1964 Kennedy half dollar.

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charleyboy
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1964 Kennedy half dollar.

Postby charleyboy » Sat May 05, 2018 2:49 am

Hello, I have recently been driving myself absolutely crazy! I collect an eclectic range of coins, mainly through estate sales and auctions etc. I own several Kennedy Half-Dollars from 0-proof like pretty much everybody else but I came across a 1964-D Kennedy that made me pause and think " There is something wrong here". I purchased the coin for $11 and for the last month I have been spending one hour every other night studying it. I know about the teardrop on the 4 and the polishing marks etc. and the satin finish and coloring and have match the coin to several 1964 Kennedy Special Stikes but can't believe it. Any advice other than getting it certified and graded would be appreciated.

coinguy
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Re: 1964 Kennedy half dollar.

Postby coinguy » Sat May 05, 2018 8:10 am

My advice would be to post a photo of the Obverse and Reverse
then point out your area of concern.
Not quite sure what your referring to.

charleyboy
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Re: 1964 Kennedy half dollar.

Postby charleyboy » Sun May 06, 2018 11:47 pm

Here are some pics.
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coinguy
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Re: 1964 Kennedy half dollar.

Postby coinguy » Mon May 07, 2018 3:37 pm

Thanks for the pics but you haven't specified
what is supposed to be driving you crazy.
At a quick glance the Kennedy looks normal.

charleyboy
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Re: 1964 Kennedy half dollar.

Postby charleyboy » Tue May 08, 2018 12:53 am

Hello, thank you for your response. I am wondering about the polishing lines throughout,especially from F to A and the salmon orange toning along the rim. The coin also has a satin finish instead of mirror like. There are also grey flecks. 1964 SMS?

coinguy
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Re: 1964 Kennedy half dollar.

Postby coinguy » Tue May 08, 2018 1:07 pm

I think I may have figured out what is driving you crazy.
Your wondering if that is a 1964 Kennedy SMS.
The answer is no. It is a circulation strike.
There were less than 50 SMS coins minted and none
of them had a Denver mintmark such as yours has.
I'm certainly no expert on Kennedy's but I am pretty
sure of that.

charleyboy
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Re: 1964 Kennedy half dollar.

Postby charleyboy » Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:53 pm

coinguy wrote:I think I may have figured out what is driving you crazy.
Your wondering if that is a 1964 Kennedy SMS.
The answer is no. It is a circulation strike.
There were less than 50 SMS coins minted and none
of them had a Denver mintmark such as yours has.
I'm certainly no expert on Kennedy's but I am pretty
sure of that.


Hello Coinguy, thank you for your opinion but through research I have learned that a small number of 1964 SMS Kennedy Half Dollars were minted in Denver for numismatic purposes.


Year Mint Mint Mark Type
1964 Philadelphia
1964 Proof Philadelphia
1964 SMS Philadelphia SMS Very Rare, unknown number of sets produced.
1964 SMS Philadelphia Unique to The National Numismatic Collection
1964 Denver D
1964 SMS Denver D Unique to The National Numismatic Collection


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