Post your Kennedy Halves!!

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by zach24, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. Caleb

    Caleb Active Member

    29447378.JPG 29447379.JPG Here are a couple of 1971-S errors that dad let me send into PCGS for grading and to have Mr. Arnold photograph. They both have strong "Clash" marks and one has a 180 degree rotated reverse.
     
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  3. micbraun

    micbraun coindiccted

    Dude, that's Kennedy...? He sure looks like Elvis ;-)
     
  4. jello

    jello (Not Expert)€ Supporter

    Just opened this roll of 1964-P . It's been sealed since February 1964 if memory is correct, not to much toning .
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  5. Morgandude11

    Morgandude11 Pro amore Morgan pupa

    I have posted many Kennedys here, mostly my toners. How about this one, the King of Kennedys in terms of being collectible:

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  6. bugo

    bugo 0096 2251 2110 8105

    My dad brought his collection over the other night. I will eventually inherit his collection, in which the coins are loose in a fireproof box. I was looking through it and found a 1964-D half dollar. I told him it needed to be in a protector and asked him if I could take it. He said yes and I found six more 1964-Ds. I put them in cardboard holderd and took them all home. I also put a few Morgans and a peace dollar he had in protectors. 7 1964-Ds isn't a bad little haul. Hopefullly it will be a long time before I get the rest of the coins.
     
  7. geekpryde

    geekpryde Husband and Father Supporter

  8. Morgandude11

    Morgandude11 Pro amore Morgan pupa

    My latest Kennedy, which is going to be a super sleeper, due to the 50th Anniversary and low mintage:

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  9. Silverhouse

    Silverhouse Active Member

    I sent my 98 silver matte proof Kennedy in, along with seven other Kennedy's to NGC. I'll post the results when I get them back.
     
  10. jello

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  11. jello

    jello (Not Expert)€ Supporter

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  12. giorgio11

    giorgio11 Senior Numismatist

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  13. Rassi

    Rassi Long-Time Whovian

    Was supposed to get my 2014 Silver PF70 today, but the seller mistakenly put a PF69 in the envelope instead. They have a long track record so I am not concerned that I'll get the right coin eventually.
     
  14. bugo

    bugo 0096 2251 2110 8105

    Why is the 1998-S more collectable than any other JFK half?
     
  15. Rassi

    Rassi Long-Time Whovian

    The matte proof was only available with the RFK commemorative sold in a set that year, I believe....
     
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  16. Caleb

    Caleb Active Member

    Not just any 1998-S Kennedy half dollar but the 1998-S “Matte Finish” that was only issued and released in the special “Kennedy Collector’s Set” consisting of the uncirculated Robert Kennedy silver commemorative dollar and the special struck “Matte Finish” silver Kennedy half dollar. Mintages of these sets were limited and 62,350 sets were produced.

    Yes, if you don’t want to get into errors, varieties and fantasy strikes of the Kennedy series which are probably (in most cases) rarer in numbers then the mintage of sixty-two thousand, three hundred, fifty 1998-S “Matte Finish” Kennedy half dollars, the “Matte Finish” 1998-S Kennedy half dollar is by far the rarest minted coin of the regular series. This is why it is considered the “King” of the series.
     
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  17. bugo

    bugo 0096 2251 2110 8105

    Thanks for the info. Fantasy strikes don't count. I usually don't get into errors, but I do like variants like small and large dates.
     
  18. jello

    jello (Not Expert)€ Supporter

    This 1 is yours PR68 Has a place but this SMS 1964 SMS MS-67-pcgs G Coin.jpg 1964 MS-67 is the King of Kennedy's yours 2!!!;)
     
  19. giorgio11

    giorgio11 Senior Numismatist

  20. Caleb

    Caleb Active Member

    If you are going to include “Fantasy Pieces” to determine the “King” of a given series, then the “Infamous 1964 SMS” would not even be in the running for the top seat of the Kennedy half dollar series.

    The top seat or “King” of the Kennedy half dollar would have to go to JA1964 – 1/P2080 which has just the portrait of Kennedy on both the Obverse and Reverse.

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    The runner – up to the “King” of the Kennedy half dollar series would be the forty percent silver Proof strikes without the “S” mintmark that were produced at the Philadelphia Mint on August 12, 1974, and put on display August 13, 1974, at the American Numismatic Association (ANA) summer convention in Florida. After the ANA convention, all but three of these forty percent silver Proof Kennedy half dollars without the “S” mint mark were melted with not even a copy kept for the National Numismatic Collection. The three surviving pieces were paired up with their counterparts (Bicentennial Ike dollar and Washington quarter dollar) and one set each presented to President Gerald Ford, Counselor to the President Anne Armstrong and the third set to John Warner.
     
  21. bugo

    bugo 0096 2251 2110 8105

    Somebody spent this at the store where I work. At first, I was angry that somebody would drill a hole in a silver half. Instead of crying over spilled milk, I decided to make a piece of jewelry out of it. I would never drill a hole in any coin, much less a coin containing silver, but I'm glad that somebody did because it made a really nice necklace. I love the patina that is has acquired (it has gotten darker since I found it). I got a nice piece of "bling" for $1.50. I wear it all the time.

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