Double Sided Half Dollar
Real half dollar with both sides the same!
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Double Sided Half Dollar

Item Id: 90-0938 review 2 Review(s)
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Heads or Tails
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You will always win the bet!

The classic TWO HEADED HALF DOLLAR or DOUBLE SIDED COIN! This is a real U.S. half dollar, machined so that both sides are the same (either both sides are "HEADS" or both sides are "TAILS"). A sneaky way to win a bet every time!

PLEASE NOTE: The dates on each side of the HEADS coin will be different. The coins are made by taking two real half dollars, slicing them in half, and melding two HEADS halfs together. The coins that are used in this process never seem to have the same dates, so expect that the dates on each side will be different. (In other words, one side might be a 1982 and the other side a 1986).

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.

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."

Interested in magic history? Visit our free online Magic Library, full of biographies of famous magicians plus lots of magic history and trivia!

Performance Ideas:

Here is a routine for you! This will work with ANY of our double sided coins.
Start with two real half dollars and one double head half dollar in your right pocket and two real half dollars plus a double tail half dollar in your left pocket.
Ask your friend if he would like to play a game.
Have your friend call out Heads or Tails. Let's say he picks Tails.
You tell him you have three coins in your pocket. You are going to take them out and drop them on the table.
If all three coins are Tails, he wins. If all three are Heads, you'll win.
Since he called Tails, you'll take the three coins out of your RIGHT pocket (the one with the double head coin).
Drop the three coins on the table. You have a one in three chance of winning. Your friend has ZERO chance!
You can keep picking up and dropping the coins until you win.
Of course, if he had called Heads, you would use the coins in your LEFT pocket.
Winner winner chicken dinner!!

Here's what you'll get:

  • one double sided U.S. Half Dollar coin
  • NO instructions

Coin only- you supply the trick or routine.
Coin is made from real U.S. Half Dollars.
Specify HEADS or TAILS when ordering.
Dates on the HEADS coin will be different from each other.


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5 Stars
real coins
I was kind of shocked to find out that these are actually real coins cut in half. They look really good. It is nearly impossible to see the seam. I got the Tails coin because both sides of that coin look exactly the same. The Heads coin will have two different mint dates because that is how they are made.
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Reviewed by:  from NC. on 6/8/2015
5 Stars
If you have larceny in your heart
This is awesome for a coin toss! If you have two in your pocket, one Heads and one Tails, you can win just about anything.
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Reviewed by:  from NJ. on 1/29/2015
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