Kennedy half dollars possible proof??

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by detectorben, May 23, 2020 at 3:48 PM.

  1. detectorben

    detectorben Member

    Another newbie post here but I need input again. I found these 2 coin roll hunting. The first is a 1998 that has a frosty white look to it. Is this possibly a proof or something?? Second one has a very thick rim that touches the letters. Not sure if that is common or not? What do you guys think? Thanks in advance!
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  3. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    There are no 1998-D proof Kennedys. Yours has something on it.

    I've seen various rim widths on 1971 halves (there are a LOT of 1971 halves). I'm not sure what causes the variation, but I don't think it's significant.
     
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  4. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis Teen Collector

    Possible proof? You need to look up how, and WHERE proof coins are made.
     
  5. CamaroDMD

    CamaroDMD [Insert Clever Title]

    1998 proof Kennedy halves were only made in San Francisco. Your coin was minted in Denver so it’s not a proof. It has some kind of damage to give it that look.

    It seems a lot of 1971 halves have wide rims like that. I don’t know why but it’s common for that date.
     
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  6. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Not a proof. Proofs were minted in San Francisco while uses is a Denver. Something has been applied to the surface after it left the mint. Not an error.

    The 1971 looks normal to me, except for the wear.
     
  7. detectorben

    detectorben Member

    Thank you for the info. Back into the coin rolls they go then! Back to the bank.

    Thank you for this very helpful post. Very welcoming to a new guy.

    Thank you for the info now I know proofs only come from San fran mint I was not aware of that.

    Thanks.
     
  8. CamaroDMD

    CamaroDMD [Insert Clever Title]

    [QUOTE="detectorben, post: 4525576, member: 89073”]Thank you for the info now I know proofs only come from San fran mint I was not aware of that.[/QUOTE]
    There are some non SF proofs. Any proofs 1964 and older are Philadelphia minted. Also, there have been some other mint proofs as special releases. But for the most part, S mint has been the only modern circulation coin proofs.
     
  9. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Wait..

    .50C + .50C = $1.00

    To answer your what's it worth question.
     
  10. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    I think you should invest in a Red Book. That will tell you the information you need to know about where Proof coins were minted. You could buy an old one (but not too old) for less than the current cover price which is something like $16.
     
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