Is this 1974 p half dollar a error.

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by coinman2, Feb 24, 2020.

  1. coinman2

    coinman2 Member

    It weighs 10.3grams the rim looks smaller like a wrong planchet. I was comparing the half dallor with a different half dallor. 15825918493656912445517995168441.jpg 15825918493656912445517995168441.jpg 15825913708677470232343626478716.jpg 15825914330284388489895686130627.jpg 15825914885037650586448394920892.jpg
     
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  3. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Did you measure the diameter of both coins? ~ Chris
     
  4. coinman2

    coinman2 Member

    The possible error one is 29mm then the regular one is 30mm
     
  5. coinman2

    coinman2 Member

    The ridges on the edge of the error coin are not anymore worn than the regular coin.
     
  6. coinman2

    coinman2 Member

    The possible error one seems to be a little less thick.
     
  7. Danomite

    Danomite What do you say uh-huh Supporter

    Stand them on edge on a flat surface and post a picture of the height difference.
     
  8. coinman2

    coinman2 Member

    Here are more pic
     

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  9. coinman2

    coinman2 Member

    My dad got home and used his caliper
     
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    coinman2 Member

    More pic 15825982259045262983578006747319.jpg
     

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  11. Joe Campbell

    Joe Campbell Well-Known Member

    Not sure. Does it sound hollow? I've found a few dozen magician's halves and they all way about that.
     
  12. coinman2

    coinman2 Member

    Me and my parents agree that it does not sound hollow
     
  13. coinman2

    coinman2 Member

    I've been researching that in 1974 the mint made coins for the Bahamas that has the same weight and diameter.
     
  14. coinman2

    coinman2 Member

    For the 50 cents piece
     
  15. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Dollar
     
  16. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Try another half dollar. The one you are comparing it to looks damaged.
     
  17. Joe Campbell

    Joe Campbell Well-Known Member

    Being a smaller diameter and fully reeded is weird.
     
  18. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    But he is comparing it to another Kennedy that looks damaged
     
  19. Joe Campbell

    Joe Campbell Well-Known Member

    Fair point. Note that 29.6mm is 1.0mm less than standard. The other coin at 30.6mm is absolutely correct. Being 10.3g and fully reeded is weird. Being 10.3g and not hollow is weird.

    OP - in terms of not sounding hollow. If you drop the half on a hard surface like a counter top, does it sound the same as a ‘normal’ half? I’m stuck on a magicians coin. 10.3g is spot on.
     
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  20. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    One of the methods of separating the 2 sections of a magicians coin is to place it in a jar and shake it. The moment will cause both pieces to come apart.
     
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