And the odds of spinning a penny are even more skewed in one direction, but If it comes up heads more often than tails, he'll pay you $. Everyone knows the flip of a coin is a proposition. Only it's not. You can beat the odds. So says a three-person team of Stanford and. You would think that a standard coin would have as great a chance at landing on heads as it would on tails, huh? It turns out that this may not.