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1983 P Kennedy Half Dollar

 
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 Posted 07/29/2021  6:15 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add PNWHiker to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I can't seem to find anything online but could anyone help explain this Half? Its definitely thicker than any other halves I have and has no reading either. Even seems to have a sandwich effect with the metals.


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 Posted 07/29/2021  6:19 pm  Show Profile   Check jacrispies's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jacrispies to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The sandwich effect is called cladding, and every modern dime, quarter, and half dollar are made with a copper-nickel clad.

The reason why it is thicker is because somebody may have taken a hammer to the edge. It also could've been in a dryer and tumbled for a while, which would've flattened the edge. Either way it is a damaged coin.
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 Posted 07/29/2021  6:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A dryer coin sounds like a good guess.
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 Posted 07/29/2021  6:38 pm  Show Profile   Check Yokozuna's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Yokozuna to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
this looks like a dryer coin or maybe it circulated for a time in the slot machine trade. The constant impact of other coins dropping over and over can cause the same general look as dryer damage. PMD
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 Posted 07/29/2021  6:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add PNWHiker to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I know about clad. I just noticed a very thin layer of silver above the copper. Would a dryer coin potentially thicken the coin through heat expansion? The photo is at a bad angle I believe. The coin is atleast 1/3 times thicker than the rest
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 Posted 07/29/2021  7:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Oldfordman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It spoons the rims by rolling them around between the inner and outer drums.
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 Posted 07/29/2021  7:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add silviosi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
what I see it is not 1/3 more. can you take the diameter as much you can precisely?
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 Posted 07/29/2021  9:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dearborn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That is a dryer coin, fatter rims, probably smaller in diameter, the fields and devices are badly beaten up by bouncing around inside a clothes dryer.
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 Posted 07/30/2021  7:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It could be a counterfeit? The strike it terrible. Does it show a copper edge like all other clad coins at that time?
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So copy the above line and do a search for yourself. It was the first thing that popped up.
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 Posted 07/30/2021  10:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add silviosi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
When I want the diameter was to confirm what COOP say.
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 Posted 07/30/2021  10:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nick10 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
judging by the quantity of big dings, this could also be a casino coin
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 Posted 07/31/2021  02:42 am  Show Profile   Check jacrispies's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jacrispies to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not a counterfeit. This appearance comes from similar coins that are pocket pieces and dryer coins. The surfaces get mushy with constant friction and wear. The diameter wouldn't help with authenticity because the edge has been altered.

Heat would not affect the thickness of the coin. Extreme heat could make a coin blister and warp, but not expand evenly. Look up " dryer coin" on the internet.
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