GTG: 1965 Kennedy Half

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by John Johnson, Sep 24, 2021.


Guess the grade on the slab:

Poll closed Sep 25, 2021.
  1. AU58

    0 vote(s)
  2. MS60

    0 vote(s)
  3. MS61

    0 vote(s)
  4. MS62

    1 vote(s)
  5. MS63

    1 vote(s)
  6. MS64

    2 vote(s)
  7. MS65

    0 vote(s)
  1. John Johnson

    John Johnson Well-Known Member

    I've never posted a GTG post before, but I have a reason for this one. I bought this half dollar off of ebay and for the first time ever, I am questioning the grade on the slab. So I'll let you guys tell me what you think it should be. And, while you're at it, tell me what you think the slab probably says. I think at least some of you will know immediately which company graded it. As always, I apologize for the quality of the image. I took about 20 pictures before I got these and in the end had to use my cell phone to get something I think is at least usable.

    I'll post the answer tomorrow.

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  3. SensibleSal66

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  4. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

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  6. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    63 and the slab says 65

    JBOCON Well-Known Member

    Not good enough photos for me to guess.
  8. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else Supporter

    From the images provided, the coin looks to be MS63 at best. The label probably says MS64
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  9. John Johnson

    John Johnson Well-Known Member


    The images on ebay when I bought the coin made it look better than it is, I think. When I look at the coin, a lot of the original luster (but not all) is gone and there are spots I didn't see in the images on ebay. I thought 61 or 62 would probably be a fair grade for this coin, but I wanted to see what others here think. I was kind of hoping you'd all say MS64 is right.
  10. John Johnson

    John Johnson Well-Known Member

    That's exactly what I'm thinking, and I have the coin in my hand. So my lesson from this is stick with PCGS or NGC in the future. Or ANACS. They grade fairly, don't they?
  11. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Nope. Stick with your gut. You're a better grader than you think. :)
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