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Half dollar roll search S mint mark

First time searching half dollar rolls. Got 100 dollars worth. Through 8 rolls. No silver but have found 8 clad S mint mark half’s.
Question. Is this usual and are the S mint marks worth keeping?


  • ifthevamzarockinifthevamzarockin Posts: 8,010 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Modern proofs lose all the collector value once circulated.

    If you like them keep them, they only cost you 50 cents each. ;)

  • TomBTomB Posts: 20,298 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It's a very cool and unusual find, but modern circulated clad proof coinage typically retains little premium. However, it is definitely cool!

    Thomas Bush Numismatics & Numismatic Photography

    In honor of the memory of Cpl. Michael E. Thompson

  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,728 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Large numbers of clad proofs have been dumped back into circulation, often by heirs who just want to get rid of coins they inherited.

    All glory is fleeting.
  • MarkKelleyMarkKelley Posts: 1,676 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I've found literally thousands of these over 13 years of searching boxes from the bank. As stated above, they have little value. If you like them, keep them! They only cost face value and you'll always have that.

  • The_Dinosaur_ManThe_Dinosaur_Man Posts: 753 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Finding Proofs in circulation is unexpected fun. I remember joking about finding a proof dime in pocket change before finding a 2009-D and, sure enough, I did find a proof first. Also found a steel penny and an 1896 India twelfth anna before getting the dime I want.

    Custom album maker and numismatic photographer, see my portfolio here: (http://www.donahuenumismatics.com/).

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I found a few circulated proof halves when I CRH'd. I did not keep them. Cheers, RickO

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