1898 Canada 50 cents different 9s

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Piepala80
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1898 Canada 50 cents different 9s

Post by Piepala80 » Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:02 pm

Hello. I just found a weird 1898 50 cent Canada piece with an odd 9. I’ve notice other 1898 with two difference 9s. Skinny and fat. Mine looks like it has an elephant’s truck. Has anyone ever seen one like mine and why aren’t the other punch 9 recognize. I took photos of coins on eBay. Let me know. Thanks
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Piepala80
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Re: 1898 Canada 50 cents different 9s

Post by Piepala80 » Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:03 pm

This is mine.
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Re: 1898 Canada 50 cents different 9s

Post by coinguy » Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:44 pm

That is not an error or variety, it is damage. Something has hit the nine and pushed the metal over creating that effect.

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Re: 1898 Canada 50 cents different 9s

Post by Piepala80 » Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:09 pm

That’s what I thought but the obverse side has no sign of a push out. (Bump)

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Re: 1898 Canada 50 cents different 9s

Post by coinguy » Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:34 pm

It wasn't hit hard enough to push through to the other side, just hard enough to displace the metal.
Look at the 0 in 50, it is a similar situation.

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Re: 1898 Canada 50 cents different 9s

Post by Piepala80 » Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:39 pm

I agree about the 0 but I zoomed in and took other pictures.
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Re: 1898 Canada 50 cents different 9s

Post by Piepala80 » Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:44 pm

Looks like maybe the die was damaged and looks like it tried to make a 0
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Re: 1898 Canada 50 cents different 9s

Post by momomomo » Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:41 pm

Great coin! :D

The 9 is obviously PMD. But any half dollar from 1870 to 1936 is a great piece imo! 8)

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Re: 1898 Canada 50 cents different 9s

Post by Piepala80 » Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:51 pm

What’s pmd

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Re: 1898 Canada 50 cents different 9s

Post by troubadour » Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:33 pm

Post-mint-damage.

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