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Topic: Half Dollar Shell question
Message: Posted by: William Wortman (Feb 7, 2010 10:32PM)
I was wondering which was the better shell for a half dollar

A Tango Expanded Shell or a Johnson Expanded shell?

I wouldn't bother with a shell but I've been thinking of a cool patter for coins across.
Message: Posted by: J-Mac (Feb 7, 2010 10:43PM)
I have both. The Tango's relief on the face is very shallow - it looks too flat IMO. The Johnson is pretty much perfect.

At least that's my take on it.

Thanks!

Jim
Message: Posted by: Sammy J. (Feb 8, 2010 10:54AM)
I agree with J-Mac.

Sammy
Message: Posted by: manreb (Feb 8, 2010 12:50PM)
I also agree wit J-Mac

Joe
Message: Posted by: lorenwade (Feb 8, 2010 02:43PM)
Definitely Johnson. I agree.
Message: Posted by: TWOCAN (Feb 8, 2010 03:13PM)
Johnson hands down. There IKE Dollar shell is very nice also.
Message: Posted by: TC Ryder (Feb 8, 2010 07:31PM)
I vote for Johnson on this one. I have many versions and all are great. Clad Kennedy, 64 Kennedy, Ben Franklin, Walker halves. Ike, Morgan and Peace Dollar. All are great. You can't go wrong with Johnson.

But for Tango all I can say is TUC rocks and their Slippery Sam Ike is a winner.

Best


TC
Message: Posted by: William Wortman (Feb 9, 2010 12:27AM)
I'm guessing Johnson I'll get. I have a gift certificated from Daytona Magic and I'll see if Harry can get a Johnson shell, if not I'll just get a Tango set till I get the money for a Johnson, and when I get a little more money I'll get the Dean Dill set walking liberties half dollar cause I think they would look better for my routine I'm coming up with http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=351077&forum=3&6
Message: Posted by: J-Mac (Feb 9, 2010 03:01PM)
Oddly enough the Tango Ultimate Coins - TUC - are very nice, very realistic looking on the sh*** portion. Yet their Exp sh***s are extremely shallow. I am guessing that it is the process they use to expand the sh***; the stretching flattens it too much.

Just my opinion as I donít know for sure how they make 'em.

Thank you.

Jim
Message: Posted by: lorenwade (Feb 9, 2010 09:26PM)
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On 2010-02-09 16:01, J-Mac wrote:
Oddly enough the Tango Ultimate Coins - TUC - are very nice, very realistic looking on the sh*** portion. Yet their Exp sh***s are extremely shallow. I am guessing that it is the process they use to expand the sh***; the stretching flattens it too much.

Just my opinion as I donít know for sure how they make 'em.

Thank you.

Jim
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That's exactly how expanded shells are made. The coin is compressed and hollowed out.
Message: Posted by: Douglas Lippert (Feb 9, 2010 09:28PM)
I recommend Roy Kuepper's expanded [ to start.
Message: Posted by: J-Mac (Feb 10, 2010 12:38AM)
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On 2010-02-09 22:26, lorenwade wrote:
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On 2010-02-09 16:01, J-Mac wrote:
Oddly enough the Tango Ultimate Coins - TUC - are very nice, very realistic looking on the sh*** portion. Yet their Exp sh***s are extremely shallow. I am guessing that it is the process they use to expand the sh***; the stretching flattens it too much.

Just my opinion as I donít know for sure how they make 'em.

Thank you.

Jim
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That's exactly how expanded shells are made. The coin is compressed and hollowed out.
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Well there must be some differences because I donít see the same flattening - or at least not to the same degree - in other Exp ['s.

Thank you.

Jim
Message: Posted by: Desmond67 (Feb 10, 2010 09:43AM)
I have a Johnson one and a Tango one, for me both are excellent, but the Tango expanded shell is made with a new coin of 2009. I think Tango quality is better than Jonhson, but this is a old discussion here, the best you can do is go to the dealer shop and compare them.
Message: Posted by: lorenwade (Feb 10, 2010 10:09AM)
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On 2010-02-10 01:38, J-Mac wrote:
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On 2010-02-09 22:26, lorenwade wrote:
[quote]
On 2010-02-09 16:01, J-Mac wrote:
Oddly enough the Tango Ultimate Coins - TUC - are very nice, very realistic looking on the sh*** portion. Yet their Exp sh***s are extremely shallow. I am guessing that it is the process they use to expand the sh***; the stretching flattens it too much.

Just my opinion as I donít know for sure how they make 'em.

Thank you.

Jim
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That's exactly how expanded shells are made. The coin is compressed and hollowed out.
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Well there must be some differences because I donít see the same flattening - or at least not to the same degree - in other Exp ['s.

Thank you.

Jim
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Yep, because it depends on how it's done. I guarantee this is how Lassen and Schoolcraft make theirs. They just have a process that's better. How they do it makes the difference.
Message: Posted by: Mr. Tango (Feb 11, 2010 12:02PM)
Dear Willian,

Take our expanded shell and let me know, if you don't like you can send me the coin and I will send back the money.