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1973 P Kennedy Half dollar, Broad Struck or Something Else?

Hello Everyone, Please check out this 1973 P Kennedy Half Dollar. Is this a broad struck Half Dollar or something else going on. I have seen where the reeding has been filed down between the obverse and reverse. This is the first time I have seen what appears to be a lip over hang on the obverse side of this coin. I know its nothing major its most likely common. Please let me know what might have caused this issue. I measured the diameter and the largest measurement is 31.01MM. It should measure 30.61MM. The last photo is the Half dollar lying face down flat. Thanks for taking a look.


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    LanceNewmanOCCLanceNewmanOCC Posts: 19,999 ✭✭✭✭✭

    i think the nickname for this is railroad rim aka partial collar. i can't tell if it is partial collar or partial tilted. a tilted won't go all the way around.

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    morgandollar1878morgandollar1878 Posts: 4,006 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It looks like a partial collar strike.

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    RampageRampage Posts: 9,418 ✭✭✭✭

    Yes, that is a partial collar strike. Very cool.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Excellent pictures... and they allow for a conclusive diagnosis. (Partial collar strike). Cheers, RickO

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    arby96arby96 Posts: 228 ✭✭✭

    Thank you all for your opinions, I personally haven't seen any of these in person, this is my first I have found circulation. I will go with the consensus. If any of you have photos of your personal Partial Collar Strikes, please share them. It would help a lot helping others what to look for. Thanks

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    arby96arby96 Posts: 228 ✭✭✭

    Here are some photos of the reeding and edges of the coin. Just wanted to share these to see if anyone changes their mind or confirms your opinion. Thanks. I used a clock reference using the obverse of the coin. 12 o'clock 3 o'clock, 6 o'clock, and 9 o'clock.

    here are 3 sets of photos.

    Obverse Edge

    Reverse Edge

    on another blog someone stated the reeding may have been altered, if that is the case. Here is my Question, if the reeding has been altered wouldn't the entire coin still be the proper in diameter 30.61MM. The largest part of the coin measures 31.01 in diameter

    So I took three measurements with a digital caliper here are the results.

    Caliper Measurement at 12:30 30.69mm at 9:15 30.58MM. and at 10:20 31.01MM
    These measurements are approximate locations.

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    1630Boston1630Boston Posts: 13,772 ✭✭✭✭✭

    "Double" Rim Coin - Railroad Rim? It's A Collar Die Clash - See How Collar Clash Mint Error Happen

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    OldhoopsterOldhoopster Posts: 2,930 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Lots of good stuff in Error-ref. Definitely worth a bookmark


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