Kennedy halves CRH

Discussion in 'Coin Roll Hunting' started by David Post, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. David Post

    David Post Good times

    I found these in mostly one roll but there were a few in a couple of others. Are these in as good of shape as I think they are? If not, what would be the grade of these? Not sure the lighting do these justice and i know the last one has some glue or other crap on it but anyway, as always, I value the experts opinions.

    1968 and 1969 - D fronts.JPG
    1968 and 1969 - D backs.JPG
    1969 - D front.JPG
    1969 - D back.JPG
    red book.JPG
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  3. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    It's best if you post each coin separately if you want an estimate of the grade. If the '69D that you posted individually is the best of the lot, then they're worth melt value. Don't go by the Red Book prices.

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  4. David Post

    David Post Good times

    Here's the one that reflects the condition of most of them. I didn't see the crappy condition of that one.

    new 1969 - D front.JPG
    new 1969 - D back.JPG
  5. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    With the milk spots and scratches, It seems as though the last owner treated them as bullion silver, I see no reason you should not do the same.
  6. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    I agree.. Just melt value.
    Nothing worth grading.
  7. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    Just melt value, but hey... nice find!

    I hit a pretty good cache of these 40% coins in some bank rolls about a decade ago. With the exception of one clad Bicentennial coin and one 90% silver 1964 coin, everything in the batch (of about three rolls, as I recall) was a 40% silver half. That was a nice lick. I owed it to a friendly teller who knew I was a coin geek, and set them aside for me.
  8. David Post

    David Post Good times

    So what, just take them to a coin shop and ask for melt value which from the little research I've done is about $2.38 each right now? I know he needs to make money too so what should i take for them?
  9. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    Yeah, sounds about right. A dealer would probably buy them a little below spot price, but if those are coin roll hunting finds, you're still coming out ahead.

    According to the Coinflation calculator, 16 pieces of 40% silver Kennedies should be worth $37.43 as of this post, based on $2.34 per coin.

    Not bad for $8.00 worth of face value finds.
  10. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    nice finds, junk silver
  11. David Post

    David Post Good times

    What years do those include, 1965 - 1970 from what i can see.
  12. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Those are the years that the 40% silver Kennedys were produced, but if you are lucky enough to find a '70D, I'd hold onto it because it was only produced for the Mint Set, not for general circulation.

  13. David Post

    David Post Good times

    Out of 3 rolls that I got at the bank yesterday, I ended up with $11.00 worth of those. Tidy little profit I guess. I let everyone know what I ended up getting for them if anyone is interested. :)
  14. David Post

    David Post Good times

    Are the Bi-centennials included in the melt down types? Pardon my ignorance . . .
  15. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    No, Most all Bi-cen halfs found in circulation will be copper clad. They were made in Silver Clad for mint sets. I think they would be rarely found CRH, same as a 1970-D.
  16. Jim sullivan

    Jim sullivan Toned coins rule

    Gotta love what is called "junk" silver sometimes. Ive run across some real purdy junk more than once....yours look nice to me!!! Not ms65s or anything but would be a real nice hole filler in a book!!! Congrats on your score!!! Keep huntin!!! ( as long as ur not in my area) hahahaha...jk
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