At the January 2018 FUN Show, Fred brought an error coin that for as hard as you look, you probably will never find in change – a double-tailed quarter.
The double-tailed quarter is one of the most unusual and highly coveted mint error in the modern U.S. series. Many people believe that they’ve seen one, but odds are if you’ve ever encountered a double-headed or double-tailed quarter in change then you probably had in your hand a novelty “magician’s coin”, a clever sleight-of-hand coin that merges two coins into one. A real double-tailed quarter is struck on an official U.S. Mint press using two reverse dies.
Something that shouldn’t happen, but apparently did at the hands of some enterprising mint workers.
Charles Morgan and Fred Weinberg talk about this exciting error coin, try to determine when and where it was struck, and how a numismatic expert can differentiate a genuine double-sided error from the more commonly-encountered “magician’s coin”.
If you like to collect U.S. Mint errors, you will definitely enjoy the opportunity to see this unique error coin in this CoinWeek Exclusive video, shot in 4K Ultra High Definition.
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