Question: Two-Headed Coins - How Much is My Two-Headed Coin Worth?
One of our most frequently asked questions is "How much is a two-headed coin worth?" People find these coins in circulation and hope that they've found some fantastically rare mint error that will allow them to pay off their credit card debt or buy a new car. What is the truth about two-headed (and two-tailed) coins?
A two-headed coin is worth very little, usually between $3 to $10, depending on how well it's made and what the face value of the coin is. Two-headed coins that you find in circulation or buy at swap meets are not produced by the U.S. Mint, even in error; they have been made as a novelty device, or for use in magician's tricks.
There have been anecdotal reports of two genuine two-headed quarters having been found in the safety deposit box of a deceased San Francisco Mint worker. Both of these coins are supposedly in grading service slabs, which is why you won't find them in circulation. Even if these tales are true, it is a sure thing that no two-headed U.S. coins could ever possibly have entered circulation. Any two-headed U.S. coin you find in pocket change is a novelty item. That is 100% certain! Now that we've got that down, learn how two-headed coins are made
, and how to tell whether the two-headed coin you have is a genuine Mint error or not.