|Double Struck with 90° rotation between impressions. Natural deep gray surfaces with steel blue toning. The devices are lighter gray. We have examined this double struck half dollar very carefully, and have not been able to conclude which of the two strikes came first. Virtually all of the design from each strike is visible on both obverse and reverse, with much of this detail overlapping from one strike to the next.
The two strikes appear exactly identical with regard to die characteristics with one exception. On one of the two strikes, the digit 8 has a very small lump attached to the upper edge of the cross-stroke, inside the upper loop. The other strike does not show this feature. This may be simply an additional artifact from the opposite strike.
Purchased April 14, 1992 from Stewart Witham.