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?
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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.
This theme is continued in future comic serials such as Nightwing
And the rebooted Detective Comics
Two Face's coin would likely have been a "Peace Dollar," the most common dollar coin in circulation at the time of his origin in 1942. Minted from 1921 to 1928, and again from 1934 to 1935, the Peace Dollar had the head of Liberty on the obverse, and an American Bald Eagle perched on a rock over the word "Peace" on the reverse. They are 90% silver and 10% copper. Therefore, the "lucky" two-headed dollar would have to have been a special novelty piece, as no such coin was ever issued. Peace dollars are very beautiful and highly collectible today. Personally, I like the idea of Two Face's coin being a regular Peace dollar with the obverse defaced and the reverse pristine, but that's just me.