1964 Kennedy in a mylar capsule for 30 years

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  1. Jim-P

    Jim-P Supporter! Supporter

    Thirty years ago I bought some coins from Midas. Promo was get a free proof Kennedy half with purchase of a proof Franklin half. I bought three.

    A few months ago when I was trying to rescue silver coins from mylar flips, I put one of the Kennedy halves in acetone, surprised to find the coin was in a capsule within the flip, capsule dissolving in the acetone. Hesitated to proceed with the other two, but the second one was looking a little green, so its in acetone now.

    Third one doesn't look bad, although I can kinda see a green tint.

    What would you do with the third one, would you take it out of the capsule or would you leave it in the Hannes Tulving flip as a novelty?

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  3. stldanceartist

    stldanceartist Minister of Silly Walks Supporter

    I can't quite tell if the I in LIBERTY is missing the bottom left serif or not (if it is, Accented Hair variety.) What do you see?
     
  4. beaver96

    beaver96 Well-Known Member

    I would leave it as a memory and for the novelty of it.
     
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  5. Jim-P

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    I don't see anything unusual about the "I" in LIBERTY.
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    I'm inclined to leave it as it, too.
     
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  6. stldanceartist

    stldanceartist Minister of Silly Walks Supporter

    Yep, not an Accented Hair, so unless there is a doubled die somewhere, I'd leave it as is (unless the coin was starting to show signs of PVC contamination; at that point, I'd probably just sell it while it still looked good.)

    I think your instinct is correct.
     
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