1964 Kennedy Half Dollar

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by Mark479, Sep 6, 2019.

  1. Mark479

    Mark479 Member

    I have 12 Kennedy Half Dollars. I weighed them today for the first time. They all (12 coins) weighed either 12.49gm or 12.51gm, except one. One weighed 12.61gm

    I’m certain that it is not a calibration issue and they are silver.

    My question is why would one of them weigh right at 9-10gm more than the rest of them.

    I took pictures of three coins. The coin by itself is the coin in question. The other two are just for comparison.


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  3. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Tolerance on silver half dollar weight is just under .2 grams, plus or minus. Your coin is within tolerance. Congratulations, you've got 5 cents or so worth of extra silver. ;)
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  4. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    All normal but you won't get any extra money for that heavy one.
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  5. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer Well-Known Member

    It's actually .1g to .12g heavier than the others, not 9-10gm more. As stated, it's within minting tolerances.
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  6. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Silver is high right now $6.50 each melt value.
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  7. xCoin-Hoarder'92x

    xCoin-Hoarder'92x Storm Tracker

    High(er) than recently.

    These were $12 each at local coin shops when I got into coin collecting.
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  8. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    You must have started collecting around 2011.... As a youngster I remember silver almost going to $50.00 at one time in the 1970’s.... Sure did put Morgan & Peace dollars out of reach for this youngster.
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  9. xCoin-Hoarder'92x

    xCoin-Hoarder'92x Storm Tracker

    Early 2012 to be exact. If I started buying during the spike, silver coins would have burned holes in my pockets. Silver was about $30-34 when I got into coins.
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