There may be $N+1$ different possible counts of heads in $N$ tosses (0 heads, 1 head, ..., $N$ heads), but those outcomes are not equally likely.
Consider tossing two distinguishable* coins
(or consider tossing one coin twice). The outcomes when you consider each toss in order are HH, HT, TH and TT. With fair coins, those four outcomes are equally likely.
When you just count the heads in two tosses, you combine HT and TH into "one head"; this means that "one head" from two tosses is twice as probable as either of the outcomes "0 heads" and "2 heads".
You could always try it and see - toss two coins at a time, and keep track of the number of times 0,1 and 2 heads come up - you'll soon see that 1 head is more likely than either of the other two outcomes - and if the two coins are readily distinguishable (such as different denominations), and you keep track of HT and TH separately, it's soon clear why.
*(original coin images are Wikimedia commons images stated to be public domain)