Double Headed Nickel
Real US nickel with both sides "Heads"!
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Double Headed Nickel

Item Id: 90-0563 review 2 Review(s)
Suggested Retail:$9.95
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The classic DOUBLE SIDED COIN! This is a real U.S. nickel, machined so that both sides are "HEADS". A really sneaky way to win a bet every time!

We also carry a Two Sided Quarter, with your choice of "HEADS" or "TAILS" and a Two Sided Half Dollar (see below).

Coin only- no routines or instructions are included.

History and Trivia:
This is an old trick! The Two-Headed Coin was described in the classic book, The Discoverie of Witchcraft, in 1584.

Prior to the introduction of the "nickel", five-cent pieces were made of silver and were called half-dimes. After the Civil War, silver was in short supply, so the coin was changed to a copper/nickel alloy. Thus the term "nickel" came to be used.

According to a March 12, 2012 article in the Wall Street Journal, it now costs the U.S. Treasury Department 11.2 cents to manufacture a nickel coin.

Is it illegal to use real US coins to make magic tricks? According to the U.S. Treasury F.A.Q., the answer is- No.
It is only illegal to alter a US coin with the intention of spending it as if it were a coin of a different value.
From the official U.S. Treasury website: "Section 331 of Title 18 of the United States code provides criminal penalties for anyone who 'fraudulently alters, defaces, mutilates impairs, diminishes, falsifies, scales, or lightens any of the coins coined at the Mints of the United States.' This statute means that you may be violating the law if you change the appearance of the coin and fraudulently represent it [in a monetary transaction in trade for goods or services] to be other than the altered coin that it is. As a matter of policy, the U.S. Mint does not promote coloring, plating or altering U.S. coinage: however, there are no sanctions against such activity absent fraudulent intent."

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COIN ONLY. No instructions.
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5 Stars
Nice quality
These Double Side nickels are cheap, but don't let that stop you from buying them. These are definitely the best quality out there. They are made by precision slicing two real nickels in half, then sealing the two HEAD halfs together. These have a seam that can't be seen from the side. These double headed coins are really nice. I highly recommend these to anyone. You can find a use for these, even if it is just to win a bet from a friend.
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Reviewed by:  from IL. on 8/18/2015
4 Stars
Double Head Nickel
Fine for winning a bet. You can certainly have a lot of fun with this. However, the way they are made one side has one date, but the other side has another different date, so you can't perform some kind of prediction tricks if the date is involved unless you can keep the coin in your own hand. The quality is very good though. They are made with real American coins.
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Reviewed by:  from MI. on 4/1/2015
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