1973-S Kennedy Half Dollar Overstruck on 1973-S Quarter

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  1. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

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  3. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    How does the proof checking "worm" leave the mint with the coin, a secret compartment in his/her coffee canister, or lunch bucket, or...? There must be some punishable law infraction for the perpetration/perpetrator of this type of fraud.
     
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  4. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    It looks like another creation by the San Francisco Midnight Minter from the early 70s. While these are spectacular "errors", I just can't get exited knowing how they were made.
     
  5. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else

    A section of the link;
    A very small group of Proof errors recently came from a collection that was auctioned by the State of California. The U.S. Secret Service inspected and released this collection to the State of California determining that it was legal to own. The State of California then auctioned the collection and it has been dispersed since the sale.
    And nobody questioned this obvious mint employee assisted frankencoin?
    Or told to look away
     
  6. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    Or, possibly, a handshake with folded bills?
     
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  7. Robert Ransom

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  8. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else

    Surely by slabbing it TPG's are effectively "authenticating" as an error, a deliberate creation of a hybrid coin. Do back door deals get done regarding a percentage of achieved auction price for the now massively inflated item? JMHO
     
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  9. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    I think they become complicit in the perpetuation of a felony. JMO.
     
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  10. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else

    In other words, lol
     
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  11. Fred Weinberg

    Fred Weinberg Well-Known Member

    Everyone is entitled to their own opinion.
     
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  12. Rick B

    Rick B Well-Known Member

    I agree, but are you sure that is how it was made?
     
  13. Rick B

    Rick B Well-Known Member

    And what's yours?
     
  14. Fred Weinberg

    Fred Weinberg Well-Known Member

    Assisted Mint Error coins struck in an
    Official US Mint are genuine US Mint Errors.

    They might not be made in the normal course of
    the Minting Process, but they were struck as
    errors. Interpret it as you like.

    PCGS and NGC will certify these as Mint Errors
    as long as they were struck in the Mint.

    I have had, over close to 50 years now, in-person
    discussions with the Secret Service, US Treasury,
    Mint Police, and the Chief Mint Police Officer, among others.

    The short version: with the exception of '33 Double Eagles,
    '64 Peace Dollars, and '74 Aluminum Cents, in 99.5% of the
    cases, they do not care about the errors that are 'out there',
    unless there are current leaks at any of the Mints.

    I recognize that some error collectors do not consider these
    to be legit Mint Errors, and that's fine. I do, and so do my
    clients and most error collectors.
     
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  15. Rick B

    Rick B Well-Known Member

    I just can't get excited about intentional "errors". How is it an error if it was done on purpose?
     
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  16. VistaCruiser69

    VistaCruiser69 Well-Known Member

    Probably washed it down with a glass of prune juice.
     
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  17. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    You don't need to.
    As Fred stated everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I agree with Fred's viewpoint and dealings with these coins.
    For me they are simply fascinating!
     
  18. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not Activity Supporter

    IMHO...it is not a legitimate error...Spark
     
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  19. Rochel Dawson

    Rochel Dawson New Member

    Hello Everyone,
    Nubee!! Yep that's me I'm all ears with an open mind, so thanks ahead of time. May I start a open dialog by asking all of you to inlighten me on what it is that I have here ? 1980 p Kennedy that weighs 11.60 . It weighs more than any of my 65-70's I understand there's a variance but to weigh more than a confirmed 40%-ter ? Idk what do y'all think? I realize that a pic would help but I can't figure out how to attach one help
     
  20. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Nice addition to your collection Paddy!
     
  21. Sidney Osborne

    Sidney Osborne Active Member

    I guess it's can closed...
     
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