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1853 Seated Half Dollar ~ Mint Error or PMD

 
 
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 Posted 07/12/2018  12:39 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add glenbejoe to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Haven't been here for a while, thought I would throw this one at you guys and gals.

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 Posted 07/12/2018  02:18 am  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That is quite interesting. Because of the matching effects on the reverse, it seems the planchet was incomplete pre-strike. It could have been a peeled lamination flaw or a tapered planchet.

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 Posted 07/12/2018  02:32 am  Show Profile   Check Adam_E's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Adam_E to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This is incredibly interesting, I agree with speuett, it was likely incomplete before being struck, whats odd to me is how complete the rim is, does the edge look normal?
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 Posted 07/12/2018  11:48 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I would say PSD. If it had been a pre-strike lamination I would expect the side with the lamination to show some texturing of the surface. And with either a tapered planchet or an lamination of that size I would expect it to show some kind of weakness where it crosses the rim. This isn't showing that.
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 Posted 07/12/2018  11:55 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverDollar2017 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm going to agree with Conder - PMD. I don't really know what could have caused this if it is a mint error. Will wait for some experts to chime in.
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 Posted 07/12/2018  1:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm with the PMD crowd on this one.
There is a semicircle of the field below the denticles that comes to
a point in the corners plus there is some displaced metal that
to me gives the appearance of being removed intentionally.
Also on the reverse there is what appears as being tool marks where
the copy was removed.
Bottom line is that it doesn't matter how it was removed, if it
wasn't done at the mint, it's not an error.
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 Posted 07/12/2018  1:28 pm  Show Profile   Check Adam_E's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Adam_E to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I just spoke to Randy Campbell here at the FUN show, he agrees that it was altered outside the mint, still quite curious though!
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 Posted 07/13/2018  3:03 pm  Show Profile   Check Errers and Varietys's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Errers and Varietys to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's Post Strike Damage, not an error. It happened after it left the U.S. Mint. Still interesting though.
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