1972-D Kennedy - Major Die Rotation

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by TexAg, Jul 22, 2019.

  1. TexAg

    TexAg Well-Known Member

    In a partial bag of halves today, I found my first rotated die coin. I normally don't check for die rotation, but this being a 1972-D, I flipped it over to check for a “No FG”. My jaw dropped when I saw the amount of rotation, approximately 100 degrees! Enjoy the pictures and a shout out to @Kaye and @Islander80-83 for our recent discussions on rotated dies!

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  3. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Not to burst your bubble...but is that a seam I see around the reverse? Looks like one to me.
     
  4. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Hurry! Hurry! Call Parker Schnabel and tell him you found a new seam for his next season of Gold Rush!

    Chris
     
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  5. TexAg

    TexAg Well-Known Member

    Oh no! Bubble is now burst @furryfrog02 ! I did not even consider it could be a trick coin. After your reply, I weighed it at only 10.66 grams. I dropped it on the table a few times but could not get it apart. Then I remembered the trick coin experts saying to put it in a glass jar and shake it. Sure enough look what I found. :shame:

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  6. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    icon_smile_agree.gif with @furryfrog02. It looks like a magicians coin, sorry. But you're looking in the right spot. Good man! Still a nice find!

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  7. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Sorry bud...
     
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  8. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    Plus, you can hear the difference when you bounce it off a counter.
     
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  9. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    Good eye! I was always amazed how they actually make those things! Although, it's probably an easy process. Seems like a lot of effort for not much of a benefit.
     
  10. TexAg

    TexAg Well-Known Member

    That's okay FF! At least you let me down easy, lol! Anyways, on the silver lining side, the wife will be happy I found a trick coin as I showed her a posting of one awhile back and she thought it was cool. Not as cool as a "Major Die Rotation estimated at 100 degrees!" though. :rolleyes:
     
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  11. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    The only "rotated" coin I found was also a Kennedy magician's coin. Was totally bummed.
     
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  12. TexAg

    TexAg Well-Known Member

    I feel your pain!
     
  13. Qsins

    Qsins New Member

    When I was younger a friend of mine & I rode our bikes to the commissary (we were on a military base) & he broke out some Kennedy halves to pay. I couldn't get him to exchange my dollar for his halves but I got the teller to switch me. He was upset for some reason that I got the change & next day his dad aggressively demanded the halves back.

    So what happens like literally the next day I saw some show on russian spy rings etc & the halves being used to transfer microfilm etc. Anyways can't remember what got investigated.

    But yeah I've always wanted find one ever since.
     
  14. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Here is one that I got this week in a box. It stuck to the magnet on the coin counter. Weighs in at 10.33g.
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  15. TexAg

    TexAg Well-Known Member

    A Russian spy coin, lol!
     
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