May 04, 2012, 01:21 AM
Question about my Ben
When I first started CRHing, I would immediately clean all of my silver finds with vinegar, salt, and an eraser. Even a big pink eraser so I could clean inbetween the reeded edges of every coin. I don't clean them anymore for obvious reasons. Out of all of my half dollar finds, I've only found one walker and two bens ever. The rest are all Kennedys. This is one of them, and it happens to be the nicest coin I've ever pulled out of a roll. I'm so glad I decided to never clean it, because I think I might have something here, (or not.) My question is: about what grade do you think it is, and also the coin seems to be in excellent shape except for the date "1963." I'm not an expert numismatist, but is this some kind of minting error? The date appears to be smashed or something. It's really evident in the "9" of 1963. Thanks for your help!
PS it looks a lot cleaner in person.
Last edited by crhstreetwalker; May 04, 2012 at 02:13 AM.
May 04, 2012 01:21 AM
May 04, 2012, 05:18 AM
R.I.P. Rich Hartford, You'll be missed.
it's definately real nice, though probrably worth a small premium over melt, if any.
May 04, 2012, 06:32 AM
I do not have any clue on how to even remotely attempt grading a coin but it does look good. Hopefully someone here can give your an unofficial estimate. I found a 1964 JFK yesterday that almost looks uncirculated. I'm trying to find out why people think as well.
Amount Searched as of 05/7/13 - $24,087.50
90% Kennedy - x15
40% Kennedy - x44
Franklin - x10
Walker - x6
Roosevelt - x38
Mercury - x3
War Nickel - x4
Buffalo Nickel - x4
= 1 New CRH Find
May 04, 2012, 06:36 AM
username and streetwalker - they are junk silver and only worth melt. When a collector can buy the same coins in the original mint packaging for melt, why would you think a circulated find of the same date would earn a premium over melt?
May 04, 2012, 07:07 AM
Sorry guys, but I concur with this opinion
Originally Posted by Diver_Down
|JFK 40% Halves
|JFK 90% Halves
War Nickels: 0.583/box
May 04, 2012, 11:47 AM
That 1964 looks like one that I've dipped.
May 04, 2012, 12:12 PM
When I was buying bulk silver I used to get a lot of pristine 1964's, insinuating that they are not worth anything over melt. However someday they will be as all the junk silver starts to get more and more worn