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Found this cracked Franklin Half

Discussion in 'Collecting, along with Metals and Numi's' started by 9mm, Nov 6, 2016.



  1. 9mm

    9mm Silver Member Silver Miner

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    Something just neat about it, not sure if they are very collectible, but neat coin.

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    OverOver Silver Member Silver Miner Site Supporter

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    What's the reverse look like? Other than cracked maybe a planchet flaw
    or on a long shot some sort of wire strike through. Wire being from a bristle
    from a brush used to clean the dies.

    Cool find.

    I guess a crack would be some sort of planchet flaw
     
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    Lamination Flaw
    I think when the metal doesn't flow properly, due to contamination, it's called a lamination flaw
    There are different types of lamination flaws IIRC
     
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    GOLDBRIX In God I Trust and most in GIM Gold Chaser

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    Increased value in Franklin Halves is in the BELL strike. Some of the bell bands fail to appear in the striking.
     
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    Never seen anything that new like that.
     
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    Back of the coin looks normal, no flaws. Coin is not bent, I guess it's a lamination issue. Thanks for info gent's.
     
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    ...I'm actually missing a 1954 franklin half...
     
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    Looks like it got run over on I-95.
     
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    close... I-90
     

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