1954 Half dollar rotated reverse?

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1954 Half dollar rotated reverse?

#1 Unread post by faith.doggett » Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:27 pm

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Hello everyone! Daniel, we have been watching your videos and appreciate you sharing your knowledge. We inherited several coins and have been studying them and researching. We have several nearly uncirculated Franklin halves and two (1954P and 1962D) in particular that appear to have a rotated reverse. Is this a common thing or known error? I know you may not be able to judge the rotation via pictures but will attach them regardless. Thanks for any insight!
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Re: 1954 Half dollar rotated reverse?

#2 Unread post by mhonzell » Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:47 pm

Based on these photos, the reverse is not rotated.
The staples in the flips indicate that the coin is showing normal coin alignment.

There may be 5 degrees rotation, but to be collectible as a rotated die, it needs to be 90 to 270 degrees rotated.

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#3 Unread post by Daniel » Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:48 pm

These are decent coins but not enough rotation to add value. Thanks for watching my videos!

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Re: 1954 Half dollar rotated reverse?

#4 Unread post by faith.doggett » Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:45 am

Ok, thank you both!

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Re: 1954 Half dollar rotated reverse?

#5 Unread post by Paul » Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:22 pm

:welcome:

Keep in mind, there are 2 types of reverse alignment:

The 1st is a "Standard" alignment. This is what you will find on all U. S. Coinage. With the obverse upright, when you flip the coin over from top to bottom, the reverse will also be in a upright position.

The 2nd is a "Medallic" alignment. This is what you will find on tokens, 'store cards', and minted coins that are not considered U. S. "Currency". With the obverse upright, when you flip the coin over from top to bottom, the reverse will be in a upside down position. When you flip the coin over from left to right the reverse will be in a right side up position.

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