Kennedy Half Dollar Error question

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by brian9955, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. brian9955

    brian9955 New Member

    I just found a Kennedy half dollar with three dates. The date 1972 is located in the center of the coin (how the date is normally stamped) and there are two small dates. 1960 and 1980 on each side. could this be an actual error? Or do you think someone altered it?
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  3. brian9955

    brian9955 New Member

    Also might I add that the edge of the half dollar appears to be silver, not copper.
  4. talley

    talley Member

    oops double post
  5. talley

    talley Member

    I have one that you might want to see....hold on minute while I get a scan of it...

    1983 Kennedy DIPPED and STAMPED.JPG
  6. iGradeMS70

    iGradeMS70 AKA BustHalfBrian

    Brian, are the two extra dates you speak of inverse (concave) on the coin's surface? We really need some photos to verify if you have an authentic mint error or not...

  7. iGradeMS70

    iGradeMS70 AKA BustHalfBrian

    Brian, if your coin is at all similar to talley's, it is post-mint damage. Sorry. talley (unless you already knew).

  8. brian9955

    brian9955 New Member

    Ok it's almost exactly like tally's coin. How does that happen?
  9. brian9955

    brian9955 New Member

    and is the edge silver?
  10. talley

    talley Member

    Yeah, I think I had a very similar post to Brian's when I first found it. It's a novelty item, but no real value.
  11. gboulton

    gboulton 7070 56.98 pct complete

    They were a PMD altered silver or gold electroplated "commemorative" that celebrated the 20th anniversary of JFK's 1960 Presidential Election.

    No value beyond the $0.50 face, but an entertaining novelty to find in circulation, perhaps. :)

    (Sorry about the small I could find for now...I'll keep looking)

    Stamped Kennedy.jpg
  12. brian9955

    brian9955 New Member

    I'm very new to coin collecting, so i could think of a million questions to ask. I wanted to know what kind of errors should i look for in half dollars? I work at a bank and have a client that has one of his customers pay in half dollars all the time, so whenever he gets them, I exchange cash for it. I've been getting a lot of 40% silver from 65-69, but want to see what else to look for.
  13. iGradeMS70

    iGradeMS70 AKA BustHalfBrian

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    jloring Senior Citizen

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