Apr 27, 2012, 09:15 PM
1776-1976 s Silver!
Ok so today I found in box #2 13 x 40% and 1 1776-1976 s Silver half in really nice shape! Picture posted but does anyone know what it is worth? Had 2 rolls that had two silvers a peice. HH Smitty.
2 x 1968
3 x 1966
2 x 1967
5 x 1968
3 x 1969
1 x 1776-1976 s Silver
Last edited by smitty58d; Apr 27, 2012 at 09:17 PM.
Apr 27, 2012, 11:08 PM
Those Bicentennial silver halves are bueatiful. They are 40%ers. In good condition worth a little more than a standard 40% er. I have 3 of these all found in 1 tellers tray
Apr 28, 2012, 04:41 AM
Nice take. You can see that Bicentennial a mile away!
Apr 28, 2012, 05:22 AM
I'm jealous Smitty, haven't found one in almost five years hunting halves, nice!
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Apr 28, 2012, 06:51 AM
Please explain to me how they are worth more than melt when they can be bought in the original mint packaging along with the quarter and dollar for melt.
Originally Posted by santafeboy
Apr 28, 2012, 07:24 AM
That coin was only available in a set. which is cheaper to a collectors book?? buy the entire set of quarter / half dollar / dollar for melt or but a 40% half dollar a tad little bit above melt? IMO SantafeBoy is correct, check FeeBay yourself and see one sell above melt.
Good looking coin btw Smitty
If it were easy and we scored keepers everytime it would be called Coin Roll Picking not Coin Roll Hunting.
Apr 28, 2012, 07:43 AM
Like my grand daddy used to say "Buying ain't Finding"
Apr 28, 2012, 08:25 AM
bicentennial 40%, almost, if not better than a 90% ken!
Apr 28, 2012, 08:54 PM
Thanks for the replies. Cant wait to get the other 2 boxes at the bank on monday, hopefully the other part of the collection is in there. Was really surprised to get that many keepers in one box for this area.
Apr 28, 2012, 10:40 PM
Silver value should be about the same as a standard 40% half, However on Ebay and in most coin dealers Ive seen them they sell for a little more than normal 40%s
Originally Posted by Diver_Down
Apr 29, 2012, 07:33 AM
Indeed. But I would preface this by saying 40% bicent's split up from sets sell for a premium over spot whether they are on eBay or from a coin dealer's inventory. The coin's must be BU and free of blemishes to earn the premium. Once they pick-up the taint of circulation (fingerprints, nicks on the coin surface, rim dings, hairline scratches), then it is difficult to sell them over spot.
Originally Posted by santafeboy
Still a very cool find at fv. They don't come around too often. It would go in my keeper pile not to be sold.
Apr 30, 2012, 10:32 AM
1970 D 40%ers also get a premium over melt. They often go for more than a '64 Ken and are actually the key coin for the Kennedy set. Just sayin'.
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May 01, 2012, 05:25 AM
May 01, 2012, 06:29 AM
No, only 40%.
Originally Posted by TimZim
1/100 of an American dollar is a cent. It is NOT a penny. The word penny is used by several other countries, such as Great Britain, to denote their smallest denomination. In order to be numismatically correct, you must use the term cent to describe the American coin.
May 01, 2012, 11:04 PM
That is one nice looking half. Congrats.
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