Missing Back

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by smba, Jan 21, 2019.

  1. smba

    smba New Member

    I have a 50cent piece that is missing the back side of the coin. 1971D. Is this a real coin that was altered after is was minted?
     
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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    Most likely.
    In order for the Obverse (front) side to be struck correctly you need equal pressure on both sides of the blank planchet.

    Do you have a picture?
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2019
  4. smba

    smba New Member

    yes I do, just trying to figure out how to attach it.
     
  5. smba

    smba New Member

    Please let me know if you can not see the attachment.
     

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  6. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Looks like you have half of a magician's coin.
     
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  7. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    OK. What you have is a normal 50 Cent piece that was machined. They hollowed it out to make a magicians coin.
     
  8. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    @smba
    Watch this video
     
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  9. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    I like how the "centavo" is actually a large British penny.
     
  10. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    That makes it worth twenty five cents! :)
     
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