Tag Archives: Kennedy Half Dollar

NGC Attributes Tomaska Die Varieties for Franklin and Kennedy Half Dollars

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) is now attributing proof Franklin half dollars and proof Kennedy half dollars according to the die varieties cataloged by Rick Tomaska in Cameo and Brilliant Proof Coinage of the 1950 to 1970 Era, the firm announced … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, General News, News | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Letters to the Editor: Feb. 4, 2020

Speculators and the U.S. Mint I found what I could read of Bruce Frohman’s article on speculators (my copy was partially shredded by the post office) very interesting. His overall defense of them is reasonable. Making a profit from someone … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Features, General News, News, Read Letters to the Editor | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Is it Illegal for Toll Booths to Reject US Currency?

I have dozens of rolls of lightly circulated 1960-D Small Date Lincoln cents, 1968-S to 1974-S Lincoln cents, Jefferson nickels with various die breaks around the rim, etc.  Is there any collector value to these? As with any other item … Continue reading

Posted in Coin Clinic, Features | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Coinage System Needs Major Changes

by Tom Miller Should Kennedy half dollars still be minted? Well, the whole system of coinage needs re-configuration. Consider this; One hundred years ago one could buy a draft beer in a bar for five cents, and a penny bag … Continue reading

Posted in Features, Viewpoint | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Letters to the Editor: July 2, 2019

Answers to Previous Letters 1. “Crystal ball fails”- you can go back to 1970-D Kennedy Half Dollars, 1973 Eisenhower Dollars, and of course, the famous 1950-D Jefferson Nickels. No one has gotten rich on these coins. There are no crystal … Continue reading

Posted in Features, Read Letters to the Editor | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Mint Statistics: Kennedy Halves – What is their Future?

An interesting Letter to the Editor came in this week in which the reader was questioning the need to continue producing the Kennedy Half dollars for collectors, which got us looking at the Mint sales of those a bit closer. … Continue reading

Posted in Features, Mint Stats | Tagged , | Leave a comment

1964 Kennedy Half Smashes Records

A 1964 Kennedy Half Dollar, certified by PCGS as SP67, sold for a world record $108,000, making it the most expensive coin of its type, during a public auction of rare U.S. Coins held Thursday, April 25, 2019, by Heritage … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, General News, News | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

NGC shows off new reverse proof error half dollar

Hooray for NGC for finding and photographing the new reverse proof 2018-S half dollar error coin. Here it is with a normal reverse proof. Notice how white the field is of the normal reverse proof half dollar. A reader previously … Continue reading

Posted in Buzz | Tagged , | Leave a comment

1970-D Kennedy remains volatile

The 1970-D Kennedy half dollar is an important and interesting coin. In today’s market, it may not seem so, but back in 1970 it had quite an impact. Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Features, Item of the Week | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments