Post By minkybodl
Jun 08, 2012, 08:20 AM
1964 Two headed Magician coin
I pulled what I thought was my second 64 from a box, flipped it over and saw that it was heads on both sides. When I dropped it, it clunked like I have never heard before. It looks real good, I can't see any cracks or marks on the outside to show how they made it and it is tight enough to not open easy. Never found a Magician coin before so I'm happy to have it. Trying to cool it down in the freezer now before shaking in a jar, it sounded hollow inside but hopefully there is another coin inside. If nothing else having a two sided coin might come in handy for heads or tails.
Jun 08, 2012, 08:36 AM
Well that didn't work, tried shaking it in a plastic and glass jar. Maybe it is just a glued tight two headed coin?
Jun 09, 2012, 03:25 AM
Here is what you could try, but you will probably due some damage to the coin. Throw the coin on its edge on the pavement (maybe a vinyl floor would be better) a bunch of times. Eventually it will open. The edge might get gnarly. One magician's coin opened for me in a couple throws, the other got messed up before it popped open.
Jun 09, 2012, 04:46 AM
I've had one of these sitting in my foreign coin pile from CRHing, and I got another one today. I just did this and they both popped open! Both of them have a reverse that pops out, and on one side is the kennedy half reverse and glued to it is a mexican peso! It's really weird. I'll try and get a picture of it up.
Originally Posted by jonathanmilon
Jun 09, 2012, 10:31 AM
Thanks, I'll try it but our floors are all tile or carpet. Maybe I'll get a sheet of plywood and try throwing it against that. It sounds hollow and weighs a couple of grams light. Just tried it a bunch of times on my formica desktop but nothing.
Thanks again for the suggestion.
Jun 09, 2012, 11:25 AM
R.I.P. Rich Hartford, You'll be missed.
definately not equal to the real thing, but I would take it for 50 cents
Jun 09, 2012, 07:22 PM
I have a whole bag of them there worth nothing??
Jun 09, 2012, 07:37 PM
They are worth novelty price. I collect them now, I have 4 or 5 of them, two are 74'as my birth year. I figure it would be cool to have a large collection of gold plated and magician coins.
Originally Posted by TimZim
Jun 09, 2012, 08:38 PM
You've got a gambler's trick coin, not a magician coin. Trick coin is not supposed to open up while magician coin is.
I would not try to open it up. I found a tail-tail made of two 1964 halves (the unique mintmark location and rim).
Jun 10, 2012, 12:05 AM
Here are pics of both sides. I couldn't get it to open, don't want to damage it but it does sound hollow. I like having it even if it doesn't open. I showed it to a couple of tellers who get me a lot of coins today.
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