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1953-D Franklin Half Dollar.. Brockage? Struck-Through Fragment?

 
 
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 Posted 08/13/2018  02:51 am Show Profile   Check mamastinky's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add mamastinky to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I took these photos over two years ago. I have better equipment now, so if someone here requires better photos, it is certainly available.

This was in a dealer's melt bin.. (?what?)



There are two pieces of debris. The most obvious piece, of course, is a fragment of another Franklin half dollar; it is easy to recognize the mirror image of an "ER" from "LIBERTY" as it appears on the obverse of every Franklin half.




So.. we have another piece of struck-through debris. Long story short: I assumed a Franklin fragment. My sleuthing led to another Franklin fragment, reverse-facing:




In case you cannot tell, I outlined the border of each fragment in the image so I could compare them to a scaled HD image of a Franklin for confirmation. In order to do this with accuracy, I first had to flip the crop; each of the fragments will manifest on my coin as a mirror-image of what actually struck it.

Here is an illustration, with the struck-through-outlined portion mirrored:



What happened here as it appears to me: fragments of a previously-struck Franklin half dollar somehow retained within the coining presses became simultaneously stuck onto a reverse die just before striking this coin. Does this seem accurate? Does anyone have additional input?
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 Posted 08/13/2018  03:09 am  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
Did you buy that from the dealer? If you did, then you got a great deal! It's a legitimate error coin. Nice snag and congratulations! It was indeed Struck Through a struck fragment.
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 Posted 08/13/2018  03:37 am  Show Profile   Check mamastinky's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add mamastinky to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Did you buy that from the dealer? If you did, then you got a great deal! It's a legitimate error coin. Nice snag and congratulations! It was indeed Struck Through a struck fragment.

The trusted local dealer we got this from has a jewelry shop as well, and sometimes his *minions* apparently sort stuff using a different approach than a coin collector would ***shhhh***!

How often do you see this type of error?
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 Posted 08/13/2018  06:20 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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How often do you see this type of error?


Very rarely here on CCF (or anywhere).
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 Posted 08/13/2018  07:18 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Crazyb0 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Those are some big fragments!
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 Posted 08/13/2018  08:32 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add southsav to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice find! Congrats Mama
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 Posted 08/13/2018  09:01 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverDollar2017 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow, nice find! Those are some big struck through fragments!
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