Ever seen one of these?

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by igotchange, Jan 18, 2020.

  1. igotchange

    igotchange Active Member

    I bought a box of kennedy half dollars from the local bank just to see what i mite find.being A total rookie while sorting the box i come across a few of these.has anyone seen these and could anyone tell me whats with the finish on them?
     

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  3. Lawtoad

    Lawtoad Well-Known Member

    The coin has post mint damage. Damaged after it left the mint. Looks like either exposure to extreme heat or some sort of corrosive.
     
  4. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Finish is 'finished', as in 'run over by a truck'......
     
  5. igotchange

    igotchange Active Member

    But its uniform on both sides of the coin?i thought that at first also but its way to uniform and has only smooth destortion.chemical distortion maybe?
     
  6. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Sorry mate. Spend the bloody thing.
     
  7. Hommer

    Hommer Curator of Semi Precious Coinage Supporter

    How does the reeding look?
     
  8. igotchange

    igotchange Active Member

    Almost non existant
     
  9. igotchange

    igotchange Active Member

    Heres my real problom the box of 1000 halves came from loomis.zero silver and basically all poor condition.im kinda thinking not only do they scavange all silver but theyre also only redistributing the culls.not to mention charging a premium.could that be so?
     
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  10. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Blast, you make no sense at all. Is the coin silver? If so, it's worth spot. If it's otherwise, spend it or put in your pocket to 'wow' young ladies at the checkout when you make change. I find the Spanish girls to be most curious. Black and white girls nary bat an eye........
     
  11. igotchange

    igotchange Active Member

    I think that your both correct i believe that the coinage is almost intentionally damaged by whatever proscess the big companies use to re roll and re distribute coinage and that they also pull all silver.if so is the only market left for collecting the error market.should i hold on to all my silver coinage and never let it be enjoyed by future generations.
     
  12. igotchange

    igotchange Active Member

    Thanks green a true man of culture hahahaha
     
  13. igotchange

    igotchange Active Member

    Id like to anounce the pick up bus will be leaving in one hr.first stop 7 11 followed by cirkle k,wal mart,k mart and finally jc pennys. I apreciate your views people.enjoy the evening.
     
  14. TheFinn

    TheFinn Well-Known Member

    Looks like they may have spent time in a casino.
     
  15. igotchange

    igotchange Active Member

    Ahhhh thank you sir.i believe you are correct.a casino would account for almost no reeding and for as green puts it the trucklike finish!im off to the local mini mart then.allllll abord
     
  16. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    The word "uniform" in numismatic terminology is similar to "shiny". It shouldn't exist. ~ Chris
     
  17. Victor

    Victor Coin Collector

    When buying boxes of halves you have to get used to a lot of junk.
     
  18. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    No.. Just no.
    You're over thinking it.

    It's just a damaged half :facepalm:
     
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  19. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    With that half you need to say the following..

    ¿Quieres ver un medio peso?
    Pues dame un beso! :kiss:
     
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  20. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    That's probably the best way to get my face slapped....... rofl.gif
     
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  21. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It's damaged. Nothing else to say. It's a spender. It's worth fifty cents.
     
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