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1968 Missing "A" 50 Cent Piece  
 

 
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 Posted 02/11/2018  10:54 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add TheForce to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I thought I had all the 50c coins but I just found out about this one. I didn't see it listed in my 71st Edition of Charlton. Can anyone tell me about it? Was this a business strike or only PL issue or both?
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 Posted 02/11/2018  11:49 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think they only appear on business strikes.
You can also find missing a "A" or other letters
in nearly every year between 1968 and 1976.
There is also a rare 1974 missing "S".
These missing letters were caused by weak strikes.
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 Posted 02/11/2018  2:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TheForce to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks! Any particular reason Charlton doesn't list them?
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 Posted 02/11/2018  2:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Probably because of being caused by a weak strike,
they are more of an error coin than a variety.
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 Posted 02/11/2018  2:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mcshilling to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here's mine


Sorry a bit out off focus

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nice Strike Doubling. plus I see a detached flower bulb. nice coin.
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 Posted 02/12/2018  3:41 pm  Show Profile   Check SPP-Ottawa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add SPP-Ottawa to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
These missing letters were caused by weak strikes.


These were not weak strike phenomena... the 1974 Missing S was a die polishing mistake and progressive die filling was responsible for the Missing A, Missing AD and Missing <other letters in the lower banner>
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 Posted 02/12/2018  4:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Alex A to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The 1968 "missing A" are easy to find. Most coin shops will usually have a few for sale.
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