Kennedy Half Dollars

Kennedy Half Dollars

Post by Fath » Mon, 13 Jan 1997 04:00:00



Excuse my ignorance, but I haven't been a coin collector since about 1960,
and I know nothing about today's market.

My father, though (who is now getting senile), remembered that I liked to
collect coins, and started saving half dollars for me, years ago. He now
has _over 100  rolls_ of _circulated_ Kennedy half dollars. I would guess
that most of them are from the 60's and 70's.

Do these have any value as collectibles? If so, what dates should I look
for? Or is there a dealer who would buy the rolls unseen, and hope to get
lucky?

An e-mail response would be very helpful. Thanks in advance...

--
    Fathom     >8-)>
"If you be innocent of [knowing] what witchcraft is,
   how do you know you be not a witch?"     --_The Crucible_

 
 
 

Kennedy Half Dollars

Post by Lou Cole » Tue, 14 Jan 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

> Excuse my ignorance, but I haven't been a coin collector since about 1960,
> and I know nothing about today's market.

> My father, though (who is now getting senile), remembered that I liked to
> collect coins, and started saving half dollars for me, years ago. He now
> has _over 100  rolls_ of _circulated_ Kennedy half dollars. I would guess
> that most of them are from the 60's and 70's.

> Do these have any value as collectibles? If so, what dates should I look
> for? Or is there a dealer who would buy the rolls unseen, and hope to get
> lucky?

> An e-mail response would be very helpful. Thanks in advance...

> --
>     Fathom     >8-)>
> "If you be innocent of [knowing] what witchcraft is,
>    how do you know you be not a witch?"     --_The Crucible_Oh Fathom, be still my beating heart, yes yes they have value. Divide

into 3 groups 1964 in one group, 1965-1970 in another, 1971- in last
group. Now raw value your 1964 are 90% silver and a coin dealer should
give you 3x-4x times face depending upon the price of silver. Your
1965-1970 are 40% silver but usually are traded in large lots by dealers
if you get .55-.65 each that's the way it usually goes. As for the 1971-
if you can find a dealer willing to give you more than face, that's
great. If you learn how to look for doubled dies and you've a roll of
mixed 1964's you have at least one doubled die in there especially the
1964-D, lots of doubling on years 1965-1970, any 1968 50 c shows master
doubling and some are also true doubled dies. big DD on 1974, nice 73,
oh I could go on and on Kennedy Halves are some of the most overlooked
doubled dies around.