Type II 1981 Kennedy Half dollar

Type II 1981 Kennedy Half dollar

Post by Halda » Mon, 05 Mar 2007 04:24:20



The Red Book does not show a Type I or Type II 1981S Kennedy half
while the Coin Market Price Guide does. Can someone tell me what  the
two types are? The price for a Type I is $2.00 and the Type II is
$14.50. On the 1979 Kennedy proof the filled or clear S mint mark
denotes the Type.
 
 
 

Type II 1981 Kennedy Half dollar

Post by Bill Krumme » Mon, 05 Mar 2007 10:00:51



Quote:
> The Red Book does not show a Type I or Type II 1981S Kennedy half
> while the Coin Market Price Guide does. Can someone tell me what  the
> two types are? The price for a Type I is $2.00 and the Type II is
> $14.50. On the 1979 Kennedy proof the filled or clear S mint mark
> denotes the Type.

I believe the 1981-S ty 1 and ty 2 refers to a difference in mint mark but
not a clear or filled as in 1979.  The difference in 1981 has to do with the
shape of the loops on the S and the style of serif, I think.  From Ken
Potter's website;

http://koinpro.tripod.com/Articles/1979SAnd1981STypes.htm

Bill