Grease Filled Kennedys

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by BenjaminFranklin1959D, Dec 1, 2019.

  1. No, that isn't the name of a punk rock band.

    As I've mentioned before, grease-filled die errors are rather common in clad JFK halves, particularly those struck between roughly 1988 and 2001, many with both greasy die obverses and reverses. I've been just throwing them back and hauling them off to my dump bank.

    Are any of them worth holding back? I've found some that it li literally took a magnifying glass to make out the date.

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  3. MatrixMP-9

    MatrixMP-9 Supporter! Supporter

    I personally keep some that are excessive or extreme for myself but not due to any premium. I guess you could look on ebay and see if there are any "honest" listings for any greasers and see if the sell. Most of what I see on the market is being listed as something it isnt least in my limited, very limited knowledge.
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  4. Thank you.
  5. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    Do you have photos? Hard to give advice without seeing them.
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  6. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    You might want to check any 2001-P for a die clash on the reverse.


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  8. Thank you. I will be looking for those on all my 2001-Ps going forward.
  9. Understood. I will going forward. As I said, I've been sending them all back, except for one 1995 casino half that was nearly slick. Now, if I can only find that one...
  10. TheFinn

    TheFinn Well-Known Member

  11. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

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  13. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    There can be. They're niche, but I think you can get a decent premium off of one from the right error collector.
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  14. Thank you!
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  15. TheFinn

    TheFinn Well-Known Member

    I paid $10 for it.
  16. Wow. I could be sitting on a potential gold mine.
  17. TheFinn

    TheFinn Well-Known Member

    If they have that much grease on them, yes.
    Otherwise, no.
  18. That much and more. Is the one in the pic a casino coin, with the reeding worn completely off?
  19. TheFinn

    TheFinn Well-Known Member

    No, it has no wear. ANACS called it AU58, so just the slightest rub. The reeding is sharp.
  20. coincrazed2

    coincrazed2 New Member

    Is the finish on that coin from the grease or from something else. I have a few well struck that look grainy on the finish with full luster, so i know its not from being circulated.
  21. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Yes they are common. I would personally keep anything Zinc like or with excessive grease. Check for Die clashes on them as well.
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