Re: Split Layer Kennedy Half Dollar - Obverse Brockage - ALSO???
- Split after/split before ... thanks again Mike - now the two possible scenarios are clear.
--- In email@example.com, "Mike Diamond" <mdia1@...> wrote:
> It's may be a split-after-strike clad layer. Or it could be a split-before-strike clad layer that entered the striking chamber on top of an unstruck planchet. It's very difficult to distinguish between the two error types. In either case, the incuse, mirror-image version of the obverse design seen on the reverse face is a ghost image that bled through the thin metal of the clad layer from the obverse die. It is not a brockage.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "lorenzojohn93" <lorenzojohn93@> wrote:
> > I just purchased a split layer Kennedy half Dollar in an NGC holder. See the 1968 files in the Default Albumn. In a split layer scenario how rare is it to have a two sided coin during this situation. Was this coin made since it was only thin enough to receive an impression from the obverse die or was this split metal layer sitting on top of a previously ininjected 1968 coin? Are both situations possible? How can the numismatist tell the difference? What's your take on this oddity. The NGC slab says" 1968-D 50C Obverse Split-Off Layer AU 58. Mint Error.