Bugs Bunny Question

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Pareidoliac
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Bugs Bunny Question

Post by Pareidoliac » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:19 pm

This 1955 Franklin half (obverse die) appears to have been heavily polished around the mouth, presumably to fix Ben's buck teeth, but two fangs are still faintly visible. I'm no expert on Franklin halves or the Bugs Bunny error, but would this still be considered a Bugs Bunny half? I'm thinking no because, using VAM logic, if the polishing of the error die is an attempt to correct the error then this is a later-struck coin and not one of the originally struck error halves. Plus, the polishing has worn down the buck teeth and to see them requires magnfication and some tilting in the right light. Thoughts? Or, as long as the "teeth" are visible, it's a Bugs Bunny half? Or, possibility number three: Is this another case of pareidolia? (Bottom photo shows polishing lines more clearly.)
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Re: Bugs Bunny Question

Post by vamsterdam » Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:25 am

if the "teeth' can still be seen it would still get the bugs bunny designation.

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Re: Bugs Bunny Question

Post by CascadeChris » Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:16 am

Yup. That's a Bugs. There are various degrees of strength of the fangs due to various states of trying to polish the clash out... And thanks for an "easy" bugs question. I was expecting this to be a "this isn't a 1955 but it has fangs so is it still a bugs bunny" type of inquiry.
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Re: Bugs Bunny Question

Post by TheFinn2 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:25 am

The Bugs Bunny variety is not an error, it is a variety. The die was clashed, but that is not a production error.
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Re: Bugs Bunny Question

Post by Pareidoliac » Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:51 am

Thanks for the clarification. I guess in my mind the dies striking each other without a planchet is a minting process error, but the coins minted in subsequent strikes from the clashed dies create a variety as you indicate. Remember, it takes paradoliacs longer to figure these things out than normal VAMmers. 🤔

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Re: Bugs Bunny Question

Post by CascadeChris » Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:48 pm

Pareidoliac wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:51 am
Thanks for the clarification. I guess in my mind the dies striking each other without a planchet is a minting process error, but the coins minted in subsequent strikes from the clashed dies create a variety as you indicate. Remember, it takes paradoliacs longer to figure these things out than normal VAMmers. 🤔
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Re: Bugs Bunny Question

Post by collectinsince65 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:24 am

Cool didn't know bout goiters!

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Re: Bugs Bunny Question

Post by vamsterdam » Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:55 pm

There are two footers, 1958d and 1959p. And there two on Ike dollars. I found all four(discovered the Ike’s).

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