Token: World Trick Coin, Magic Coin, Two Headed Coin
Token: World Trick Coin, Magic Coin, Two Headed Coin

Ah, that's great. You have what is known as a Trick Coin. They are available in magic and novelty shops for a few US dollars. They look amazing. The coin appears to be two separate coins sliced thin and then glued together, but the outside edge is completely intact. Hey, it's magic!

To make a trick coin you need a milling machine and good machinist skills. Start with the first coin and carefully mill out the center section. This leaves a hollow that is halfway deep into the coin, but completely contained inside the rim. You have a miniature coffee cup with the coin's outside rim in place and a circular hollow inside, ready to be filled with a portion of your second coin.

Now slice the back off your second coin and reduce its diameter so it fits snugly inside the coffee cup. Just a little glue is needed to hold the whole thing together.

Look carefully at the inside of the rim. On one side or the other you will see the seam. Good machinists can make the seam essentially invisible.

Trick coins have no numismatic (coin collector) value. They are pretty neat, and someone would probably be willing to buy one for a few US dollars.

Coin: 1340 , Genre: Tokens
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Answered by: Paul, Fri, 03-May-2013 00:12:35 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Thu, 07-Sep-2017 01:39:01 GMT
Requester description: 19071910 This is a penny with no signs of being put together that has two different years on it. One side is a Lincoln 1910 and the other side is an Indian Head 1907. Have owned this coin for over 60 years. Belonged to my husbands grandfather who carried it for at least 40 years. Looks as if it was minted this way. The Lincoln side has In god We Trust Liberty and 1910 on it. The Indian Side has United States Of America 1017 on it.
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