Have a Kennedy half dollar with odd marks

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Brian Ochaba, Nov 14, 2020.

  1. Brian Ochaba

    Brian Ochaba Member

    Hello everyone, as you can see I am brand spanking new here . I have gotten into coin collecting with my girls during this pandemic and can across a 2000 Kennedy half dollar and it seems to have dash marks between the letters and date and was wandering if it may be an error coin. Thank you for time and input.
     
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  3. furham

    furham Good Ole Boy

    We need pictures to assess your coin.
     
  4. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis One Decade Collecting Supporter

    sounds to me like your coin probably was damaged by the reeded edge of another coin but photos will help us give a definitive answer for you.
     
  5. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Welcome to CT. Sounds like it took a hit as described by Evan but we need photos to support that. Welcome to CT.
     
  6. Brian Ochaba

    Brian Ochaba Member

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  7. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis One Decade Collecting Supporter

    Those marks appear to be from a rather aggressive coin roll crimping machine. The machine scraped up the coin. Not an error. You will come across many more coins like this of all demoninations.
     
  8. Brian Ochaba

    Brian Ochaba Member

    Darn , was excited for a moment. But thank you very much.
     
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  9. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    That is damage caused by a coin rolling machine.
     
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  10. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    You just beat me. Lol
     
  11. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis One Decade Collecting Supporter

    No problem. I am glad I could help. Me and my mother put together the 50 states set before in finished in circa 2006 and I believe it cemented my path as a collector. I hope you make fond memories with your daughters.
     
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  12. Brian Ochaba

    Brian Ochaba Member

    Will do . I actually went to one of my local casinos and they sold me $800 bag of assorted dollars and my bank sold me $640 of rolled half’s so I’ll be busy for awhile and just received my loop to check them lol.
     
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  13. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis One Decade Collecting Supporter

    Awesome. Let is see those 40 and 90 percent silver halves!!!!! Good luck and of course, update us here. We would love to read and see the results.
     
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  14. Brian Ochaba

    Brian Ochaba Member

    Will do , I did find a 64 Kennedy but it has a weird kind of finish but it is silver.
     
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  15. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    Welcome to CT Brian. It sounds like a great hobby for the girls to get into with you. How old are your girls? Lots of history lessons as well as art lessons in coins, so educational for them as well as you.
    Please post photos of what you find and might have questions about.

    Just as a side note, I'm sort of fussy about giving information about a coin or currency from photos, so advise members to do the following.

    You should always post in focus FULL IMAGE photos (after you upload your photo, two buttons appear: Thumbnail and Full Image, click Full Image and your photo appears full size on your post and is easily enlarged by clicking on it). Photograph coins on neutral backgrounds like black, grey, or white. Crop out superfluous background so just the coin shows, and post photos with correct orientation so members don't have to turn their computer in some awkward fashion to view it properly. While it isn’t always necessary, it is nice to show both the obverse and reverse, even if your question is just about one side. Members can often give more valuable information having both sides to evaluate. Add close ups of areas you have questions about and make your questions as definitive as possible so we know what you are asking for. And try to have the best lighting possible to show the most favorable photo of the coin. Hope this helps in the future. Good luck.

    Also, you may wish to invest in an inexpensive USB camera/microscope to photograph your finds. Just do a search online and many will show up.
     
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  16. Brian Ochaba

    Brian Ochaba Member

    Much appreciate your input will do. The loop is a pain .
     
  17. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Good luck on your dollar a half rolls.
    Welcome to CT.
     
  18. SorenCoins

    SorenCoins Well-Known Member

    First of all welcome to CT! It's nice here isn't it?

    As others said before those are coin rolling marks and you'll see them on other denominations as well.

    I have probably seen these marks on half dollars more than on other denominations, maybe because half dollars are larger than other coins so they have a greater chance at being scraped.

    Best of luck on your coin searching, and congratulations on the 1964 Kennedy! I have never found a silver half dollar while coin roll hunting, so you've already beat me :)
     
  19. Brian Ochaba

    Brian Ochaba Member

    My girls are 8 and 10 .
     
  20. Brian Ochaba

    Brian Ochaba Member

    I was excited when I found it , but it does have a weird finish .
     
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  21. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Not a weird finish, that is gem quality, without the coin roller marks.
     
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