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1971 Kennedy Half Dollar

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 Posted 06/16/2021  05:59 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add SmackRampage to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Is this considered an off center strike, or a broad strike?

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 Posted 06/16/2021  07:01 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@smack, since the rev is well-centered, this looks like a slightly mis-aligned die on the obv. Also, can you please show us a couple pics of the edge? Thx.
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 Posted 06/16/2021  07:28 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Check out the glossary,left side of page and here http://www.error-ref.com/
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 Posted 06/16/2021  07:30 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
At first glance, appears to be a misaligned die matter. Awaiting edge images.
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 Posted 06/16/2021  07:34 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SmackRampage to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Is this what you were wanting?



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It looks like a slight MAD (Misaligned Die) strike and it's showing Collar Clash as evident with the reeding visible in the rim across the lower half of the obverse.

I would put it in a 2X2 and add it to my collection, if it were mine.

You may want to buy some cotton inspection gloves and avoid touching any part of your coins except the edges. Fingerprints can really hurt the value of collectable coins. Once a fingerprint starts to show on the surface of a coin there's no reversing the damage.
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 Posted 06/16/2021  09:12 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SmackRampage to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you @Yokozuna for the info and the tip,I was unaware... Question tho, do they need to be cotton gloves? I'm asking because I have tons of nitrile gloves that I use for my work and so I didn't know if those would be acceptable or if they need to be cotton?
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 Posted 06/16/2021  09:13 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
As MADs go on half dollars, this is is a nice example.
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 Posted 06/16/2021  10:43 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like a collar clash on the obverse die:


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 Posted 06/16/2021  11:50 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice MAD and 2x2 worthy. Make sure to dip it in 100% pure acetone before 2x2ing it.
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 Posted 06/16/2021  6:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SmackRampage to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hey John1, thank you for the tip, although what is the point to the acetone dipping first? One other question, because the coin itself is in great condition, should I send it to be graded? Thank you in advance!
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 Posted 06/16/2021  8:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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should I send it to be graded?


Others will weigh in too, but my thought is that this coin isn't worth it: yes to a 2x2, but no to a slab.
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 Posted 06/16/2021  9:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add silviosi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nitrile gloves without Latex will be the best to handle your coins with no doubt.

for me it is a keeper. I will not certify but keep.
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 Posted 06/17/2021  02:30 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SmackRampage to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you all!
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 Posted 06/17/2021  04:14 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The reason to dip it first is to remove any oils from your fingers or others that may have gotten on the coin.
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 Posted 06/17/2021  06:08 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jimbucks to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yep, misaligned die. If it were mine I'd give it an acetone bath. Not sure what the value of these are, but a nice find.
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