Coin error or damaged coin?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Beachloan, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. Beachloan

    Beachloan Member

    1952 50c r4.jpg 1952 50c r3.jpg 1952 50c date.jpg 1952 50c head.jpg

    I do not even know where to begin with this one!
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  3. Looks to me like Mr. Franklin's been around the block quite a few times. Took quite a hit at the first "A" in "America". Sorry, it's just worth melt.
  4. McBlzr

    McBlzr Sr Professional Collector

    Looks like a Franklin "Lightning Strike" ;)
  5. Hobo

    Hobo Squirrel Hater

    The coin did not look like that when it left the Mint.
  6. zach67005

    zach67005 New Member

    Sure it did, it's a "dawn of the dead" commemorative.
  7. Duke Kavanaugh

    Duke Kavanaugh The Big Coin Hunter

    Yes Damaged coin.
  8. Beachloan

    Beachloan Member

    Melt is more than I paid for it!! I got this one when I was paying $3.00oz for silver, it is more the thrill of the hunt for me.

    "The coin did not look like that when it left the Mint." Is this because it is not possible or because you have never seen one look like this?
  9. d.t.menace

    d.t.menace Member

    Not trying to speak for Hobo, but holes in the coin with metal raised up around them is one clue.
  10. Harpo

    Harpo Junior Member

    How's about a complete picture?
  11. Hobo

    Hobo Squirrel Hater

    You did fine. Holes like that are indicative of PMD (post-Mint damage). If you have a good understanding of the minting process you would understand that holes like that simply would not have been produced when the coin was minted.
  12. 19Lyds

    19Lyds Member of the United States of Confusion

    The coin has been drilled for whatever reasons. Plain and simple.
  13. Beachloan

    Beachloan Member

    Thank you all for the info!

    Harpo, here are some full pictures. IMG_20110627_113300.jpg IMG_20110627_113313.jpg
  14. Taylor101

    Taylor101 New Member

    I am going to post a thread later about what I got at a recent coin show but I just wanted to say I picket up a awesome large cent with two holes drilled right in it! Bummer! But I did get some good coins so keep your eyes out for my thread! :smile
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