Obama Half Dollars

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by curious1, Apr 23, 2011.

  1. Frazier

    Frazier New Member

    yes on the back
    I'm new don't know how to send pic of the back of coin
     
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  3. masterswimmer

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  4. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    You do realize that this thread is 8 years old, don't you?

    Chris
     
  5. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    I did a Google search on these. Some outfit called the American Mint is offering some them. It’s hard to believe that the ended up in a cash machine. They are charging $33.30 for a dollar coin with a decal on it. The other pieces which are “luxuriously layered in gold” can be priced over $60!
     
  6. desertgem

    desertgem MODERATOR Senior Errer Collecktor Moderator

    It's fairly noticeable that people are resurrecting old political leaning threads due to the upcoming election year. Seriously , this is where many members depart from the forum. One remark may seem like 'very little' until someone of opposite beliefs makes it bigger and then it cascades. Many people think that since they can still see the original, it has been deemed as OK by the rules. Moderators are not on 24hs, 7 days/week, so when they do read the thread as soon as they are on, many may be in difficulty. The rules mention this area very prominently. If you see a political based comment, stay far away or report it and we will see it sooner, especially those who still have active infractions. If you want to go Political , go to FB, Yahoo, or the special forums that are just for 'political discussion'. Especially be aware of newbies , who quickly segue into the political area. Stay with coins ( regular issue, not propaganda in either direction). Thanks , Jim
     
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  7. TheFinn

    TheFinn Well-Known Member

    No such thing. Kennedy is on the half dollar
     
  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    As far as I know no living president or ex president has ever been on a US coin.
     
  9. Phil Ham

    Phil Ham Hamster

    Here is my Obama set from 2008 (gift from my daughters).

    Obama 2008 Coin Set (Front) (2).JPG Obama 2008 Coin Set (Back) (2).JPG
     
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  10. AnonymousCoinCollector

    AnonymousCoinCollector Reintroduce silver coins to circulation!

    Then why don't you lock the thread or make threads older than a couple years automatically locked?
    You know, like every other forum on the internet.
     
  11. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Old threads shouldn't be locked.
    Some are still interesting and topical and new points of view or,
    new insights on an old issue are valuable.
    Also, very often with new posters, they look up a topic they have a question about
    and they post their question not realizing it is a years old thread, but the new questions can still be talked about and answered.
     
  12. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I find the old threads very useful at times. It is great information you are asking to be locked away. Please don't change a thing.
     
  13. desertgem

    desertgem MODERATOR Senior Errer Collecktor Moderator

    Because of 2 factors IMO, 1. The owner/administrators wanted it this way 2. Why? because primarily they produced the forum as a Numismatic education forum and not as an only "Social forum" and that is the way we try to guide it with rules and moderation.

    I do agree that if it was possible, any date on the bottom line of a post of a last post over 2 years old could be in bright RED, it would be extremely nice but custom programming might prohibit such , Jim
     
  14. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Novelty coin

    worthless.. Don't bother
     
  15. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Hi Chris.. This is paddyman98 from the future! How are things back in 2011?
    I don't join CoinTalk until 2013 so you won't know who I am yet.. :wacky:
     
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  16. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Hello paddyman98! This is cpm9ball from 2011. I've only been here for about one year, but what CT needs the most is someone who collects errors and metal detects on the side. You see, we get so many newbies:confused: here who don't know the difference between environmental PMD and a true Mint error.:banghead: Please enlighten them! Okay?

    Chris:D
     
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  17. scott schultz

    scott schultz New Member

    Cheap Novelty items, US Mint never made any obama coins. All 20 are not even worth 50 cents
     
  18. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    You guys just made my evening. :)
     
  19. scott schultz

    scott schultz New Member

    Correction: they are selling on ebay for $5

    Scott read the rules!
     
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  20. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    (overtaken by edits)
     
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  21. scott schultz

    scott schultz New Member

    Sorry about that, I'll leave my politics at the door. I'm here for the coins.
     
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