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Heads up tails up Kennedy Half

#1 Unread post by pan4au » Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:32 pm

I was coin roll hunting today and I found a 2000 Kennedy Half Dollar that is orientated with both heads and tails up. There's a lot of wear, especially around the rim. I compared it in weight with another 2000 with the same approx. wear and it was with in 1 grain of the other coin (171 grain) & (11.1 gram). Is this an error coin? some told me they thought it may be a magicians coin.. The only Magicians coins I found searching was either double heads or double tails..TIA
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Re: Heads up tails up Kennedy Half

#2 Unread post by Daniel » Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:00 am

The reeding or edges look messed with but the images are too blurry to be sure if the coin has been hollowed out.

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Re: Heads up tails up Kennedy Half

#3 Unread post by PetesPockets55 » Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:14 am

Interesting, but I see what Daniel is referring to in relation to the reeding being flattened. And if it was a "spy" coin you would expect the weight to be less (if it was hollow). I suppose there could be lead weights inside to get the weight up to specs to help avoid detection.
I know this isn't scientific, but does it "sound" any different when dropped on a counter top?

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Re: Heads up tails up Kennedy Half

#4 Unread post by pan4au » Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:55 am

no it's not hollow it weighs within 1 grain of a similar 2000 half. 171 grains and 11.1 grams. Here's the worn edge.. I believe that I may have a rotated die..
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Re: Heads up tails up Kennedy Half

#5 Unread post by PALH1 » Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:33 am

sorry, i am unable to render any conclusion here with these pics :mad: ..... :dunno

have you inspected the 'full rim circumference area' very carefully for any itty gaps or seams?
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Re: Heads up tails up Kennedy Half

#6 Unread post by pan4au » Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:51 am

yes I have .. no gaps or seams. I even tapped it with a spoon along the edge... it is solid..

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Re: Heads up tails up Kennedy Half

#7 Unread post by PALH1 » Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:08 pm

..... i don't know what to tell ya here, trying to use a few images for attribution..... :dunno
i would have to insect the coin first hand .... :mad:

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Re: Heads up tails up Kennedy Half

#8 Unread post by pan4au » Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:27 pm

Does this help?
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Re: Heads up tails up Kennedy Half

#9 Unread post by PALH1 » Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:55 pm

:eureka:
i've seen a 90 CCW rotate,......
but not a 180,..... yet

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again, ..... i would need it "in hand" to verify it as a 'medallic hit' ... (full 180 rotate)

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Re: Heads up tails up Kennedy Half

#10 Unread post by pan4au » Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:08 pm

thanks

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