New Kennedy Half Dollar Variety???

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Is this a new type of die variety?

  1. Yes

  2. No

  1. James.Bucki

    James.Bucki New Member

    Got my 2020 Proof Set today. I noticed on the Kennedy half-dollar there is no cameo contrast frosting on the shaft of the leftmost upper arrow.

    What does everyone think? Is this a new type of die variety?
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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    I'm thinking struck through debris but that could start a following :watching:

    Call it the invisible shaft arrow variety!
    Or the floating point variety!
  4. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    how many proof sets have your checked ?
  5. geekpryde

    geekpryde Husband and Father Moderator

    Check with @Caleb, I think he knows the most about these Kennedy varieties, including the rare ones.
  6. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Very interesting. Maybe I should order a set.
  7. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Can you post a photo of the entire reverse, preferably with the case open? ~ Chris
  8. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    It reminds me of a mouse cursor :p
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  9. James.Bucki

    James.Bucki New Member

    I also looked at it under the stereo microscope. It is definitely not a struck through error. There is no evidence of debris spread caused by the striking pressure.
  10. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    It just looks like whatever machine they use to make the cameo effect missed that arrow shaft. I would think it is more along the "error" line than a variety. That's just my 2c.
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  11. James.Bucki

    James.Bucki New Member

    I bought two sets. It is on both of them.
    I bought two sets. It is on both of them.
  12. James.Bucki

    James.Bucki New Member

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  13. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Submit it right away to PCGS.. tell them what you found and see if you can get some credit for it!
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  14. James.Bucki

    James.Bucki New Member

    We can call it the “Cursor Reverse”.
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  15. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Trademark that right now! :)
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  16. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    I was thinking the same thing. I would call it a Mint Error rather than a Variety.
    ~ Chris
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  17. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    I suppose the folks at PCGS might be in a foul mood and just dock it a few points for "impaired frost".

    Or, of course, it could become the new variety at the top of everybody's want list, as long as there are some others, but not too many.
  18. Razz

    Razz Critical Thinker

    Mine has the normal shaft...:meh:
  19. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    I would call it a variety as I would expect it to be on every coin from that particular die.
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2020
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  20. ernie11

    ernie11 Member

    I just checked my set, it has the normal frosting there.
  21. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Nothing on my three sets.......
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