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  1. #1
    us
    Jun 2010
    Los Angeles
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    Found 1986 Commemorative Half

    I found a 1986 Commemorative half the other day (Ellis Island & Immigrants). I understand prices for this coin range from $6 to $60 on ebay. How can I tell which end I am closer to? Are these very common finds? Thank you in advance.
    Honor Lies In Honest Toil

  2. #2
    us
    Aug 2009
    ACE 250 (MD) Bare hands (CRH)
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Found 1986 Commemorative Half

    Its fairly common in circulated shape. People find them on here from time to time. Its clad so its value is strictly collectors value. Wish they would have done these in silver, they are nice coins.
    There is no silver left around here...

  3. #3

    Oct 2007
    Hampton Roads, VA.
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    Re: Found 1986 Commemorative Half

    I actually think there is a silver S type of the coin though I have never found one. I have found about three circulated clad types.

    Golden Silver

  4. #4
    us
    Dec 2008
    St. Augustine, FL
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    Re: Found 1986 Commemorative Half

    The half dollar commemorative coin for 1986 came in a proof and uncirculated strike. Both are clad.
    Along with the half dollar was a dollar issued in 90% silver. There also was a $5 gold.

  5. #5
    us
    Aug 2009
    ACE 250 (MD) Bare hands (CRH)
    2,074
    10 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Found 1986 Commemorative Half

    Was about to say what DD just said. Found this blurb on PCGS website. Three types but only the half was clad.

    "Three different coin denominations were produced in connection with the observation: the Statue of Liberty half dollar (made in copper-nickel clad alloy; the first commemorative in this format), the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island silver dollar, and the Statue of Liberty $5 gold piece, under provisions of the Act of July 9, 1985, which provided for the coinage of up to 25,000,000 half dollars, 10,000,000 silver dollars, and 500,000 $5 gold coins. The official sale period was from November 1, 1985, through December 31, 1986."

    There is no silver left around here...

  6. #6
    us
    Dec 2009
    U.S.A.
    ACE 250; Lone Star
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    Re: Found 1986 Commemorative Half

    Found the same about a week back. It was my first "comm" so I was pleased. Will keep it cause I can.

    apush

  7. #7
    us
    Mar 2010
    Colorado Springs CO.
    Bounty Hunter QS
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    Re: Found 1986 Commemorative Half

    nice! i would keep it, and nice catch, cuz im still waiting on my first commem, but one day i WILL get one! (maybe)
    CHAINCHOMP

  8. #8
    us
    Mar 2010
    Wisconsin
    Looking to buy!!!
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    Re: Found 1986 Commemorative Half

    I've still never found any commemeratives or foreign coins in my batch of halves. I have found a gold plated Half though.

  9. #9
    us
    Jan 2008
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    Re: Found 1986 Commemorative Half

    still no commems here.......nice find

  10. #10
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    Aug 2009
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  11. #11
    us
    Jun 2009
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    Re: Found 1986 Commemorative Half

    i have found one also, it is a nice find

 

 

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