It's HERE!

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by gboulton, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. gboulton

    gboulton 7070 56.98 pct complete

    As some know, i'm working toward a "Radbook set" of Kennedy halves. One example of each Kennedy half listed in Redbook.

    Obviously, THE key coin of the series is the '98 Matte Proof.

    After much searching, and more waiting than I liked *heh* THIS arrived today!

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  3. Hobo

    Hobo Squirrel Hater

    Congrats. That is a cool coin to have. Can you post a pic without the glare on the coin so we can see the Matte finish?
  4. gboulton

    gboulton 7070 56.98 pct complete

    Thx, Hobo. :)

    And yeah, I'll try to do a decent high res shot later today or next day or so...this was just the hurried "snapshot and post" to brag :)
  5. Genevieve19

    Genevieve19 New Member

    I see you have a Kennedy Half 1979 as your avatar. Is there something special about that coin?
  6. krispy

    krispy krispy

    Really nice! Congrats on your achievement!
  7. coinman0456

    coinman0456 Coin Collector

    Good luck with the set. Nice kennedy there.
  8. gboulton

    gboulton 7070 56.98 pct complete

    That one just happens to be the Type II Clear S, and was the nicest Kennedy i had at the time I needed an avatar. *lol*

    Thanks, krispy!

    Thank you much.

    Set should be "easy" to complete at this point...all it lacks now are some of the fairly recent silver proofs. They're all quite affordable, and none difficult to more than a few months I'd wager.

    Of course, at that point, i may have to fill the early SMS holes in the Dansco album next. *lol*
  9. coinmaster1

    coinmaster1 Active Member

    Nice! How much was it?
  10. gboulton

    gboulton 7070 56.98 pct complete

    I tend not to discuss what I paid for any particular coin, cm1. :)

    Suffice to say, I paid less for the set than a slabbed example of the half would likely run for, so I'm pleased. :)
  11. coinmaster1

    coinmaster1 Active Member

    Well, I bet you did great then!


    Thats a great set !! You should feel stoked after adding that one to your collection. Happy hunting on the silver proofs. Im also after those as we speak!!
  13. thecoinczar

    thecoinczar Member

    Awesome acquisition! I have a 1979 Type II also.
  14. 1066merlin

    1066merlin ANA#R3157534

    That is one sweet lookin coin! Congrats! :thumb:
  15. gboulton

    gboulton 7070 56.98 pct complete

    I dunno i'd call it "great", but i didn't get hurt any, for sure. :)

    Thanks! yeah, definitely stoked. Definitely known for a while now that I would HAVE to add one for the set to feel complete, regardless of what Redbook said. *heh* Really nice to have it in hand now.

    Thanks, czar.

    And yeah, the 79 Type II is a fun one to track down. The difference between it and the filled S is quite stunning once you have them both in hand.


    Well, as it happens, I'm going to need more time on this one.

    The plastic case just makes a truly representative photo impossible. It's either going to scatter or reflect the light, and i haven't found a way to undo either effect yet.

    I'll keep working on it...been shooting tougher subjects for a lot of years, I'll be ****ed if THIS one will lick me. *heh* Just give me a bit.
  16. Genevieve19

    Genevieve19 New Member

    Congratulations :)
  17. 19Lyds

    19Lyds Member of the United States of Confusion

    Congrats! That 1998 is an awesome coin!

    So tell me, whatcha gonna do when the 1964 SMS Coin makes it into the Redbook?
  18. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER"

    Very desirable :) Congrats!!
  19. gboulton

    gboulton 7070 56.98 pct complete


    Oh, no worries. I happen to be the only person Eva trusted with the secret hiding place of 1,000 sets. ;)

  20. gboulton

    gboulton 7070 56.98 pct complete

    Drug out some of the good equipment, dusted it off, and took a couple of shots this afternoon. I'm still not thrilled with them, but they're a fair ways better than the original quickies were.

    Enjoy. :)

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  21. gboulton

    gboulton 7070 56.98 pct complete

    By the way...I'm embarrassed to admit this, but this was the FIRST time I'd ever seen the reverse of the RFK dollar. I've always been so focused on the half in the set, I never paid the dollar any mind...never even looked for pictures of it.

    While I'm not terribly fond of the obverse, I LOVE that reverse. Not sure why, but it REALLY appeals to me.
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