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, Two Sided Half Dollar and Two Sided Penny (see below).
Coin only- no routines or instructions are included.
COIN ONLY. No instructions.You supply your own routine.
Make sure you don't spend the trick coin by mistake!Keep your trick coins safe and separate from other coins. Keep them in a COIN CARRIER.See the different styles of coin carriers and cases for sale here.
Here is a routine for you! This will work with ANY of our double sided coins. Start with two real quarters and one double head quarter in your right pocket and two real quarters plus a double tail quarter 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!!
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.
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