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1967 Kennedy Half Dollar - Wrong Planchet / Off-Metal Error

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 Posted 10/31/2012  10:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mikediamond to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes. Genuine on the outside, fake on the inside. A similar coin was recently discussed on the Collector's Universe forum:

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 Posted 10/31/2012  11:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TheCentMan to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
From my understanding, to dumb down what he said: 2 Real Silver Kennedy's were taken then shaved down until there was no silver. They were then "glued" together with another type of metal (the blackish coloring metal) then struck by (what appears to be) authentic 1967 Kennedy half dollar Dies. Correct?
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 Posted 11/01/2012  07:35 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mikediamond to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Totally incorrect. Read my description again. Another possibility is that one half dollar was cut in half horizontally and then each half had the 80% Cu/20% Ag core ground off as far as the clad layer. Then the two clad layers were affixed to a false core of base metal. After that, crude fake reeding was applied to the edge.
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 Posted 11/01/2012  08:10 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TheCentMan to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Okay, its kind of hard to understand what you said. So 2 coins were taken and shaved down (1 on the obverse, 1 on the reverse) then glued together with metal? There was no re-striking involved correct? I don't understand how the outside isn't silver if it was just 2 coins glued together. If they were real Kennedy's they would have been silver right?
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 Posted 11/01/2012  08:14 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mikediamond to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I would assume that the clad layers are 80% silver and 20% copper. The " tissue test" isn't particularly trustworthy. When I did the tissue test, your coin looked pretty much the same as a comparison silver-clad half dollar.
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 Posted 11/01/2012  08:24 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TheCentMan to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hmm, weird. It showed up black and featureless every time I did the tissue test on it whereas my silver Kennedy's were white and I could see their faces through the tissue instead of a black blob.
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 Posted 11/01/2012  08:38 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ikandiggit to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I wonder if this was an amateur magician's constructed coin. Homemade for a particular trick?
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 Posted 11/01/2012  09:12 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mikediamond to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I doubt it. It's not attracted to a magnet. Figuring out motive and mindset is a tall order.
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 Posted 11/18/2012  12:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mikediamond to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 11/24/2012  8:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add goldnugget to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It looks similar to the 1967 Half Dollar in Coin World magazine last week.
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 Posted 11/25/2012  12:38 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TheCentMan to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It is the coin from Coin World. :)
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 Posted 11/26/2012  12:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, with the link to CW right there above my last post.
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 Posted 10/20/2019  08:42 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Fender79 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hey guys I found 2 jfk halfs (66 and a 69) that both weigh over 12g. They are obviously silver but show no clad on the edges. Is that weight out of tolerance for a 40% or do I got something here?
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The 1965-1970-D Halves were 40% silver.
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