1946 50 cent Design???

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GBELEC
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1946 50 cent Design???

Post by GBELEC » Sun Mar 01, 2020 4:04 pm

Just notice this coin in the Price guide on this web sight and was wondering if any one can explain this to me , The picture isn't real clear but to me it just looks like a Die crack , possibly combined with a Filled 6 . Is this correct???

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Re: 1946 50 cent Design???

Post by momomomo » Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:16 pm

Yes Ithink it is. Like the 1949 hoof :oops:

pginrh
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Re: 1946 50 cent Design???

Post by pginrh » Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:55 am

The ‘1946 design in 6’ is a combination of two die chips and a die crack. Coins can be found with an interim stage of a die chip and a die crack, and even earlier, coins with just a die chip (quite common on the 1946s, as there are several different ones).

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Re: 1946 50 cent Design???

Post by GBELEC » Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:59 pm

maybe i should start a new thread for this but , there is a higher value placed on the 1946 Design but then you go to the 1950 and there is a higher value for the No Design , were damaged coins more common then standard ones for that year????

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Re: 1946 50 cent Design???

Post by troubadour » Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:47 pm

1950 design isn't a the same as the 1946 hoof one.

no design picture here:
https://www.coinsandcanada.com/coins-pr ... -1937-1952

and below a 1950 50-cents with design
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GBELEC
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Re: 1946 50 cent Design???

Post by GBELEC » Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:00 pm

Thanks troubadour, that makes more sense. The photo on the price guide and value just showed the no design picture and it wasn’t making sense to me but that helps.

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Re: 1946 50 cent Design???

Post by Colyer » Thu Jan 28, 2021 4:43 pm

I have a 1946 50 cent piece with the chip in "6". Is this a recognized variety? Attached photo may not be clear enough to see it. Grade would be VF20. What would be the value?

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Re: 1946 50 cent Design???

Post by pginrh » Sat Jan 30, 2021 6:20 pm

I don’t know what happened to the 1946 50c coins, but there are six different ‘Chip in the 6’ designs inside the top of the six... perhaps the six used to punch some of the working dies imparted too sharp an edge to the top edge of the loop of the ‘6’ dies (remember that the last two digits of the 1946 coins were hand punched and so that Six punch could have been used for several working dies), and that edge was prone to break under the repeated stress of the strikes. They are quite easy to find in VF condition and you might find a collector who collects progressive die varieties but they wouldn’t pay more than a few cents extra. If the coin was in Mint State they might be tempted to pay a few dollars more.

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