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.