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 Posted 07/05/2020  11:07 pm Show Profile   Check Paul Bulgerin's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add Paul Bulgerin to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have this beautifully toned 1964 Kennedy half dollar. When examining it under magnification I noticed two small parallel marks on Kennedy's neck. Then, on the shield on the eagle, I also noticed a small straight line with three triangles coming off of it.

I'm not sure what to make of it. It looks to be some sort of striking error but I don't know what. I have tried to enlarge the marks but the photos aren't the best.

Any suggestions would be helpful. Thank You.



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 Posted 07/05/2020  11:21 pm  Show Profile   Check Paul Bulgerin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Paul Bulgerin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here are some better enlarged photos.

Might the marks on the neck be a clashed die from the lines on the shield?



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 Posted 07/06/2020  02:07 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hybrid to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Contact marks the reeded edge of another coin hit that one
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These marks on your half are not mint striking errors, sorry. Both obverse and reverse, those marks are all post mint damage ( PMD). They can be from clashing with other coins, or some other contact with another hard surface, anything is possible and we'll never know the exact reason. There is nothing in the minting process that would account for these marks.
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The mark on the shield looks like reeding hit from the edge of another half dollar. On the neck I am not sure but looks like PMD of some sort.
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99% of the time incuse marks are just coin damage. 1% of the time they are a mint error. Stuff happens to coins. I agree with the observations, that these are all damage to the coin. The heavier the coin, the more it can damage another coin. We see more bag marks on cents. But more reed transfers on the larger coins. So I feel most of these incuse marks are caused after they are struck. More of a handling issue right after the strike at the mint of them falling on each other. So they probably happen more often there. Just my observation.
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 Posted 07/06/2020  07:46 am  Show Profile   Check Paul Bulgerin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Paul Bulgerin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the responses.

I did some more research after making the post and did come across one article that seemed to point to the marks being caused by the reeding of another coin hitting this one when it was bagged.

I don't think I've seen this before. You're always learning something new.
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