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1994 misprint
1994 misprint  
Hello my name is Milo I am looking to see if my coin is a mis print or damaged. Its a 1994 half dollar missing 4th in from in God we trust and the 19 from 1994 does not appear to be damaged. Looking for more information because I saw one similar selling for $425.00 usd

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Based on the photo, and limited data provided, your coin likely is a mint error known as a filled or greased die strike. This happens when lubricant, dirt, grime and metal chips can "fill" the die surface and prevent the coins from being fully struck. It is a repetitive type error, and would happen for as long as the die was used, or until noticed by the press operator, and fixed. I'm guessing the reverse strike is normal. Estimated value of this error to an interested collector would likely be in the $10 to $25 range. Good luck in your collecting.

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I can answer most all questions relating to US coins, tokens, and currency. I'm not strong on world coins or ancients. Primary field of expertise is errors and varieties. Over 55 years experience in coin collecting. Part time dealer since 1976. Employed by McDonnell Douglas/Boeing for over 34 years as an Industrial Engineer/Technical Specialist before retiring in 2002.

Experience

Worked weekends for "Lonesome" John in the late 1960's to mid 1970's processing error coins, packaging, and preparing orders. Worked with John Devine and Fred Weinberg on several California Error A Rama's in the early 1970's. Served as display judge at annual Error-A-Rama coin shows. Opened and operated mail order coin business DBA "CAL ERRORS" in 1976. Contributor to Alan Herbert's "Official Price Guide To Mint Errors" and Fivaz/Stanton "Cherrypickers' Guide". Worked Saturdays at Huntington Beach Coin Exchange 1980-1999. Had table and sold coins at a number of coin and gun shows in So CA, AZ and NV. Sell coins, tokens and currency on Facebook. Past "Errorscope" Editor. Presently CONECA Examiner.

Organizations
ANA, CONECA, CWTS, NLG

Publications
Errorscope, Numismatic News, Civil War Token Journal, Error and Variety News

Education/Credentials
AA Degree LBCC pre Engineering, 1964 BS Degree CSULB Ind Technology, 1968

Awards and Honors
1st Place EAR Trophy for Civil War Token Errors, NLG Author of Year Award for best monthly coin column "Error News and Views" in small Numismatic paper, owned and published by Ray Anthony.

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