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Offline Illeagle1984

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Found a Somewhat Special 'Eagle' Coin
« on: March 27, 2023, 06:10:48 PM »
Got a US quarter in my change.  Our 60's soda machine wouldn't take it, which is normal.  It's old, it takes a few tries for certain quarters to take.  I have to mention, that old machine rocks.  Sodas get colder the hotter it is out; during summer the thing spits out slushies!  I'm guessing the weight is off on this quarter; it didn't take no matter how many times I tried it.  That's because this one has two tails, aka a 'double eagle.'  I took pictures, but I could never get both sides at once so you'll have to take my word for it.  ;D 

If it were real, it would be worth a small fortune and I wouldn't be telling anyone about it.  However, upon close examination it's a forgery; someone made a 'cup' out of one and cut down the other to fit inside the shell.  A soldered seam is barely visible on one side.  It turns out they are also sold as magician's coins, or trick coins.

I recognize the time and skill it took to make such a thing.  So instead of buying a third of a soda with it, I will keep my strange 'double eagle' coin to go with my pair of strange Eagles.
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