Two 1956 Proof Franklins - Different Size?

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Two 1956 Proof Franklins - Different Size?

#1 Unread post by richrock » Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:40 pm

While taking photos of these 2 1956 Proof Franklin half dollars I noticed that one appeared larger. Franklin's head seems noticeably larger as well as the diameter and circumference on the coin on the right. Is this common?
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Re: Two 1956 Proof Franklins - Different Size?

#2 Unread post by PetesPockets55 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:21 pm

Can you post sizes of the diameters? Can't see any difference from the images.

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Re: Two 1956 Proof Franklins - Different Size?

#3 Unread post by Paul » Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:33 pm

Could this be a "Lighting Issue"?
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Re: Two 1956 Proof Franklins - Different Size?

#4 Unread post by richrock » Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:40 pm

Thanks for all your help. It might be a lighting issue since the measurements I come up with are: 30.56 mm versus 30.16 mm diameter difference and 12.5 grams versus 12.3 grams in weight difference. That seems to be close enough to be within the range of tolerances. Thanks again.

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Re: Two 1956 Proof Franklins - Different Size?

#5 Unread post by PetesPockets55 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:08 pm

Thanks for the follow up.

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