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Discussion in 'Coin Roll Hunting' started by Brian Ochaba, Nov 25, 2020.

  1. Brian Ochaba

    Brian Ochaba Member

    Found a 72 Kennedy half with wired finish . Please help.

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  3. SensibleSal66

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  4. Bradley Trotter

    Bradley Trotter Well-Known Member

    I believe that would be a typo on the part of the OP.
  5. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    I think he ment to say weird finish but it seems to be just toining if thats what he is referring to the odd color.
  6. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Oh! Okay! He means "weird" finish.

    @Brian Ochaba - It's best if you lay the coin on a flat surface and take the photo from directly overhead, holding the camera in both hands. Also, you should crop out all of the unnecessary background and then resize the image accordingly. (That is, if you have image processing software.)
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  7. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    The toning is too dark for me but it has a certain appeal.
  8. Martha Lynn

    Martha Lynn Well-Known Member

    He could mean proof . I just read that some where in the red book today. They used the term wired rim or proof. I'm trying to find where I read that and will give citation as to what page I read that on
  9. Martha Lynn

    Martha Lynn Well-Known Member

    Ah, here it is. 72 nd edition 2019 R. S. Yeoman. pp. 370 Proof Coins and Sets. A proof coin can usually be distinguished by its sharp detail, high wire edge, and brilliant mirror like surface.
  10. Corn Man

    Corn Man Well-Known Member

    Ive seen this toning. It might be similar. Down here in lousiana after Katrina when the homes flooded peoples coin collections would to. This led to that this type of toning when they would sit in the "swamp Juice" for those weeks they were digging peoples houses out. Ive seen it well on bicentenials and ikes people usualy keep.
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  11. Martha Lynn

    Martha Lynn Well-Known Member

    Proof would not be a finish, or condition but a manufacturing process. Hope he tells us what he meant.
  12. cpm9ball

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    The only problem is that this isn't a proof coin.
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  13. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Environmental issues.
    Could be a Misaligned Die Strike though. Need better pictures.
  14. Martha Lynn

    Martha Lynn Well-Known Member

    Nobody said it was. We don't know what he was referring to.
  15. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Then why did you cite it in your post? I'm not talking about him. I'm talking about you.
  16. Brian Ochaba

    Brian Ochaba Member

    lol, sorry for the wired post meant weird guess my spell check isn’t working . I will take better pics in the morning. And please I appreciate all your feedback wether bad or good I’m learning by it to a better coin collector and mean no harm.
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  17. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Well-Known Member

    Thank you Brian, I just wasn't sure what you meant . Will look forward to it. No harm taken . You did fine .
  18. Brian Ochaba

    Brian Ochaba Member

    Thank you . Better pics coming soon.
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  19. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    @Brian Ochaba
    Your pics are good enough for this post. As @paddyman98 said, it's environmental damage that occurred after it left the mint. Worth face value

    Use @cpm9ball photo recommendations next time. They will help
  20. cpm9ball

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    Spellcheck only corrects spelling. It can't tell you if you've used the correct word - there, their, they're - to, too, two - The only thing that works most of the time is proofreading. ;);););)
  21. Martha Lynn

    Martha Lynn Well-Known Member

    Sure. I was thinking he may have thought it was a proof. And probably because as stated I had just read that passage in Red Book myself. The only thing that came to my mind with the term wired. I never thought about it being spelled wrong. He probably was referring to the finish but who knows yet. Perhaps op will let us know. Thanks for the inquiry. Whoops ! Just read the above response from op. Have a great turkey day Chris and go easy on the Grand Marnie.
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