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I know this forum isn't for modern coins...but this one is pretty interesting I think...and I found it while roll hunting today!

Here is a 1971D Half Dollar that was struck on quarter stock. Basically whoever was in charge of putting the big sheets of metal in the machine to stamp the planchets goofed and put a thinner sheet of quarter stock instead of the thicker half dollar. 

They aren't "super" rare but I have searched probably close to $1mil in halves and this is the first one I've found. From what I've seen, this is a $100+ coin. I may take it to the Baltimore show next month and sell it to buy some ancients 😉


Obverse compared to normal half. Wrong planchet on left has a weak strike around the edge

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Same as on reverse. Weaker strike around edge
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Edge comparison of normal half dollar and with a quarter.
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Weight of 8.82g. Normal clad should be 11.34g
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Sweet!! ... that's very cool, Furryfrog (nice snag)

 

ummm, I have this modern day error  ... a 1967 centennial 5-cent piece, struck on a foreign planchet (very cool as well)

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19 hours ago, Steve said:

Sweet!! ... that's very cool, Furryfrog (nice snag)

 

ummm, I have this modern day error  ... a 1967 centennial 5-cent piece, struck on a foreign planchet (very cool as well)

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Any idea what foreign planchet it is struck on?

Very cool!

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On 9/30/2022 at 6:53 PM, Furryfrog02 said:

I know this forum isn't for modern coins...but this one is pretty interesting I think...and I found it while roll hunting today!

Here is a 1971D Half Dollar that was struck on quarter stock. Basically whoever was in charge of putting the big sheets of metal in the machine to stamp the planchets goofed and put a thinner sheet of quarter stock instead of the thicker half dollar. 

They aren't "super" rare but I have searched probably close to $1mil in halves and this is the first one I've found. From what I've seen, this is a $100+ coin. I may take it to the Baltimore show next month and sell it to buy some ancients 😉


Obverse compared to normal half. Wrong planchet on left has a weak strike around the edge

20220930_163709.jpg.534b0046955850b24950267fb2b8aac8.jpg

 

Same as on reverse. Weaker strike around edge
20220930_163720.jpg.dc8f4bcc9ca992c7de1ab1be43ada4ab.jpg


Edge comparison of normal half dollar and with a quarter.
20220930_163751.jpg.51a1afca1ae1c9630007db9856a98f0e.jpg
20220930_163807.jpg.0aa656d7af29c7177aa25e8e11c86af3.jpg

Weight of 8.82g. Normal clad should be 11.34g
20220930_164305.jpg.e728a83cc87ad592897e379d66d7757b.jpg

F. 🐸, Congrats on an interesting find ☺️. The actual weight of that coin type should be 11.34 gm.

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