1989-D Kennedy Half Dollar - missing star?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Graham S, Oct 13, 2020.

  1. Graham S

    Graham S Lt.Fluffy96

    Hello everyone and thank you - in advance - for your time! So I'll hop right to it, i have this 1989 Kennedy Half Dollar that has a star missing from the reverse side of the coin, just beneath the eagles tail feathers. Theres no indication of significant wear and tear and/or no obvious marks/scrapes on the coin, it looks clean - just missing a star. Its interesting I've never seen this and can't find anything about it.. ideas?

    Much appreciated!

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  3. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    The usual cause for something like this is that the missing device was filled with some grease or other debris that kept it from showing on the coin. Interesting, but not really worth any premium. Welcome to CT
  4. Fred Weinberg

    Fred Weinberg Well-Known Member

    Looks like a minor filled die, as mentioned by Kentucky
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  5. Inspector43

    Inspector43 Celebrating 75 Years Active Collecting Supporter

    Welcome to CT and keep that coin. Those anomalies are fun to find and collect.
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  6. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    Looking at the color difference of the area surrounding that missing star, I'd say it was grease/foreign object filling that one star in the die. Odd, but not totally unusual. I'd hang on to it as an anomaly.
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  7. John Burgess

    John Burgess Well-Known Member

    maybe it's a shooting star?
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  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    That's a keeper for reasons stated.
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  9. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster Member of the ANA since 1982

    More like a star that collapsed into a black hole ;):wacky:

    @Graham S It's a filled die error, as others have said. I would probably save it if I found it, but it really doesn't have any extra value. However, I don't think you would get too many complaints if you decided to spend it (except from the cashier, maybe) :banghead:
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  10. Silverpop

    Silverpop Well-Known Member

    it's a neat error anyways:D
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