Swinging liberty bell?

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Jimmyv, Jun 14, 2021.

  1. Jimmyv

    Jimmyv Member

    I never realized this before, but I guess it's common for Franklin half dollars? The liberty bell on the reverse doesn't always line up vertically with Franklin's bust on the obverse. Some appear a little left of vertical, a more clockwise turn. This 1963D is just one of my examples. I don't understand the reason behind it. I'm new at this. P6140295 (2).JPG P6140294 (2).JPG
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  3. Danomite

    Danomite What do you say uh-huh

  4. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    We refer to these as a "rotated die." The dies just weren't line up when they assaulted the planchet.
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  5. rte

    rte Well-Known Member

    Ben is leaning a little bit left (not political):p
    That would throw the bell a little bit more to the right (again not political) :D
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  6. Matthew Kruse

    Matthew Kruse Young Numismatist

    Please correct me if I am wrong, but slight rotated dies don't carry very much (if at all) of a premium, right?
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  7. Danomite

    Danomite What do you say uh-huh

    Correct. They are still fun to find.
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  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Well within tolerance but it’s called a die rotation error.
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  9. yakpoo

    yakpoo Member

    I was hoping to see a angled clapper.

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  10. Jimmyv

    Jimmyv Member

    Thanks, I'll know to now what to look for and why It occurs.
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