can 1965 half dollar be all siivler

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by wklyddon, May 4, 2012.

  1. wklyddon

    wklyddon New Member

    have a half dollar that looks the same as 1964
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  3. medoraman

    medoraman Well-Known Member Supporter

    THey were 40% silver, so the outside will look the same. Most the the time the edges you can see clad layers proving its not solid silver. Weighing it is the only way to prove it, but I have never heard of a real 1965 half being solid silver.
  4. wklyddon

    wklyddon New Member

    thank for all the sides of this one don't look like the other 65 i have
  5. cciesielski01

    cciesielski01 Laced Up

    most of the 40% halves ive seen you usually cant see the copper center.


    cody
  6. wklyddon

    wklyddon New Member

  7. bobbeth87

    bobbeth87 Coin Collector

    You can also flip them in the air or drop them on a hard surface (not too hard, lol) and hear the difference between a 40% and a 90%. Usually, the 40%ers look different on the edge, but I have some that look just like the 90% 64s.

    bob
  8. snapsalot

    snapsalot New Member

    Keep in mind the 1964 halves are not 100% silver either. They and the coins before 1964 were 90% silver. from 1965-1970 the halves were 40%.
  9. snapsalot

    snapsalot New Member

    Imagines Bob throwing his silver coins at the wall to ring test lol
  10. Hobo

    Hobo Squirrel Hater

    The clad layers of 40% Kennedy Halves are 80% silver. So a 40% Kennedy Half may look like a 90% half if the 21%/79% (silver/copper) core is not visible.
  11. wklyddon

    wklyddon New Member

    Thanks all for the info im learning!!!!
  12. wklyddon

    wklyddon New Member

    it weighs 12 grams what should it weigh

  13. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    Maximum weight tolerance on a 40% silver half is 11.9 grams and most of them will weigh noticably less than that. If it is 11.9 grams or more then a specific gravity test would be in order.
  14. wklyddon

    wklyddon New Member

    thanks on my scales it wieghs 12 i will take it to a coin shop and have them weigh it
  15. rascal

    rascal Well-Known Member

    sure a 1965 90% silver half dollar could exist. there have been quite a few real 1965 90% silver dimes and quarters found.

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