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    Franklin Half Dollar, MS64 Brown
    Struck on a 1948 Cent

    Undated 50C Franklin Half Dollar -- Struck on a 1948 Cent -- MS64 Brown NGC. Lavender and aqua hues embrace this fascinating mint error. The 1948 date from the cent is visible above Franklin's ear. Uncentered toward 2 o'clock, with only the 19 in the half dollar date present. The cent legends are flattened but ghostly apparent, as commonly seen on elongates. UNITED and IN GOD on the half dollar are stretched toward the edge and distorted, a characteristic associated with wrong planchet errors. Only 3 million 1948 Franklin halves were struck, which makes the likelihood of finding a similar double denomination error most unlikely.

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

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    April, 2017
    26th-30th Wednesday-Sunday
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