Bicentennial Kennedy half.

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Chip Kirkpatrick, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. Chip Kirkpatrick

    Chip Kirkpatrick Well-Known Member

    Ok what’s with the crack running across the top of this coin?

    Post mint? Damaged planchette? Figment of my imagination?

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  3. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Honestly it looks like a stain. Soak it in some Acetone and update us if there is a raised area or not.
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  4. Fred Weinberg

    Fred Weinberg Well-Known Member

    I agree - a stain of some type
  5. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    is that a collar clash on it too - obverse lower left side?
  6. Chip Kirkpatrick

    Chip Kirkpatrick Well-Known Member

    I used Dawn detergent and a soft bristle toothbrush to scrub it. Here’s the results 8D033480-E6DF-4475-9B98-BEE3A67E0D4E.jpeg
  7. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It's just part of the rim. It had a stain on it but not it's been somewhat cleaned. Even before the cleaning it was worth face value. At least cleaning didn't lower the value in this case.
  8. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Looks like a slightly mis aligned die strike.
    The rim at 7 o'clock- 10 o'clock is interesting.
    Dawn and a soft brush would not be the way to go, but since it is
    a face value coin it doesn't really matter.
  9. Jersey magic man

    Jersey magic man Supporter! Supporter

    Am I the only one that sees a die crack through the B, across Kennedy's head and up between the B and the R? Possible future cud?
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  10. Tlberg

    Tlberg Well-Known Member

    I think I see a die crack as well..
  11. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    No but it's been cleaned and while Die cracks are nice there's no real money in common ones.
  12. abuckmaster147

    abuckmaster147 Well-Known Member

  13. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    It looks like a very nice and strong die crack which is developing into a retained cud between the E and R.
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  14. sel w

    sel w Member

    i seen die crack right a way
  15. Chip Kirkpatrick

    Chip Kirkpatrick Well-Known Member

    That’s what I was asking about. The crack
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  16. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Now I understand what you are asking. If you read what you wrote it was not descriptive enough to communicate to other members what you are seeing. In the future be more specific and you'll get better answers. Something like, What is that line just to the right of the E in LIBERTY? It starts at the rim and it runs along the top of Kennedy's head, goes into his hair and cuts back up to the rim on the left side of the B in LIBERTY.

    Just trying to be helpful. You have the coin. We have photos. You must tell us what you see and ask clear questions in order to get honest answers.
  17. R_rabbit

    R_rabbit Well-Known Member

    Imho, it looks like a die crack running from 10:00-2:00 on the
    Obverse side. You can faintly see it run straight onto the rim past the B.
  18. Tlberg

    Tlberg Well-Known Member

    @Chip Kirkpatrick - if you're using a filter - to make the coin look better - please don't it can hide detail. The pic of the obverse looks normal.
  19. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    I saw the crack in my initial response.
    In the future Chip do not clean any coins the way you did. Even if the coin isn't note worthy it is a bad practice.
    Acetone and possibly a que tip roll the que tip.

    As already said a possible retained cud.
    It depends if the crack runs through the rim at both ends.
  20. Fred Weinberg

    Fred Weinberg Well-Known Member

    Based on the photos, it's not a die crack.

    It's a stain - both of them, at the top and
    at the right of the obv.

    One photo (the 5th) looks like a die crack, but
    the others show a stain or ? (possible clear glue?)

    That 5th photo looks like a crack due to the angle
    and lighting. It is not a die crack, imo.

    Both of those discolored areas occurred on the
    coin after it was in circulation. Not an error
  21. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Hence the reason I asked for an acetone soak which would remove a thick edge if glue or build up.
    There is something raised and the B and rim look affected.

    Most likely it is just me.
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