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1972 Kennedy Half weighs 10.37 grams -should be 11.34 - error? or within the tolerance weight.

mystrey9mystrey9 Posts: 12
edited February 28, 2020 8:00PM in Q & A Forum




Hi,
I have this Kennedy Half that weighs 10.37 grams and should be 11.34. It does not look worn enough to have such a weight difference. I have read that there is a tolerance weight difference in all coins but can not find what the difference in weight can be considered normal. Thank you for any help.

Comments

  • My scale has been calibrated. And all my other Kennedy halves weigh their correct weights.

  • sellitstoresellitstore Posts: 1,286 ✭✭✭✭

    Possibly struck on quarter stock instead of half dollar stock? Does the thickness match a quarter or half dollar?
    That difference in weight would be well beyond mint tolerances.

    Collector and dealer in obsolete currency. Always buying all obsolete bank notes and scrip. Ebay listings
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