Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Michael777, Feb 18, 2020.
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I know that 1965-1970 Kennedy's are supposed to be 40% silver, and looking at the edge isn't always proof-positive. Is there a coin dealer or jeweler in your area that has an XRF Analyzer? ~ Chris
Really don't need a dealer to tell me what I already know what I'm doing is waiting for the post office to open so I could ship my coin in to pcgs and see how this news will get around the coin is a error a one of a kind error
Just weigh both coins with a gram coin scale. A 90% silver Kennedy weighs 12.50 grams and a 40% Kennedy weighs 11.50 grams!
Don't spend the money with PCGS if you don't have to, but if it DOES weigh 12.50 grams you are a very lucky cherry-picker indeed! Given the upside, it would not hurt to spend the $30-$35 to have that potential life-changer graded. I found an FS-25-1943-103(016.7) at a LCS for $7, so I know what I am talking about.
Not that I don't trust you, but I don't trust anyone. Let's see a photo of it on the scale. ~ Chris
If your scale is this accurate, and if then your 1970-D coin weighs 12.5 grams, then and ONLY then, send it in to PCGS ASAP as a PCGS raw coin submission, PCGS #6713. Use the Express Gold Shield service level, add the True View photo option for $5 and the Variety Attribution option for $18. MAKE SURE you include a letter that says the coin weighs 12.5 grams and that you consider this 90% planchet error coin! Let me know how this works out. If this is the real deal, you owm me a six-pack of a good domestic hard cider! ☺️ Don Morgan - ANA, Coneca, SPMC
Ha ha!!! Well done sir. A wrong metal error 6 years in the making would be news worthy. Please don’t forget to never update this thread again when PCGS confirms it’s a 40%er.
Also, please note that XRF should show 80% silver on a 1965-1970 Kennedy half. Lots of people screw this up.
that you believe it's 90% silver, not 40% - then PCGS will make sure to
weigh it carefully.
If you don't, someone might look at it and say 'no error seen' or something
similar...make sure the actual submission flip has a short description of
what you think it is, ie: "90% silver error" or something similar.
It's probably 40%.
I seriously doubt that.
However, if the OP wants to spend his money, I was just
suggesting the note on the submission flip so the coin
gets weighed and examined properly.
1970 halves have an 80% silver / 20% copper outer layer bonded to a 20% silver / 80% copper core. The results you have are exactly what you should expect for a standard 1970 half.
Or if it’s 80% on the surface then it’s not a 90% half???
I approach this thread from the prospective of a total newbie to cherry-picking and modern grading numismatics in late November, 2019. When I asked on CCF as the newbie "Morgan Guy" on CCF about my first possible FS-25-1943 DDO find, they treated me with respect and did not hope to see me make a fool of myself. When I posted the picture of my very first die variety find, they were quick to tell me that I had indeed found something. I like that attitude on CCF very much.
I would rather see 5 people leave in disgust that we didn't believe them fully, than one who thinks we readily agreed with them without us actually doing it. Some of our knowledgeable people can be difficult to deal with, but they are Good!. Good luck, Jim
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