1964 half dollar

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Momof4, Sep 20, 2020.

  1. Momof4

    Momof4 Active Member

    I never thought anything about this half dollar, other than the fact I liked it bc it was different! And then I noticed this morning a half dollar being sold on EBay with the clad layer missing and it was graded by ANACS. It looks a lot like mine, so my question is- can a 1964 half dollar even be missing a clad layer? I would have thought not, but then again- I am always learning something new every day in the coin world! I haven’t weighed it yet- sorry, lol- still having coffee trying to drag myself out of bed!

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  3. John Burgess

    John Burgess Well-Known Member

    1964 kennedy half dollars are 90% silver alloy and not clad at all.
    It's impossible to be missing a clad layer, the coin isn't clad to begin with.

    Sorry for the bad news.
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  4. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    The coin has environmental damage. "Clad layers" have nothing to do with it because there are no clad layers on the coin.
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  5. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . . Supporter

    Nice Kennedy half. Worth about $10 in silver (+/-).

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  6. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Like others have said, 1964 Kennedy half dollars are 90% silver and do not have a clad layer. Your coin has just become discolored a bit while in circulation. Here is what a clad Kennedy half dollar looks like missing the clad layer.

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  7. Sidney Osborne

    Sidney Osborne Active Member

    The Z knows what happened and he ain't tell'n....
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  8. Momof4

    Momof4 Active Member

    No bad news! Honestly- it’s good news..... this means I got something right for a change! Lol! I didn’t think a silver coin could be missing a clad layer!! So, finally- looks like all my reading is starting to help!!! Lmao!!
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  9. Momof4

    Momof4 Active Member

    I’ll keep it!! I found it in a bank roll about 5 years ago and like everything else- kept a hold of it!! I feel like the coins I really keep are the ones I consider art- which are prob worthless junk to most!!
  10. Momof4

    Momof4 Active Member

    Nice coin, btw! I have noticed a few copper colored dimes and quarters in my piles in the past. I’ve kept everything pretty much- I will have to have a look and see if they might be missing their clad layers! This is one error I haven’t even started to look into yet! I figured I would work on one error at a time, lol! Considering this is the hardest thing IN THE WORLD to figure out!!
  11. Momof4

    Momof4 Active Member

    Come on!! Share your smarts!!! Lmao!!
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  12. It looks like someone pressed two fingers towards the bottom of the obverse and slid them up along the surface of the coin. Over time, whatever was on those fingers caused the discoloration.
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  13. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    Hang in there and have fun with it. It's tough to find a true error coin.
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  14. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    As already stated, environmental damage. Looking closely at your coin, I'd say someone, for whatever reason, used a small paint or "hobby" brush and brushed something (glue?) on the coin and it had since worn off. Fun coin to have a guessing game about. LOL
    Wish you had posted the photos Full Image for easier viewing.
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  15. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . . Supporter

    I'm not thinking that coloration is damage as much as toning that has some "alternate attractiveness."

    @Mountain Man , for your viewing pleasure . . . .





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  16. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    The reed is attraction and the coin is of value I would seal it and keep it. My opinion. Good luck
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  17. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Just click on the code for each image, and they will enlarge.
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  18. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    I didn't know that!!! :banghead:
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  19. Momof4

    Momof4 Active Member

    Germs!!! Lol
  20. Momof4

    Momof4 Active Member

    I swear I clicked on full image!! But it totally does look like brush strokes! Coin art!! Lol
  21. Momof4

    Momof4 Active Member

    Thank you!
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