1956 Franklin Proof Whats up with the lines on the reverse?

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Just noticed the lines when I enlarged the pic What happened?

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  1. capthank

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  3. capthank

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    1956 Franklin enlarged reverse.jpg I'll go to the bank Monday to get this coin and take a better pic and make sure its not scratches on the holder.
     
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2019
  4. ldhair

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    I'll bet it's from the holder.
     
  5. capthank

    capthank Well-Known Member

    Hope so too.
     
  6. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    Okay, I'm lost. You will go to the bank Monday to get this coin and take a better pic and make sure its not scratches on the holder? icon_smile_headscratch.gif

    So this coin is at the bank in a holder? What I'm I missing?
     
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  7. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    Must be in a Safety Deposit Box.
     
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  8. capthank

    capthank Well-Known Member

    Yes it is in a safety deposit box so I must retrieve it to check whats up.
     
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  9. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    Oh, never mind. Tks!
     
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  10. PlanoSteve

    PlanoSteve Supporter! Supporter

    I think what happened is that as you transported it, the coin rocked back & forth, thereby causing the bell's clapper to swing back & forth, leaving the marks on the reverse.

    (Sorry, I'm trying new material for "open mike" night on the stage...but the stage leaves @ 4, & I think I'm going to miss it.) :D
     
  11. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 You got any more of them.... prooflikes?

    The scratches in front of Franklin's nose are on the holder. The scratches under his bust and at the bottom of the reverse are on the coin. They are scratches. This appears to be a details coin, from what I see.
     
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  12. capthank

    capthank Well-Known Member

    Yep, that is what it looks like doesn't it.
     
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  13. capthank

    capthank Well-Known Member

    Yes quite a few. Now I am more anxious to get to the bank tomorrow to check all of them
     
  14. capthank

    capthank Well-Known Member

    I will check them all under at least 30X power. I have learned that I don't know what a coin looks like until I have looked at it under magnification. I certainly did not notice the scratches when I bought them.
     
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2019
  15. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 You got any more of them.... prooflikes?

    For scratches this severe, the only magnification you might need are standard eyeglasses. If they are scratches, they should be quite obvious even at arms length.
     
  16. capthank

    capthank Well-Known Member

    When you say "details" what does that mean?
     
  17. PlanoSteve

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    It can be "fun" to look at under high mag.; I do it a lot, but it does start playing tricks, especially with variable lighting & angles.

    Really, the optimum mag is less than 20x, prob. 10 - 16x in most cases, depending on what you're looking for; beware the "lighting" tricks! :happy:;)
     
  18. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 You got any more of them.... prooflikes?

    It means that it wouldn't straight grade (I can't grade it PR-64 or whatever it might be). The grade on the coin, if those are scratches, would be "Proof Details." If a coin has problems (cleaning, scratches, polished, doctored, etc), we say that it has UNC Details, or Proof Details, or VF details, as the case may be - numerical grades are reserved for problem free or market acceptable coins.
     
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  19. capthank

    capthank Well-Known Member

    Thanks
     
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  20. capthank

    capthank Well-Known Member

    Guess my eyes are not as good as I thought. Certainly should have seen these.
     
  21. capthank

    capthank Well-Known Member

    Thanks
     
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