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    1979 Kennedy Half, XF45
    First Strike Brockage

    1979 50C Kennedy Half Dollar -- First Strike Brockage -- XF45 PCGS. Brockages are caused when a coin sticks to a die and fails to eject before the next coin is fed between the dies. The present half dollar was struck between the obverse die and the obverse of a previously struck coin, which had stuck to the reverse die. The reverse is a first strike or perfect brockage that shows the obverse design reversed and incused without the distortion and expansion typical of subsequent brockage strikes. The obverse appears to have been struck through a layer of grease, which obscures much of IN GOD WE TRUST and weakens other design elements. The error combination makes the piece difficult to grade, and the coin may have received less circulation wear than implied by the XF45 designation.

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2019
    6th-9th Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
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