wayne wrote at 2008-01-07 02:53:23
My relatives have a coin like this.  If you would like to see a scan image of it e-mail me.

Bakker wrote at 2008-01-27 15:43:19
Dear Sean,

I have the medallion of George Washington with the description you mentioned both sides looking to the right side.

starting from the top,it starts with the  dates 1789 First President USA 1797, along the bottom its says George Washington

The coin misses a little piece and it is probably used as a neckless.

If you want to ask me something about the coin you can mail me

greetings family Bakker the Netherlands

Trevor Burgman wrote at 2008-05-22 21:22:13
I have the EXACT same coin. Except mine looks to be mostly gold and than partly silver. But mine has a hole in the top, as if someone wore it for a necklace. Please get back with me.

Nancy King wrote at 2009-02-23 02:12:01
I also have the exact same medal.  It's either gold or brass and has a hole in the top.

I would be interested to find out if it has any value or if I should just toss it in a drawer...

Bust Halves wrote at 2009-07-12 16:52:34
I just purchased this same Washington Token at a coin show in Connecticut for $2.50. It caught my eye and thought it was interesting. Hole drilled at top, George Washington at bottom, USA 1797 at 1:00 o'clock position, double headed. Not sure of the material, however, it is gold in color.

mathew wrote at 2009-12-20 17:18:58
i have the same coin and i cannot find a value of it . it also has a hole on top i was wondering if it was real or a neckless keepsake.

Ann wrote at 2009-12-22 04:11:15
I also have one of these coins.  The description is exactly as the coin I have.  With so many people having this identical coin, it must not be too valuable.

Shay wrote at 2010-02-11 21:04:05
I believe your search is over. The coin I have holds the exact description as the one you are looking for. I hope there is some value to this coin as I've hold on to it for some time.  George Washington is facing the right on either side of the coin. Here is the description...It is dated 1789 1st President U.S.A 1797 across the top and George Washington on the bottom. The coin has a hole in the mid top just above the image of the former President. The coin is indeed pewter or silver. It is absolutely, identical on both sides. If you need further info please inform. thank you

Thomas Wallace wrote at 2010-04-19 12:47:07
I have found i belive the same coin as she has, its appears to be a double head George Washington coin/token/medal which over the top reads "1789 George Washington 1797" on both sides, and yes there is a hole at the top of it. I've been all over google and yahoo but to no success. Can you tell me what this coin might be.

John wrote at 2010-05-03 04:17:13
i imagaine you alraedy have an answer to this question. But, I have one of these and am trying to find the value. did you get any info? and, yes, mine has a hole in it.


Sharee wrote at 2010-06-09 06:33:19
I too have the same pewter like George Washington coin. It was given to me by my late Great Aunt.I believe she had it for a long time.  If it helps she was born in the early 1900's.  My coin with the same hole IS connected to a necklace. I'm keeping mine, and I hope this helps someone.  

Debbie wrote at 2010-06-29 12:10:02
I have the coin described with a hole at the top.  I believe the hole was for people to add a chain to wear as a necklace.  Am I correct and do you know the value of this coin?

Thanks, Deb

Linda wrote at 2010-08-25 22:52:55
they say thier worthless but I paid 22.00 and have seen them go higher ,so who cares what they say thier americana.

Pete wrote at 2010-09-04 00:36:25
I Found the same coin in a jar that was in a box of old jars and bottles. The night before I was watching pawn stars. They said it was a George Washington funeral coin. Mine is gold in color, the one on Pawn Stars was pewter or white and very valuable. I thought I had hit it rich, but don't  think so now  

jodi wrote at 2010-11-05 02:13:50
My husband just found this same medal that you all have described. Not sure of the value either. The hole is at the top in the middle of the word president right at the letters d and e. Does this sound correct to anyone else? It was attached to an old key chain. Not sure if it is original or not but it looks old.

Cathy Johnson wrote at 2010-11-07 05:03:03
mr sean isaacs, Im pretty sure i have that coin. Its a double headed george washington coin with the dates of 1789-1797. Also it is a silver coin with a hole at the very top. It has 1789 usa and 1797 usa at the top between the hole i mentioned and George Washington on the bottom of the coin.Also i should tell you that it is the same on both sides. Thanks

cnbbgray wrote at 2010-12-05 23:14:44
I have the same coin as well, given to me by my grandfather, however i have seen no one say what i am about to say... my coin has two rivet markings on one side in his face as if it is pressed together. I was told by my grandfather before he passed that it is was given to him from his grandfather and is one of the original coins made by hand. Is this true? If so, How much is it worth?

don revet wrote at 2011-03-03 00:54:43
hi my name is don and i came across a double headed coin of george washington that meets that exact decription you can contact me at 1-306-452-6149 this is a canadian number

Tiffany Frasier wrote at 2011-03-25 16:40:27
My father has this same coin. A George Washington Double-Headed Commemorative Coin. I was watching the new show "Big Brian the Fortune Seller" where he sells items at estate sales. They had the exact same coin my father had. They said that it was made to commemorate his death and are very rare. He said it's value was between $4,000 to $5,000. I couldn't believe it! The man on TV sold it for $2,000 cause it was in mediocre condition. I didn't know it was worth that much. I new it was rare because of the research I had previously done on it but not that rare! The one my father has is silver/gold in color, with George Washington on both sides like on the American Quarter but with "1789 First President U.S.A. 1797...George Washington" imprinted on it. Hope this helps!

Mary Lindsey wrote at 2011-04-13 16:37:25
You are right i seen the same show. I have the same coin its silver and gold in color with his head on both sides. im in shock that its worth that much . im trying to sell mine!

sweet pea wrote at 2011-05-09 03:41:39
Hi yall, I like all of you have the silver two headed coin of George washington. I also saw the tv show on the value of the coin. My great grandma died a year and half ago and my great aunt ask me and my family to come and see if we would like to remember her by. My young son found the coin hiding in her closet and ask if he could have it. I wish she was still here to tell me about it cause my granny was born in 1912 and I'm sure would of solved this mystery for us all. It just puzzles me that if it is a real coin why no one can find a single trace of its value other than a tv show. I like all of yall believe that it is real the weight and edges are just like a quarter. Wish we could find the answers we are looking for. Real or not mine is going to a fireproof safe for when my son grows-up and is responsible enough to keep it. Thanks yall

rodolfo rodriguez wrote at 2011-06-02 00:47:05
yo tanbn tebgo una de esas medallas tiene un agujero arriba de la imagen y dice george washington 1789 1st president U.S.A 1797 y las dos caras son iguales  

rodolfo rodriguez wrote at 2011-06-02 00:54:12
yo tanbien tengo una medalla igualtiene la misma cara de los dos lados y dice george washigton 1st president U.S.A 1797

su imagen es de george washington y arriba tiene unnagujero  

michelle wrote at 2011-08-17 19:52:54
i found a picture of mine in a coin book, but where there should have been a price there was a dash. does this mean its not worth anything? i also have a heads or tails token that shows the front of a woman on one side and her back on the other. can't find it anywhere!

Delbert wrote at 2012-01-14 19:54:20
I have the coin that fits your description theres no thought about it I'm sure I got it. I would like to sell it for the best offer get in touch with me  

clintfann wrote at 2012-04-27 07:01:22
I also have the coin/ medallion,1789 first president USA both sides are the same. On the lower part I have a miss print Washing is smooth and the ton sticks out! Mine is old got from my grams she was 103and said it was pass to her,anything that old has to b worth something?? Anyone who interested call8305404042/ ask for clint

freezy wrote at 2012-05-06 10:40:06
mines the same but different mine has george washington faceing the left side of the coin on the top it says george washington and on the bottom it says 1st president 1789-1797 and on the back it has a picture of the statue of libery facing left with the words united states of america circling around the entire coin and it has $1 on it

no holes or nething like that tho

ken wrote at 2012-06-17 02:58:10
I've got one someone here send on big brians auction tv show he sold that one $2000 said worth 4 to 5 thousand.funny though out in real world can't find to know price.anybody finds value email me thanks

fatima wrote at 2012-10-19 23:15:50
hi my name is fatima and i have a coin that what 1789 ist president u.s.a 1797 and it said in the bottom george washington it said  that on both sides it was a hole in the top so you can only see pres ent how can i see if it real or not  

cook wrote at 2012-11-28 04:15:04
The answer not 2 many print off ! They are very rare almost one of a kind because it was only going 2 be a few made for a sample but a young boy that was very new to working the flat press made a mistake. And printed 2 thousand are more was told 2 me and made a double head as well ! It was suppose to be on the back side two hands as a peace agreement! Well that boy was my great great great great grandfather and we have 14 would of been coins but because it was a mistake the drill all of them with a hole in the top so they wouldn't waste them and sold them for babies that were teething!! Back in those days they put usually a dime in a baby mouth to bring their teeth in!! If you have one of these the mint value starts at 2000.00 on up  

claire wrote at 2012-12-30 00:51:32
Enjoying reading about the  George Washington Token Coin. I too believe mine is the one of great value. However I have no idea how I go about selling this item. It does have the indent next to the nose on one side and it has been in my family for a very long time .Any advise out there I would greatly be open to. Thanks for all the interesting reads.


justin mayne wrote at 2013-11-11 02:17:13
I also have this coin that was just found.  Gold in color with a hole on top. But its dirty not polished up.  Live to know more about it.

jon wrote at 2015-04-04 07:14:45
Hey the coin that's being described I have and it has a hole in it  

jon wrote at 2015-04-04 07:14:57
Hey the coin that's being described I have and it has a hole in it  

lily wrote at 2015-05-26 20:30:47
I also have the coin. Mine is gold in color with a hole in the top middle of the coin . Plz feel free to contact me with any questions or if u want pictures. Would love to sell coin if possible to help pay for father in laws funeral.

Jeff Kinner wrote at 2015-12-13 12:15:07
All the coins or rather commerative tokens are real and rare. The rareset one is the one that has the free mason symbol on it which washington was. They only made 500 of those and have hammered at auction for 200 grand. If any remember the pawn stars show, a guy had one, but it was another design and all were holed so the people could wear them as a neckless. The one on the show was average shape and was valued at 5 grand but bought for 2.5 grand. Most were made of metal and only the free mason ones were pewter. There were several designs made but most rusted, were lost or are stashed away somewhere. They don't know the exact numbers of all types made but its recorded that 500 free mason ones were made and several thousand for the public. Not all were given out so they were destroyed by the makers.

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Sean Isaacs


I am a full-time specialist in Canadian and worldwide coinage, and also handle banknotes, medals and tokens. Early American coinage and Ancients are areas in which I have only limited experience.


Full-time coin dealer since 1988; we maintain one of the largest inventories of world-wide coinage in Canada, and have a retail store in the Ottawa area. Past contributor to the Standard Catalogues of World Coins and Banknotes,

Canadian Association of Numismatic Dealers (CAND), Canadian Numismatic Association (former director), Ontario Numismatic Association (ONA), PCGS certified dealer

Canadian Coin News, Canadian Numismatic Journal, former Canadian Trends editor: World Coin News

Ba in History, level three of the Certifed General Accountants program

Awards and Honors
City of Ottawa Coin Dealer of the Year (1991), Commendation: City of Ottawa Police Service

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