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1968-S Proof Half Dollar - Distorted Letters

 
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 Posted 09/14/2021  5:30 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Parnelli917 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
First, you should know that this coin is still in the US Mint holder. I don't see spread or split serifs, but the glare on a proof, still in the mint holder make it hard to see.

However, the very thin lower loop of the "G" in "GOD" and the lower loop of the "R" in "TRUST" have me puzzled. It seems as if the letters go from wide to narrow then back again.

Variety Vista has similar distortion in the "G" and "R" as markers of DDO-003. However, I'm not convinced it is a DDO. I know that markers alone don't make it so.

http://www.varietyvista.com/12%20Ke...8SDDO003.htm

So my questions are.
1. Is it normal for this year to have letters this
distorted?
2. What minting process would cause this?
3. Would you crack it out of the holder to take a closer
look?




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 Posted 09/14/2021  7:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here is a normal example to compare with. It maybe just the normal design for that year?
https://images.PCGS.com/CoinFacts/4...049_2200.jpg

If the devices are smaller, then it is a die polishing issue.
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 Posted 09/14/2021  10:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Earle42 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The slabbed Half dollar No FG farce: Download No-FG half vs. Grading Company Claims report here:
https://tinyurl.com/yalrstjz or higher resolution version: https://tinyurl.com/y7rksxu8

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 Posted 09/15/2021  08:05 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Parnelli917 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks everyone! It was difficult finding images of "normal" coins to compare. I'm guessing there is some tolerance that allows such variation in the devices of every coin. Just wanted to check. I still may break open the set and look closer.
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On PCGS they have an area called coinfacts. Those are images of slabbed coin with huge images. (some 6K pixels wide, I still enlarge them to 8K to get a closer view of what I'm looking at.
https://www.PCGS.com/coinfacts
Richard S. Cooper
Some have asked about my images I use and I'm glad to say, you can now you can see the DVD in sections on youtube:
1. Intro, older coins, toned coins 2. Doubled dies 3. Die events, One of a kind errors 4. So called errors, Coin information 5. Coin information Types and Varieties, Overlays
Jefferson nickel doubled dies Wexler/Rebar complete listings

trail dies:http://www.traildies.com/
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