In Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight, Harvey Dent starts off with a double headed coin, which then gets turned into having two different sides when he becomes Two-face.

Is this the same in the comics?

Is Two-face's coin a regular coin?


In the original Detective Comics #66, after becoming hideously scarred, Two-Face disfigured a two-headed silver dollar with his knife. The coin itself originally belonged to Vincent "The Boss" Maroni and is usually shown as having scratches on the side with either Lady Liberty or, in later serials, Lady Gotham.

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This theme is continued in future comic serials such as Nightwing

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And the rebooted Detective Comics

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    Apropos of nothing, in the animated series it's a liberty half-dollar – Valorum Feb 25 '16 at 20:58
  • It may be worth pointing out that a liberty head dollar does not have heads on both sides. Unless you count the eagle's head, maybe? I had to google that up, since I don't really know coins. I know it's standard today to have very different front/back, but don't know how long that has been in effect in the US (or anywhere else). – zibadawa timmy Feb 25 '16 at 23:42
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    @zibadawatimmy - I've edited accordingly. Apparently it's a "two-headed Silver Dollar", not a liberty dollar. – Valorum Feb 25 '16 at 23:55

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