2003 proof s kennedy half doll

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by Thomas c, Oct 17, 2019.

  1. Thomas c

    Thomas c Member

    I recently purchased this coin for 8 dollars and it has a little bit of rainbow toning i want to now how much its worth? its about ms62 to pr70. sorry for blurry photos IMG_20191017_193117.jpg IMG_20191017_193109.jpg IMG_20191017_193118.jpg IMG_20191017_193110.jpg
     
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  3. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Sorry but it looks like you over spent by about $7.50.
     
  4. Handyman

    Handyman Active Member

    I can't see it even coming close to a 70 with all the dings and scratches.jmo
     
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  5. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Well, now that your hands have been all over it, you can rule out MS70. Please put that coin into something. You are doing far more damage than you realize handling it.
     
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  6. SchwaVB57

    SchwaVB57 Well-Known Member

    How can a Proof be graded MS? Looks like an impaired Proof to me.
     
  7. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Cheap edited

    Somebody scammed you hard. Even in a good grade a common Kennedy isn't worth 8 bucks.
     
  8. TyCobb

    TyCobb A product of PMD

    May have cost $8, but don't fret. You spent $7.50 for a ton of necessary information here.
    • Impulse buys will almost always cost you money unless you don't care about the cost or already roughly know the value.
    • Learn to properly handle coins. Hopefully you learn this now and not when holding an $80 or $800 coin.
    • Proofs come in some form of holder and once out they are impaired and gain a chance the value goes down based on handling. That actually looks like a business strike to me, but I don't know much about Kennedys and not sure if they make S business strikes.
     
  9. gronnh20

    gronnh20 Well-Known Member

    The San Francisco Mint only made proof Kennedys. The proofs come in clad and silver for 2002. If he bought a silver half, then melt for that coin is $6.35. If it is clad then it is only worth $.50 now.

    @Thomas c show us the edge so we can determine if it is silver or not.
     
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  10. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Most likely from the oils on your hand :facepalm:

    True worth? .50 IMHO
     
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  11. John Burgess

    John Burgess Active Member

    impaired proof. been handled too much and looks circulated, at this point worth 50 cents.
     
  12. 2manyhobbies

    2manyhobbies Active Member

    Shouldn't this coin have the frosted bust? It doesn't appear to be frosted from the OP's pics!
     
  13. Thomas c

    Thomas c Member

    what does that mean?
     
  14. 2manyhobbies

    2manyhobbies Active Member

    This is what a Kennedy proof should look like. This is an impaired coin. DSC01685.JPG
     
  15. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    There were 2 proofs. 2003-S clad and 2003-S silver.
    If they were still in the packaging, around $7 and $14.
    Since it is out of the packaging, you have to determine if it has been
    circulated. If it has been circulated it is now an impaired proof, and
    worth between face value .50 cents and a dollar to a collector.
    If it is silver it will always have at least melt value, but I doubt it is
    silver you can tell if the edge is copper or white, $6+.
     
  16. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    If you spent $8.00 on that coin then it worth $8.00. To anyone else it's worth fifty cents.
     
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