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Please Help! Is This From A Bullet Or Mint Error? 1965 Half Dollar

 
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 Posted 01/22/2020  5:40 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Ktaylork206 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have a 1965 half dollar that I originally thought was shot by a bullet. I searched for othe coins that were shot and the coins look nothing like the one I have. Most of the coins had a hole in them. This makes me wonder if the coin I have is one shot by a bullet or possibly a mint error? Any input would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.

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 Posted 01/22/2020  6:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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Has to be some sort of damage. That is impossible to happen during the
striking of the coin which is the only time a mint error can occur.
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 Posted 01/22/2020  6:12 pm  Show Profile   Check chafemasterj's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add chafemasterj to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


Though it does seem to look like it was struck by a bullet. Right down to the dimple in the middle. Perhaps it had a low velocity so it wrapped the coin around itself instead of penetrating through it.
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low velocity round. Maybe a .22 short out of a small handgun? .22 short doesn't have much power as a cartridge to begin with, and out of a short barrel is less than useless.
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I didn't realize that they also made coins out of rubber!
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 Posted 01/23/2020  04:07 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Susuman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The stuff in the dimple looks like lead. Is the bullet still squished in there? The center circle part looks like the back end of a bullet that didn't deform. What does the other side look like?
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 Posted 01/23/2020  09:31 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Cross-eyed to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
To Me it looks like a .22 hollow point hit it.
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 Posted 01/23/2020  11:25 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
OR just put in a vice and hammered.
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 Posted 01/24/2020  10:47 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Chase007 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Some powerful air rifles with large .22 cal led bullet will cause that effect , all depends on the distance the shot was fired from. It definitely was hit by a bullet and the coin was placed on a soft background surface, like plywood.
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 Posted 03/23/2020  7:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ktaylork206 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you all for your help. I thought it looked like a bullet mark. Somebody had good aim!!
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 Posted 03/23/2020  8:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
How does one come across a coin shot by a bullet? Either you found this in scrap (or someone else did) or someone you know did the shooting. Bottom line is, it's a shame another coin is lost.

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 Posted 03/23/2020  10:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add RobO411 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have to agree with justcarl I can't imagine a bb or 22 cal would be powerful enough. A SW40 would put a good dent in it with a flat nose round. But not that extreme. I think justcarl is right.
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