1984-D JFK Halves: Are they worth submitting?

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Gam3rBlake, Mar 25, 2021.

  1. JAY-AR

    JAY-AR Well-Known Member

    What John said!:happy:
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  3. john65999

    john65999 Well-Known Member

    go online, type in pcgs photograde..there you go check grading, also use3 numismedia for coin prices, they are lower and more realistic pricing, that is what i use, good luck, post coins, members here would be glad to grade for you!!
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  4. 1865King

    1865King Well-Known Member

    Although, I agree with most people here that Kennedy halves aren't worth the effort and cost of having them graded unless you are fairly sure you could get a MS 67 or better. However, what you have failed to do is provide a picture of the coins your talking about. No picture, no grade. Those coins weren't specially produced. They were regular half dollars taken from a standard production line and more than likely pulled out of a tote before bagging was done or pulled from bags after bagging was finished. In other words they were banged around a lot before going into a mint set. Although it is possible to have a high grade coin in a mint set it would be very rare to find one MS 67 or better. Also modern coins are held to a much stricter grading standard.
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  5. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    Its not a bad idea OP. Many people have made good money paying attention to overlooked moderns. However, my advice, like others here, is to up your knowledge. Go to major coin shows when they open back up and look and learn. If you are interested in a series, look at thousands of them. In the meantime look at online sources. Once you understand and can replicate TPG grades, you can be ready to start to judge whether your coins should be submitted.

    When you look at tens of thousands of coins pretty soon your eyes becomes smarter than you. Your eye will stop when something is unusual, either for good or bad. Then your brain needs to think it through and comprehend why your eye stopped. This is what I do with ancients. My eyes stop, and then I figure out it was because the coin is a fake, or its a great rarity, or almost never seen that condition, etc. I have picked up some terrific rarities and exceptional condition coins this way because my eyes knew something was unusual long before my mind did.

    Make sense? Best part is, to get better you get to look at simply TONS of coins! Win win! However, for ultra high modern grades, best to see in person of course.
  6. chascat

    chascat Well-Known Member

    With a mintage of just over 26,000,000, there are just over 130 coins in 66, which is worth around $140. In 67 there are only about 20 coins which most are in registry sets and worth more than $1,000. your odds are 1 in a million you can find a 66 if you owned all the 84-D Kennedys minted. Best way to learn to grade Kennedys is to compare your coins with a graded MS66. It is a lot of tough work to ever get one that nice and a lot cheaper to buy one from a noted Kennedy dealer. GOOD LUCK!
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  7. chascat

    chascat Well-Known Member

    In a 66 grade there are only about 130 graded coins. In 67, only about 20 coins. With a mintage of just over 26 million, your odds of locating a high grade coin in circulation are extremely low. I paid about $60 for my 66, which is the lowest grade in my complete Kennedy collection. The coin is now worth over $70. Not worth the effort to locate high grade Kennedys from rolls, bags, or boxes in those earlier years.
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  8. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Yes, no, I don't know, maybe, what do you think. Oh well, just do it!
  9. Mac McDonald

    Mac McDonald Well-Known Member

    Even if you sent them off and got the grade(s)...unlikely...selling them is another matter altogether. They're not silver, they're not a hot year or other such item, and the focus is nowhere in that area of Kennedy's, halves, etc. Still, if you must satisfy an inkling, a hunch or urge, or just to learn...submit just ONE of the four and and see what you get. If a 66 or 67, etc...try and sell it and see what you also get, how long and/or difficult, etc. Then decide if it's worth it to submit the others...maybe/maybe not.
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  10. whopper64

    whopper64 Well-Known Member

    Did I miss the photos?
  11. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis 2 years on CT! Supporter

    the issue is that the gamer seems to only care about cash
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  12. Morgandude11

    Morgandude11 As long as it's Silver, I'm listening

    This is another trolling thread.
  13. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis 2 years on CT! Supporter

    It seems to be just one after the other..! hard to tell if its a joke or not.
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  14. Morgandude11

    Morgandude11 As long as it's Silver, I'm listening

    We get newbies who want to see if their “get rich quick” coins are going to instantly line their pockets. The other day, I had some dude arguing obsessively that his Morgan dollar for which he drastically overpaid wasn’t cleaned, as his coin dealer told him so.
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  15. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis 2 years on CT! Supporter

    time and time again..! Most of the folk thinking that way don't last long but I will applaud the gamers hardiness after so many arguments on nearly every thread
  16. capthank

    capthank Well-Known Member

    Well struck and no blemishes for all coins to receive high grades.
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  18. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    What make you think your dealer can tell a 65 from a 66 from a 66+ from a 67? His grading ability may be no better than yours unless he has some serious qualifications. If you local dealer used to work for one of the top four TPG's sure it would be worth getting his opinion. If not his opinion may not be worth anything.
  19. chascat

    chascat Well-Known Member

    Kind of like asking a used car salesman for his honest opinion.
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  20. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else Supporter

    Welcome to CT. Are you making a statement, questioning something or giving advice?
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