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  1. #1

    Sep 2012
    SE North Carolina
    277 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    gold plated Kennedy half?

    While asking the banks for halves today, I got this in a roll. Can anyone give me any info on it? I have looked on the net, but I must not be looking in the right places. It appears to be a gold plated 1981 Kennedy half dollar. Does it have any collectors value, or just another cool addition to the weird collection?
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  2. #2
    Sep 2004
    Kingman AZ
    36 times
    I have seen (at gold shows) folks selling a gold plating machine. They claim to make a good living plating car parts, guns (both in their entirety or specific parts for contrast), coins as gifts and even lug nuts on big rigs. As a sales tool they will plate a coin for you just for looking at their deal.

  3. #3

    Dec 2006
    142 times
    Just add it to your weird collection, no collector value. Fairly often seen on Kennedy halves and Eisenhower dollars.

  4. #4
    Jan 2012
    White's Coinmaster
    649 times
    Coin Roll Hunting
    Here is the ad:
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    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.

  5. #5
    Charter Member

    Oct 2004
    N. San Diego area (Pic of my two best 'finds')
    Minelab Explorer
    2132 times
    Research and History
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    The gold plating only adds a few cents worth of metal value to the coin, as well as making it an altered coin by numismatic standards. As such, it's only worth its intrinsic metal value, depending on its date:

    1971 and later - face value only (50c)
    1965-1970 - About $3 for the underlying silver/copper mix
    1964 and earlier - about $6 for the underlying silver

    Source: What is a gold plated half dollar worth



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