Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Dynoking, Oct 27, 2021.

  1. Dynoking

    Dynoking Well-Known Member

    Good afternoon all,
    I found this Kennedy half with a depression in the center of the obverse device.
    Could this be from a thin planchet?, a die issue?, or perhaps the metal simply flowed in the reverse device?
    The coin appears to have never been circulated.
    Thanks everyone, hope all is well.
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  3. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    Oh man. I thought this was going to be a therapy session . :( Now I'm depressed and can't figure out what's going on here .:sorry:
  4. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member


    As for the coin in question, I can barely see the sadness, I mean depression...Have you tried weighing the coin to see if it's light?

    First guess (and usually the right one) is some sort of PMD.
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  5. Fred Weinberg

    Fred Weinberg Well-Known Member

    The weakness going down from the E of Liberty is due to
    a weaker strike than normal.

    The metal flowed into the central design elements on the
    reverse, but the strike was a bit too weak to get them
    fully struck up on the Obv.- there's a lot of design opposite
    Kennedy's head.

    This effect has been seen before on almost all denominations,
    including Kennedy Halves.
  6. Dynoking

    Dynoking Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure about that. I can't see a hit or file mark, the two coins have no evidence of circulation. Further more the high spots of the coin are the cheek and and the hair above the ear.
    I just finished CRH 13 more rolls of Kennedy half's. I found one more with a similar characteristic. I also noticed on fully struck coins the design is slightly depressed in the same area. I'm going to guess a worn or grease filled die?
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  7. Dynoking

    Dynoking Well-Known Member

    Edited: Make that three coins, and all three are also lacking details in the hair below the [hair] part line.
  8. Dynoking

    Dynoking Well-Known Member

    Thank you Mr. Weinberg!
  9. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    See, I said "usually"...not "always" lol.
    I wish I could see where you were talking about on the picture.
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  10. Dynoking

    Dynoking Well-Known Member

    It was not an easy pick up. I tried to capture it the best I could. Picture a depression in the shape of an oval about 3/8 long from 12 to 6 o'clock in the dead center of the coin.
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