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An Absolutely Pristine 2005-P Kennedy From A Half Dollar Roll

 
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 Posted 12/02/2022  6:05 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add CastleCoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Today, I stopped by my credit union and picked up a roll of dollars and one of halves.
On opening the latter, my attention was instantly drawn to one coin that had such absolutely beautiful luster that it stood out like a sore thumb among all the other circulated Kennedys: a 2005-P. If I were to slap a grade on it, I would estimate easy 65, probably higher. It has two very, very tiny nicks on the obverse, but they are by no means distracting. The rest of the coin is completely pristine.
But, since it did come from a roll of circulated coins, I will have to settle for calling it a "Phenomenally Nice AU". Not a bad find for face value.
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 Posted 12/02/2022  6:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Hondo Boguss to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sweet, CastleCoin, and to the Forum!
Any chance that you could post pics of this beauty?
Inordinately fascinated by bits of metal with strange markings and figures
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 Posted 12/02/2022  7:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CastleCoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks.
I already have it mounted in a 2x2, but I'll try and get a good scan.
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 Posted 12/02/2022  7:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Don't bother trying to scan it. Remove it from the 2X2 and photograph both sides straight-on in natural light.
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 Posted 12/03/2022  05:23 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nickelsearcher to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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Sounds like a nice find. I as well would enjoy seeing a photograph. A scan will eliminate all traces of luster and will not be useful towards evaluating the coin.
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 Posted 12/03/2022  09:51 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CastleCoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here are some photos of that Kennedy 2005-P.
I opted to leave it in the holder so as not to handle it any more than necessary. There may be some reflections or spots on the mylar surface that look like coin flaws, but aren't.
The two main flaws which I mentioned in the OP consist of a scratch below the L and a smaller scratch at the corner of Kennedy's mouth.
Otherwise, a pretty nice specimen.


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 Posted 12/03/2022  6:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nickelsearcher to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Appreciate the effort to show some photos. Thank you for that.

Alas - these photos are poorly lit, obscured by the plastic holder and out of focus.

All I can judge is that it 'looks nice'.
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 Posted 12/03/2022  10:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nick10 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
that's not automatically an AU coin, MS is applicable for coins that do not exhibit signs of circulation, even if they have circulated
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 Posted 12/03/2022  10:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, looks nice, but cannot get a feel for the coin to give a decent grade estimate (using the pics posted). Probably in the AU58-MS64 range....somewhere.
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 Posted 12/04/2022  3:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CastleCoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you all for the feedback. Yes, the picture taking method I used wasn't exactly great. First time ever attempting to photograph a coin. Essentially, I hand-held the coin and my Android phone under an incandescent lamp! I will work out a better method in the future.
Oddly, I'm not particularly concerned with an exact grade number on this one. I was just astounded that such a nice specimen would show up in a circulated roll.
Much curiosity about the coin's journey from a 2005 mint set to landing in my collection at face value.
Cheers!

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Yes, if coins could talk...
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 Posted 12/05/2022  11:05 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nick10 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
the mint sold these by the bag in mass quantities, so your example might come from there
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 Posted 12/05/2022  12:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'd still like to see a good photo of this coin.
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