1964 Kennedy Half

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  1. James Boat

    James Boat Member

    Hi - can you please estimate grade on the following. Red Book gives a value of $10 for an MS-60 up to $25 on MS-65. Any thoughts on how close / far away Red Book is on its value assessment? Thank you in advance,


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  3. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Florida girls have to love walking there sharks.

    You might get around $15 max but most dealers and shops would only pay melt for it.
  4. YoloBagels

    YoloBagels Well-Known Member

    Hi, the Redbook isn't really a credible source when it comes to pricing, in fact I have only heard of it being used for insurance purposes. If I were to take my pocket change and sell it at Redbook prices I could double/triple my money.

    Your Kennedy half would get around $12 since spot is high right now.
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  5. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    It’s a beautiful coin but they grade these on the fussy side from what I’ve seen. A gem is MS65 and up. Just playing it safe I can see a MS64 for the few tiny marks but in the focus areas (face/shield/tail). And Red Book is as good as anyone and better than most on ballpark values.
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  6. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Very common and only worth melt as it won't grade high enough.
  7. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    $9.13 melt, and don't expect that when selling.
  8. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    I'd call it MS63-ish and no better, due to the reeding marks on the portrait, but as others have mentioned, that's largely a moot point since it is unlikely to trade any higher than its current melt value in the real-world marketplace, being such a common coin.

    That being said, it's still a pretty piece of silver, so enjoy it.
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  9. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    When you think of the forces at play when this was minted.... We just lost a beloved president... Last year for silver coinage.... A whole lot of these were set back. So now we find that most of the 64 JFK halves on the market are high quality examples. So even choice 64’s won’t bring much more than melt. There are just plenty of them to be had.
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  10. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    I have to comment that under the right storage conditions this lustrous one has possibilities. Just seen it too many times. This one has been trying to color for 57 years. Put it in a flip in a cloth mint bag and in a year he’s going to have colorful perimeter toning set against a spotless, highly lustrous field. This is a perimeter toner on the make if there ever was one. Just my opinion. I’d be sparing this one the cook-pot.
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