In this Instructable, you will learn how to make a 2 headed, and mutilated coin, to use for magic, or other purposes.

Step 1: Materials

The materials you need:
>2 nickels, or two identical coins
>Sandpaper (Bench grinder works better)
>Dust Off (with the little straw)
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Defacing US currency is frowned upon. Perhaps a token or other non-protected coin shaped object would be in order?
its only illegal if you make the currency appear to be worth more than it is. thats why its legal to have penny presses.
I thought of that, but could not find any other coin like objects in my house.
It is fine, unless you try to put it back in circulation. The common misconception is that it is illegal to "deface" the coins or bills. It is perfectly alright to do whatever you would like with currency. It is your money, and it is alright unless you try to make it someone else's (a.k.a. putting it back in circulation, a.k.a. buying stuff with it.).
Anything worth less than $0.25 is ok to destroy
do we have a reference for that?
I own a real two heads sided nickel! Anyone know what it may be worth?
It was not made by the US Mint - it was made similarly to this one, but it was just done more perfectly. It might even be worth $1 if you found someone interested in it.
alright, but it used to be my pap's. he gave it to me and he told me it was probally worth more cause he said somebody offered him $35.00 for it. The government doesnt like to make mistakes so they would pay a lot for it. he knows a lot about collectors items and coins. so i dont know, thanks for the advice!
the coin is actually nothing more than a novelty item. its made by sanding off the edge and the tails side of the coin then placing that into a hollowed out coin. most are only worth ten dollars at the most. that one may be worth a little bit more because in 1954 nickles and other silver coins were still almost one hundred percent silver. from the way it appears in the picture there was one mistake made when the person made it. the way you r turning the coin, on of the heads should be upside-down. but its impossible for a double headed coin to be made by mistake.
It is a 1954 nickel, two heads on both sides. Look for yourself, it is the same width and size of a real nickel as itself. It has some wear and tear, but i think its real. What you think?
Couldn't you cut and/or sand off half of each coin?
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a WAY BETTER way to do this is get three band new pennies.&nbsp; On the bench grinder, shave the face off one, the back off one, and both sides of of the other one.&nbsp; Thes in some muriatic acid. The acid will polish the copper shell and eat the inside metal.&nbsp; Watch it closely off and on for about 30 minutes.&nbsp; After this you have a perfect face, back and side ring.&nbsp; You can grind of a fourth penny's faces and side then glue it to this one.&nbsp; However, I like to to take a little piece (tiny of lead) and put it inside.&nbsp; Then just glue it shut with a big air pocket.&nbsp; This makes for an even cooler trick.&nbsp; THE FLOATING PENNY that looks feels and weighs the same as a regular penny.<br />
wonderd where you were going with this but floaty penny cool
I knew that milling machine downstairs would be useful for something...
I made one of these once, you can do a pretty good job of removing hte tails side with a dremel, and it works really well for making the edges of the coin smooth, too.
regular sandpaper wont work though it just rips so u would need a bench grinder<br />
Or a file<br />
good point never thought bout that also i recently saw a sanding sponge its slow but it works (kinda)<br />
I'll have to look into that sponge thing, I've never heard of them before.<br />
also instead of&nbsp; dustoff id take a more dangerous approach (danger is awesome) and open up one of those airhorn cans and use the liquid in there (which can actually give u frostbite) to pour on the coin with the super glue.<br />
cool i gotta try it out but i dont get why you would super glue it for a second time does it change color or what<br />
&nbsp;This is how to do frozen by adam grace!!!
No no no. This is how to freeze a coin with a can of dust off. Frozen by Adam Grace is making a coin freeze by magic.<br />
whats the point in freezing it again? colder temperatures make the superglue evaporate slower i thought.
I froze it because it turns the glue into a white color, instead of clear, also I find it helps it dry faster.
Spraying it with water will help it dry faster and turn it your white color. <br /> Why you would wish a much more detectable color is beyond me.<br />
do you have to use the dust off freeze thingy????????
you shouldnt have to. it just helps. a freezer would probably work too, or just letting it sit for 48 hours (to be safe.)
Perhaps another way, rather than a jeweler's saw, would be to sand the coin down to approximately half their thickness and then glue them together. By the way, defacing ANY currency is only illegal if you have the intent to pass it off as legitimate afterward.
I thought money was government property
Well the government belongs to the people. Therefore what is theirs, is ours.
The law regarding currency defacement is stated and read so that the defacement of currency is illegal only if it is used for fraudulent purposes. Now if you want you could use pennies to be "double safe", if you will, because they are exempt from the rule. In training to be a sales rep. for Cutco and Vector they teach as that law as we cut and sculpt pennies with our shears.
Another way to accomplish this feat is to use a jewelry saw to "split" both coins in to halves. Then sand all of the halves using your favorite sanding tool. You will glue the like halves using JB Weld. When dry, sand the edges with finer, and finer sand paper to achieve a mirror polish. This will produce 2 double sided "MAGIC" coins that are much harder to detect as gaffed coins. You could even add a steel shim to make the coins magnetic. Magnetic and double sided....that would be MAGIC. Take care!
haha, shim.
wow i was expecting something better than just gluing 2 coins together
Harvey Dent was the district attorney.
Correct, and Harvey Dent was the one with the two headed coin.
'you can also use it like the mayor in "The Dark Knight", because this coin has two heads.' This is in the last step and what he was referring to. It should say 'you can also use it like the Distric Attorney, Harvey Dent, in "The Dark Knight", because this coin has two heads.'

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