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General Kennedy Half questions, and some odd marks (pic)

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 Posted 02/24/2012  08:26 am Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add ianp to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

I received a text message from the teller at my local bank yesterday saying she received a roll of halves, and wanted to know if she should save them for me.

Absolutely!

Here's my haul from yesterday:

1x1966
2x1971 D
1X1972 D
2x1973 D
1x1973
3x1976 D
3x1977 D
1x1977 (This is the one with the odd marks)
1x1983 D
1x1985 D
1x1989 D

On the 1977, I noticed some lines originating in the center of the coin, moving outward.



Is this an artifact of a mishap during minting, or is this something that occurs(ed) after the minting process?

I found this website while googling for Kennedy half dollar Info. Would you all say this is fairly accurate?

http://cointrackers.com/Kennedy-Half-Dollar.php

Thank you for the info!

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 Posted 02/24/2012  08:35 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add unholyroller to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
All I can speak to is those strange markings. They appear to me to be post minting damages from a coin rolling machine. The device that roll crimps the end of the paper roll is the likely culprit.
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 Posted 02/24/2012  08:51 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ianp to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Great, thanks for the info. I'm totally new to all of this, so I'm trying to spot the odd ones and figure out what they are.

Thanks again!
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 Posted 02/24/2012  09:00 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Jdgarst0720 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You have a teller that lets you know when they find something interesting? That is great! Roll hunting is fun.
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 Posted 02/24/2012  09:25 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ianp to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yep -- I'm fortunate to have a good one :)

I think it may be because her husband works for me and I sign his checks, but in any case.. I'm glad to have a good one .. haha
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 Posted 02/24/2012  09:29 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wquinn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I bet that has everything to do with it, but still, you are fortunate, none-the-less!
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 Posted 02/24/2012  09:38 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add argentum to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That is some visually interesting PMD on that 77.

I know I'd hang on to it, and file it away in one of my albums for just that reason.
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 Posted 02/24/2012  12:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I don't think it is PMD and definitely not from the crimper of the rolling machine which creates curved scratches that parallel the rims. I think it is a form of strike through. I haven't seen it on halves before but I have seen the same kind of radial marking on President dollars. Kind of like droplets of grease on the coin that got smeared outward and struck through during the radial expansion of the coin during the strike.
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 Posted 02/24/2012  12:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wquinn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That sounds more like a possibility.
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 Posted 02/24/2012  1:36 pm  Show Profile Check kookoox10's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add kookoox10 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
At least you found the 40% silver 66 in there. Nice find!
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 Posted 02/24/2012  9:31 pm  Show Profile Check smokeriderdon's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add smokeriderdon to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
While not from a rolling machine, that is definitely post mint IMO. Someone scratched a sunburst pattern onto the coin. Blow the image up and you can see they are scratches.
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 Posted 02/25/2012  9:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add M0nks to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
definately post mint damage and congrats on your 1966
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 Posted 02/25/2012  10:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add biggfredd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
PMD, but it looks like a magic coin. What's the weight and is the reverse rotated?
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 Posted 02/26/2012  06:40 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add fistfulladirt to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My tellers are smart...they call me only AFTER they have cherry-picked the halves, lol.
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