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1951 Ben Franklin...is This Also PMD?

 
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 Posted 12/15/2019  7:22 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Michael C to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
PMD again?



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 Posted 12/15/2019  7:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hmm interesting. I wonder if silver that sits in seawater looks pitted like that. What does it weigh?
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 Posted 12/15/2019  7:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm guessing an acid trip.
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 Posted 12/15/2019  7:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Either extreme acid bath or lousy cast copy .
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 Posted 12/15/2019  7:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CitationSquirrel to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Too bad.... Could have been a nice coin.
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 Posted 12/15/2019  7:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Michael C to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I know it's a sin, thanks. Can an almost pure silver coin have a mint error where it destroys it similar to to this?
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 Posted 12/15/2019  7:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@MC, theoretically, if this coin was struck with rusted dies, the surface could be somewhat pitted. However, this coin is either a poorly cast fake (or more likely, a real coin that has been exposed to something which has corroded away some of the silver).
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 Posted 12/15/2019  8:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Can't recall ever seeing a Franklin struck from rusted dies.
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Yes that is true @cf (and why I said "theoretically"). For the few US coins that have been, aren't the fields somewhat pitted?
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 Posted 12/16/2019  04:44 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think it is a metal detector find from acidic soil.
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 Posted 12/16/2019  3:20 pm  Show Profile   Check Yokozuna's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Yokozuna to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks a lot like Ben took a "Dirt Nap" for a few years and was later found and cleaned. I would think it's a metal detector find and not an error. I don't think the mint would use dies that were in this condition to strike a "modern" half dollar.
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 Posted 12/16/2019  6:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well the weight is probably a bit low if it was acid or acidic soil. But it would be a silver melt coin for sure.
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 Posted 12/17/2019  05:51 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Michael C to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I went to the pawn shop a bought any really ugly, smaller or larger than normal coin they had...all scrap. Eventually I hope to end up with something overlooked, if not I have silver. I have 3 messed up quarters and a couple buffaloes I'll post later
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 Posted 12/17/2019  05:59 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Michael C to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'll post weight also of the BF
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