1961 50 cent half dollar error coins

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pennymom
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1961 50 cent half dollar error coins

Post by pennymom » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:42 am

Hi, I'm new to the forum. I've been going through my Dad's coin collection and found a roll of 1961 half dollars, all of which seem to have similar errors. The most notable/consistent one is a connection between the T and H in "Elizabeth." My understanding is that this kind of thing can happen because of cracked/filled/poorly polished dies.

Questions: 1) Is this an error? 2) I included photos of what might be other errors--what do you think? 3) The front looks normal to me--am I missing anything? 4) Do these errors make the coins more valuable/collectible? 5) By how much?
Sorry to pepper you guys with questions but I'm still trying to get a sense of how all this works.

Photos in next post, please scroll down

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Re: 1961 50 cent half dollar error coins

Post by pennymom » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:18 pm

Here is one of the photos, optimized. Will try to get more.
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Re: 1961 50 cent half dollar error coins

Post by pennymom » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:52 pm

Face side
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Re: 1961 50 cent half dollar error coins

Post by pennymom » Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:03 pm

closeup of die issues
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coinguy
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Re: 1961 50 cent half dollar error coins

Post by coinguy » Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:05 pm

Looks like you may have some small die cracks between the letters. Not uncommon on the 50 cent pieces.
Not large enough to really make much of a difference in the value.
Hard to tell if anything else is going on with the glare on the photos.
On good thing is that they are all 80% silver.

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Re: 1961 50 cent half dollar error coins

Post by pennymom » Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:06 pm

Thanks coinguy!

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