Twenty five years ago..............
Welcome guest, is this your first visit?
Member
Discoveries
 
Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    us
    Dec 2006
    1,875
    33 times

    Twenty five years ago..............

    .................. the US Mint did not issue a half dollar coin for circulation. 1987 P and D halves were only issued in Uncirculated and Souvenir sets, and not for circulation, while 1987-S halves were only sold as proof coins.


    "The coin continued to be struck through the remainder of the twentieth century, and mintage numbers remained relatively steady until in both the Philadelphia and Denver mints[34] until 1987, a year in which no half dollars were struck for circulation; the Treasury had accumulated a two-year supply of the pieces, making further production unncessary."

    Thus only 2.9M (each) of the P and D types were minted; and only 4.2M of the S type were minted.

    Consequently, they are often considered "keepers"; as they command a premium above face.

    However, not everyone (either) believes or is aware of that fact.

    Case in point, while going through a box of of halves today, I pulled out not one, or two 1987 halves; but seventeen (17)......7 P and 10 D !

    While I've gathered several rolls (each) of both the P & D type over the years; I've never come close to finding this many at one time; and in one box.

    Great way to start the weekend.
    "You can't win if you don't play"

    "Behind every dark cloud is a silver lining"

    "If you're prone to motion sickness, this "roller coaster" hobby may not be for you "

  2. #2
    us
    Feb 2011
    Gladstone, MI
    Whites 5900 Di Pro Sl and Whites Eagle Spectrum Fisher Coinstrike Fisher F70 Whites M6 Garrett 1500 Tesoro Cibola Whites XLT Minelab Quattro Minelab Xterra 50 Fisher Id Edge Tekentics Omega 8000 Whi
    1,351
    205 times
    Coinshooting
    Excellent, good for you
    Why do they call it "Taking a dump" when you're actually leaving one?

  3. #3
    us
    Nov 2011
    Sulphur, NV
    1,497
    420 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Um...they are worth .50c...at least thats the most I was offered by a dealer. Most wouldn't even look at them. I have about a roll of 87s, now I throw any I find back into the dump bag.

  4. #4

    Apr 2012
    62
    4 times
    Scouring flea markets for old violins
    The '87 coins aren't of interest to me, and I don't actively look for them. However, they are often very noticeable when edge checking a roll, so I save those that I find.

    I've traded some locally for an equivalent amount in 40% coins.

  5. #5

    Feb 2008
    321
    5 times
    Quote Originally Posted by kontrapunktus1750 View Post
    The '87 coins aren't of interest to me, and I don't actively look for them. However, they are often very noticeable when edge checking a roll, so I save those that I find.

    I've traded some locally for an equivalent amount in 40% coins.
    So I'm not sure I understand...you can trade 87's 1 for 1 for 40%'s in your area? That is awesome.

  6. #6

    Apr 2012
    62
    4 times
    Scouring flea markets for old violins
    Quote Originally Posted by Captaindoodle View Post
    So I'm not sure I understand...you can trade 87's 1 for 1 for 40%'s in your area? That is awesome.
    Yup. Although these coins have little intrinsic value, there is a small demand for them and people are willing to pay a premium. The interesting thing is that no one has ever offered to pay me even $2 for one of these coins. When a trade is proposed, however, the reaction is more positive.
    Last edited by kontrapunktus1750; Apr 21, 2012 at 09:23 PM.

  7. #7
    us
    OCD Coin Hunter

    May 2011
    184
    15 times
    Quote Originally Posted by kontrapunktus1750 View Post
    The '87 coins aren't of interest to me, and I don't actively look for them. However, they are often very noticeable when edge checking a roll, so I save those that I find.

    I've traded some locally for an equivalent amount in 40% coins.
    Same story here. I just edge search but I have found 2 recently. The ones I found stuck out because of the shiny unworn edge. There may have been others I missed, but I won't lose sleep over it since I am mainly concerned with silver anyway.

 

 

Home | Forum | Active Topics | What's New

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 0
    Last Post: Aug 28, 2010, 07:20 AM
  2. 1963 Twenty
    By obsessedwithsilver in forum Paper Currencies
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: Dec 10, 2009, 06:11 PM
  3. found twenty years apart.
    By crow12c in forum North American Indian Artifacts
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: Nov 15, 2009, 10:54 PM
  4. Eau Claire House Sleeps for Twenty Years
    By Gypsy Heart in forum Wisconsin
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: Apr 12, 2009, 11:08 AM
  5. My first hunt in over twenty years
    By gibsondan in forum Today's Finds!
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: Apr 03, 2009, 07:38 AM

Search tags for this page

2009 twenty treasurenet

Click on a term to search for related topics.
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.3.0