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  1. #1
    us
    Feb 2010
    Dallas,GA
    Garrett Ace 250
    467

    Brand new guy with a question

    Hi and well met. I greatly appreciate you guys on this forum and have had a blast with this hobby. Question is as ive read through that you guys consider 2002 kennedys and up keepers. Just curious if they have a higher than face value or if they are just ones to hold on to. Thanks very much and happy hunting.

    JD
    2010 Totals
       1964 Ken 185 , 40% Ken 1605, Ben 48, WLH 17, Barber 1
    90% Proof 13, Proof 180, Other/Comm 13 , silver comm 2
         Merc 2, Roos 24, Canadian 1
          War Nickel 6, Silv Wash 7 Grand total 2010 silver keepers= 1911 keepers

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  3. #2
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    us
    Feb 2009
    The NO town, CA
    Minelab E-trac w/ Sunray X-1 Pro Coil and 10x12 SEF, Tesoro LST
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    Re: Brand new guy with a question

    This is a much debated topic......the NIFC coins after 2002 are still clad so most tend to think that because of inflation that they will not retain their value over time. There was a pretty good response written comparing these halves to the bicentennial halves and quarters of 1976. To each his own....personally I keep 2 from each mint and throw the rest back in the wild.

  4. #3
    um
    Sep 2009
    Grand Rapids Michigan
    72

    Re: Brand new guy with a question

    Personally i look at them the same as a 1987 thats almost a 25 year old coin they made 2.5 million of, and is really only worth a buck or two, i can earn more interest in my bank account than i could holding it for 25 years!

    Just an opinion tho.....do what you will

    HH
    ~Holmes~

  5. #4
    Charter Member

    Jan 2007
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    Re: Brand new guy with a question

    You might have more fun trying to fill a book of halves. The NIFCs would go nicely in a book and probably be worth a wee bit more as a set.
    Keep having fun. When the chase becomes work,it loses some of the fun. JP
    -

  6. #5
    us
    Feb 2008
    Great Lakes State
    #7
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    silver surfing

    Re: Brand new guy with a question

    Some may fetch a few bucks for em on ebay, altho I've heard people will also bid on dirty undies there too.

  7. #6
    us
    Mar 2009
    MI
    ace 250
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Brand new guy with a question

    Some of the NIFC coins actually had under 2 million minted, that's a pretty small number. I am building a collection, and keep all the NIFC halves. I will also keep an extra for each year to hold down the road to sell. Right now they're probobly worth like 75 cents maybe a dollar a peice, but in years to come I'm sure they will be worth a lot more, in BU quality.
    2012 finds

    40%- 88

    A lot of garage sale gold and silver!

  8. #7
    us
    Feb 2010
    Dallas,GA
    Garrett Ace 250
    467

    Re: Brand new guy with a question

    Thanks very much again. Very informative. I actually use to coin roll hunt 25 years ago when i was 12. And just recently started again last week. Ive been having one of those "wish i knew then what i do now" moments about every 5 minutes since restarting last week. My brother and I would literally go to a well known restaurant that would keep large open change machines where you could see the silver halves and quarters. If they liked you you could just ask for the silver edges, and 25 years ago those silver edges were almost every 5th coin in the stack. At 12 years of age however there just wasnt much capital to work with and there was way to many packs of bubble gum to buy.

    So far in a weeks time ive opened 164 rolls. Have found 18 x %40's, 1x proof 71s, 10 x 2003-2006, 1x 1908 GB penny, 1x Army commemorative kennedy, 2x gold colored kennedys. Im quite happy with the results but still sitting on the edge of my seat for a 90 percenter. Anyway I had quite a few strange rolls today of 1984s and 1997s. About 10 rolls of them that literally looked brand new. The rims were sharp and the color was like new. As though someone was collecting freshly minted kennedys years ago and recently decided to cash um up.
    2010 Totals
       1964 Ken 185 , 40% Ken 1605, Ben 48, WLH 17, Barber 1
    90% Proof 13, Proof 180, Other/Comm 13 , silver comm 2
         Merc 2, Roos 24, Canadian 1
          War Nickel 6, Silv Wash 7 Grand total 2010 silver keepers= 1911 keepers

  9. #8
    us
    Oct 2009
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    Re: Brand new guy with a question

    Im with the guy who says bank intrest in 25 years will be better. I think using the 50 cents to buy another roll of pennies and not even searching them for 25 years will be a more cost effective way to go.

  10. #9
    us
    Jan 2007
    Pittsburgh, PA
    White's Spectrum XLT
    1,362
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: Brand new guy with a question

    Quote Originally Posted by JD-GA


    ...So far in a weeks time ive opened 164 rolls. Have found 18 x %40's, 1x proof 71s, 10 x 2003-2006, 1x 1908 GB penny, 1x Army commemorative kennedy...
    What is an Army commemorative Kennedy? Also nice find on the 1908 Penny.

  11. #10
    us
    Apr 2005
    North Carolina
    White's Prizm IV
    3,007
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Brand new guy with a question

    Quote Originally Posted by DrDetector
    Quote Originally Posted by JD-GA


    ...So far in a weeks time ive opened 164 rolls. Have found 18 x %40's, 1x proof 71s, 10 x 2003-2006, 1x 1908 GB penny, 1x Army commemorative kennedy...
    What is an Army commemorative Kennedy? Also nice find on the 1908 Penny.
    I want to know what it is also.
    2014 COIN ROLL HUNTING TOTALS!

    Wheats..27/0
    Buffalos..0/0
    war nickels...0/0
    Silv Dimes...0/0
    Silv Quarters-0/0
    Barbers-0/0
    Walkers-0/0
    Bens-0/0
    Kenn. 90%-0/0
    Kenn. 40%-0/0
    Proof-0/0
    Silv. Proof 0/0
    Commemorative-0/0

  12. #11
    us
    Apr 2005
    North Carolina
    White's Prizm IV
    3,007
    291 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Brand new guy with a question

    Well? What is it?
    2014 COIN ROLL HUNTING TOTALS!

    Wheats..27/0
    Buffalos..0/0
    war nickels...0/0
    Silv Dimes...0/0
    Silv Quarters-0/0
    Barbers-0/0
    Walkers-0/0
    Bens-0/0
    Kenn. 90%-0/0
    Kenn. 40%-0/0
    Proof-0/0
    Silv. Proof 0/0
    Commemorative-0/0

  13. #12
    us
    Aug 2009
    White's MXT
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    Re: Brand new guy with a question

    Keep those NIFC's .. low mintage.. will definitely be worth more than 50 cents 50 years from now.. 2010 Kennedy's so far figures to be even less than last years. I wonder if we're still able to order halves 50 years from now.

  14. #13
    us
    Jan 2010
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    Re: Brand new guy with a question

    Keep them and give them as gifts for children or grandchildren. Either that, or better yet, start a complete set of Kennedy half dollars using the Dansco Books. Then give 'em to your kids. I have about five complete sets to hand down. Not a sermon, just a thought.
    rileyboy

  15. #14
    us
    Feb 2010
    Dallas,GA
    Garrett Ace 250
    467

    Re: Brand new guy with a question

    Quote Originally Posted by enamel7
    Well? What is it?
    Its called "Army Jfk Commemorative Half Dollar". I dont know much about it except that you can buy one in original packaging with card for 5.95$ so my guess is my well circulated one isnt worth much more than half a buck. It honestly looks like someone put a green sticker on it but when i tried to scratch a little off it appears to be more paint/metallic like. Either way its not very attractive and doesnt appear rare.

    The 1908 Great britain penny also seems to not be rare at all. Pretty cool to find something that old but sure wish it was 1908 U.S minted.
    2010 Totals
       1964 Ken 185 , 40% Ken 1605, Ben 48, WLH 17, Barber 1
    90% Proof 13, Proof 180, Other/Comm 13 , silver comm 2
         Merc 2, Roos 24, Canadian 1
          War Nickel 6, Silv Wash 7 Grand total 2010 silver keepers= 1911 keepers

 

 

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