1st $500 Box of the Year

Z.Agee

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Not a complete skunk. I pulled a %40 . Also included 3 2021 and 5 2022. And then I fold this thing. Seems to be gold plated. I have no way to check at home. Has 1960 stamped over the top of IN GOD and 1980 stamped over WE TRUST. Kinda strange but interesting find. Also included in pics are a couple decent ebay finds ( 1889O and 1896O Morgans) for less than $50 a piece. Now back to the bank for another box
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jewelerguy

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never have seen a half with those dates stamped so I did some googling. Apparently those were stamped and plated by some company and sold as if they were something special to commemorate the 20th anniversary of JFK's inauguration. They later did another with the dates 1960 - 1985 for the 25th anniversary
 

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Z.Agee

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Jun 18, 2017
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Dayton, Ohio
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Garret AT Ace 400 and AT Pro pinpointer
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All Treasure Hunting
never have seen a half with those dates stamped so I did some googling. Apparently those were stamped and plated by some company and sold as if they were something special to commemorate the 20th anniversary of JFK's inauguration. They later did another with the dates 1960 - 1985 for the 25th anniversary
That is rather interesting info. Much appreciation for taking that step and researching. It's a keeper just the same!
 

galenrog

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The dates 1960 and 1980, stamped on your half dollar are commonly referred to as “counterstamps”.

The reasons for counterstamps are as varied as our imaginations. In this case, it appears that a combination of counterstamps and what appears to be nickel plating were applied to convince several thousand schmucks to lay out $4.99 plus shipping and handling for a common fifty cent piece.

I regularly see counterstamps on all denominations of coins. I find it annoying if the coin is otherwise valuable. Otherwise, just another thing people do.

Time for more coffee.
 

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