United States 2000-P Jefferson Nickel Struck with Two Obverse Dies, PCGS MS65
By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ……
This is the only known U.S. regular-issue coin of ANY denomination that was struck with two obverse dies (two-headed). It stands alone as a major U.S. numismatic rarity and proves that a United States two-headed coin exists! There are three known U.S. regular issued coins struck with two reverse dies. Fred Weinberg sold a two-tailed Washington quarter for $75,000 USD and a two-tailed Roosevelt Dime for $45,000. The third known two-tailed was a Washington quarter that sold in a Heritage auction for $41,975.
Weinberg stated that:
“This amazing unique major mint error is the only known U.S. two-headed coin. It is very dramatic since both sides are identical, having been struck with two obverse dies.”
Reverse, United States 2000-P Jefferson Nickel struck with two obverse dies, PCGS MS65. All images courtesy Mint Error News
Although slightly weakly struck, it is in gem condition and was certified and authenticated by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) as MS 65. It is exciting that this unique and spectacular major mint error survived the minting process and was discovered in 2016 and certified by PCGS.
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Fascinating!! It should be very enlightening to find out how the error happened – my understanding was that modern dies were “keyed” to prevent an obverse die from being inserted into a reverse die socket and vice versa.
I have a 1999 Denver mint quarter that has a deep stamp and smooth edge. I think was a miss print.
I inherited a 2000 Nickel that is almost identical to the one pictured in this article. My Grandfather was a collector and always showed this to me as his prized possession . I always thought it to be fake until I read this article. Now I beleive I need to figure out how to get it certified.
Did you, by chance find out how to get your coin certified? I have a penny with two heads and have no idea how to go about certification.
When we were kids my brother got a two headed nickle at the convenient store. This was in the mid 80’s. Still does not know what he ever did with it.
What was the location your brother received the two headed nickel? Just today I found one in my son laundry… I’m from Utah.
I have a 1966 Jefferson nickel, what is it worth. In unc. Condition
It is has Jefferson on both sides
I found a 2 headed nickleperfect head punch on each side facing the correct way. Is this fake. It is 1964
I’m almost certain it’s a fake. I’m not a “professional” but according to everything I’ve read, I think there’s only 2 in existence and I’m looking at another 1 right now. So unless we’re the luckiest bastards on earth, I’d be safe to say, their fake. ;)
Angela if someone had a real two nickel what would it be worth I am suing my stepmother for the return of mine or the value of it as a kid I found it and we had a floor safe which my father secured it for me please help with the value THANKS Tim
I got a two headed nichol with two different dates 1999 2000
I got a 1964 nickel with a 1975 d on the other side I’m in fl.
forgot the double headed or two headed part
Hello.Iv been coin roll searching for errors and older coins for about 20yrs.Its an exciting hobby of mine.3 days ago while unwrapping a nickel roll what was thought to be a newer roll ..to my surprise I found a 1963 n mint mark obverse and reverse Jefferson head with some noticeable doubling.This coin looks to be genuine.Who would you suggest I send to for confirmation of authentication.
I found a 2000 similar nickel I want to know is it worth anything? It’s on both sides it looks blurred
I found a simular coin it’s a 1989 Jefferson nickel Philadelphia struck with a 1980 Philadelphia struck reverse side both heads. This is sound like a well crafted coin to checkpeople or could this have happened at the mint?
I have found one with my nickels it’s a 2000 on one side in a 1990 on the other side it looks like it’s been around for a while wades 3.5 is this a fake
3.2 not 3.5
I found a 2 headed nickel 1964 on one side 1984 on the other I think is fake can anyone help me out with this
I have a 2016D two heads US nickel
I don’t know where to get it certified here in BC , Canadá
Any clue on where can I find one will be truly appreciated
I have a 1995 D nickel 4.9 grams.
It looks similar to the one shown, but has a reeded edge on one side.
I was running around the other day and got some change from somewhere where I bought something and the next day I went to my card to get my chain but in the house and I just happened to look at my change that day and there was a nickel with Jefferson on it on both sides it looked and looked and looked at it one’s got 1991 I don’t know the other side he’s got 1980 Something where would I get it checked and do you think it may be fake the faces are going the same direction
I have this two obverse 1969D/1981P Jefferson Nickel, and would like to know if it’s possible for a coin to be struck with two different years and mint marks? It weighs 5.0
I have found a double headed Jefferson P 1986 and 1990 both sides are P mint mark. It looks real, weight is 5.0 could not find a seam. This is more common than I thought.