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2002 Kennedy Half Dollar Improperly Annealed?

 
 
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 Posted 09/17/2019  8:39 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Gincoin43 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Coin is 11.03 grams which I think is slightly underweight.



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 Posted 09/17/2019  8:49 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
No, that's just some weird funky toning from some type of Environmental Damage exposure. Might have been heated with a candle while wet?
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 Posted 09/18/2019  01:42 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Gincoin43 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Might have been heated with a candle while wet?

That's oddly specific, Something you've done?
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 Posted 09/18/2019  05:24 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Some sort of environmental damage.
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 Posted 09/18/2019  08:36 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fplagge to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That is one ugly Kennedy half!
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 Posted 09/18/2019  08:46 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Deliberate mischief.
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 Posted 09/18/2019  2:06 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
Gincoin43, I haven't done it, but Coop showed me an education image of someone doing it intentionally.
More information about Die Deterioration? http://goccf.com/t/317950
Retired U.S. Mint Coin Die Set information. http://goccf.com/t/302961
Machine Doubling Tutorial. http://goccf.com/t/332421
Die states progression on coins. Scroll down, so you can see the different die state progressions. http://goccf.com/t/325638
Die Deterioration Doubling Tutorial. http://goccf.com/t/336470
Split Plate Doubling Tutorial. http://goccf.com/t/357614
2000 P LMC With Retained Struck Through error. http://goccf.com/t/357080
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 Posted 09/19/2019  06:47 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Big-Kingdom to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's not an improperly annealed coin. It doesn't display any of the characteristics of on on the obverse or reverse and the edge should be bright and clean because while the improper annealing remains after the strike on the obverse and reverse, to put the Reed in on the edge with the collar it's completely obliterated on the edge and appears BU there.

Only way to really know with 100% certainty is to send it for grading and have it attributed as that, and see if they agree, but from my opinion and what I know on the subject this isn't one, not even a 1% chance of being one it's nothing like you'd expect to see, you can look up graded examples of Kennedy half that have been improperly annealed and see how they are, but be aware the unslabbed graded examples I've seen online are environmental damaged coins. The improperly annealed coin always has a really bright reeded edge compaired to the obverse and reverse because the collar wipes out the remnants putting the Reeding on, while the strike just smashes it in on obverse and reverse.

In most all cases they are found in the year they were struck from new coins and sent for grading so there isn't much of a possibility of tampering to get the effect. The longer they circulate the less likely they will get attributed as improper Anealled and more likely it gets attributed as environmental damage.

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