Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by jorglueke, Jun 8, 2019.
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@green18. Tell me sumthin.
From what I have learned, silver coins were struck past '64 until all silver planchets were exhausted. The only things I found (back in the day) were left over silver coins from years before. I never found a '65 dated silver example.......a few years ago, I thought I had found a silver Kennedy in an '65 dated special mint set.......the copper core seemed to be missing. But the weight for silver was off. True to clad.
Multiple pieces of legislation passed over a period of years brought about all of the changes in our coinage circa 1964-67.
According to my research the last 1964 dated Quarters were struck in January 1966, the last Half Dollars were struck in April 1966, and the last Dimes in May 1966.
But the coinage act of 1965 was signed in July 1965 so the 1964 D peace dollars were struck BEFORE the coinage act of 1965 forbade silver dollar production.
My point was that there were multiple pieces of legislation that did things like freeze the 1964 date, etc., but my example was a poor one in that it was completely ungrounded in facts.
The 1965 (through 1970) Kennedy halves are 40% silver. The clads started in 1971. There is a 90% silver weight 12.5g, a 40% silver weight 11.5g, and a clad weight 11.34g. There's no copper core in the 1965-1970 Kennedys,
that's why the edge is usually a gray color. While the 90% edge color is closer to white.
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