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Kennedy S Half Dollars possible errors


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Recently purchased a lot of Proof sets finding a 1973  coin showing an irregularly open R in the word TRUST.  A second Kennedy Half dollar dated 2004  having  the " E PLURIBUS UNUM" motto extremely faded

Both coins are sealed Proof sets from the San Francisco mint

Comments/opinions appreciated

1973 S Kennedy.jpg

2004 Kennedy.jpg

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Hey! Welcome to Coinpeople!


I'm no expert, but the first looks like it could be a partially filled die (but that would be very surprising on a proof strike!). The second looks like an older die where the details are fading. Again, that shouldn't be as much of an issue on a proof coin.

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Many thanks for your comments.  I am just a beginner on coin collecting.  It was also surprising to find it in a Proof set.  Anyway, I have taken other photos in color-one attached. I have other Proof sets and in all of them, the "R" is fully closed, but not in the coin shown in the photos



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