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Old 11-20-2016, 10:36 AM
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Dug out my coin collection yesterday to try to approximate the value of what I have.

One of the items I have is a 63 Kennedy half that has the upgraded hair feature. Real good condition. Anyone know what an average value is?
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Old 11-20-2016, 10:55 AM
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You have a very, very rare coin there. It's priceless!

Maybe you meant that you have the 1964 proof accented hair variety.
Any pics?

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Old 11-20-2016, 11:20 AM
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J F K was assassinated Nov.22 1963;
with only 5 weeks left in the year,
The U.S. mint made him into a coin pretty quickly
Another coin-conspiracy
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Old 11-20-2016, 11:34 AM
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There are fantasy coins, restrikes by Daniel Carr at the Moonlight mint with that 1963 date...there were no real 1963 Kennedy halves ever minted.
Some of these were struck on silver 1964 coins, others were done on coins with no silver from the 70's.
Looking online some in silver are priced up into the low 100 dollar range if perfect but as with any piece of art it is worth whatever someone wants to spend on one.

There were some 1964 proofs issued with the accented hair.

"1964 was the first and only year that the Kennedy Half Dollar was minted in 90% silver. This coin was minted after his assassination, and some of the 1964 proofs have the Accented Hair. Kennedys wife requested the changes be made so that his hair would look better. Those are valued at between $100 and $900 depending on the condition and the market. Key date. High value listed would be for a coin in perfect condition, certified, and never having seen circulation."
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Digger27 is correct. They are Silver, but they are 50th Anniversary Coins. They also did 3 types of 1975 Kennedy Half's

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Old 11-21-2016, 03:14 AM
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Cool! Learn something new every day, thanks DIGGER27 and Coinshark.

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My right hand is in a cast - might be a typo!

I'll check the coin again tonight, but I'd swear it is 1963.

Came in one of those little cardboard folders with the plastic window and labeled " silver content unc"
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Love these posts, I work at a bank and they help me keep my eye out for rare coins.

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Old 11-22-2016, 12:59 PM
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Twas a typo....I have a 1964 with the special hairdo.
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"Only 40,000 to 1,20,000 coins of the ‘accented hair’ variety were sold and they trade at a premium."

Yours will depend on the condition.
Most are worth more than silver melt real high quality and graded can get up to over $1000.

http://www.pcgscoinfacts.com/Coin/Detail/96801

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Originally Posted by Ed G View post
Dug out my coin collection yesterday to try to approximate the value of what I have.

One of the items I have is a 63 Kennedy half that has the upgraded hair feature. Real good condition. Anyone know what an average value is?
1963 Kennedy Halves are fakes.
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Originally Posted by diggin4clad View post
1963 Kennedy Halves are fakes.
As are also 1975 Kennedy halves.

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I have atleast 100 64 Kennedy halves all are unc and in mint condition , can still see that frosty mint luster , such beautiful coins. Thanks Grandpa. He left me so many untouched coins and it started my love of collecting , I just cant get enough . I've got 2 full sets of silver quarters all in unc mint condition and 2 full sets of Benji's and a bunch more as with the Kennedy's now I'm starting a set of Morgans. I've got a good start on them so far but the CC's are so expensive to get in mint condition and a few that are almost $1,000,000 so needless to say I won' be getting those. Have a very nice set of Walking Liberty's too. Coin's are such a fun hobby , theres always something new to look for . I'm concentrating on error's and varieties right now especially with the new quarters theres so many errors I don't know what the mint was thinking when releasing some of the ones I've found so far. Some are just full of errors you don't even need a loop to see them. Such a fun hobby only problem is I haven't sold a single coin ever . I just can't seem to part with them especially my Grandpa's coins, some are worth many thousands of dollars but I just can't part with them. I guess it's my way of still collecting with him.
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Originally Posted by DIGGER27 View post
There are fantasy coins, restrikes by Daniel Carr at the Moonlight mint with that 1963 date...there were no real 1963 Kennedy halves ever minted.
Some of these were struck on silver 1964 coins, others were done on coins with no silver from the 70's.
Looking online some in silver are priced up into the low 100 dollar range if perfect but as with any piece of art it is worth whatever someone wants to spend on one.

There were some 1964 proofs issued with the accented hair.

"1964 was the first and only year that the Kennedy Half Dollar was minted in 90% silver. This coin was minted after his assassination, and some of the 1964 proofs have the Accented Hair. Kennedys wife requested the changes be made so that his hair would look better. Those are valued at between $100 and $900 depending on the condition and the market. Key date. High value listed would be for a coin in perfect condition, certified, and never having seen circulation."

The Carr restrikes are very cool. I have several different ones including the Octagonal issues. Low mintage stuff but big premiums.

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Originally Posted by Ken U Digit View post
I have atleast 100 64 Kennedy halves all are unc and in mint condition , can still see that frosty mint luster , such beautiful coins. Thanks Grandpa. He left me so many untouched coins and it started my love of collecting , I just cant get enough . I've got 2 full sets of silver quarters all in unc mint condition and 2 full sets of Benji's and a bunch more as with the Kennedy's now I'm starting a set of Morgans. I've got a good start on them so far but the CC's are so expensive to get in mint condition and a few that are almost $1,000,000 so needless to say I won' be getting those. Have a very nice set of Walking Liberty's too. Coin's are such a fun hobby , theres always something new to look for . I'm concentrating on error's and varieties right now especially with the new quarters theres so many errors I don't know what the mint was thinking when releasing some of the ones I've found so far. Some are just full of errors you don't even need a loop to see them. Such a fun hobby only problem is I haven't sold a single coin ever . I just can't seem to part with them especially my Grandpa's coins, some are worth many thousands of dollars but I just can't part with them. I guess it's my way of still collecting with him.
I immensely enjoyed this post Ken...Good on ya, and heres to collecting!
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I immensely enjoyed this post Ken...Good on ya, and heres to collecting!
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