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    Are non-silver halves worth saving?

    Starting to go through my 2nd box of halves today and I've already found 4 2002 coins in very good condition (I'm not down with the grading terminology yet). They still have a lot of shimmer and just have bag marks on them. I know that anything post-2001 was NIFC, but are they really worth hanging on to? If so, is there any desire for these at the present?

    I've also found a couple from the late 80's-early 90's in the same, almost brand new condition. CoinTrackers.com says they have numismatic value of between $3-$5, but I have a hard time believing that. Any insight? Thanks!

    Edit: None of them are S-mint marks.
    Last edited by Ben-Ro; May 30, 2012 at 03:58 PM.
    2012 Half Dollar CRH Totals
    (Beginning May 2012)
    Amount Searched: $6516.00

    Found:
    '64-'70: 156
    1964: 4
    Bennys: 3
    Walkers: 0
    Clad Proofs: 4
    Silver Proofs: 0

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    You'll be surprised at just how many "NIFC" halves you'll come across if you stick with this long enough. I save a few and toss the rest back.

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    I save one of each NIFC year half that I come across. I replace any year if I find another one in better condition. I would be investing in a lot of clad if I kept all the NIFCs I've found.
    Totals:
    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

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    As it's only my 2nd box of coin EVER that I'm hunting today, I wasn't sure how often those popped up. The first box had nothing like I'm seeing in the 2nd. Thanks for the info, guys!
    2012 Half Dollar CRH Totals
    (Beginning May 2012)
    Amount Searched: $6516.00

    Found:
    '64-'70: 156
    1964: 4
    Bennys: 3
    Walkers: 0
    Clad Proofs: 4
    Silver Proofs: 0

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    No problem. At some point you'll do a box (we all have here) that is over 50% NIFC's. That was when I decided to only save a select few and toss the rest back.

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    R.I.P. Rich Hartford, You'll be missed.

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    i once had a box with 77.5% NIFC in them(yup, $387.50 worth), nearly all the NIFC's marked with black marker across kennedy's face.
    Quote Originally Posted by Solid Rolls View Post
    No problem. At some point you'll do a box (we all have here) that is over 50% NIFC's. That was when I decided to only save a select few and toss the rest back.
    I say keep them for now until you get too many.
    HH
    BuffaloBoy

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    Quote Originally Posted by BuffaloBoy View Post
    i once had a box with 77.5% NIFC in them(yup, $387.50 worth), nearly all the NIFC's marked with black marker across kennedy's face.
    I say keep them for now until you get too many.
    What's your reasoning for hanging on to them, if you don't mind me asking...?
    2012 Half Dollar CRH Totals
    (Beginning May 2012)
    Amount Searched: $6516.00

    Found:
    '64-'70: 156
    1964: 4
    Bennys: 3
    Walkers: 0
    Clad Proofs: 4
    Silver Proofs: 0

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    Quote Originally Posted by Solid Rolls View Post
    No problem.
    If it's raining outside, and you have two nickels for every angry black beard avatar looking thing, why does 2+2 equal 5?

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    They are worth keeping some day you might want to fill in that old pool in the back yard!!!
    Ben-Ro likes this.

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    I used to keep them aside and counting how many until I got 2000+ pieces. I kept a few from each year and dumped the rest. Now I keep the matte-finish ones and 87s only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crhstreetwalker View Post
    If it's raining outside, and you have two nickels for every angry black beard avatar looking thing, why does 2+2 equal 5?
    I don't get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben-Ro View Post
    What's your reasoning for hanging on to them, if you don't mind me asking...?
    They may be valuable in the future.
    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.

    Quote Originally Posted by Edmund Burke
    The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

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    Cointrackers is very unreliable in their clad section. Its silver section is ok.
    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.

    Quote Originally Posted by Edmund Burke
    The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

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    1971 halves are extremely rare in certain parts of the world. One NIFC could feed a starving African child for 50 days, you do the math.

 

 
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