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The classic TWO HEADED COIN!
This is a real U.S. penny, machined so that both sides are HEADS!
A sneaky way to win the bet every time!
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PLEASE NOTE: The dates on each side of the HEADS coin will be different. See more tricks with QUARTERS!
The coins are made by taking two real pennies, slicing them in half, and melding two HEADS parts 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 2011).
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."
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