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Sammy J.
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One of my prize possessions is a 1964 Kennedy Halve EX[.
I bought this from Ed Schuman (former President of SAM) in about 1981-1982.

This EX[ has perfect relief on the face, and full coverage on the edge. I've never seen one like it.

From what I have studied, [s like this are probably two part construction.

This is the most incredible [ I own, and I own a lot from today's top gaffers.

So, who was making these back in the 70s and early 80s?

What is your opinion on the overall look and quality compared to today's [s.

Just interested in the history. I know the process has advanced, but has it improved?

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I think Johnson's was makeing a 2 Part shell back them! And thay did make some deep dish shells, where the shell covered the full coin ! So it could be one of them! So has it Improved??? I can not speak for all the gaffs out there! But I know Todd's Has! Smile
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David,
I had a Johnson shell from back then, but it was clad, and eventually came apart.
I'm wondering about Silver shells, though Johnson may have made them back then. Did anyone else?
I have many of Todd's EX[ sets, and I think they are very rugged, and are very nice, but I'm thinking about the full coverage EX[ concept with Silver coins. I'm not even saying it's important in performance, but it is intriguing.

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I have a Connie Haden shell which pretty much fits your description.
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Yea If it's Silver It could be a Connie Haden! I had a ben franklen shell that was a C.H. shell!
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There's a questionable trade-off for pursuing the "holy grail" of exp. [ - that is to say, one that covers the entire edge of an insert coin. That trade-off is that the [ will be noticeably taller than any regular coin it lies next to on your hand or on a mat.

Furthermore, if the [ DOES cover the entire edge it will not look good (around the edges) if the nested set is viewed from the reverse side.

A [ that just covers the edge down to the beginning of the [lower] beveled edge of the insert coin is easily fabricated, and is the maximum that one should want (IMO).

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I agree with TW!
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On 2011-07-08 13:07, Thomas Wayne wrote:
There's a questionable trade-off for pursuing the "holy grail" of exp. [ - that is to say, one that covers the entire edge of an insert coin. That trade-off is that the [ will be noticeably taller than any regular coin it lies next to on your hand or on a mat.

Furthermore, if the [ DOES cover the entire edge it will not look good (around the edges) if the nested set is viewed from the reverse side.

A [ that just covers the edge down to the beginning of the [lower] beveled edge of the insert coin is easily fabricated, and is the maximum that one should want (IMO).

TW



I think you answered the wrong question in this thread.

your answer...I'm sure goes here in this thread
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