Found another one - 1967 SMS QDO Kennedy Half

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  1. stldanceartist

    stldanceartist Minister of Silly Walks Supporter

    Some of you might remember when I found my first 1967 SMS Kennedy Half QDO (it came back from NGC as MS66UCAM) - well, today I found my second one!

    And I'll tell you what... (Tom Segura fans, anyone?) I learned something new with this coin. It's not a Quadrupled Die Obverse - as I was told with the first one - it's at least Quintupled Die Obverse. EDIT: (According to Variety Vista it's a Sextuple Die Obverse!) Can see it clear as day with this second coin.

    Whole Coin:

    1967 SMS Kennedy Half QDO 2 - 1.jpg

    The great news is that it's another UCAM/DCAM (although I'm a bit concerned about the non-cameo spot right above his ear) and it does not have the same struck through grease issues as the first one that really hurt the eye appeal. It does have a couple large gashes on his cheek, though, so it might even out at the same net grade as the first (assuming it also garners the UCAM designation.)

    The even greater news is that the strike is better/clearer - so I can clearly see it's a Quintupled Die - easiest to see on the T of LIBERTY:

    1967 SMS Kennedy Half QDO 2 - R 4.jpg

    1967 SMS Kennedy Half QDO 2 - T.jpg

    1967 SMS Kennedy Half QDO 2 - T copy.jpg

    Huzzah!!! Another coin for the upcoming NGC submission!
     
    Last edited: May 4, 2021 at 10:08 PM
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  3. Kevin Mader

    Kevin Mader Fellow Coin Enthusiast

    Pretty exciting!
     
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  4. yakpoo

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  5. Inspector43

    Inspector43 73 Year Collector Supporter

    Nice. Congratulations.
     
  6. William F

    William F Well-Known Member

    Nice! Love seeing all those layers on the T :)
     
  7. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Supporter! Supporter

    Very nice find. Any of the other letters show that much Quintupled/Sextupled Die strike?
     
  8. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    very neat find, congrats
     
  9. stldanceartist

    stldanceartist Minister of Silly Walks Supporter

    Yes, I believe the R of LIBERTY shows at least 5-6, although it's not quite as clear to me as the T shows in the photos. It's super cool.
     
  10. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Supporter! Supporter

    Thanks. After a closer look it's pretty easy to see.
     
  11. Morgandude11

    Morgandude11 As long as it's Silver, I'm listening

    Nice coin. Very clear QDO. Very attractive variety.
     
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