Do not forget to ask for Kennedy Half Dollars at your bank

Discussion in 'Coin Roll Hunting' started by Preif18, Jan 16, 2021.

  1. Preif18

    Preif18 Member

    Hi All
    I went to my local banks to get a few penny rolls to check for wheaties. I always ask if they have any Kennedy Half dollars. The first bank had none and it has been very very dry with no Kennedy Half Dollars available in my area. I decided to get 10 more rolls of pennies at a second bank. I was almost not going to ask, but change my mind and asked. It turned out she had some. I said I would take them, she put 15 coins for $7.50 in Kennedy,s in a envelope and as soon as I got into my car pull them out to find 1 1964, 1 1966, 6 1967s, 1 1968 and 6 1969 what a great hall. Made my day. Just advising anyone who goes to the bank to ask.
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  3. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    Never hurts to ask for sure. I’ve gotten a good handful by simply asking every time I’m at a bank
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  4. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    Do you mean she held back on the Franklin and Liberty halves? That's terrible!

    Ask for halves, not Kennedy halves. Capeesh? :)
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  5. MeowtheKitty

    MeowtheKitty Well-Known Member

    Wonder if Meow can just ask for W quarters at the bank?
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  6. imrich

    imrich Supporter! Supporter

    I'd bet you could ask for any currency you wanted at your bank, unless it has been added to the new unspeakables list.

  7. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    I wonder. How do these come, in rolls? I’d ask.

    Do your tellers like catnip? Take care of them, that don’t hurt none neither.
  8. Phil's Coins

    Phil's Coins Well-Known Member

    I too ask my bank or any bank for Kennedy Half Dollars, VERY INFREQUENTLY I get a positive reply and of course I purchase them. I used to order sealed boxes of half dollars from my bank and they always ordered them for me. PAY ATTENTION TO THIS: I received a call from my personal banker who knows I collect coins and she advised me that ALL banks use a central location for their area of responsibility and when coins are received they are sent to that bank for rolling and redistribution. Kristin went on to advise me that the coins I go through have a90+% chance of coins I have already searched. I no longer order $500.00 boxes of halves. SUBMITTED FYI
    Semper Fi
    stay safe
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  9. manny9655

    manny9655 Well-Known Member

    I ask for half dollars fairly often and usually get 2 or 3 rolls at a time, IF they have them. Sometimes I have to wait because they need to get them out of the vault. But it's worth it even if I don't find any silver. Sometimes I get one or two NIFCs. One of these days I hope to find a "No FG" variety.
  10. AZSteve

    AZSteve Well-Known Member

    In response to "Phil's Coins" post about what the bank told him concerning a central re-rolling site for returned coins, and therefore getting new rolls of coins you have already looked at. > I always re-roll all the coins I have looked at, and then put a large "X" on the side of each roll before returning them. When I go to the CU or bank branch and ask for rolls, I check for an "X", but they usually already know to not give me those.
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2021
  11. AZSteve

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  12. Phil's Coins

    Phil's Coins Well-Known Member

    I as well did that BUT my banker told me that when they send them to the central collection location for that bank THEY GET RE ROLLED. If you turn them in with a marking MOST of the time they are just sent on because usually banks do not hold half dollars.
    Semper Fi
    Stay safe
  13. Nyatii

    Nyatii I like running w/scissors. Makes me feel dangerous

    Ami I missing something? What is special about half dollars unless you are just looking for silver?
  14. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Just that. Since they don't really circulate as such, the silver ones didn't get stripped out as quickly or thoroughly. And now, when someone inherits coins, they might just spend the smaller denominations, but they may be more likely to take the half-dollars to the bank.
  15. manny9655

    manny9655 Well-Known Member

    All half dollars minted after 2001 are not intended for circulation, and their mintages are much less. I've found several of these in rolls, and once found 5 in one roll. Plus there are the varieties with "No FG" (Frank Gasparro) initials on the reverse of some dates due to overpolished dies. They are worth searching for. Besides that, people collect what they like.
  16. manny9655

    manny9655 Well-Known Member

    Most banks around where I live will not accept rolls with marks such as that on them.
  17. morezan

    morezan Member

    Know this to be a fact. Back when the W quarter hunt started I was ordering $500 boxes every week. After 6 weeks of failing searches wife said in passing that she felt we were searching the same quarters over and over. As an experiment we used a Sharpie to put a mark on the coins in several roll before we returned them to the bank. Sure enough, the next two boxes contained many of those same quarters we had marked. And, so, the great quarter search went down in family history. The wife was thrilled!
  18. Nyatii

    Nyatii I like running w/scissors. Makes me feel dangerous


    I fully understand and support collecting what you like. That's what I do.
    From the gist of the conversation, I thought I was missing something like they were hard to find now.
    And, I have found no FG halves before.
  19. AZSteve

    AZSteve Well-Known Member

    Haven't had any problems yet, but maybe I'll start marking the rolls more discreetly.
  20. mike estes

    mike estes Active Member

    great job on that Kennedy find!!! never hurts to ask
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