1971 D half dollar

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Momof4, Jul 29, 2020.

  1. Momof4

    Momof4 Active Member

    Can someone please tell me what the marks are around Kennedy? I thought it resembled the outline of the eagle, just wanted to see if anyone else saw this or have I just been up for way too long??!!!! 496466B9-1A1B-42E6-9BF8-BC90FED029F5.jpeg C3EE472A-A62C-4979-AF38-FECE330D3275.jpeg A8EB1C65-A847-4CF3-AB95-603C017E3076.jpeg 58D20A3D-E343-49FC-AB93-5A364CEB69AD.jpeg

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  3. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Supporter! Supporter

    IMO your coin was struck by a very worn die resulting in Progressive Indirect Design Transfer. Although this photo is of a dime, it applies to all coins.
    More information can be found on this site: http://www.error-ref.com/?s=progressive+indirect+design+transfer
    All those "radial flow lines" on your coins are an indication of a very worn die.
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  4. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    Go to bed. You need to clear your mind. ;)
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  5. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Yes I'm afraid you've been up to long. Lol
  6. A good answer, but what about a clad 1964 Roosevelt dime? Shouldn't it be silver?
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  7. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    Show a good quality photo or two.
  8. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Good show but common better luck next time. Be safe
  9. capthank

    capthank Well-Known Member

    Please show photo of the reverse.
  10. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Please start your own thread, with photos. Never heard or even seen a 1964 clad dime. They're all silver.
  11. I have to figure out a good way to show the coin.
  12. Looking at the edge, it appears to be a clad coin, but it is almost impossible to take a picture of the edge. And I don't know how to test for the silver. Looking at it under my microscope, there is a distinct look of a clad coin, but I'm not sure if any sort of picture would show what I am seeing.
  13. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It might look clad but it's not.
  14. And you know that, how? Is there a simple test to prove there is silver?
  15. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else

    Are you using a USB microscope? If so, just take a screen shot of the coin and it's edge. File it and then post it on here as full image
  16. I am, but I'm using a different computer for the scope. I'll have to work on it.
  17. Mike Thornton

    Mike Thornton Active Member

    Have you purchased a Red Book? A book load of useful information. Unless someone has taken to counterfeiting dimes, it's 90% silver.
  18. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    1964 was not a transitional year for coins. It's impossible.
  19. But, since the 1965 coins were clad, isn't there a chance that one piece or two got caught up in the changeover?
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  20. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    No but it would be possible to find a 1965 silver.
  21. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    Yes it is possible. They were coining the clad and the silver at the same time and silver dimes continued to be struck until I believe April of 1966. So it could be possible to have a 1964 clad dime.

    A good first step would be a weight. The tolerance ranges of the clad and 90% silver dimes do not overlap. Weight won't be conclusive but it will be a good indicator.
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