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 Posted 07/12/2018  10:43 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add 40Proof to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I don't really collect Kennedy half dollars, but I inherited a bunch (1964-1970) from my father. I realize they're only worth their value in silver (more for the '64 than the later years), but I'm just curious what a coin like this would grade. Thanks.


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 Posted 07/12/2018  10:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mtuma3 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Has what looks like a huge thumb print imbedded into the silver from his ear to the edge (why we wear cotton gloves) and the surface looks funny like it was dipped. Sorry, I can't even guess.
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 Posted 07/12/2018  11:00 pm  Show Profile   Check BigSilver's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BigSilver to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I realize they're only worth their value in silver

For the most part. Don't forget to check for the better ones. For example 1970 D is worth more than melt. There are also sone varieties to look for Doubled dies, missing FG...
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 Posted 07/12/2018  11:14 pm  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm gonna say AU Details Cleaned (wiped).

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 Posted 07/13/2018  08:12 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add 40Proof to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Has what looks like a huge thumb print imbedded into the silver from his ear to the edge (why we wear cotton gloves) and the surface looks funny like it was dipped. Sorry, I can't even guess.


I always use gloves when handling coins. The print has obviously been there for years. I can tell by looking through my father's collection that he probably didn't realize what he was buying most of the time and didn't handle the coins properly either. A lot of the coins were stored improperly, some look to have been cleaned, others have prints on them, etc.


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For the most part. Don't forget to check for the better ones. For example 1970 D is worth more than melt. There are also sone varieties to look for Doubled dies, missing FG...


Thanks BigSilver. As I said, I'm not as knowledgeable about Kennedy halves since I don't collect them. I appreciate the insight.


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I'm gonna say AU Details Cleaned (wiped).


I wouldn't doubt it being cleaned, Spruett.
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Agree, AU details.
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 Posted 07/13/2018  11:10 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mtuma3 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I always use gloves when handling coins. The print has obviously been there for years. I can tell by looking through my father's collection that he probably didn't realize what he was buying most of the time and didn't handle the coins properly either. A lot of the coins were stored improperly, some look to have been cleaned, others have prints on them, etc.



Don't feel bad, after my dad passed we were cleaning out his clothes and found about 30 Kennedys and 10 Ikes Duct Taped to the bottom of his dresser drawer. I don't know if he was worried about a burglary or what... Had to soak them in acetone for 3 days to get all the glue off, and underneath they were below average coins...
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 Posted 07/13/2018  1:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add 40Proof to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks, mtuma3.
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AU-58 Details, cleaned
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 Posted 07/14/2018  9:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add two_tonevf35 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
AU. Our 19 y/o has been CRH 50c all summer, so when he finds any '64, esp looking like that, we do high fives! :)
PCGS submissions 2005-2018. Mailings(21) Orders(43) / 249 coin attempts. 12 Fails(5%) / Member vouchers(19%) Economy(62%) Regular(13%) Free(3%) Express(3%) / Barber 50c (46%) Classic Commemorative (38%) Hawaii(3%) SCD (6%) Other(3%)/ Fails: Cleaned(2) Alt surfaces(1) Scratch(1) Damage(1) "86"(3) 2 Columbian & 1 BTW; Min Grade(2) DNC(2)-Same coin NGC XF40 Barber 50c. Express fees paid by seller (cross guarantee). Kept the coin & later submitted raw: PCGS XF40 [eyeroll] Fails: Econ(8) Regular(2) Express(2)/// Other TPGs: ICG (2011-2018): 35/35 NGC: 0 ANACS: 0
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 Posted 07/15/2018  12:38 am  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Definitely high five worthy, two_tone!
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 Posted 07/15/2018  10:51 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add 40Proof to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks everyone!
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